Management teams commission projects to answer business needs and fulfill strategy. Put simply: successful projects are crucial to an organization’s growth and financial well-being. But projects can be difficult, with project failure an all too common occurrence. For example, Information Technology project failure rates approach 30% (Standish Group). This is simply unacceptable. We need a robust project management approach that will ensure successful delivery and provide the long-term project value that we need. Project Management Fundamentals builds on our one-day PM course with additional hands-on training in core project management concepts and techniques. The course extends PMBOK concepts with supplemental, field-proven best practices that are designed to overcome common sources of project failure. Participants are shown how to write a convincing project charter, establish project control through careful scope definition and management, develop a comprehensive schedule and budget, report project status, minimize issues through proactive risk management, control costs and more. The importance of planning for post-project value (Project Value Management) is emphasized throughout this course. The format includes a mixture of lecture, numerous exercises, and group discussions. All participants return to their workplace better equipped to bring their projects to a successful conclusion.
This course assumes minimal experience with project work.
2 Days/Lecture & Lab
This course is ideal for new project managers, functional managers, project team members and key project stakeholders. It can also provide a quick but in-depth look at project management practice for anyone with project responsibility.
- Project Initiation
- Project Planning
- Execution and Control
- Successful Conclusion