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Foundation in Project Management

Foundation in Project Management delivers practical, hands-on training in essential project management concepts and techniques that every project manager must know. The course provides participants with a comprehensive range of project management principles and techniques, extending PMBOK® concepts with field-proven best practices that are effective in any project setting. Course topics include how to:
  • Use a project charter to build a strong project foundation
  • Identify and manage key stakeholders
  • Develop a well-defined scope and requirements
  • Build a comprehensive schedule and budget
  • Maintain the integrity of project baselines with change control and proactive risk management
  • Manage the project team
  • Deliver meaningful status reports
  • Manage stakeholder engagement and expectations
  • Forecast project outcomes
  • Engineer a successful deployment
  • Manage the entire project to optimize realization of post-project business value
Who should attend
This course is of special value to project managers and team leads who want a solid, guiding PM methodology; experienced project managers who want to add to their toolkit of tools and techniques; functional managers with project responsibility who want a deeper understanding of project management principles; and Project Management Office staff.

This course assumes some prior experience with project management, either as project manager or team lead.

Course Outline

I. Project Structure
  • Sources of project success and failure
  • Impact of the project environment
  • Essential PM Concepts
  • Project and product lifecycles
  • Project roles
  • Optimizing project value
II. Project Initiation
  • Value of viewing the project as an investment
  • The project selection process
  • The Business Case and Project Charter
  • Defining project and business objectives
  • Importance of establishing preliminary scope boundaries
  • Keeping scope, time, and cost in balance
  • Identifying, analyzing and managing stakeholders
  • Importance of stakeholder participation
  • Creating useful estimates of time and cost
  • Building a strong project foundation
III. Project Planning
  • Defining Scope: WBS and the Scope Statement
  • The requirements engagement: Developing correct and complete requirements
  • Scheduling and the Critical Path
  • Resource planning: choosing the right team; ensuring stakeholder engagement
  • Developing and tracking an effective, time-phased budget
  • Procurement and contracts; avoiding procurement pitfalls
  • Quality planning; the test plan; quality audits
  • The Communication Plan; effective meetings
  • Proactive management of Threats and Opportunities
  • Recognizing when Organizational Adoption is needed
  • Setting project baselines
  • Planning for long-term project value
IV. Execution and Control
  • Building deliverables; monitoring project work
  • Managing the team; team building; team success factors
  • Managing stakeholder engagement and expectations
  • Testing project deliverables
  • Delivering useful status reports
  • Forecasting with Earned Value Management
  • Preventing scope creep: Tools and methods of change control
  • Managing project baselines
  • Transition planning: preparing for deployment to the customer
  • Executing the Transition Plan
V. Successful Conclusion
  • Executing the Business Value plan
  • Ensuring effective utilization of deliverables
  • Measuring project success
  • Contract and administrative closure
  • Lessons Learned and continual improvement
  • Celebration
This course includes over 30 hands-on exercises and facilitated discussions. Course material is fully PMBOK® and BABOK® compliant.

Learning Approach
  • A highly experienced instructor will use interactive lecture format, numerous hands-on exercises, team activities, group discussions, and other techniques to drive home the essential points of this material.
  • You have the option of using your own, ongoing project as the focus of class exercises. As a result, not only do you gain experience with the tools, but you also learn more about your project.
  • We will build on your prior experience in this topic, while providing you with a structure and vocabulary to use in future projects.
  • If you have modest project management knowledge, you will find that the clarity of the material and direct presentation style of the instructor will make the subject matter easy to understand.
  • You will receive a Participant Guide which will help you follow the material, take notes and retain what you learned so that you can apply it on your job.
Why should I take this course?
  • This course confirms the importance of keeping focus on the realization of Business Value throughout the project.
  • You have the option of using your own, ongoing project as the focus of class exercises. As a result, not only do you gain experience with the tools, but you also learn more about your project.
  • If you are new to project management, the exercises in this course will give you hands on experience with all of the primary techniques required to manage a project.
  • Experienced project managers will obtain a vocabulary and framework that lends structure and perspective to the wealth of experience they already have.
  • All participants take home a set of tools and techniques to help them deal with all aspects of project planning and execution.
  • Take this course and learn how to avoid the problems that project managers most often encounter.
Related Courses For a more in-depth study of critical Project Management concepts see: Licensing

Use this courseware to teach your students! This course is available under license to qualified Training Providers. Courseware materials include:
  • Instructor slides
  • Instructor manual with timing guide
  • Printed participant guide
  • Train the Trainer instruction
  • Written for classroom or virtual delivery
For more information, see   Courseware-On-Demand or Contact Us

Every course and workshop in our Project Training program is fully customizable. We offer virtual delivery of the training program you need. Call us: +1.919.495.7371.

All of our courses are fully compliant with the latest release of each relevant standards document such as the PMBOK® Guide, Standard for Portfolio Management, BABOK® Guide, and others.
Course Information
Course ID: 2030
Duration: 5 days
Delivery: Virtual
Class size: 6 - 15
· PMP® certified instructor
· Participant Guide
· PM templates
· Certificate of Participation
· 35 PDUs
  Tech:24 Lead:7 Strat:4

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