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PROJECT MANAGEMENT FOR
TECHNICAL PROFESSIONALS CLASS

This class provides an industry standard view of project management for individuals seeking an understanding of project management concepts, techniques, and standards they can use in the real world.  This class aligns with the knowledge areas of the PMBOK and demystifies project management for individuals who seek to be more effective in their role as project manager.  It teaches how to use the critical tools and techniques that professionals need to be successful in implementing projects.

Who Should Take This Class

  • Individuals with moderate experience in PM
  • Project managers, product managers, people involved in projects with some project manager responsibilities

Topics

  • Understanding Project Management: definition, terminology, project constraints, customer vs. stakeholder, role of project manager, project life cycle, project charter
  • Defining Scope: collecting requirements, business and project objectives, project scope statement, work breakdown structure, responsibility matrix, scope control
  • Creating the Initial Schedule (time management): estimating, understanding duration & effort, activity sequencing, types of schedules, creating the schedule, identifying the critical path, creating a baseline
  • Refining the Schedule: optimizing the critical path, shortening the schedule
  • Overview of MS Project: creating and managing your project in a tool
  • Measuring Progress: time, cost, scope measurement tools, forecasting, contingency
  • Quality Management: defining quality through stated vs. implied needs, cost of quality, customer and market expectations, quality tools
  • Managing Human Resources: acquiring, developing, and managing the project team, types of power, roles and responsibilities, dealing with conflict, situational leadership, understanding motivation
  • Communications to Project Stakeholders : communication process, channels and barriers, communication plan, tools and strategies, listening, project status reporting, conducting the post implementation review, how to improve the next project
  • Managing Risks and Issues: identifying risks, risk analysis, risk mitigation strategies
  • Professional Responsibility: project manager as a professional, responsibilities, code of conduct

What are the Class Benefits?

  • Upon completion, the project manager will have improved competencies to ensure project success
  • Unique class – learn project management principles which you can apply immediately on the job!
  • Students receive a 350 page printed workbook with slides, handouts, and templates
  • Three day class fits easily into your schedule

“You did a great job of condensing all aspects of PM roles into this course! Thanks for "demystifying" many of the concepts.” …Bryan

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