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Understanding Project Management

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This course is a comprehensive course enabling those who are new to project management to develop an excellent understanding of methods, processes, and the benefits of using a project management approach. This course does not provide international certification, but it does provide supervisors and administrative staff with the following skills:

  • The fundamentals of completing projects on time and on budget
  • How to improve idea presentations
  • Techniques and tools for planning and tracking a project
  • Exploration and practice in project management techniques
  • How to use applications for PERT diagrams, Gantt charts, network diagrams, and flowcharts
  • Essentials for communication, teams in project environments, and more

                                Course Topics:

                                Session One: Course Overview

                                Session Two: What is a Project?

                                Session Three: Project Management Basics

                                Session Four: Pre-Assignment Review

                                Session Five: How Can Projects Help Me?

                                • The Benefits of Projects
                                • Case Study: Mary Marvelous

                                Session Six: A Project’s Life Cycle

                                Session Seven: Selling a Project

                                • Tom Peters
                                • The Priority Matrix

                                Session Eight: Preparing Your Project

                                Session Nine: The Role of a Project Manager

                                • A Project Manager’s Skills
                                • Key Skills

                                Session Ten: Project Goals

                                Session Eleven: Laying Out the Project

                                • The Statement of Work
                                • Individual SOW
                                • Project Planning Worksheet
                                • Writing Reports

                                Session Twelve: Project Risks

                                • Risk Tolerance
                                • About Risks
                                • Reducing Risks

                                Session Thirteen: Contingency Planning

                                Session Fourteen: What Really Needs To Be Done?

                                • Beginning to Plan
                                • Preparing a Basic Schedule
                                • Other Scheduling Factors
                                • Scheduling My Project

                                Session Fifteen: The Work Breakdown Structure

                                Session Sixteen: Planning Tools

                                • Two Basic Tools
                                • PERT
                                • Gantt Charts
                                • The Network Diagram
                                • The Flow Chart

                                Session Seventeen: Budgets

                                Session Eighteen: Teamwork

                                • Why is Teamwork Important?
                                • Building a Winning Team

                                Session Nineteen: Developing Teams

                                • Four Issues to Address with Project Teams
                                • Team Development

                                Session Twenty: Putting it Into Practice

                                • Decision Information
                                • Individual Action Steps

                                Session Twenty-One: Communication Tips

                                Session Twenty-Two: Closing Out a Project

                                Session Twenty-Three: Team Meetings

                                Session Twenty-Four: Presentation Primer

                                Session Twenty-Five: Project Presentations

                                • Recommended Reading List
                                • Personal Action Plan
                                                                        Understanding Project Management - eBSI Export Academy
                                                                        Understanding Project Management - eBSI Export Academy
                                                                        Understanding Project Management - eBSI Export Academy
                                                                        Understanding Project Management

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