Course Overview

In this course, students will apply the generally recognized practices of project management acknowledged by the Project Management Institute (PMI®) to successfully manage projects.

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for persons who have on the job experience performing project management tasks, whether or not project manager is their formal job role, who are not certified project management professionals, and who might or might not have received formal project management training. The course is appropriate for these persons if they wish to develop professionally, increase their project management skills, apply a formalized and standards-based approach to project management, seek career advancement by moving into a formal Project Manager job role, as well as to apply for Project Management Institute, Inc. (PMI®) Project Management Professional (PMP®) Certification. “Project Management Professional” and “PMP” are registered trademarks of Project Management Institute, Inc.

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Describe professional project management
  • Initiate a project.
  • Plan project work.
  • Develop project schedules
  • Develop cost estimates, and budgets.
  • Plan project quality, staffing, and communications.
  • Analyze project risks.
  • Plan project procurement.
  • Manage project procurement
  • Execute project work.
  • Monitor and control project work.
  • Monitor and control project schedule and costs.
  • Monitor and control project quality, staffing, and communications.
  • Monitor and control project risks and contracts.
  • Close the project

Course Prerequisites

  • Project Management Fundamentals
  • Microsoft Project 2013
  • Microsoft Word 2013
  • Microsoft Excel 2013

Course Outline

1 – Examining Professional Project Management

Identify Project Management Processes
Identify Professional and Social Responsibilities
Identify the Interpersonal Skills Required for a Project Manager

2 – Initiating a Project

Examine the Project Management Context
Examine Project Selection
Prepare a Project Statement of Work
Create a Project Charter
Identify Project Stakeholders

3 – Planning Project Work

Identify Elements of the Project Management Plan
Document Stakeholder Requirements
Create a Scope Statement
Develop a Work Breakdown Structure

4 – Developing Project Schedules

Create an Activity List
Create a Project Schedule Network Diagram
Estimate Activity Resources
Estimate Duration for Project Activities
Develop a Project Schedule
Identify the Critical Path
Optimize the Project Schedule
Establish a Schedule Baseline

5 – Developing Cost Estimates and Budgets

Estimate Project Costs
Estimate the Preliminary
Cost Baseline
Reconcile Funding and Costs

6 – Planning Project Quality, Staffing, and Communications

Create a Quality Management Plan
Document the Project Roles, Responsibilities, and Reporting Relationships
Create a Communications Management Plan

7 – Analyzing Risks and Planning Risk Responses

Examine a Risk Management Plan
Identify Project Risks and Triggers
Perform Qualitative Risk Analysis
Perform Quantitative Risk Analysis
Develop a Risk Response Plan

8 – Planning Project Procurement

Plan Project Procurements
Prepare a Procurement Statement of Work
Prepare a Procurement Document

9 – Executing Project Work

Identifying the Direct and Manage Project Execution Process
Execute a Quality Assurance Plan
Acquire the Project Team
Develop the Project Team
Manage the Project Team
Distribute Project Information
Manage Stakeholder Relationships and Expectations

10 – Managing Project Procurement

Identify the Conduct Project Procurements Process
Obtain Responses from Sellers
Determine Project Sellers

11 – Monitoring and Controlling Project Work

Identify the Monitor and Control Project Work Process
Develop an Integrated Change Control System
Utilize the Integrated Change Control System
Review Deliverables and Work Results
Control the Project Scope

12 – Monitoring and Controlling Project Schedule and Costs

Control the Project Schedule
Control Project Costs

13 – Monitoring and Controlling Project Performance and Quality

Perform Quality Control
Report on Project Performance

14 – Monitoring and Controlling Project Risk and Procurement

Monitor and Control Project Risk
Administer Project Procurement

15 – Closing the Project

Close Project Procurements
Close the Project or Phase Administratively