Project Management Overview

4 PDUs (3 Technical, 1 Leadership)

This workshop gives participants an introduction to the fundamental processes, concepts and tools of project management. Students gain awareness into the key insights of the managing (technical) and leading (soft) parts of projects.

There are no classes scheduled at this time.

“Good overview of project management. The exercises really get the thought process is going about how quickly things can get complicated and have unforseen goals, tasks, and problems”
– Architechural Surfaces


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Description

4 PDUs (3 Technical, 1 Leadership)

The Project Management Overview class is a 1/2 day class providing students with an introduction to the fundamental processes, concepts and tools of project management. Students gain awareness and understanding of what is involved in planning and managing projects.

The Project Management Overview is a half-day workshop that gives participants an introduction to the basic processes, concepts and tools of project management. This overview provides the participants with awareness into the key insights of the managing (technical) and leading (soft) parts of project management.

The technical part of the workshop is based on the Project Management Institute’s “A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge” (PMBOK®). The PMBOK is the accepted standard throughout most of the world today. Participants are provided with an overview of the PMBOK’s basic processes of project initiation, planning, execution, control,

The workshop also covers the nine Knowledge Areas of the PMBOK.

The soft side of project management is covered by looking at the five key project management variables and their relationships, with particular focus on the leadership factors that most influence the productivity of the team.

Topics You Will Practice and Learn:

•  The definitions of project management
•  The processes of project management
•  The knowledge areas of project management
•  Project plans
•  The tools of project management
•  The five key project management variables
•  The “soft” side of project management
•  Project management references
•  Basic concepts of project management
•  The key project management processes and knowledge areas
•  How the people part of project management influences project success
•  The five key project variables and how they interact
•  The basic tools of project management and where they are used

Who Should Attend:

This introductory workshop is for people who wish to learn about project management at a high level. Participants will gain an understanding of basic concepts and tools, including the people part of project management.


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