Intermediate Project Management
CLASS DATE(s):
5/11/2020 - 5/12/2020
8/11/2020 - 8/12/2020

COURSE LENGTH: 2 Days

COURSE COST: $795.00

COURSE TIMES: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

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COURSE OVERVIEW

This course is designed to give the student the knowledge and understanding that they need to take on small projects on their own or function as a member of a large project team.

We utilize the Project Management Institute's (PMI), PMBOK as a framework for the course thus utilizing the vocabulary, knowledge and lessons learned from the largest project management professional group in the world.

" Initiate
" Plan
" Execute
" Monitor & Control
" Close

AUDIENCE AND PREREQUISITES

This course is designed to give the student the knowledge and understanding that they need to take on small projects on their own or function as a member of a large project team.


Students enrolling in this course should be planning to lead a project (primary audience) or serve on a project team (secondary audience). To ensure your success, we recommend you have some working knowledge of your computer's operating system.

  

*The course utilizes several exercises and case studies to support course concepts and give the students the opportunity to work in groups developing basic project planning and documentation.
*Course Cost listed does not include the cost of courseware or lunch, required in your registration. Please refer to your Invoice for the additional cost. If you have any questions, please contact us (learn@vtec.org or 207-775-0244). This course may run as a virtual class.

COURSE TOPICS:


Performance-Based Objectives - Day 1
Discuss the phases of the Project Management Life Cycle and a project manager's role in each phase
List and discuss basic project success criteria and common reasons for project failure.
Discuss techniques for setting up a strong project team.
List and discuss elements of a Risk Management Plan.
Discuss techniques for planning and sequencing project activities, including the Work Breakdown Structure and the Network Logic Diagram.
Identify the Critical Path for completing a project on schedule.
List and discuss the cost elements that should be included in a project budget.
Discuss techniques for controlling for deviation from budgets and schedules.
Discuss key elements of project management communications and reporting tools.
Discuss key activities of project close-out.

Lesson 1: The Project Management Life Cycle
Topic 1A: What is a Project?
Topic 1B: The Project Management Life Cycle
Topic 1C: The Role of the Project Manager

Lesson 2: Setting Up for Success
Topic 2A: The Meaning of Success
Topic 2B: What Happens in the Initiation Phase?
Topic 2C: Project Definition and Scope
Topic 2D: Putting Together a Statement of Work
Topic 2E: The Project Charter

Lesson 3: The Project Team
Topic 3A: The Teamwork Challenge
Topic 3B: Selecting Team Members
Topic 3C: The Team Charter

Lesson 4: Risk Management
Topic 4A: Project Risk

Lesson 5: Project Plans
Topic 5A: The Work Breakdown Structure
Topic 5B: Work Package Sequencing

Lesson 6: The Project Schedule
Topic 6A: The Scheduling Process
Topic 6B: Time Estimates

Lesson 7: The Project Budget
Topic 7A: What is a Budget?
Topic 7B: Creating a Preliminary Budget
Topic 7C: Budget and Schedule Balancing

Lesson 8: Project Tracking and Control
Topic 8A: Moving the Project Forward
Topic 8B: Monitoring for Project Progress
Topic 8C: Earned Value Analysis
Topic 8D: Getting Back on Track

Lesson 9: Project Reports
Topic 9A: Communications Overview
Topic 9B: Project Performance Reports
Topic 9C: Project Change Requests

Lesson 10: Project Close-out
Topic 10A: Elements of Close-out
Topic 10B: Evaluation of People and Projects

Intermediate - Day 2

Lesson 1: Quality management
Topic A: Fundamentals of quality management
Topic B: Quality planning

Lesson 2: Quality assurance and control
Topic A: Quality assurance
Topic B: Quality control

Lesson 3: Risk identification and management
Topic A: Fundamentals of risk management
Topic B: Risk management planning
Topic C: Risk identification

Lesson 4: Risk analysis, response, and control
Topic A: Qualitative analysis
Topic B: Quantitative analysis
Topic C: Risk response
Topic D: Risk monitoring and control

Lesson 5: Organizational planning
Topic A: Project managers
Topic B: Organizational planning

Lesson: 6 Staff acquisition and team building
Topic A: Staff acquisition
Topic B: Team building

Lesson 7: Planning and distributing information
Topic A: Communications planning
Topic B: Distributing information

Lesson8: Project performance and conclusion
Topic A: Performance reporting
Topic B: Concluding a project