Building a Project Management Foundation Using the PMBOK® Guide Plus!

This intensive five day class introduces the processes of the Project Management Institute’s PMBOK® Guide, exploring the tools and techniques discussed in that document and providing examples for executing on these processes. In addition, it takes a deeper look at aspects of project team leadership, team building and evaluation, and more exercises in quality management, requirements and influencing others.

Course Length Format Recommended for Includes:
5 days Workshop • Project managers
• Project team members
• Project sponsors
• Workbook with additional information and exercises
• Example project plan, charter and meeting templates
• PMBOK® Guide (optional)

Course Objectives

• Introduce PMI® and the Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide)
• Understand PMI’s project terminology
• Practice some of the tools suggested in the PMBOK® Guide
• Develop skills in performing project management

Course Outline

1. Overview of project management
Identifying project problems*
2. Initiation
Developing the project charter*
Identifying the project stakeholders, performing
stakeholder analysis
3. Planning*
Understanding the voice of the customer
Collecting project requirements*
Developing the project scope statement*
Developing the WBS*
Planning project procurements
Developing the project schedule*
Using the critical path method
Developing the project budget
Developing the HR plan
Using resource assignment matrices
Developing roles and responsibilities*
Developing the communications plan*
An overview of quality concepts
Developing quality acceptance criteria
Prioritizing quality attributes*
Developing the quality management plan
Developing the risk management plan*
Putting the plan together
4. Executing the project
Influencing exercise*
Principles of effective teams
Team building*
Developing team ground rules*
Assessing team performance
Dealing with conflict*
Using issues logs
Effective communication*
Holding effective meetings
Managing stakeholder expectations^
Selecting vendors and developing the contract
Principles of quality assurance
5. Monitoring and Controlling the Project
Reporting performance
Controlling scope, costs and schedules
Using earned value
Administering procurements
Quality control tools*
Change control*
6. Closing the Project
Lessons learned*
*Exercise – most are actually developing the work
artifact for the sample project with the class team.


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