Program & Project Management

Basics in Project Management Training: An Overview (2 PDUs) (d203)


Description
Project management isn't just for construction engineers and military logistics experts anymore. Today, in addition to the regular duties of your job, you are often expected to take on extra assignments and to get that additional job done well, done under budget, and done on time. This course is not intended to take you from a supervisory or administrative position to that of a project manager. However, this course will familiarize you with the most common terms and the most current thinking about projects.

In this course, we will walk you through the nuts and bolts of project management, from setting priorities to controlling expenses and reporting on the results. You may still have to cope with the unexpected, but you’ll be better prepared. 2PDU's for certification renewal.
Content
  • How to Use This Guide
  • How to Use This Course
  • Session One: Course Overview
  • Session One: Course Overview
  • Learning Objectives
  • Pre-Assignment
  • Why a Project?
  • How Does This Fit Into the Course?
  • Applying the Learning
  • Pre-Course Assessment
  • Pre-Course Assessment
  • Pre-Course Assessment
  • Session Two: What is a Project?
  • Session Two: What is a Project?
  • What is a Project?
  • Definitions of a Project
  • Session Three: Project Management Basics
  • Session Three: Project Management Basics
  • What is Project Management?
  • Session Four: Pre-Assignment Review
  • Session Four: Pre-Assignment Review
  • Eight Project Categories
  • Session Five: How Can Projects Help Me?
  • Session Five: How Can Projects Help Me?
  • The Benefits of Projects
  • Case Study: Mary Marvelous
  • Session Six: A Project’s Life Cycle
  • Session Six: A Project’s Life Cycle
  • The Life Cycle
  • Phase One
  • Phase Two
  • Phase Three
  • Phase Four
  • Milestones
  • Why Do Projects Fail?
  • Overview of Success Factors
  • Three Ways to End a Project
  • Session Seven: Selling a Project
  • Session Seven: Selling a Project
  • Tom Peters
  • Bringing Ideas Forward
  • Selling Your Project
  • The Priority Matrix
  • Using the Matrix
  • Priority Quadrants
  • Session Eight: Preparing Your Project
  • Session Eight: Preparing Your Project
  • Things to Consider
  • Session Nine: Preparing Your Project
  • Session Nine: Preparing Your Project
  • A Project Manager’s Skills
  • To Be Completed By Proposer
  • To Be Completed By Proposer’s Manager
  • Bring the Team Together
  • Key Skills
  • Session Ten: Project Goals
  • Session Ten: Project Goals
  • Goals with SPIRIT!
  • Project Goals
  • Making Connections
  • Session Eleven: Laying Out the Project
  • Session Eleven: Laying Out the Project
  • The Statement of Work
  • Defined Purpose
  • Project Deliverables
  • To Be Completed By Proposer’s Manager
  • Goals and Objectives
  • SWOT
  • Cost and Schedule Estimates
  • List of Stakeholders
  • Authority Levels
  • Assumptions and Agreements
  • The Communication Plan
  • Individual SOW
  • Project Planning Worksheet
  • Time Management
  • Cost Controls
  • Results Expected
  • Approvals
  • Writing Reports
  • Four Stages in Report Writing
  • Basic Formats
  • Basic Formats
  • Session Twelve: Project Risks
  • Session Twelve: Project Risks
  • Risk Tolerance Exercise
  • About Risks
  • Reducing Risks
  • Sources of Risk
  • Constraints
  • Session Thirteen: Contingency Planning
  • Session Thirteen: Contingency Planning
  • Contingency Planning
  • Components of a Contingency Plan
  • Session Fourteen: What Really Needs To Be Done?
  • Session Fourteen: What Really Needs To Be Done?
  • Beginning to Plan
  • Preparing a Basic Schedule
  • Estimating Time
  • Estimating Time Exercise
  • Float Time
  • Scheduling Checklist
  • Activity Scheduling
  • Scheduling My Project
  • Session Fifteen: The Work Breakdown Structure
  • Session Fifteen: The Work Breakdown Structure
  • The Work Breakdown Structure
  • Sample WBS
  • Session Sixteen: Planning Tools
  • Session Sixteen: Planning Tools
  • Two Basic Tools
  • Milestone Charts
  • PERT
  • PERT Diagrams
  • Along the Critical Path
  • Gantt Charts
  • Gantt Charts
  • The Network Diagram
  • Revealing Workflow
  • Five Steps to Create a Network Diagram
  • More About Network Diagrams
  • Network Diagrams Conclusion
  • The Flow Chart
  • Session Seventeen: Budgets
  • Session Seventeen: Budgets
  • Component Costs
  • Budget Methods
  • Making Connections
  • Costs and Time
  • Budget Controls
  • Session Eighteen: Teamwork
  • Session Eighteen: Teamwork
  • Why is Teamwork Important?
  • Building a Winning Team
  • Tips for Building a Winning Team
  • Session Nineteen: Developing Teams
  • Session Nineteen: Developing Teams
  • Four Issues to Address with Project Teams
  • Four Issues to Address with Project Teams
  • Checklist for Success
  • Team Development
  • Forming
  • Storming
  • Norming
  • Performing
  • Adjourning
  • Session Twenty: Teamwork
  • Session Twenty: Teamwork
  • Introduction
  • Introduction
  • Individual Action Steps
  • Session Twenty-One: Communication Tips
  • Session Twenty-One: Communication Tips
  • Communicating as Project Manager
  • Session Twenty-Two: Closing Out a Project
  • Session Twenty-Two: Closing Out a Project
  • Closing Smoothly
  • Closing Smoothly
  • Session Twenty-Three: Team Meetings
  • Session Twenty-Three: Team Meetings
  • Coordinating Team Meetings
  • During the Meeting
  • Effective Meeting Management
  • Making Committees Work
  • Assigning Work
  • Assigning Work
  • Session Twenty-Four: Presentation Primer
  • Session Twenty-Four: Presentation Primer
  • Project Management Presentation
  • Presentation Strategies
  • Speaking with Confidence
  • Session Twenty-Five: Presentation Primer
  • Session Twenty-Five: Presentation Primer
  • Preparation Time
  • Evaluation Worksheet
  • Session Twenty-Six: A Personal Action Plan
  • Session Twenty-Six: A Personal Action Plan
  • Summary
  • Summary
  • Post-Course Assessment
  • Post-Course Assessment
  • Post-Course Assessment
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certification with a duration: Forever