Project Management Fundamentals


About the Workshop - 1 or 2 days in length

This basic Project Management course covers the broad range of skills needed to plan and manage most projects. Project Management Fundamentals introduces the principles and tools of project management to project managers and practitioners, and stresses the importance of effective project management, leadership and strong team dynamics.


Course Objectives

This course is an excellent introduction to project management that also provides powerful techniques and worksheets to enable participants to immediately plan and manage their portion of the project work. Aligned with A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), the easy-to-use method is applicable for most projects.

Table of Contents

Course ModulesTopics
Introduction
  • Overview
  • Ground Rules
  • Roles & Responsibilities
  • PM Process Overview
1. Initiation: The Charter
  • Project Charter
  • Kickoff Meeting
  • Parking Lot
  • Issues List
2. Planning: Project Scope
  • Scope Description
  • Deliverables Table
  • SMART Acceptance Criteria
  • Final & Interim Deliverables
  • Work Breakdown Structure
3. Planning: Project Risk
  • Project Risk Definitions
  • Brainstorming – virtual & in-person for risk identification
  • Project Risk Analysis – Scope, Schedule, Cost
4. Planning: Scheduling
  • Project Schedule Definitions
  • Milestone Schedule
  • Schedule Risk Analysis
  • Deliverables Schedule
5. Planning: Effort & Cost
  • Effort Estimate
  • Cost Estimate
  • Executive Summary Project Management Plan
  • Project Planning Checklist
6. Execution
  • Monitoring & Control
  • Project Team Meetings
  • Project Status Report
  • Meeting Evaluation
7. Closeout
  • Project Closeout Report
  • Customer Satisfaction & Feedback
  • Project Lessons Learned
8. Worksheets
  • Project Worksheets 
  • PowerPoint Deck / Status Report
  • Thinking Styles

Who Should Attend:

  • Project Managers
  • Subproject Team Leaders
  • Project Team Members
  • Project Stakeholders

Project Management Fundamentals includes a participant workbook and a copy of the Griffin Tate Group's best-selling book, The Project Management Memory Jogger™.