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Project Management: Skills for Success

COURSE TYPE

Foundation

Course Number

296

Duration

4 Days

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About This Course: Through a simulated case study, you learn how to successfully plan, manage and deliver projects. You also learn how to implement project management processes, develop leadership skills and respond to real-world scenarios.

You Will Learn How To

  • Manage and deliver successful projects for stakeholder satisfaction
  • Apply best practices to plan a project using a proven five-step process
  • Estimate and schedule task work, duration and costs with confidence
  • Implement risk management techniques and mitigation strategies
  • Lead a project team and monitor project progress through successful execution

Course Outline

  • Introduction
  • Building a project navigation system
  • Defining the project management process
  • Identifying key documents, deliverables and approvals
  • Negotiating realistic constraints for project success
  • Applying project management standards
  • Launching Your Project

Building an appropriate governance structure

  • Ensuring project sponsorship and business ownership
  • Gaining the support of subject matter experts
  • Clarifying the role of other managers and third parties

Defining the project

  • Validating business drivers and goals
  • Determining project objectives and deliverables
  • Tracking and managing project issues

Authorizing the project

  • Writing the project business case
  • Developing the project charter
  • Securing project approval
  • The Five-Step Planning Process

Identifying and estimating the work

  • Working with project stakeholders
  • Defining scope with Work Breakdown Structures (WBS)
  • Driving the plan down to manageable tasks
  • Building high-confidence estimates
  • Leveraging three-point estimating to refine accuracy

Scheduling and budgeting the work

  • Converting the WBS to precedence networks
  • Determining the critical path tasks
  • Calculating project duration
  • Building and analyzing Gantt charts
  • Using float effectively in the schedule

Building and leading the project team

  • Identifying and securing project resources
  • Optimizing the use of project resources
  • Preparing and agreeing on task contracts
  • Developing and motivating the project team
  • Managing virtual and matrix teams

Managing project risks

  • Identifying project risks and assumptions
  • Creating a Risk Breakdown Structure (RBS)
  • Assessing risk probabilities and impacts
  • Planning appropriate responses and actions
  • Using a Risk Register and Risk Distribution Graph

Baselining the project plan

  • Developing the project change control plan
  • Validating essential supporting processes
  • Conducting the project health check
  • Creating the project baseline
  • Securing authorization to run the project
  • Running the Project

Employing the four-step project control cycle

  • Avoiding the common causes of project failure
  • Building a real-time feedback loop
  • Managing stakeholder expectations

Tracking and monitoring task performance

  • Clarifying key metrics and data collection methods
  • Utilizing the two kinds of monitoring
  • Avoiding the 90%-complete trap

Analyzing progress against the baseline

  • Tracking planned vs. actual task performance
  • Projecting the impact of variation to the baseline
  • Performing root cause analysis

Correcting the project plan

  • Implementing, correcting and optimizing strategies
  • Fast-tracking the project schedule
  • Crashing the critical path tasks

Reporting project status

  • Communicating status to stakeholders
  • Creating milestone reports
  • Using project scorecards and dashboards
  • Successful Project Closure
  • Conducting a post-project review
  • Brainstorming lessons learned
  • Closing out the project
  • Celebrating your project success
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Tuition

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$2990

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$2659

Course Tuition Includes:

After-Course Instructor Coaching
When you return to work, you are entitled to schedule a free coaching session with your instructor for help and guidance as you apply your new skills.

Free Course Exam
You can take your course exam on the last day of your course and receive a Certificate of Achievement with the designation "Awarded with Distinction."

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Training Hours

Standard Course Hours: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
*Informal discussion with instructor about your projects or areas of special interest: 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm


FREE Online Course Exam (if applicable) – Last Day: 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
By successfully completing your FREE online course exam, you will:

  • Have a record of your growth and learning results.
  • Bring proof of your progress back to your organization
  • Earn credits toward industry certifications (if applicable)
  • Make progress toward one or more Learning Tree Specialist & Expert Certifications (if applicable)

Enhance Your Credentials with Professional Certification

Learning Tree's comprehensive training and exam preparation guarantees that you will gain the knowledge and confidence to achieve professional certification and advance your career.

Earn 23 Credits from NASBA

This course qualifies for 23 CPE credits from the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy CPE program. Read more ...

Earn 23 PDUs


PMI, the Registered Education Provider logo, PMP, CAPM, PMI-ACP,
and PMBOK are marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

This course is approved by PMI® for 23 professional development units (PDUs). For more on the Project Management Institute and a full list of courses approved for PDUs.

Technical : 14 PDUs
Leadership : 3 PDUs
Business & Strategic : 6 PDUs

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“The project management course was excellent. I manage IT projects at work, and this course has given me the tools to accomplish my duties.”

- T. Hill, Customer Support Liaison
US Dept. of Homeland Security

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