Basic/Intermediate Project Management Training

Course 511X

  • Duration: 5 days
  • Language: English
  • 35 PMI PDUs
  • Level: Intermediate

This Basic/Intermediate Project Management Training course provides you with the fundamental knowledge and skills to successfully lead a project from beginning to end. 

  • Through a simulated case study, you will learn how to: 
  • Leverage key project management concepts 
  • Lead a project from beginning to end 
  • Motivate and lead your project team 
  • Implement effective project management processes 
  • Develop the leadership skills needed for successfully planning, managing, and delivering projects of any size and scope 

Project Management Training Delivery Methods

  • In-Person

  • Online

Project Management Training Course Objectives

  • Defining the project with stakeholders using a goal statement and deliverables
  • Creating a WBS for all the work to be accomplished
  • Estimating both costs and task durations
  • Developing a schedule both manually and electronically
  • Creating tasking for project resources
  • Evaluating risks for the project
  • Developing management process for monitoring progress
  • Monitoring and controlling a project
  • Closing-out a project with stakeholders

Project Management Course Outline

  • Benefits and value of project management| 
  • Communication as the key to project success 
  • Defining a project 
  • Defining projects, programs, and portfolio management 
  • The project management process 
  • The phases of project management 

Activity: The Way Many Projects Start – Chaos

  • Defining the initiation phase 
  • Linking strategic value to the project 
  • Business case overview 
  • Issue tracking 
  • Assumptions 
  • Defining the objective of a project 
  • Creating the objective statement (the Five “W” questions) 
  • Translating the statement into deliverables 

Activity: Building an Objective Statement and Deliverables List 

  • Project Charters and other initiating activities 
  • Strategic considerations  

What a project plan is 

  • The narrative planning document 
  • Outline of content 


  • Defining stakeholders 
  • How they contribute to the development of a project plan 
  • Stakeholder analysis 
  • Stakeholder engagement plan 
  • Stakeholder communication plan 

Creating the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)  

  • Defining the WBS 
  • How the WBS is developed 

Activity: Build the WBS for Class Project 

Creating the Project Schedule 

  • Identify activities 
  • Estimate activities 
  • Do Now Activity: Determine Duration of Project Activities 
  • Sequencing activities 

Activity: Sequence Project Activities (create network diagram) 

  • Resourcing the schedule (Identify, Allocate, Optimize) 
  • Finalize schedule (Determine project duration, Understand Critical Path, Refining the project to meet objectives and constraints) 
  • Define risk management 
  • Risk identification 
  • Analyze probability and impacts 
  • Risk registers 
  • Plan risk responses 

Activity: Develop Risk Register for Class Project 

  • Contingency plans 
  • Early warning signs 

Change control 

  • Process defined 
  • Scaling process to fit the project 

Project team guidelines 

  • Status meetings 
  • Schedule updates 
  • Issue and risk tracking and reporting 

Other considerations 

  • Quality management plan 
  • Project procurement plan 
  • Getting approval to execute a plan 

Activity: Team Review of Completed Project Plan 

  • Defining executing/monitoring and controlling processes 
  • The management processes 
  • How to monitor and control key plan elements 
  • Project status reports 
  • Analyzing data against a baseline to determine progress 
  • Taking corrective action to meet project constraints 

Activity: Review Project Status Report and Schedule 

  • Determining if a project is ready to close 
  • Transfer of project deliverable(s) to operational control 
  • Determining if project objectives and business value have been attained 
  • Conducting lessons-learned review 
  • Appropriate celebrations 
  • Building project management capabilities in organizations 

Activity: Course Review and Communication of Learnings 

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Project Management Training FAQs

No specific experience is required.

Project managers facilitate the execution of a project, from planning and development, managing teams and stakeholders, and managing time, scope, and budget. The project manager is responsible for the success (or failure) of the project, and success in project management is dependent on having a solid foundation in project management principles and practices.

A good foundational certification for those just starting out in the project management field is PMI’s Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® certification. See Course 3601, Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® Certification Training, if you are interested in CAPM certification. 

This course introduces best-practice techniques and a project management skill set that can immediately improve your project management performance back on the job. The project manager skills needed to implement project management processes, develop leadership skills, and respond effectively to real-world project management scenarios are covered in this course.

The salary of a project manager can vary based on many factors, including location and experience level. Earning a project management certification can increase salary ranges. The current average salary for a project manager in the United States is over $80,000 per year.

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