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Project Management Essentials for Non-Project Managers

Course Overview

Students will learn basic project management techniques like time management and controlling costs. This course also covers more advanced topics like project features and attributes, budget and estimates, the project management process and the responsibilities of a project manager.

This course is for non-project managers in need of solid foundation in project management techniques and those who may just want to sharpen their skills. Administrative and support personnel assigned to work or manage project teams would also benefit from this training course.

Classroom exercises include the following:

  • defining scope
  • developing a project charter,
  • creating a work breakdown structure,
  • identifying time management components,
  • developing a schedule
  • utilizing analysis techniques
  • resource allocation.

Schedule

Project Management Essentials for Non-Project Managers

date
location
11/22/21 - 11/23/21 (2 days)

8:30AM - 4:30PM EST

Tysons Corner, VA
Open
11/29/21 - 11/30/21 (2 days)

8:30AM - 4:30PM EST

Columbia, MD
Open
11/29/21 - 11/30/21 (2 days)

8:30AM - 4:30PM EST

Online
Open
2/24/22 - 2/25/22 (2 days)

8:30AM - 4:30PM EST

Tysons Corner, VA
Open
3/03/22 - 3/04/22 (2 days)

8:30AM - 4:30PM EST

Columbia, MD
Open
3/03/22 - 3/04/22 (2 days)

8:30AM - 4:30PM EST

Online
Open
8/11/22 - 8/12/22 (2 days)

8:30AM - 4:30PM EST

Tysons Corner, VA
Open
8/18/22 - 8/19/22 (2 days)

8:30AM - 4:30PM EST

Online
Open
8/18/22 - 8/19/22 (2 days)

8:30AM - 4:30PM EST

Columbia, MD
Open
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Course Outline

Module 1: Introduction

Module 2: Projects

  • What is a project?
  • Project Triangle
  • Project Participants
  • Project Phases
  • Project Size
  • Project Failure
  • Required Projects Disciplines
  • Project Disciplines
  • Typical Projects You Deal With

Module 3: Functional Roles

  • Project Manager
  • Subject Matter Experts
  • Change Manager
  • Functional Roles and the Project Team
  • Task Mapping

Module 4: The Project Plan

  • Planning Phase Functional Roles
  • Rolling Wave Planning
  • Project Plan
  • Project Benefit
  • Project Objectives
  • Deliverables
  • Project Approach
  • Stakeholders
  • Milestone Schedule
  • Required Resources
  • Project Baseline
  • Objectives
  • Project Plan Worksheet
  • Project Description
  • Project Benefits
  • Objectives
  • Deliverables
  • Approach
  • Sponsor and Stakeholders

Module 5: Task Identification

  • Work Breakdown Structure

Module 6: Estimating

  • Estimating Accuracy
  • Duration and Cost
  • Approaches for Estimating
  • WAG

Module 7: Sequencing and Scheduling

  • Sequencing and Scheduling
  • Network Diagram
  • Task Dependencies
  • Lead and Lag Time
  • Milestones
  • Establishing a Network Diagram
  • Critical Path
  • Apply the Calendar
  • Gantt Chart

Module 8: Negotiating

  • Negotiating
  • Common Deficiencies and Problems with Negotiatin
  • The 8 Step Model

Module 9: Interviewing

  • Specifying Phase Functional Roles
  • The Facts
  • Interviewing the Stakeholder
  • Interview Structure
  • Questioning and Listening Techniques
  • Listening for Requirements

Module 10: Requirements

  • Requirements
  • Identifying Requirements
  • Writing Requirements
  • Requirements Organization
  • Requirements Approval

Module 11: Project Dynamics

  • Building Phase Functional Roles
  • Weekly Project Meeting
  • Issue Tracking
  • Project Sway
  • Rescheduling
  • Status Reporting
  • Triangle Flexibility
  • Steering the Project

Module 12: Design, Develop, and Verify

  • Product Design
  • Develop

Module 13: Change Resistance and Acceptance

  • All Projects Bring About Change
  • Resistance
  • Characterize the Changes on Your Last Projects
  • Stages of Change
  • Change Strategies
  • Plan the Change
  • Strategy Development

Module 14: Product Adoption and Project Closure

  • Implementation Phase Functional Roles
  • Project Adoption
  • Project Closure

Module 15: Summary and Conclusion

  • Projects
  • Project Phases
  • Functional Roles and the Project Team
  • Project Activities
  • Project Tools
  • You and Your Future Projects

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