Class Details

Project Management Essentials for the Non-Project Managers Course Description:

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.

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

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.

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