Project Management

Register this course for $390
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Course Code: hsts-c27

Course Description

This project management course applies to government/military, construction/deployment, financial, information technology, health care and other commercial applications, providing a firm grasp of specific steps in the project management process. Successfully managing a project requires effective planning and management using best practices in each phase of the project's life cycle. This course emphasizes practical approaches to effective project management consistent with the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK)®. The course thoroughly analyzes techniques for dealing with stakeholders throughout the project, managing scope, time, cost, resources, milestones, quality and risk.

Exercises provide practice creating baseline documents, forecasting staff requirements, managing communications, modularizing work assignments, sequencing activities, implementing quality assurance, managing risk, controlling scope, planning procurement and controlling costs.

Students will utilize Microsoft Project as a practical introduction to the use of software tools that are available to assist with creating a project plan, setting up time lines and deliverables, tracking costs, monitoring resources and managing the impact of changes to the plan.

Participants are encouraged to discuss how the concepts and skills can be applied to project work in their application domain.

You will learn:

  • Defining the core concepts of Project Management
  • Identifying and managing key stakeholders affected by a project
  • Developing a project management plan
  • Creating baselines for project management, and monitoring progress
  • Breaking down the work involved to accomplish the goals of a project
  • Realistically estimating the time and cost to complete a project
  • Developing a project schedule
  • Planning for quality of the project
  • Planning corrective or proactive actions when a process is not within control
  • Considering and using appropriate communications to stakeholders
  • Using techniques to identify and plan for risks
  • Planning and conducting the procurement process
  • Closing projects and ensuring that lessons learned are documented
  • Using computer software to track projects and generate reports
  • Generating visual tools and charts
  • Microsoft Project fundamentals

Course Prerequisites

This course is designed for project managers, team members, and senior managers looking to acquire a firm grasp of specific steps in the project management process.

Class Info

Highlights

  • 10 sessions each 1.5 hours with hands-on training led by experienced instructors
  • Digital courseware and online course tracking
  • Final course project delivery
  • Certificate of Completion for each course
  • Session-based assignment

Enrollment Fee

In-person in DC or Online: $390 per course

Course Session Dates

Our courses are offered all year around. Upon registration we enroll you to the earliest available class but you can reschedule it free of charge.

Location

  • In Person at our office (1525 Newton St, NW, Ste 212 Washington DC, 20010) located 2 blocks from the Columbia Height metro
  • Private custom training on site or at your location
  • Project based training cn site or at your location

Time

  • In Person: 9AM-3:00PM (1 hour Lunch)
  • Private custom & project based training: your preference

Software Versions

Our classes are taught on the most current version of software whenever possible. To request a specific version, please Contact Us or call us at 240-200-6131


Course Outline

1- Project Management Basics And Terminology

  • Project Life Cycle – Planning, Implementation and Control
  • Skills Required for a Project Manager
  • Project Manager's Responsibilities

2- Initiating The Project

  • Project Evaluation and Selection
  • Identifying Project Phases
  • Planning and Obtaining Funding
  • Identifying Project Stakeholders
  • Building and Sustaining Commitment

3- Planning Project Work To Meet Stakeholders' Goals

  • Scope Statement
  • Organizing the Project into Manageable Chunks
    • Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
  • Developing a Flexible Project Management Plan
  • Project Management Software Tools
  • Using the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) to Modularize Work
  • Using the Delphi Technique to Improve Project Design

4- Human Resource Management

  • Developing a Human Resource Plan
  • Using the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) to Identify Team Members Needed for a Project
  • Using Rewards and Recognition to Motivate Employees

5- Developing Project Schedule, Cost Estimates And Budget

  • Defining and Sequencing Work Activities
    • PERT Activity Sequencing
  • Activity Resource Assessment and Planning
  • Activity Duration Estimates
    • Critical Path Methodology (CPM)
    • Gantt Chart Schedule Development
  • Cost Estimates and Cost Baselines
    • Analogous Cost Estimation
    • Bottom Up Estimating
  • Time Management
    • Sequencing Activities
    • Parametric Estimating

6- Planning Project Quality, Staffing And Communications

  • Developing the Quality Plan
    • Differences Between Quality and Grade
    • Using Root Cause Analysis (RCA) to Solve Problems
  • Project Team Member Acquisition
  • Developing the Communications Plan
    • Internal Progress Reporting
    • External Marketing Messages
    • Stakeholder Updates

7- Analyzing Risk And Planning Risk Responses

  • Risk Identification and Management Plan
  • Qualitative Risk Analysis
  • Quantitative Risk Analysis
  • Risk Responses

8- Planning Project Procurements

  • Statements of Work
  • Awarding Contracts
  • Procurement Documentation and Tracking

9- Managing for Optimal Results

  • Quality Assurance
  • Project Team Management
  • Anticipating and Avoiding Problems
  • Recovering from Setbacks

10- Monitoring And Controlling Work Toward Deliverables

  • Quality Control
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Monitoring and Controlling Project Risk
  • Avoiding Schedule Slippage
  • Contract Administration

The following topics may be included at the discretion of your instructor.


11- Monitoring And Controlling Project Scope, Schedule And Cost

  • Managing Change Requests
  • Controlling Project Scope
  • Controlling Project Schedules
  • Monitoring and Controlling Project Costs
    • Monitoring Schedule and Cost Variances Using Earned Value Technique (EVT)
  • Project Performance Reporting

12- Closing The Project

  • Closing Individual Phases
  • Closing Procurements
  • Closing the Project

13- Using Microsoft Project 2013

  • Creating and Grouping Tasks
  • Scheduling Tasks and Milestones
  • Assigning Resources to Tasks
  • Adapting to New Requirements
  • Cost Analysis Reporting
Register this course for $390