Fundamentals of Successful Project Management Class Details

A participatory workshop teaching practical project management concepts and skills

Overview

Fundamentals of Successful Project Management is a three-day workshop that teaches the skills and techniques needed to effectively define, plan, and manage projects. Intended for project managers and senior team members, the course combines discussion, demonstrations and hands-on exercises to communicate and reinforce key concepts and skills.

Objectives

At the conclusion of the three-day workshop participants will:

  • Understand concepts, skills, and techniques needed to define, plan, and manage projects
  • Have applied these skills and techniques to case study projects and situations in class
  • Possess improved project & task definition and estimation skills
  • Know tracking mechanisms to improve management and status reporting
  • Share a common project management language with their peers
  • Be better prepared to define, plan, and manage projects in the real world

Outline

Instruction is organized around five groups of project management processes:

  1. Initiating – Emphasizes the importance of clearly defined objectives and provides tools to assist with organizing a team to determine objectives and construct a comprehensive charter that captures the project’s schedule, scope and resource targets and constraints.
  2. Planning – Presents processes to support the creation and refinement of credible plans to accomplish project objectives. Particular emphasis is placed on task definition, schedule creation, risk management and communication between the project manager and project sponsors to facilitate informed decision-making.
  3. Executing – Doing project work.
  4. Controlling – Using the work products from planning to facilitate tracking progress, assuring work product quality, supporting informed decisions and recommendations, coordinating the activities of the project team and external entities, identifying and capitalizing on opportunities for process improvement, and communicating project status.
  5. Closing – Efficiently closing a project administratively while assuring that the sponsoring organization benefits from lessons learned.

Cost

Workshop is offered to classes of 12 to 20 participants at a per student price of $950. This includes the cost of the facility, lunch, and all participant materials. Discounts are available to organizations sending multiple participants or providing their own facility.

PMI-PDU Information

Catalysis Group, Inc. has been reviewed and approved as a provider of project management training by the Project Management Institute (PMI®). Workshop participants will receive 24 Professional Development Units (PDUs) for successful completion of this workshop.

Open Enrollment Schedule

Location: Sacramento, California
March 15-17, 2017 Sacramento, CA