Project Management Essentials

 3 Days
Delivery Methods
 VILT    Private Group
Eligible UT Programs: Learning Credits, Coupons, Technical Training Pass, Training Passport

In this course, students will identify and apply generally recognized practices in project management. NOTE: This course will earn you 21 PDUs.


Upcoming Class Dates and Times

Aug 15  - Aug 17, 2022
8:00AM - 4:00PM Central
3 Days
Virtual Instructor Led
Oct 17  - Oct 19, 2022
8:00AM - 4:00PM Central
3 Days
Virtual Instructor Led
Dec 14  - Dec 16, 2022
8:00AM - 4:00PM Central
3 Days
Virtual Instructor Led

Who Should Attend

The target student for this course is any individual who may need to perform project management activities in their job role on either a formal or informal basis, or any project team members who want to enhance their knowledge of project management in order to interact more productively with a project manager and perform more effectively on a project team.

Course Objectives

    Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
  • Identify the basic concepts and terminology of professional project management.
  • Launch a project.
  • Estimate project work.
  • Create a project schedule.
  • Plan project costs.
  • Plan for project risks.
  • Plan for project quality and compliance.
  • Manage human resources for your project.
  • Manage project procurements.
  • Plan for change management and monitor the project scope.
  • Monitor and optimize project schedule and cost.
  • Monitor quality of project work and the risks involved.
  • Plan communication strategies and manage stakeholder relationships.
  • Perform project closure.


1 - Getting Started with Project Management
  • Project Management Basics
  • Factors Influencing a Project
2 - Launching Projects
  • How Organizations Choose the Right Project
  • Identify Project Stakeholders and Their Expectations
  • Identify the Project Scope
  • Prepare a SOW
  • Formally Authorize a Project
3 - Estimating Project Work
  • Estimate Project Effort and Resources Using Top-Down Estimation
  • Estimate Project Effort and Resources Using Bottom-Up Estimation
  • Reduce Risks in Project Estimates
4 - Creating a Project Schedule
  • Illustrate Project Flow
  • Identify Activity Resources
  • Schedule Project Work
5 - Planning Project Costs
  • Estimate Project Costs
  • Establish the Cost Baseline
  • Reconcile Funding and Costs
6 - Planning for Risks
  • Create a Risk Management Plan
  • Identify Risks and Their Causes
  • Analyze Risks
  • Develop a Risk Response Plan
7 - Planning for Quality and Compliance
  • Deliver the Desired Project Results
  • Verify Compliance Requirements
8 - Managing Human Resources
  • Plan Your Dream Team
  • Put the Team Together
  • Build the Team
  • Manage the Team
9 - Managing Project Procurements
  • Plan for Project Procurements
  • Obtain Responses from Vendors
  • Choose the Right Vendor
  • Manage Vendors and Procurements
10 - Managing Change During Project Execution
  • Gear Up for Project Execution
  • Manage Project Changes
  • Monitor the Project Scope
11 - Monitoring and Controlling Project Schedule and Cost
  • Monitor and Control the Project Schedule
  • Optimize the Project Schedule
  • Monitor and Control Project Costs
12 - Monitoring Risk and Quality
  • Monitor and Control Risks
  • Put Quality Plans into Action
  • Control Project Quality
13 - Communicating and Reporting
  • Communicate in a Project
  • Distribute Project Information
  • Manage Stakeholder Relationships and Expectations
  • Report on Project Performance
14 - Closing the Project
  • Hand Off the Project
  • Close Project Procurements
  • Wrap Up a Project

Prerequisite Courses Recommended

  • Project Management Fundamentals

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