Improving Your Project Management Skills: The Basics for Success

Build a solid foundation of project management knowledge, techniques and tools in this hands-on workshop that covers the entire project life cycle.

In organizations today, most work gets done through projects. Professionals and managers must take on project management responsibilities with minimal training. In this seminar, you will learn and practice the tools and techniques that have been proven essential for all types of projects. Gain the practical knowledge, tools and techniques to start, execute and complete your projects with greater success.

This course aligns with the Project Management Institute’s (PMI) framework. However, it is specifically designed to focus on the practical application of concepts. You’ll return to work with the knowledge and tools you need to deliver results.

How You Will Benefit

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  • Ensure that your projects are set-up for success from the start
  • Learn the basics for effectively gathering and documenting requirements
  • Understand the role of the project manager, business analyst, and others in managing projects
  • Develop an integrated project plan including realistic scope, schedules, budgets, and risks—and turn that plan into successful action
  • Learn how to effectively track and report on project progress
  • Gain the respect of your project team and build credibility with top management
  • Get an overview of key project management concepts, including:
  • Discuss key concepts, terminology and roles, including:
    • The Project Triangle
    • The definition of "project"
    • The five core PM process groups
      • Initiating the Project
      • Identifying the work
      • Estimating the work
      • Scheduling the work
      • Creating the budget

This course features fictional case studies that allow participants to immediately practice course concepts in group exercises.  Participants will create key project documents, such as a business case, charter, product requirements, project plan, status reports and lessons learned.

 

Who Should Attend

  • Individuals who are new to project management
  • “Accidental” project managers (professionals for whom PM is a secondary part of their jobs)
  • Business analysts; subject-matter experts from any field who contribute to projects; managers responsible for projects; and experienced project managers looking to review current tools, techniques and processes

 

$2,695 Non Member Fee
$2,395 Member Fee

Do you need a different date or location? We offer Courses On Request.

$2,695 Non Member Fee
$2,395 Member Fee
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198 Reviews 4 Star

Course Reviews

  • Emma B., Community & Programming Librarian May 2, 2024

    Excellent, course and instructor! Very engaging, with many practical skills to take away.

  • Brynley E., Digital Resources and Collections Librarian May 2, 2024

    Instructor was excellent Loved the course book with the templates included Application to a real life example ws great - both corporate and a volunteer opportunity Enjoyed the collaborative nature of the course and working with others Hands on activities

  • Past Participant, Makerspace Coordinator May 2, 2024

  • Past Participant, Coordinator, Information Burlington May 2, 2024

    As someone with a background in corporate training and development I can say that this course was very well put together! The manual plus the interspersed activities kept people focused and engaged and helped reinforce learning.

  • Past Participant, HR Business Partner May 2, 2024

    Very applicable to real work, on the job. Useful skill development and information.

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