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

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

When colleagues learn together, everyone benefits!

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188 Reviews 4 Star

Course Reviews

  • Past Participant, Supervisor, Settlements Apr 10, 2024

    I like the organization of the course that combines the lectures, group discussions, and games that provides dynamic learning experiences to the participants.

  • Past Participant, Executive Director Apr 10, 2024

  • Dave P., Senior Business Analyst Apr 10, 2024

    A great introductory course into Project management.

  • Past Participant, Database & Fundraising Systems Manager Apr 10, 2024

    I loved that it was very interactive and specifically related to the workplace using real life examples. We kept our goals at the top of mind and learned many tools and techniques to implement.

  • Past Participant, Administrative Assistant Feb 23, 2024

    Being an online course this was a great pace and very good to follow

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