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!

Connect with an advisor to discuss delivering this course to your team.

174 Reviews 4 Star

Course Reviews

  • Sougata D., Manager, Customer Experience (Workforce Management) Sep 20, 2023

  • Hassan H., Assistant Manager Jul 28, 2023

    It was a great course! Although project management is a broad subject, the course and instructor did a great job at introducing concepts that are foundational to the discipline. They also did a great job at making these concepts accessible and easy to understand.

  • Eric E., Project Manager Feb 28, 2023

    Well organized, good flow through the material. Examples really emphasized key points. The instructor kept the class moving and on time which is always appreciated.

  • Robert M., Financial Analyst Jan 2, 2023

    It was a great and engaging class. Perfect for someone like myself, who is not necessarily a project manager but does take on projects in my organization of varying scales.

  • Ashley L., Engineer Dec 31, 2022

    Instructor very knowledgeable and lots of exercises allowing groups to get hands on training as to how these tools should be applied.

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