Essentials of Project Management for the Non-Project Manager

Learn and apply basic elements of project management to your job to support project success.

To work together effectively on any project, everyone on the team needs to use a common language and have a clear understanding of all expectations. This unique project manager training seminar is designed for individuals with little or no prior knowledge of project management who serve on project management teams, those who simply want to know more about PM or those who are making the transition to project management. In just two days, you’ll develop an understanding of essential terminology and apply basic PM tools and techniques to increase your effectiveness both on the team and in your own functional area.

How You Will Benefit

  • Know the purpose and process of project management
  • Understand the roles, responsibilities and needs of project team members
  • Identify and apply critical project management tools
  • Identify stakeholders, their relationships to each other and how these relationships affect projects
  • Recognize stakeholder issues within the organization
  • Identify and apply critical communication tools and protocols

What you will cover

  • Key project management terms
  • Five groups of the project management process
  • Estimating project activity accurately
  • Identifying and aligning the project stakeholders
  • Evaluating the project charter
  • Validating project requirements against the SMART Tool
  • Understanding and creating the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)

Who Should Attend

  • Those who are involved in projects but do not manage them 
  • Experts, team members, project sponsors, contributors, facilitators and coordinators


$2,495 Non Member Fee
$2,245 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.

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Course Reviews

  • Maria Y., Clinical Research Associate Feb 28, 2023

    Very informative. I have learnt some very helpful techniques/approaches that I'm going to use on daily basis.

  • Jessica H., HR Coordinator Jan 14, 2023

    It was particularly helpful to learn the foundational basics/ theory of project management. The course materials and group activities helped me apply the curriculum to real-life situations.

  • Joanne M. Jan 14, 2023

    Excellent class - well paced through early lessons - a lot of concepts in last 2 lessons which could have benefitted from being spread out a little more.

  • Kyle D., Finance Assisstant Jan 14, 2023

    Class was informative and covered the full breadth of the experience overseeing a project in an engaging and accessible way.

  • Brian S., Purchasing Specialist Jan 6, 2023

    Extremely knowledgeable and upbeat instructor. Plenty of techniques taught. I can't wait until I apply them throughout my day-to-day work!

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