Project Management Introduction: Fundamentals of Successful Projects

Course Description

Project success depends upon following a consistent and repeatable structured approach. This course introduces you to the principles and practices of disciplined project management. Together with your workgroup, build key project planning deliverables including a Project Charter, Risk Response Strategy and WBS Class discussion and group exercises present best practices from both the PMI Framework but also from the world of hard knocks. Gain a comprehensive overview of the skills, knowledge and tools needed to effectively manage projects. Understand key concepts of controlling project variance through practices such as critical path method and earned value analysis. Learn all 10 areas and five process groups of A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK, Fifth Edition) established by the Project Management Institute as the industry standard for project management instruction. Start your preparation for the PMP Exam with this course.

Download our Project Management Info Kit here.

Course ID: COMP 6300P
Course Format: Classroom

Important Course Information

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Available Classroom Sections

Start Date End Date Registration Deadline Format Location Cost CRN
Section Details Aug 8, 2017 Aug 9, 2017 Aug 8, 2017 Classroom Atlanta, GA $1,235 17147
Section Details Sep 6, 2017 Sep 7, 2017 Sep 6, 2017 Classroom Atlanta, GA $1,235 17148
Section Details Jan 17, 2018 Jan 18, 2018 Jan 17, 2018 Classroom Atlanta, GA $1,235 18176
Section Details Feb 6, 2018 Feb 7, 2018 Feb 6, 2018 Classroom Atlanta, GA $1,235 18177
Section Details Aug 7, 2018 Aug 8, 2018 Aug 7, 2018 Classroom Atlanta, GA $1,235 18178
Section Details Sep 18, 2018 Sep 19, 2018 Sep 18, 2018 Classroom Atlanta, GA $1,235 18179
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CRN Start date End date Format Location Cost
14332 Aug 19, 2014 Aug 20, 2014 Classroom Atlanta, GA $1,050
15279 Feb 17, 2015 Feb 18, 2015 Classroom Atlanta, GA $1,235
15477 Mar 5, 2015 Mar 6, 2015 Classroom Atlanta, GA $1,235
15281 Mar 10, 2015 Mar 11, 2015 Classroom Atlanta, GA $1,235
15652 Jun 8, 2015 Jun 9, 2015 Classroom Atlanta, GA $1,235
15530 Oct 5, 2015 Oct 6, 2015 Classroom Atlanta, GA $1,235
16395 Jan 21, 2016 Jan 22, 2016 Classroom Atlanta, GA $1,235
16396 Feb 17, 2016 Feb 18, 2016 Classroom Atlanta, GA $1,235
16401 May 19, 2016 May 20, 2016 Classroom Atlanta, GA $1,235
16404 Aug 9, 2016 Aug 10, 2016 Classroom Atlanta, GA $1,235

Special Discounts

Are you planning on earning a Georgia Tech Project Management Certificate? If so, you can register for all five courses at once and save 15%. Simply register for the following five certificate courses at once and get a 15% discount:

  • COMP 6300P - Project Management Introduction: Fundamentals of Successful Projects
  • COMP 6310P - Project Management: Managing Risk and Procurements
  • COMP 6320P - Project Management: Communicating Within Teams
  • COMP 6330P - Project Management: Delivering the Triple Constraints
  • COMP 6340P - Project Management: Case Study Workshop

You will need a coupon code to use when you register in order to receive your discount. To prequalify and obtain your code, please click here.

Who Should Attend

Project managers who must be able to complete projects on time and on budget without sacrificing project quality, professionals preparing to transition into a new career in project management, professionals without formal training who charged with managing large, complex projects or smaller, more tactical projects, seasoned project managers interested in refreshing their skills while earning PMI-approved PDUs, business analysts working with project managers and project teams in challenging environments, technical team leaders, managers

How You Will Benefit

  • Anticipate and manage the special challenges of projects.

  • Recognize real-world constraints and the dynamics in a project environment.

  • Identify the 10 aspects of a project that must be managed.

  • Describe the many roles of the project manager.

  • Develop a project charter and use the charter as a key political tool.

  • Recognize the components of a complete project plan.

  • Facilitate a breakdown of the work to be done and build a meaningful schedule.

  • Identify, analyze and prioritize response strategies for project risks.

  • Determine the critical path for a project from its network diagram.

  • Communicate project progress through project variances and corrective action plans.


  • Benefits of a structured approach

  • Starting projects on the right foot

  • Identify project stakeholders

  • Clarifying project scope

  • Developing the WBS

  • Managing risks

  • Developing an effective schedule

  • Resource allocation

  • Completing the plan

  • Monitoring and controlling the project

  • Taking corrective action

  • Closing the project



  • Notebook of slides with notes, exercises and project management tools and templates
  • Textbook: A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge Fifth Edition (PMBOK® Guide), Project Management Institute, Inc.

For Course-Related Questions

Please contact the course administrator: Jim Consuegra