Project Management Introduction: Fundamentals of Successful Projects
Projects live in an ever-changing world. Success depends upon adapting the project to your organizational environment and allowing success to emerge from known practices. This course introduces you to the principles and practices of disciplined project management. Discover in a stimulating exercise just what it’s like to be a Project Manager. Together with your workgroup, build key project planning deliverables including a Project Charter, a Stakeholder Management Strategy, and a Risk Response Strategy. 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. Learn all ten knowledge areas and five process groups of A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK, Current Edition) established by the Project Management Institute as the industry standard for project management. Identify emerging trends and how to tailor projects to the organizational environment. Start your preparation for the PMP Exam with this course.
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
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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
Work with a project team to establish a successful project environment
Manage key stakeholders that influence the success of your project
Manage known and unknown project risks
Bring your projects in on time, within budget, and with value to your stakeholders
Anticipate and manage the special challenges of projects
Benefits of a Structured Approach
How Projects are different
The 3 P’S (Projects, Programs, and Portfolios)
The Triple Constraints
The PMI Framework
Knowing Your Project Environment
Environmental Factors and Organizational Assets
Predictive vs Agile Methods
Development Life Cycles
Role of the Project Manager
Power vs Influence
What Does a PM Do?
Getting a Good Start
Why use a Charter
Understanding Project Scope
What Can Go Wrong: Managing Risk
Implementing Responses to Threats
Building Effective Schedules
Critical Path Method
Getting the Work Done
Groups vs Teams
Barriers to Communications
Getting to Success
Keeping the project in control
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, Sixth Edition (PMBOK® Guide), Project Management Institute, Inc.
Textbook: Agile Practice Guide, Project Management Institute, Inc.
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