Project Management Introduction: Fundamentals of Successful Projects
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.
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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
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
Developing an effective schedule
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.
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