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Project Management Crash Course Training

Duration: 1 Days

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This course effectively captures the essence of project management in a short amount of time for those just getting started in managing projects.  Small workshops provide opportunities for working with the key tools and techniques in planning, executing, controlling, and closing projects.   

Through brief, facilitated exercises that are aligned with the Project Management Institute® A Guide to the Project Management Body Of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), students learn basic project management techniques to define critical success factors necessary for managing project of any type or size. Effective communications in order to develop partnerships with stakeholders is highlighted as a key to achieving project success.

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Learning Objectives

  • Describe the project management framework, including the five process groups and nine knowledge areas.
  • Define the essential elements for scoping projects and develop a small scope statement.
  • Identify the roles and responsibilities of key project stakeholders.
  • Learn how to identify and quantify project risks and develop high-level responses to them.
  • Identify the importance of decomposition in project planning and estimating.
  • Complete a work breakdown structure (WBS).
  • Discuss issues related to effective project communications.
  • Develop project communications plan to meet stakeholder needs.
  • Recognize what constitutes an effective learned exercise.
  • Describe the keys to successful celebrations. 


This course is intended for anyone involved in projects who are seeking a fast-paced introduction to project management best practices, including project managers, executives, team members and business customers.

Course Outline

Project Management Framework

  • What is a project and project management?
  • Challenges exercise
    • Role play
    • Distinguish between projects and products
    • The project management plan
    • Key to project success and failure
    • What PMs do and what PMs need to know
    • Project approaches: Waterfall, Incremental, Agile
    • Plan-driven versus change-driven projects
    • Choosing the best project approach – tailoring the project

Managing Stakeholders Relationships

  • Defining stakeholders
  • Relationships between projects and stakeholders
  • Partnerships
  • Trust
  • Common project stakeholders and their roles and responsibilities
  • Introduction to case study
  • Role play and workshop

Defining Project Scope

  • Project scope statement essentials
  • Importance of problem statements
  • Problem statement exercise
  • Project Objectives, Actions, and Deliverables
  • Scope statement workshop

Risk Management

  • Risk definition
  • Opportunities and threats
  • Stakeholder involvement in risk management
  • Risk identification challenges
  • Analyzing identified risks
  • Calculating risk scores
  • Risk registers
  • Risk workshop

Estimating and Scheduling

  • Estimating techniques
  • Developing a deliverable-based work breakdown structure (WBS)
  • Developing a task-based WBS
  • Estimating workshop

Communication Management

  • Communications complexity
  • Exercise: Barriers to effective project communications
  • Requirements for effective communications
  • Nonverbals
  • Discussion: Communications on virtual teams
  • Planning project communications
  • Closing phases and projects
  • Lessons learned
  • Communications workshop


  • Why celebrating can be the most difficult project task
  • Recognition considerations
  • Celebrations that work!

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