Course Code: 840

Introduction to Project Management

Class Dates:
1 Days
Class Time:
Instructor-Led Training, Virtual Instructor-Led Training


  • Course Overview
  • This course is designed to give the student the knowledge and understanding they need to function as a project team member or to take on small projects on their own. We start with defining what a project is and how to decide when a work effort should be treated as a project.

    We utilize the Project Management Institute's (PMI), 5 Process Groups as a framework for the course, a four-step model to bring projects in on time, within budget, and meet customer expectations.

    1. Initiate (Getting started)
    2. Plan (Getting everything ready)
    3. Executing (Doing the work)
    4. Monitor & Control (Managing the project, monitoring and taking action)
    5. Close (Verifying results and capturing Lessons Learned)
  • Audience
  • This course is designed for individuals with little or no PM experience, who will interact with a project team - team leads, Subject Matter Experts, and business representatives.


Course Details

  • Course Topics:
  • Define "project management"
  • Review PMI's five Process Groups and Nine Knowledge Areas
  • Understand the role of "The Triple Constraint" in project management
  • Review a high level stakeholder analysis
  • Understand what a project life cycle is
  • Understand the major components of a project charter
  • Create a Context/Scope Diagram
  • Write SMART project objectives
  • Understand what a Change Management Plan is and why it's important
  • Create a basic Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
  • Estimate activity durations
  • Create a simple Network Diagram
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  • Calculate a basic critical path
  • Identify, prioritize and develop mitigations for project risks
  • Create a project communication plan
  • Understand Stakeholder analysis
  • Review project lessons learned
  • Agile project management basics and Considerations