Effective Project Management

Onsite Training: Technical and Project Management
  • Course:Effective Project Management
  • Course ID:PROJMGT3 Duration:3 days Where: Your Office (7+ Persons)
  • Available as a private, customized course for your group at your offices or ours and in some cases as a WebLive(TM) class.

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Course Outline

Project Structure

  • Defining Project and Project Management
  • The Project Environment
  • Sources of Project Success and Failure
  • Project and Project Lifecycles
  • The Importance of Business Value
  • PM Methodologies

Project Initiation

  • The Project Charter
  • Stakeholder Identification
  • Establishing Preliminary Scope Boundaries
  • Defining Project and Business Objectives
  • Developing Useful Estimates

Project Planning

  • Defining Scope: Requirements and the WBS
  • Developing the Project Schedule
  • Resource Planning
  • Procurement
  • Project Budget
  • Setting Project Baselines
  • The Communication Strategy
  • Putting Quality into the Product
  • Proactive Risk Management

Execution and Control

  • Monitoring Project Work
  • Delivering Useful Status Reports
  • Taking Control of Project Change
  • Managing Project Baselines
  • Controlling Cost

Successful Conclusion

  • Planning and Managing Transition
  • Preparing the Customer for Delivery
  • Contract Closure
  • Administrative Closure
  • Lessons Learned


Course Overview

Course in a Nutshell

This course provides three days of practical, hands-on training in core project management tools, concepts and techniques. The course extends PMBOK® concepts with supplemental, field-proven best practices that are effective in any project setting.

You will be shown how to write a convincing project charter, identify and analyze stakeholders, define scope, establish project baselines, track exact status through a resource-loaded schedule, eliminate issues through risk management, forecast and control costs, promote great communication and much more. The importance of planning for post-project value is emphasized throughout this course. The format is truly multimodal, with a mixture of lecture, numerous exercises and simulations, and group discussions. Learning is reinforced by having participants get their hands on the tools. All participants return to their workplace better equipped to bring their projects to a successful conclusion.


Customize It!

  • Have you identified specific problems with project delivery in your organization? The content of this course can be delivered with special emphasis on the topics of greatest concern to you.
  • Are you a project manager who would like to go beyond the standard project management curriculum?Effective Project Management presents a practical approach to resolving many of our most persistent project management problems. Take home a whole new set of tools and techniques.
  • Are you a manager, executive, or sales person whose work includes responsibility for project success? Take this course and learn what you can do to ensure that your projects get off to a strong start and complete with the successful delivery you need.
  • This course is available in three and four day formats.


Audience / Prerequisites

Aimed At

This course is ideal for project managers who are looking for an update on core concepts and techniques, new project managers looking for a jump start in their new profession, team leaders, managers of project managers, functional managers with project responsibility, and Project Management Office staff.



This course assumes some experience with project work.


  • “Great practical course in PM. The exercises were very valuable and give me a new toolset I can immediately use to do my job better. Course text is a great resource. The digital templates will be invaluable as well. I’d like to see these tools implemented across my organization.” – Tony Wigglesworth, Research Scientist, Xerox Research Center of Canada
  • “Great value! Better than a more expensive intro course I took elsewhere.” – Gerry Zapiain, International Trade Organization
  • “Good survey of PM. The content matched well with what was delivered in the course (not always the case). There was a good balance of interactive activities to ‘cement’ the content. It was valuable, having to do with our own projects. Gary was enthusiastic about the material and very clear in his explanations. Course text will be an excellent resource going forward.” – Research Scientist, XRCC