Project Management Overview

Onsite Training: Technical and Project Management
  • Course:Project Management Overview
  • Course ID:PROJMGT1 Duration:1 day 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

  • Sources of project success and failure
  • Project vocabulary
  • The project environment
  • Project and product life cycle
  • Creating value after the project

Project Planning

  • The project charter
  • Defining scope: Requirements and the WBS
  • Developing the project schedule
  • Resource planning
  • Project budget
  • The communication strategy
  • Quality
  • Managing project risk
  • Planning for business value

Execution and Control

  • Procurement
  • Status reports
  • Change control
  • Controlling Cost

Successful Conclusion

  • Contract closure
  • Administrative closure
  • Lessons learned
  • Celebration


Course Overview

Course in a Nutshell

This course provides a full day of practical training in fundamental project management concepts and techniques. Participants are taught standard vocabulary and then shown how projects are designed, executed and controlled. They are shown techniques for scope definition and control, schedule and budget development, status reporting, risk management, procurement, communication techniques and more. The importance of delivering long-term project value is a recurring theme in this course. The course format includes a mixture of lecture, group discussions and short exercises. In clear and simple language, this course explains what it takes to bring a project to a successful conclusion.


Customize It!

  • Do you need a good overview of the formal PM approach? This course presents an end to end description of how projects are defined, planned and executed.
  • Have you identified specific problems with project delivery in your organization? The content of this class can be delivered with special emphasis on the topics of greatest concern to you.
  • Are you a manager, executive, or sales person whose work includes responsibility for project success? Take this course and gain an overall perspective of what it takes for projects to be successful.


Audience / Prerequisites

Aimed At

This course is ideal for functional managers, project team members, key project stakeholders, and anyone with project responsibility who needs a basic understanding of core project management practices.



This course assumes minimal experience with project work.


  • "Tailored presentation, clearly defined and structured, interactive. Very open to questions, knowledgeable, energetic, approachable. Great use of examples. [Course book has] detailed content, concise language” – Regional Manager, US Int'l Trade Administration