Project Management Fundamentals Course Outline

Project Management Fundamentals

How to Use This Guide

Session One: Course Overview

Session Two: Defining Projects and Project Management

Session Three: The Role of a Project Manager

Session Four: Pre-Assignment Review

Session Five: How Can Projects Help Me?

The Benefits of Projects

Case Study: Mary Marvelous

Session Six: A Project’s Life Cycle

The Life Cycle

Stages of a Project

Session Seven: Selling a Project

Tom Peters

The Priority Matrix

Session Eight: Creating a Vision

The Vision Process

Making Connections

Session Nine: Project Goals

Setting Goals with SPIRIT

Your Project’s Goals

Session Ten: Using a Target Chart

Session Eleven: Preparing Your Project

Session Twelve: Laying Out the Project

The Statement of Work

Individual SOW

Project Planning Worksheet

Recommended Reading List

Post-Course Assessment

Pre- and Post-Assessment Answer Keys

Personal Action Plan