Project Management Training: Understanding Project Management Course Outline

Project Management Training: Understanding Project Management

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Session One: Course Overview

Session Two: What is a Project?

Session Three: Project Management Basics

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

Session Seven: Selling a Project

Tom Peters

The Priority Matrix

Session Eight: Preparing Your Project

Session Nine: The Role of a Project Manager

A Project Manager’s Skills

Key Skills

Session Ten: Project Goals

Session Eleven: Laying Out the Project

The Statement of Work

Individual SOW

Project Planning Worksheet

Writing Reports

Session Twelve: Project Risks

Risk Tolerance

About Risks

Reducing Risks

Session Thirteen: Contingency Planning

Session Fourteen: What Really Needs To Be Done?

Beginning to Plan

Preparing a Basic Schedule

Other Scheduling Factors

Scheduling My Project

Session Fifteen: The Work Breakdown Structure

Session Sixteen: Planning Tools

Two Basic Tools


Gantt Charts

The Network Diagram

The Flow Chart

Session Seventeen: Budgets

Session Eighteen: Teamwork

Why is Teamwork Important?

Building a Winning Team

Session Nineteen: Developing Teams

Four Issues to Address with Project Teams

Team Development

Session Twenty: Putting it Into Practice

Decision Information

Individual Action Steps

Session Twenty-One: Communication Tips

Session Twenty-Two: Closing Out a Project

Session Twenty-Three: Team Meetings

Session Twenty-Four: Presentation Primer

Session Twenty-Five: Project Presentations

Recommended Reading List

Post-Course Assessment

Pre- and Post-Assessment Answer Keys

Personal Action Plan

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