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Chicago, Los Angeles

Once considered a specialist skill, Project Management is
today an important and necessary skill for all team leaders
and managers. You will learn the skills needed to deliver
high quality projects on time and within scope and budget constraints.

Onsite training available countrywide.

Course summary

Learn Project Management Skills

Project Management Fundamentals

This course teaches participants the fundamentals of project management. You will learn how to manage time and costs, implement quality measures, handle project risks, acquire and
motivate team members and communicate effectively.

2 Days | $895.00

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What's Included

Certificate of Course Completion
Training Manual
FREE Class Repeat


Learning objectives

Upon successful completion of this course trainees will be able to:

  • Identify the critical functions, skills, responsibilities, and challenges of a project manager
  • Define the project scope
  • Write a project charter
  • Develop a task list
  • Assign resources and estimate resource costs
  • Compute a project's estimate at completion (EAC)
  • Design a risk management plan
  • Establish baselines and monitor progress
  • Compute the variance at completion (VAC)
  • Write closeout reports and terminate a project

Detailed course outline

  • Key Concepts
    • What is a Project?
    • What is Project Management?
    • What is a Project Manager?
    • About the Project Management Institute (PMI)
    • About the Project Management Body Of Knowledge (PMBOK)
    • The Five Process Groups
    • The Nine Knowledge Areas
    • The Triple Constraint
  • Project Initiation
    • Identifying Your Stakeholders
    • Assessing Needs and Wants
    • Setting a SMART Project Goal
    • Creating Requirements and Deliverables
    • Creating a Statement of Work
    • Completing the Project Planning Worksheet
    • Completing the Project Charter
  • Planning
    • Managing Expectations
    • Creating a Task List
    • Estimating Time
    • Estimating Resources
    • Estimating Costs
    • Building the Work Breakdown Structure
    • Creating the Schedule
    • Creating a Risk Management Plan
    • Creating a Communication Plan
  • Planning Tools
    • The Gantt Chart
    • The Network Diagram
    • Using a RACI Chart
    • Introduction to Microsoft Project
    Executing the Project
    • Establishing Baselines
    • Monitoring Project Progress
    • Triple Constraint Reduction Methods
  • Maintaining and Controlling the Project
    • Making the Most of Status Updates
    • Managing Change
    • Monitoring Risks
  • Closing Out
    • Preparing for Closeout
    • Celebrating Successes
    • Learning from Project Challenges
    • Scope Verification
    • A Final To-Do List

Our outlines are a guide to the content covered on a typical class. We may change or alter the course topics to meet the objectives of a particular class.

Timetable

Chicago

230 W Monroe St
#610
Chicago
IL 60606View Map

Guaranteed to Run Limited Seats Left

Class times: 9.00am to 4.30pm

Servicing Arlington Heights, Aurora, Bollingbrook, Chicago Loop,
Deerfield, Des Plaines, Evanston, Highland Park, Joliet, Naperville,
Schaumburg, Skokie, South Chicago and surrounding areas.

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Los Angeles

915 Wilshire Blvd
#1800
Los Angeles
CA 90017View Map

Guaranteed to Run Limited Seats Left

Class times: 9.00am to 4.30pm

Servicing Anaheim, Burbank, Covina, Downtown, Fullerton,
Irvine, Long Beach, Northridge, Pasadena, San Bernardino,
Santa Monica, Van Nuys, Ventura and surrounding areas.

Choosing the right class

Recent student feedback

"Christian Greer's talent is unlimited. He is a fantastic PM instructor and what he brings to the table is considerable. I not only enjoyed his manner and the way he delivered the content, but I think the way he challenges the class to come up with solutions made this class a worth every cent. He gives his students real life examples. He provides a lot of sources. He makes a point to share ideas that are geared to each student. He is a great teacher. Christian would make anything he would teach interesting." Lisa LaChapelle

"The class was customized to fit our needs, and we did real-world scenario's to fit our project, which was a great help. The staff and Instructor were extremely helpful and VERY nice!" Jamie Beckwith - Discovery World

"This course provided me with some real valuable tools and knowledge that I can see myself applying to my professional career. Having the one-on-one experience allowed me and Christian to focus on things that I personally need to work on and get better at. I would definitely recommend this to other people in my position." Kyle Andorf - Aon FPE

"Chris, our instructor, was very informative and professional in his delivery. I enjoyed the format of the class and the fact that it worked as an open forum. I shall recommend your company to my friends and colleagues." Andrey Lesko - Afex

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