Introduction to Project Management Course
Description: Introduction to Project Management covers a more focused range of project management topics then the Project Management Foundations course and focuses on fundamental methods and techniques needed to effectively plan, execute, and control projects. Students explore building a project schedule based on the scope outlined in the project charter, basics of building a project budget, estimation techniques and sequencing tasks for a project schedule. Hands-on workshops provide opportunities for applying tools learned in class to address challenges throughout the project life cycle, regardless of the size and nature of the project.
CDU/PDU: Earn 14 CDU/PDU for both IIBA and PMI certification
Perquisites: We recommend the Introduction to Business Analysis course or equivalent experience.
Intended Audience: New Project Managers, Business Analysts and project team members who are looking for an introduction to project management and how to manage small projects effectively.
Understand project management concepts
Project scope planning, monitoring, and execution
Identification, qualification and quantification of project risks
Understanding how to plan, monitor and control project risks
Planning and developing a project schedule, controlling it and measuring performance against a schedule
Project tracking and status reporting
Managing changes to a projects scope, cost, budget, team resources, risk and schedule
Understand the framework and key knowledge areas for project management
Understanding projects versus products
The project charter – the rationale and importance of a project charter
Setting Expectations and project success factors in the project charter
Project planning tasks and approaches
Manage stakeholder communication expectations
Risk management planning & risk log
Risk identification & quantification
Phase based estimating – rough order of magnitude to detailed estimates
Estimation techniques & contingency
Understanding the scheduling process – building a project schedule key tasks
Understanding how tasks create deliverables and outcomes
Sequencing tasks & task dependency types
Understanding the critical path and its importance to project tracking
Scheduling contingency in scheduling, costs, risks and scope
Resource alignment with tasks
Understanding the Gantt chart
Establishing schedule baselines to determine schedule and cost deviations
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Public Course Instructor - Paul has over 20 years of experience with global projects in the finance, insurance, state government, manufacturing and non-profit sectors as a business analyst and project manager. Paul served as President for the IIBA Minneapolis St Paul Chapter. Mr. Crosby has presented and lead workshops at several conferences including BA World Toronto, BA World Chicago, BA World Washington, BA World Vancouver, BA World New York, BA World Atlanta, IIBA Minneapolis-St Paul Chapter Meetings, Minnesota Government IT Symposium and Mind Surf Conference on the topics of Strategic Business Analysis, Leadership, Process Improvement, Kaizen for the BA, Strategic Enterprise Analysis, Project Management for the BA and Portfolio Management. Mr. Crosby is currently the CFO - Chief Paper Pusher for The League of Analysts Inc, a partner and founder of Bob the BA.