Project Management Processes


Course Number: PM-108

Duration: 3 days (19.5 hours)

Format: Live, hands-on

Project Management Training Overview

Accelebrate's Project Management Processes training teaches new project managers (or anyone!) how to manage projects and covers the basics of project management in alignment with the Project Management Institute’s PMBOK Guide.

Note: This course can also be taught specifically from an information systems point of view.

Location and Pricing

Accelebrate offers instructor-led enterprise training for groups of 3 or more online or at your site. Most Accelebrate classes can be flexibly scheduled for your group, including delivery in half-day segments across a week or set of weeks. To receive a customized proposal and price quote for private corporate training on-site or online, please contact us.

In addition, some courses are available as live, online classes for individuals. See a schedule of online courses.

Objectives

  • Understand the five PMI project management process
  • Create a project plan including goal, objectives, scope and deliverables
  • Break a project down into a series of phases, activities, and tasks (WBS)
  • Determine the inter-task dependencies in the project
  • Determine the dependency types for each dependency (FS, SS, or FF)
  • Estimate tasks using work hours or elapsed time as required
  • Estimate a project completion date
  • Determine project milestones and deliverables
  • Determine project resource, overhead, and fixed costs
  • Create and use a Gantt chart of the project
  • Create and use a network diagram of the project
  • Create and use project control plans (risk, communication, change, quality, procurement, and closing)
  • Track a plan versus actuals and revise schedules as necessary
  • Prepare management progress reports
  • Use previous project results to better plan next projects

Prerequisites

No prior experience is presumed.

Outline

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Introduction
Understanding Project Management
  • Understand PM Rationale
  • Know a Little History
  • Understand PM Concepts
Initiating a Project
  • List Project Needs
  • Determine Project Feasibility
  • Perform Cost/Benefit Analysis
  • Write Recommendation
  • Identify the Project Sponsor
  • Obtain Authorization to Proceed
Starting a Project Plan
  • Define the Project Goal
  • Create Project Objectives
  • Determine Scope/Exclusions
  • Define Project Deliverables
  • Evaluate Project Constraints
Adding to Your Plan
  • Define Project Approach
  • Determine Required Resources
  • List and Evaluate Stakeholders
  • List Project Assumptions
  • Determine Success Factors
Developing Project Control Plans
  • Understand the Purpose of Control Plans
  • Develop a Communication Plan
  • Develop a Change Control Plan
  • Develop a Quality Plan
  • Develop a Procurement Plan
  • Develop a Completion Plan
Creating a Work Breakdown Structure
  • Understand the Work Breakdown Structure
  • Determine WBS Approach
  • Determine Tracking Levels
  • Develop Activities 
Creating Your Project Team
  • Consider Resource Availability
  • Consider Resource Styles
  • Develop Organizational Plan
Developing Project Estimates
  • Create Task Estimates
  • Use Special Techniques
  • Create Cost Estimates
Creating a Network Diagram
  • Understand Relationships
  • Determine Relationships
  • Review a PERT Chart
  • Create a CPM Diagram
Determining the Project Schedule
  • Calculate Task Duration
  • Determine Schedule from Date
  • Apply Schedule Adjustments
  • Determine Critical Path
Creating a Gantt Chart
  • Understand Gantt Charts
  • Create Gantt Charts
  • Understand Resource Charts
Facing Project Risk
  • Understand Risk
  • Evaluate Portfolio Risk
  • Determine Project Risks
  • Develop Risk Responses
Doing the Work
  • Obtain Authority to Proceed
  • Set Project Baseline
  • Assemble Project Team
  • Create Work Packages
  • Hold Kickoff Meetings
  • Monitor Work
  • Develop Team
Following Your Control Plans
  • Use Communication Plan
  • Use Change Control Plan
  • Use Quality Management Plan
  • Use Procurement Plan
  • Use Risk Management Plan
Tracking Your Progress
  • Collect Task Dates
  • Monitor Milestones
  • Collect Actual Effort
Updating Your Project Plan
  • Review/Change Requirements
  • Review and Change WBS
  • Review/Change Deliverables
  • Review and Change Schedule
Monitoring Costs
  • Track Project Costs
  • Calculate Cost of Work
  • Understand Earned Value
  • Calculate Cost of Remaining
Evaluating Project Status
  • Compare Deliverables
  • Compare Estimates
Getting Projects Back on Track
  • Review Dependencies
  • Review Estimates
  • Review Resources
Reporting Project Performance
  • Creating Status Reports
  • Develop Presentations
  • Write Newsletter Articles
Finishing the Work
  • Follow Completion Plan
  • Obtain Project Signoff
  • Celebrate
Evaluating Your Project
  • Conduct Project Surveys
  • Perform Lessons Learned
  • Write Summary Report
Applying Your Lessons Learned
  • Review Lessons for Trends
  • Adjust Future Projects
  • Archive Project Notebook
Conclusion

Training Materials:

All Project Management students receive comprehensive courseware.

Software Requirements:

For in-person deliveries, attendees do not need computers for this course. We will provide full classroom setup instructions that will include seating in small groups, with supplies such as flipcharts, sticky notes, markers, and pens for the attendees and a projector and Internet connection for the instructor's laptop.

Online deliveries for this interactive training will use an online meeting platform (such as Zoom, WebEx, GoTo, or Teams) to have face-to-face contact online, including use of breakout rooms for group activities.



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