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Principles of Project Management (MS-50220)

While this is not a traditional leadership course, it acknowledges that project managers are in leadership roles, and accordingly emphasizes the leadership aspect of each technique.
    • Learning Style
      Virtual Instructor-Led
    • Difficulty
      Beginner
    • Course Duration
      2 Days
While this is not a traditional leadership course, it acknowledges that project managers are in leadership roles, and accordingly emphasizes the leadership aspect of each technique.
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The science of project management is the foundation for the art of leadership.

Project management tools and techniques have been used for decades on projects in all industries. This 2-day course presents these proven techniques and tips for applying them in today’s project-driven workplace.

Specific techniques such as Work Breakdown Structure and Resource Leveling will be presented, with opportunities to practice each technique. Emphasis is placed not only on how to perform the technique, but also on when and why. It’s the knowledge every project manager needs to succeed.

As project management applies to all industries, the material presented is relevant to every practitioner. To support the effective application of the techniques learned, the project life cycle is related to development life cycles (process methodologies). In addition, real world project challenges presented in class offer hands-on opportunities for participants to identify specific project management tools to help solve each problem.

By teaching participants how the project management tool set enables them to satisfy all their stakeholders – sponsors, management, customers and the project team – this course allows the project manager to achieve success on many levels.


Course Objectives

  • Understand how project management can increase productivity, improve communication and cut development costs.
  • Systematically apply the proven techniques of project management to define, plan and control a project.
  • Create a project plan using standard project management techniques.
  • Use the project plan to manage the team, customers, management and project sponsors.
  • Understand the relationship between the science of project management and the art of leadership.
  • Create realistic project schedules.
  • Get the most from project management software using the five steps of project planning.
  • Create effective project plans with clear responsibilities and milestones.
  • Identify problems when they are still small enough to solve.
  • Transform ambiguous projects into focused, productive projects with tangible results.


Audience

    Anyone associated with projects benefits from understanding the tools of project management. Project managers and team leaders, managers with multiple projects, and team members with special assignments will get the greatest benefit from this course.

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Lab Access No
Learning Style Virtual Instructor-Led
Difficulty Beginner
Course Duration 2 Days
Language English
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