If you are amazing at your job and suddenly find yourself promoted and in charge of a project team, then you are considered an “accidental project manager”. Once in the position you’ll need to have the tools and techniques necessary to enter into the new role successfully. This skills-based project management course covers the fundamental knowledge that all project managers must have to successfully initiate, plan, execute, monitor and control the competing constraints of any project: cost, time, quality, scope, and resources.

It is designed to give newer project managers an edge with tools and techniques they will apply throughout the life-cycle of their projects, along with best practices for managing a successful project. Aligned with a Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) 6th Edition, this course provides a refresh and review of the skills and vernacular that will benefit intentional project managers and PMP®-certified professionals as well.

This course will provide 8 Professional Development Units (PDU’s) that can be used toward PMP® certification or applied to the Technical Skills continuing education requirement of PMI® Talent Triangle.

PMI®, PMP®, and PMBOK® are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

Course Instructor: Ashley Hunt

Course Outline

  • Project and Development Life Cycles
  • Crash Course on Waterfall and Agile Project Management
  • Project Tailoring and Needs Assessments
  • The Project Manager’s Role and Sphere of Influence
  • Building A Case for Business
  • Project Selection and Chartering
  • Stakeholder Identification and Engagement
  • Kick-Off and stand-up meetings
  • Waterfall Project Planning and Documentation
  • Agile Adaptive planning and user stories
  • Estimating time, cost and scope of work
  • Project Execution and Value Driven Delivery
  • Team Development and Performance
  • Project Performance and Change Control
  • Risk Management
  • Problem Detection and Resolution
  • Project or Sprint Closure and Retrospective Overview

Skills Learned

After completing this online training course, students will be able to:

  • Common best practices utilized by successful project managers
  • Common processes and documents, and how to utilize them
  • How organizational variables can affect which best practices to utilize
  • How to initiate, plan, execute, monitor and control in an effective manner