Online Project Management Planning Essentials Training

Format: Online | Tuition: Subscription-based [Learn More] | PDUs: 14

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Target Audience                                                                                                 

This Online Training is designed for team leads, project managers, team members and those that want to improve their project management skills and manage projects more effectively

Workshop Description

This course focuses on the important and critical front-end planning phases. It introduces participants to project management planning essentials regarding such topics as planning strategies for ramping up projects, balancing scope, schedule and cost; balancing and assessing strong/diverse stakeholder needs, performance reporting considerations, aspects of contract/procurement management as well as risk management.

A comprehensive reference manual that includes industry best practices and templates is included

Instructional Approach

Lecture material is followed by hands-on exercises to demonstrate its application and reinforce its meaning

Learning Objectives

At the end of this workshop, participants will have the confidence and the skills to prepare use the most important project planning tools to define and organize their projects. In addition, they will be able to clearly communicate their project and project needs to others to seek the required approvals, and to control the project in its implementation phase. Participants find that most tools and techniques learned can be applied in their workplace the very next day

Specifically, participants will be able to:

  • Define a project and the 5 phases of its life cycle
  • Explain what a Project Proposal and a Project Charter are
  • Define the SMARTS Objectives of a Project
  • Create a DBS/WBS
  • Build a Precedence Network Diagram
  • Determine the Critical Path of a project
  • Identify key aspects of Stakeholder Management & Risk Assessment
  • List the benefits of a project organization structure

Workshop Outline

Module 1: Introductory Overview
Module 2: Project Life Cycle
Module 3: Working with the Project Proposal/Charter
Module 4: Deliverable/Work Breakdown Structure (DBS/WBS)
Module 5: Stakeholder Management
Module 6: Scheduling
Module 7: Estimating
Module 8: Risk Assessment & Management 
Module 9: Project Organizational Structures
Module 10: Resource Management