Introduction to Project Management

Elective Project Management Courses

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Course Synopsis


Get a solid understanding of project management methods with this introductory course. Introduction to Project Management gives you the foundation, techniques and tools to manage each stage of the project life cycle, work within organisational and cost constraints, set goals tied directly to stakeholder needs, get the most from your project management team, and utilise state-of-the-art project management tools to get the work done on time and within budget.

Course Topics


Introduction to Project Management
  • Definition of a project
  • Definition of project management
  • Project constraints
  • Project life cycle
  • Project management process groups
  • Roles and responsibilities of the project manager
  • Project manager skills
Project Initiation
  • Stakeholder identification
  • Influences on a project
  • Understanding the roles of senior management
  • Project charter
  • Needs assessment
  • SMART objectives
  • Requirements and specifications Functional and technical requirements
  • Requirements documents
  • Project requirements document
Project Planning
  • Core team
  • Scope management
  • The work breakdown structure (WBS)
  • Estimating practices
  • Estimating techniques
  • Schedule planning
  • Scheduling tools (network diagram, Gantt chart, milestones chart)
  • Forward pass, backward pass, total float and critical path
  • Cumulative cost curve
  • Resource planning and tools (responsibility matrix, resource Gantt chart)
  • Risk management planning
  • Other planning processes: quality, communication, and procurement
  • Elements of a project management plan
  • Project baselines
Project Execution and Control
  • Assessing project performance
  • Monitoring project performance
  • Project evaluation
  • Managing change
  • Configuration management
  • Managing risk
  • Project teams
  • Scope verification and customer acceptance
  • Stakeholder expectations
Project Closeout
  • Guidelines for project closeout
  • Procurement and project or phase closure
  • Lessons learned


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Open enrolment course information


Professional Development Units (PDUs): 14


Technical Project Management (PDUs): 14.00

Leadership (PDUs): 0.00

Strategic & Business Management (PDUs): 0.00

Duration: 2 days

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