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Are you managing projects but don't have the title of Project Manager? Are you new to managing projects? If either of these is true, the Accidental Project Manager course is designed for you! Aligned with PMI’s PMBOK® Guide, this course provides recommended project management skills and techniques. Group exercises involving project simulations reinforce the course material. 14 PDUs provided upon successful completion.


Class Comments:

  • The course was very easy to understand. Bob took a complicated subject and made it easy to learn and understand.

  • Over the last 6 months, many terms from the course have been utilized in internal projects. This course helped me see the bigger picture and why this is important. I plan on applying parts of this on my own team.

  • Great foundation for Project Management!


Learning Objectives

  • Identify key Project Management terms and concepts
  • Discuss Project Management activities throughout project phases
  • Discuss tools & techniques to aid in successful projects

Business Outcomes

  • Manage projects more efficiently by utilizing common project management techniques
  • Increase organizational project management maturity through proven project management best practices
  • Improve the success rate of completed projects

Course Structure

  • This course maximizes the educational experience through a combination of seminar-style discussions and numerous group exercises. Learners participate in a project management simulation that underscores the discussion.

Target Audience

  • This course is designed for anyone who is responsible for managing a project.

Prerequisites: students taking this class should have the following background:

  • Basic computer and software skills, in particular familiarity with Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office applications.
  • Basic competency in Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel

Course Outline

TRAINING OVERVIEW

  • Classroom Information
  • Introductions
  • Course Objectives
  • Class Structure
  • Milestone Consulting Group Education
  • Course Lesson Map
  • Simulation

LESSON 1: INTRODUCTION

  • Why Project Management?
  • Challenges of Project Management
  • Three Resolution Types
  • Project Management Statistics
  • Project vs. Project Management Failures
  • Summary

LESSON 2: THE PROJECT MANAGER’S ROLE

  • Project management as a new discipline
  • The Project Manager’s role
  • Who is a project manager?
  • Project interface management role
  • Projects vs. Day-to-Day business
  • Organizational Characteristics
  • Importance for Team/Technical Leaders
  • Project Manager Knowledge & Skills: General Management Knowledge, Interpersonal Skills, Technical Skills, Planning/Management Skills, People Skills

LESSON 3: KEY CONCEPTS

  • What is a project?
  • What is project management?
  • Project or Process?
  • Project or Product?
  • Process Groups
  • Process Model of Project Management
  • Project Lifecycle
  • What is a deliverable?
  • Generic Project Lifecycle
  • The Project Management Environment

LESSON 4: STARTUP & INITIATION

  • Business Needs
  • Goals & Objectives
  • SMART Objectives
  • Project Success
  • Critical Success Factors
  • Stakeholder Analysis
  • Project Charter: What is it?, Why is it important?, Project Charter Key Components
  • Communication Plan
  • Starting the Project
  • Key Deliverables

LESSON 5: BUILDING THE TEAM

  • Effective Teams
  • Project Roles
  • Team Strengths
  • Team Procedures in Projects
  • Team Norms/Ground Rules
  • Your Team and Your Budget

LESSON 6: RISK MANAGEMENT

  • Project Risks
  • Risk Identification
  • Risk Tolerance
  • Risk Identification Techniques
  • Risk Analysis
  • Risk response
  • Risk Register

LESSON 7: PLANNING & ORGANIZATION

  • Planning Skills
  • Project Scope
  • In scope and out of scope
  • Statement of Work
  • Documenting assumptions
  • Identifying constraints & risks
  • Different kinds of scope
  • Project vs. Product vs. Problem scope
  • Work Breakdown Structure (WBS): Preparing the WBS, Building a WBS, WBS by Phase, WBS by System, WBS by Function, Work packages
  • Identify milestones
  • Define Interdependencies and Sequence
  • Interdependency Types
  • Develop the Schedule
  • Scheduling
  • Critical Path: Steps to calculate the Critical Path, Critical Path technique, Calculating Critical Path, Critical Path implications
  • Compress the Schedule
  • Project Management Plans
  • Key elements for success
  • Key Deliverables

LESSON 8: PROJECT EXECUTION

  • Common Understanding & Ground Rules
  • Team Kickoff
  • Team Norms & Ground Rules
  • RACI Chart
  • Decision Making
  • Primary Activities
  • Progress Measurement Tools
  • Team Progress Meetings
  • Team Accountability
  • Project Life Cycle Team Issues
  • Key Deliverables

LESSON 9: MONITORING & CONTROLLING

  • Managing Change
  • Environmental Factors Affecting Change Management
  • Status Reporting & Status Meetings
  • Communications/Tracking
  • Managing Issues
  • Managing Risks
  • Identify Risk Vulnerabilities
  • Other Monitoring & Controlling Resources
  • Key Deliverables

LESSON 10: PROJECT CLOSURE

  • How do we know when we’re done?
  • Project Closure Activities: Contract Closure, Administrative Closure
  • Post Project Review
  • Key Questions
  • Risks of not doing it
  • Benefits of doing it
  • Key Deliverables

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What's the refund policy?

Cancellations received 14 days or more prior to class will either be refunded 75% of the student fee or can be rescheduled to the next open enrollment class. Cancellations less than 14 days prior to the class will forfeit the student fee. Milestone Consulting Group may need to cancel or reschedule any class not meeting minimum registration requirements. If this occurs, we'll contact you 2 weeks prior to the course start date to reschedule or refund your fees. When a course is cancelled, Milestone Consulting Group assumes no responsibility to refund incidental expenses.

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