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Introduction to Project Management Practices

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Using effective project management methodologies and having a skilled project manager can mitigate risks and increase teamwork, especially in remote work environments. This course will introduce the best practices to achieve successful outcomes.

According to the recent Pulse of the Profession study from the Project Management Institute, businesses with a clear project management structure in place have 38% more successful projects that met their original goals than those that did not.

This session introduces participants to the critical elements required to effectively manage and complete projects within budget and on schedule.

This six-hour course will cover:

  • Project management introduction
  • Waterfall vs. Agile methodologies
  • Project Process Groups
  • Project Initiation and Planning
  • Identifying Project Scope
  • Developing Work Breakdown Structure
  • Defining and Sequencing project activities
  • Developing Project Schedule
  • Creating Project Budget
  • Planning Quality Management
  • Managing Project Team
  • Managing Project Resources
  • Project  Risk Management
  • Planning Stakeholder Engagement
  • Controlling Project Budget &Schedule
  • Manage and Control Quality
  • Plan and Acquire Resources
  • Managing Project Work
  • Project Closeout

Lunch will be provided for in-person classes.

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