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Project Management Essentials for Beginning Project Managers

1 Day
This one-day class will focus on providing project management essentials at a general, high level. The class will be a combination of lecture and exercises to enhance the learning experience. The topics will be aligned with best practices and include:

• Why Project Management?
• Project Management terms and definitions
• Project Management process overview
a. Project phases – initiating, planning, monitoring, controlling, closing
b. What happens in each
• Tools and techniques used in managing projects (definitions and examples only)
• Roles and responsibilities
• Project Planning (team member level)
a. Determining tasks
b. Estimating
c. Milestones
d. Dependencies
• Tracking progress – who, what, when
• Status Meetings and their importance
• Risk Management
• Managing project scope changes
• Project communication plans – who, what, when, how
• Issue Management – when and how to escalate
• Project documentation best practices
• Closing the project