Project Management Basics
Course Length: 2 Days
This class starts with defining terminology, than moves onto defining scope. This is done by looking at the types of requirements and then development life cycles. This information grows into a WBS. A strong focus of the class is estimating a schedule and determining project costs. Students will become comfortable with various Project Management processes including risk planning and decision analysis tree. The goals of this class are obtained through lectures, group case studies and hands on execution of group activities.
- Students will be able to clearly see the importance of defining requirements.
- Systematize project work into a work breakdown structure.
- Establish task relationship and determine project’s critical path.
- Manage resources and establish a project budget.
- Develop and manage the project schedule.
- Understand risk management and change control.
Lesson 1: Overview
- Overview of Class Structure
- Basic Terminology and Project Life Cycle
Lesson 2: Basic Methodology
- Project Charter
- Scope Statement
- Team Charter
- Role of Triple Constraints
Lesson 3: The Work Breakdown Structure
- Types of Work Breakdown Structure
- Establishing a WBS
Lesson 4: Estimating and Determining Cost For Project Activities
- Methods and Types of Estimates
- Consistency In Estimating
Lesson 5: Project Schedule-Precedence Network Diagramming
- Terms and Symbols
- Develop Precedence Network Diagram
- Develop a Critical Path, Forward and Backward Passes
Lesson 6: Risk
- Components of Risk
- Identifying Steps in The Risk Management Process
- Implementing Risk Mgmt Plan
Lesson 7: Closing the Project
- The Value of Closing Out a Project
- Administrative and Contractive Closing
Additional time is given to costing and scheduling. It is very case study intense class. MS Project is used to demonstrate costing and scheduling.
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