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Project Management Fundamentals

1 day

This seminar is designed for senior analysts, managers and supervisors who occasionally plan and mange small projects in the organization as an additional duty.


This seminar provides participants an overview of an organized method of project initiation, planning and control processes. It also provides detailed knowledge of how to define project scope and how estimate resource time and costs for projects at the activity level within a project. The seminar is hands on with group workshops built around a case which leads the participants, in groups, to build the essential parts of a basic project plan during the seminar. All materials taught are compliant with the guidelines established in A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, PMBOK®, from the Project Management Institute.



  • Key Definitions
  • Project Management & People
  • Project Lifecycle
  • Project Management Methodology
  • Planning Considerations

Project Initiation

  • Project Identification
  • Project Definition
    • Initial Project Charter
    • Key Stakeholder Analysis
  • Feasibility Study

Project Planning

  • Scope Definition
    • Requirements
    • Work Breakdown Structures
    • WBS Dictionary
    • Workshop: WBS
  • Work Package Planning
    • WP Description
    • Work Package Activities
    • Estimating Resources
    • Workshops

Project Base Scheduling

  • Scheduling Terms
  • Creating Schedules
    • Scheduling Exercises
  • Schedule Impacts
    • Labour Contingency
    • Overhead Loss Time

Project Base Budgeting

  • Project Budget
  • Performance Budget

Project Plan Approval

  • Update Project Charter

Project Execution & Control

  • Key Definitions
  • Transition to Execution

Issues Management

Scope Status

  • Quality
  • Change Control

Project Reporting

  • Work Package Plan Updating
  • Project Level Status

Project Close Out


Instruction Methodology: 

A combination of lecture, discussion, practical case workshops, and exercises will be used in this seminar.

Skills Taught: 
  • Be aware of project management definitions and basic concepts of project management.
  • Be able to develop a basic project plan, using a proven project management methodology, which includes a project charter, work breakdown structure, estimates at the activity level by each resource, and basic project schedule and budget.
  • Be able to set up and use the following control tools; change records and logs, risk and assumptions controls, issues and actions management.
  • Be able to set up and prepare project status reports.
  • How to closeout a project upon completion.