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Project Management Essentials for Success

2 days

Employees at all levels of the organization who are leading any project type or size, or are managing components of a project. Anyone looking to improve their project planning and control skills, or to learn about project management supporting tools.


The workshop will provide participants with an organized method of planning, executing, controlling, monitoring and closing out a project. In addition to featuring basic definitions and concepts of project management, this course provides a proven “how to” project management methodology applicable to any project type and size. All materials taught are compliant with the guidelines established in A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, PMBOK®, 5th Edition, from the Project Management Institute.



Corporate Positioning for Project Management

  • Key Definitions
  • Project Lifecycle
  • Project Management Methodology

Project Initiation

  • Initial Project Charter
  • Workshop: Charter

Project Scope Planning

  • Scope Definition
  • Requirements
  • Work Breakdown Structures (WBS)
  • WBS Dictionary
  • Workshop: WBS

Work Package Planning

  • WP Description
  • Work Package Activities
  • Workshop: WP Scoping
  • Estimating Resources
  • Time and Cost
  • Workshops: Estimating

Project Base Scheduling

  • Scheduling Terms
  • Creating Critical Path Schedules
  • Exercises: Scheduling
  • Workshop: Schedule
  • Schedule Impacts
  • Labour Contingency
  • Overhead Loss Time
  • Workshop: Schedule

Project Base Budgeting

  • Project Budget
  • Performance Budget
  • Workshop: Project Budget

Project Plan Approval

  • Update Project Charter
  • Workshop: Completing the Plan

Project Execution & Control

  • Key Definitions
  • Transition to Execution
  • Issues Management

Scope Status

  • Verification
  • Quality
  • Change Control

Project Reporting

  • Work Package Plan Updating
  • Risks & Assumptions
  • Earned Value
  • Schedule & Budget
  • WP Summary Status

Project Level Status

  • Scope
  • Schedule
  • Budget
  • Earned Value
  • Project Status Report

Project Close Out

  • Close Out Process


Wrap Up

Skills Taught: 

Upon completion of the workshop, participants will have the ability to:

  • Understand essential project management definitions and concepts
  • Develop a project plan, including a project charter, work breakdown structure, activity estimates for each resource, and a baseline project schedule and budget
  • Use control tools, such as change records and logs, risk and assumptions controls, issues and actions management
  • Prepare project status reports
  • Finalize the close out of a project