Essentials of Project Management for the Non-Project Manager

AMA - American Management Association
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Professional Course
Virtual Classroom, Classroom
2 lessons
From 2,495 USD
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2,495 USD

2,495 USD

New York City
2,495 USD

2,495 USD
AMA - American Management Association

Course description

Essentials of Project Management for the Non-Project Manager

To work together effectively on any project, everyone on the team needs to use a common language and have a clear understanding of all expectations. This unique project manager training seminar is designed for individuals with little or no prior knowledge of project management who serve on project management teams, those who simply want to know more about PM or those who are making the transition to project management. In just two days, you’ll develop an understanding of essential terminology and apply basic PM tools and techniques to increase your effectiveness both on the team and in your own functional area.

Who should attend?

Those who are involved in projects but do not manage them, such as subject matter experts, team members, project sponsors, contributors, facilitators and coordinators.

Training content

Getting Your Hands Around Project Management

  • Distinguish Between a Project and Operations
  • Recognize the Factors That Contribute to Project Success or Failure
  • Identify the Framework for Project Management

Getting It Off the Ground

  • Recognize the Value of Knowing Why/How a Project Is Important to the Organization and to You
  • Explain the Elements of a Charter and Its Relevance to Initiating a Project
  • Identify Stakeholders and Their Roles on a Project

Planning the Work

  • Apply Techniques to Define the Work to Be Done
  • Identify an Apply Techniques to Estimate Needed Resources, Cost, and Hours for the Project
  • Apply Techniques to Schedule the Project
  • Identify Roles and Responsibilities for the Project
  • Plan for Potential Risks to the Project

Working the Plan

  • Build an Effective Status Report
  • Recognize the Types and Purposes of Meetings
  • Identify Action Items and Issues
  • Recognize the Importance of Managing Change

Putting It to Bed

  • Contribute to the lessons Learned Database
  • Identify the Project Records and Files That Must Be Archived for Historical Purposes
  • Describe a Project Closure Checklist
  • Compare Closing Out Successful Versus Unsuccessful or Canceled Projects


Course price for:

  • Non Members: $2495
  • AMA Members: $2245

Certification / Credits

CEU: 1.2, CPE: 14

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Holida Y.

Loved taking this class with Rob, very informative and he's a great presenter!

Hillary L.

Dr. Samuels was incredibly good at listening and speaking throughout this course. I was able to tell they was professional and extremely knowledgeable on the topic immediately and am very satisfied I had the privilege to learn from them. They were also very good at involving the entire class and creating a collaborative discussion in the virtua...

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