Improving Your Project Management Skills: The Basics for Success

AMA - American Management Association
Training overview
Professional Course
Classroom, Virtual Classroom
3 days
From 2,695 USD
Start dates

Place & Start


New York City
2,695 USD
2/8/2023

Chicago
2,695 USD
2/27/2023

San Francisco
2,695 USD
3/13/2023

Arlington
2,695 USD
3/20/2023
AMA - American Management Association

Course description

Improving Your Project Management Skills: The Basics for Success

As the business world grows more competitive, organizations find it necessary to take on an increasing number of projects. Unfortunately, these same organizations often don't have skilled project managers to handle the work. In this seminar, you will learn and practice the critical tools and techniques that have been proven necessary for project management success. In lectures, discussions and exercises, you'll cover the essential aspect of managing projects.

While aligned with the Project Management Institute's (PMI) framework, this course is specifically designed to focus on the practical application of concepts. You'll return to work with the knowledge and tools you need to get your projects started right and completed successfully.

How You Will Benefit

  • Ensure that your projects are set-up for success from the start
  • Learn the basics for effectively gathering and documenting requirements
  • Understand the role of the project manager, business analyst, and others in managing projects
  • Develop an integrated project plan including realistic scope, schedules, budgets, and risks—and turn that plan into successful action
  • Learn how to effectively track and report on project progress
  • Gain the respect of your project team and build credibility with top management

Who should attend?

Individuals who are new to project management, “accidental” project managers (professionals for whom PM is a secondary part of their jobs), business analysts, subject-matter experts from any field who contribute to projects, managers responsible for projects and experienced project managers looking to review current tools, techniques, and processes.

Training content

The Project Management Framework

  • Define the Basic Project Management Framework
  • Describe Key Project Management Terminology
  • Explain the Triple Constraints (Project Triangle)
  • Differentiate Between Operations and Projects
  • Describe Project Management in a Business Context

Initiate the Project

  • Describe How Projects Are Initiated
  • Describe the Difference Between Project Requirements and Product Requirements
  • Describe the Purpose and Content of the Project Charter
  • Describe the Purpose and Content of the Product Requirements Document
  • Use the SMART Model When Writing Requirements
  • Identify Information-Gathering Techniques

Identify the Work

  • Discuss the Purpose of a Kick-Off Meeting
  • Develop a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)

Estimate the Work

  • Discuss Guidelines for Making Better Estimates
  • Explain the Use of Three-Point Estimates

Schedule the Work

  • Describe Task Dependencies
  • Identify the Sequence of Tasks via Precedence Diagramming
  • Develop the Project Schedule

Create the Budget

  • Determine the Personnel Costs Needed for the Success of the Project
  • Determine the Expense Costs Needed for the Success of the Project
  • Differentiate Between Bottom-Up and Top-Down Cost Budget Planning, and State Which Is More Appropriate for Different Situations

Complete the Plan

  • Create the Project Communications Plan
  • Describe the Project Risk Management Processes
  • Describe the Purpose of the Project Procurement Plan
  • Discuss the Purpose of Reserves

Execute the Plan

  • Create a Project Status Report
  • Describe the Key Elements Required to Determine Project Health
  • Describe How to Run an Effective Project Status Meeting
  • Describe the Change Management Process

Close the Project

  • Identify the Elements of Both Administrative and Contractual Project Closure Procedures
  • Describe the Different Ways That Projects Can Be Terminated
  • Explain the Importance of a Repository and lessons Learned

Costs

Course price for:

  • Non Members: $2695
  • AMA Members: $2395

Certification / Credits

CEU: 1.8, PDU: 18, CPE: 21

About AMA

American Management Association Company Info

The American Management Association, International (AMA) is the global leader in talent development. Founded in 1923, AMA supports the goals of individuals and organizations through a complete range of educational products and services, including instructor-led classroom and virtual seminars, webinars,...


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Average rating 4.8

Based on 74 reviews.

Vincent A.

Derrick was a great Instructor, I really enjoyed his pace and style of instruction. he kept it very interactive and participation based throughout the course. At no point did it get boring or repetitive.

Daniel T.

The course was pretty good, instructor was clear and precise

MC M.

The instructor was great! I wish all my courses could be with her. It's so nice to be taught by someone who has such a deep passion for what they do. It makes wanting to learn the material that much better. Also, as she reviewed the materials she also peppered the discussions with her real-world knowledge and examples. For example, there was a ...

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