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Improving Your Project Management Skills: The Basics for Success

AMA - American Management Association, Online (+7 locations)
Length
3 days
Price
2,695 USD
Next course start
22 July, 2024 (+26 start dates)
Delivery
Classroom, Virtual Classroom
Length
3 days
Price
2,695 USD
Next course start
22 July, 2024 (+26 start dates)
Delivery
Classroom, Virtual Classroom
From 2,695 USD / person

Course description

AMA - American Management Association

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

Upcoming start dates

Choose between 26 start dates

22 July, 2024

  • Classroom
  • Arlington

24 July, 2024

  • Virtual Classroom
  • Online

29 July, 2024

  • Classroom
  • New York City

31 July, 2024

  • Classroom
  • Chicago

7 August, 2024

  • Virtual Classroom
  • Online

19 August, 2024

  • Classroom
  • Atlanta

20 August, 2024

  • Virtual Classroom
  • Online

9 September, 2024

  • Classroom
  • San Francisco

10 September, 2024

  • Virtual Classroom
  • Online

16 September, 2024

  • Classroom
  • Arlington

18 September, 2024

  • Classroom
  • Houston

23 September, 2024

  • Virtual Classroom
  • Online

8 October, 2024

  • Classroom
  • New York City

21 October, 2024

  • Classroom
  • Boston

21 October, 2024

  • Virtual Classroom
  • Online

23 October, 2024

  • Classroom
  • Chicago

23 October, 2024

  • Virtual Classroom
  • Online

6 November, 2024

  • Virtual Classroom
  • Online

13 November, 2024

  • Classroom
  • Arlington

13 November, 2024

  • Virtual Classroom
  • Online

20 November, 2024

  • Virtual Classroom
  • Online

25 November, 2024

  • Classroom
  • New York City

2 December, 2024

  • Virtual Classroom
  • Online

4 December, 2024

  • Classroom
  • San Francisco

9 December, 2024

  • Classroom
  • Atlanta

9 December, 2024

  • Virtual Classroom
  • Online

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

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5/5
Bailey C.
06 Feb 2023
Both tangible and intangible takeaways

This course provided a lot of both tangible materials to take with me and utilize as well as intangible theory that can be applied. The instructor also was able to utilize the e...

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5/5
Alison G.
15 Dec 2022
Well-paced and helpful

This course was very helpful and well-paced. As someone new to project management, this course was very helpful for the foundational frameworks I can apply. The instructor was k...

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5/5
Alison G.
15 Dec 2022
Perfect for those new to the field

This course was very helpful and well-paced. As someone new to project management, this course was very helpful for the foundational frameworks I can apply. The instructor was k...

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