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Project Management Essentials

Procept Associates Ltd., Online (+3 locations)
3 days
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20 September, 2023 (+6 start dates)
3 days
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Course description

Project Management Essentials

This 3-day fundamental course is an accessible, hands-on journey through a project from initiation to closing, with a special emphasis on initiation and planning. Course participants work in project teams to practice PM tools while they experience the realistic challenges that are encountered on projects. Although it is possible to customize a case study for a specific industry or organization, this course offers 2 case studies so there is something for everyone.

Real-life stories from a variety of industries are used to illustrate key concepts and best practices and the instructor encourages course participants to share their experiences. This ensures the discussions are realistic and relevant.

Project Management Essentials is compliant with the Project Management Body of Knowledge and it introduces tools and terminology without overwhelming participants with jargon. The course focuses on developing practical skills that can be applied immediately to increase the level of success on projects. The course is fun, fast-paced, interactive, and adapted as required based on the needs of each audience.

This is the standard version of the course. Additional versions are available:

  • PME for Construction
  • PME for Contractors
  • PME for Festivals, Events, and Hospitality
  • PME for Land Surveyors

Procept is able to customize this course for your organization by including case study materials adapted to your own projects and work environment.

Upcoming start dates

Choose between 6 start dates

20 September, 2023

  • Webinar
  • Online

21 September, 2023

  • Webinar
  • Online

22 September, 2023

  • Webinar
  • Online

27 September, 2023

  • Webinar
  • Online

28 September, 2023

  • Webinar
  • Online

29 September, 2023

  • Webinar
  • Online

Who should attend?

The Project Management Essentials course is appropriate for individuals who are:

  • Responsible for managing smaller projects.
  • Participants on a project team of any size, especially those who have not yet been exposed to the tools, techniques and terminology of formal project management.


There is no prerequisite for this course. It functions as a stand-alone course.

Training content

Introduction and PM Context

  • Portfolios, programs, projects
  • Project success, project life cycles
  • Workshops: Project priorities, project success

Initiating the Project

  • Stakeholders and requirements
  • Project team, working in a matrix
  • Workshops: Project stakeholders, project charter

Planning the Project

  • Work breakdown structure
  • Project Change Control
  • Communications planning
  • Estimating
  • Project Risk Management
  • Critical path scheduling
  • Workshops: WBS, critical path scheduling, change control, project communications plan, risk management, project schedule

Project Execution

  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Scope management
  • Conflict management
  • Leadership and motivation
  • Schedule control
  • Cost Control
  • Workshops: roles and responsibilities, conflict management, schedule updates, reporting and control

Project Closure

  • Closing and lessons learned


  • Workshops: lessons learned

Certification / Credits

Learning Objectives

Participants will gain practical skills to:

  • Use the terminology and processes of modern project management
  • Prepare a complete and accurate project plan for your project
  • Facilitate team discussions to learn from the PM experiences of others
  • Practice PM skills using templates
  • Value the benefits of a consistent PM methodology

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Procept Associates Ltd.

Procept Associates Ltd.

Since 1963, Procept (and its subsidiaries) have trained over 1 million people from over 17,000 organizations. We focus on developing competencies in project management, change management, agile management, leadership, business analysis, IT and data management, as well as soft skill...

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Average rating 4.7

Based on 11 reviews.
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Carey C.
20 Mar 2023

Good information on project management. It was helpful in strengthening my understanding in key concepts and in preparation for the PMP exam.

Kalpana J.
20 Mar 2023

Very good for beginners or those new to project management.

Anton P.
20 Mar 2023

A good crash course on project management.