Project Management Fundamentals

The essential knowledge of Project Management

This course provides the fundamentals of project management: how to initiate, plan, and execute a project that meets objectives and satisfies stakeholders.

Aligned with the Project Management Institute (PMI®) A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, (PMBOK® Guide) - Fifth Edition, Project Management Institute, this course provides a step-by-step guide to planning and executing a project. Working through case studies with real-world scenarios, you will interact with fellow students to learn and apply the methodologies and good practices of formal project management.

Project Management Fundamentals
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Course Objectives

Upon the completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Manage a project through each stage of the project management life cycle
  • Document the needs and priorities of key stakeholders
  • Develop a project plan that balances scope, time, cost, and risk
  • Establish project controls to ensure a successful outcome
  • Monitor project activities and effectively assess progress
  • Report status and performance efficiently and effectively
  • Collect lessons learned and create a project archive that contributes to an organization's experience base

Who Should Attend

Project Managers, Project Coordinators, Project Team Members, and Anyone who has role in project management.

Course Outline

The Project Life Cycle

  • What is a Project?
  • The Project Management Life Cycle
  • The Role of the Project Manage

Setting Up for Success

  • The Meaning of Success
  • What Happens in the Initiation Phase?
  • Project Definition and Scope
  • Putting Together a Statement of Work
  • The Project Charter

The Project Team

  • The Teamwork Challenge
  • Selecting Team Members
  • The Team Charter

Risk Management

  • Project Risk
  • Risk management strategies

Project Plans

  • The Work Breakdown Structure
  • Work Package Sequencing

The Project Schedule

  • The Scheduling Process
  • Time Estimates

The Project Budget

  • What is a Budget?
  • Creating a Preliminary Budget
  • Budget and Schedule Balancing

Project Tracking and Control

  • Moving the Project Forward
  • Monitoring for Project Progress


  • Transitioning the product or service
  • Capturing lessons learned for the organization
  • Final report to stakeholders