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MDP407 – Principles & Techniques of Project Management

Course description

This 3-day course provides an overview of project management concepts and principles using lecture and discussions. An integrated case study will provide students with a first-hand opportunity to practice the theories and concepts discussed in the classroom throughout the course. This course is 100% compliant with the Project Management Institute’s (PMI®) current Project Management Body of Knowledge. (PMBOK® Guide)

Who should attend

This course is primarily designed for people who have or will be assigned project management responsibilities; for project managers, project leaders or anyone performing in those roles or soon to be performing in those roles.

What you will achieve

  • A clear differentiation between project, program, and subproject, identifying contrasting and related characteristics of each.
  • The ability to compare and contrast project management to: strategic management, operations management, and crisis management.
  • The knowledge of how to define the role of the project manager while balancing the expectations of the different project stakeholders.
  • The course-long case study will provide a forum in which to develop essential management deliverables: project charters, scope statements, work breakdown structures, activity lists, duration estimates, network diagrams, and risk analysis.
  • A skill assessment will enable students to gauge their level of skill in project management.

What you will learn

  • The Project Management Framework – as described in PMI’s® current PMBOK® guide
  • The (9) Knowledge Areas, the (5) Process Groups, and the Iterative Process Model – processes involved in project management
  • Key Stakeholders – their impact on, as well as their roles in a typical project
  • Types of Organizational Structures – their impact on managing projects
  • Project Quality and Risk – how to account for project quality and risk as a part of the project plan

Agenda

Day One

  • Course Introduction
  • Project Management Overview
  • Initiating Process Group

Day Two

  • Planning Process Group I

Day Three

  • Planning Process Group II (Continued)
  • Executing Process Group
  • Monitoring and Controlling Process Group
  • Closing Process Group
  • Assessing project manager skills

Please contact PSI for costs, more details and to register. Costs include all course materials, coffee breaks in the morning and afternoon, lunch and training venue.

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