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Introduction to Project Management

Course Overview

The PMI® Pulse of the Profession® study found that businesses with at least 35% PMP® certified project managers had better project performance. And a PricewaterhouseCoopers survey shows 80% of high-performing projects use a certified project manager. Be that project manager.


Course Objectives

Course Prequisites

  • A four-year degree (bachelor’s degree or the global equivalent) and at least three years of project management experience, with 4,500 hours leading and directing projects and 35 hours of project management education.

Target Audience

Initiating a Project

  • Apply Project Management Processes
  • Create a Project Charter
  • Develop a Draft Project Scope Statement

Planning Project Work

  • Develop a Project Management Plan
  • Create a Scope Management Plan
  • Create a Scope Statement
  • Develop a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)

Developing Project Schedules, Cost Estimates, and Budgets

  • Create an Activity List
  • Create a Project Network Diagram
  • Estimate Activity Resources
  • Estimate Activity Durations
  • Identify the Critical Path
  • Develop a Project Schedule
  • Estimate Project Costs
  • Establish a Cost Baseline

Planning Project Quality, Staffing, and Communications

  • Create a Quality Management Plan
  • Document Roles, Responsibilities, and Reporting Relationships
  • Acquire Project Team
  • Create a Communications Management Plan

Analyzing Risks and Planning Risk Response

  • Create a Risk Management Plan
  • Identify Project Risks and Triggers
  • Perform Qualitative Risk Analysis
  • Perform Quantitative Risk Analysis
  • Develop a Risk Response Plan

Planning Project Procurement

  • Prepare a Contract Statement of Work
  • Prepare a Procurement Document

Executing Project Work

  • Project Plan Execution
  • Perform Quality Assurance
  • Develop the Project Team
  • Distribute Project Information
  • Request Seller Responses
  • Select Sellers

Monitoring and Controlling Project Work

  • Control and Monitor Project Work
  • Manage Changes to Performance Baselines
  • Review Deliverables and Work Results
  • Control Project Scope

Monitoring and Controlling Project Schedules and Costs

  • Control the Project Schedule
  • Control Project Costs

Monitoring and Controlling Project Quality, Staffing, and Communications

  • Perform Quality Control
  • Manage Project Team
  • Report Project Performance
  • Manage Stakeholders

Monitoring and Controlling Project Risk and Contracts

  • Monitor and Control Project Risk
  • Administer a Contract

Closing the Project

  • Close a Project
  • Close a Contract

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