Basics of Project Management


This course will give participants an overview of the project management process, including key project management tools, that they can use in their project. It can also serve as a review of project management fundamentals for the “accidental” project managers, leaders, and aspiring ones.

Learning Objectives

At the end of the training, participants shall be able to:

  • Identify and define key project elements and project processes
  • Understand and identify project constraints and assumptions
  • Develop essential project documents, estimates, and schedules
  • Learn the values and concepts of Project leadership and management
  • Learn and apply common PM tools such as the Gantt Chart, Network Diagram (PERT / CPM), RACI charts, EVM, and MS Project
  • Learn how to execute project plans, monitor and close projects

Who Should Attend

Aspiring project managers or practicing project managers seeking a formal training on the discipline or seeking a review of project management fundamentals

Program Duration

2 day, 7 hours

Program Outline/Course Overview

1. Project Management Concepts and Principles

  • What is a Project ?
  • Key Project Elements
  • Project Management Process
  • Project Management Knowledge Areas

2. Defining the Key Project Elements

3. Project Initiation

  • Project Initiation Basics
  • Requirements Assessment
  • Identifying Project Stakeholders
  • The Project Charter

3. Project Planning

  • Defining Project Scope
  • Creating Work Breakdown Structure
  • Project Estimation
  • Project Scheduling
  • Defining the Project Management Plans

4. Project Execution

  • Problem Solving and Decision Making
  • Building and Motivating the Team
  • Project Leadership and Management

4. Project Monitoring and Controlling

  • Monitoring the Project’s Progress
  • Monitoring and Managing Risks
  • Monitoring and Managing Changes
  • Monitoring and Managing Quality

5. Project Closing

  • Project Closing Process
  • Project Transitioning
  • Retrospection
  • Celebrate Success

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