Project Management Essentials (PME)

In this 3 day class, students will identify and apply generally recognized
practices in project management.

Who Should Attend: The target student for this course is any individual who may need to perform project management activities in their job role on either a formal or informal basis, or any project team members who want to enhance their knowledge of project management in order to interact more productively with a project manager and perform more effectively on a project team.

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

– identify the basic concepts and terminology of professional project management.

– launch a project.

– estimate project work.

– create a project schedule.

– plan project costs.

– plan for project risks.

– plan for project quality and compliance.

– manage human resources for your project.

– manage project procurements.

– plan for change management and monitor the project scope.

– monitor and optimize project schedule and cost.

– monitor quality of project work and the risks involved.

– plan communication strategies and manage stakeholder relationships.

– perform project closure.

Prerequisite(s) or equivalent knowledge:
Project Management Fundamentals
Lesson 1: Getting Started with Project Management
Project Management Basics
Factors Influencing a Project
Lesson 2: Launching Projects
How Organizations Choose the Right Project
Identify Project Stakeholders and Their Expectations
Identify the Project Scope
Prepare a SOW
Formally Authorize a Project
Lesson 3: Estimating Project Work
Estimate Project Effort and Resources Using Top-Down Estimation
Estimate Project Effort and Resources Using Bottom-Up Estimation
Reduce Risks in Project Estimates

Lesson 4: Creating a Project Schedule

Illustrate Project Flow
Identify Activity Resources
Schedule Project Work
Lesson 5: Planning Project Costs
Estimate Project Costs
Establish the Cost Baseline
Reconcile Funding and Costs
Lesson 6: Planning for Risks
Create a Risk Management Plan
Identify Risks and Their Causes
Analyze Risks
Develop a Risk Response Plan
Lesson 7: Planning for Quality and Compliance
Deliver the Desired Project Results
Verify Compliance Requirements
Lesson 8: Managing Human Resources
Plan Your Dream Team
Put the Team Together
Build the Team
Manage the Team
Lesson 9: Managing Project Procurements
Plan for Project Procurements
Obtain Responses from Vendors
Choose the Right Vendor
Manage Vendors and Procurements
Lesson 10: Managing Change During Project Execution
Gear Up for Project Execution
Manage Project Changes
Monitor the Project Scope
Lesson 11: Monitoring and Controlling Project Schedule and Cost
Monitor and Control the Project Schedule
Optimize the Project Schedule
Monitor and Control Project Costs
Lesson 12: Monitoring Risk and Quality
Monitor and Control Risks
Put Quality Plans into Action
Control Project Quality
Lesson 13: Communicating and Reporting
Communicate in a Project
Distribute Project Information
Manage Stakeholder Relationships and ExpectationsReport on Project Performance
Lesson 14: Closing the Project
Hand Off the Project
Close Project Procurements
Wrap Up a Project

To Hire an AMS Project Manager Subject Matter Expert and Instructor who also teaches this class, call us today at 800-798-3901!

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