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Managing Projects

Course Outline

Learn How To

  • Master fundamental project management skills, concepts and techniques
  • Link project goals and objectives to clear, compelling stakeholder needs
  • Develop work breakdown structures
  • Set realistic, measurable objectives and ensure positive results
  • Estimate project costs and schedules using simple, proven techniques
  • Establish a dependable project control and ­monitoring system

Course Synopsis

Get a solid understanding of project management methods with this comprehensive introductory course. Gain practical experience in proven project management techniques and discover a wealth of valuable, flexible tools that you can use immediately to ensure the success of any project in any type of organization.

Managing Projects gives you the foundation, techniques and tools to manage each stage of the project life cycle, work within organizational and cost constraints, set goals tied directly to stakeholder needs, get the most from your project management team, and utilize state-of-the-art project management tools to get the work done on time and within budget.

Covering the entire project life cycle, this course is built around the latest insights from the Project Management Institute's A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) , which incorporates information critical to project success, are also highlighted.

You'll learn project management skills through case studies, hands-on exercises and practical experiences that can immediately be applied to your job. This approach yields a comprehensive project management experience, including the early stages of defining project requirements, developing work breakdown structures, project change control and closeout.

As the ESI Project Management Professional Development Program's flagship course, Managing Projects opens the door to more efficient project implementation. The program's other courses provide opportunities for you to build on the knowledge you gain during this course to enhance your project management capabilities.

As part of your course materials, you'll also receive a copy of Project Management Terms: A Working Glossary , second edition, by J. LeRoy Ward, PMP.

Reminder: Participants taking this course should not take Managing IT Projects .

Course Topics

  1. Introduction to Project Management
    1. What are "projects"
    2. Why project management
    3. The project life cycle
    4. Influences on a project
    5. Key stakeholders
    6. Project management process groups
    7. Project manager responsibilities
  2. Project Initiation
    1. Understanding the role of senior management
    2. Needs Assessment
    3. Project selection
      • Benefit/cost ratio
      • Present value and net present value
    4. Building SMART objectives
      • Specific
      • Measurable
      • Agreed to
      • Realistic
      • Time-constrained
    5. Developing Requirements
    6. Project charters
    7. Project Requirements Document
  3. Project Planning
    1. Scope planning
    2. The work breakdown structure
    3. Estimating
    4. Schedule Planning
    5. Network Diagrams - CPM
    6. Speeding up the Schedule
    7. Project Management Planning Software
    8. Cost Planning
    9. Responsibility Matrix
    10. Resource Loading and Leveling
    11. Risk Planning
    12. Procurement Planning
    13. Communication and quality planning
  4. Project Implementation
    1. Baselines
    2. Developing the project team
    3. Organizations and team structures
    4. Managing change
    5. Managing Risk
    6. Performance reporting
    7. Reserves
    8. Assessing and monitoring project performance
    9. Earned value
    10. Sunk costs
  5. Project Closeout
    1. Scope verification and customer acceptance
    2. Administrative and contractual closure
    3. Transferring lessons learned to future projects

Available Formats for Employees and Managers

At our training centre in downtown Toronto, 10.00AM to 5.00PM with one hour lunch break.

$2499 + GST per participant for a three day workshop,

We offer a 10% discount for each additional participant

For Soft Skill Workshops outside the GTA, please contact us at 647-271-3330 or e-mail your request to for pricing giving information like number of participants, convenient dates etc.

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