Introduction to Project Management Training

Course 296

  • Duration: 2 days
  • Sandbox: Yes
  • Language: English
  • 11 NASBA CPE Credits (live, in-class training only)
  • 11 PMI PDUs
  • Level: Foundation
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This introduction to project management training course provides you with the fundamental knowledge and skills to successfully lead a project from beginning to end. You will gain hands-on project experience through a simulated project case study.

Project Management Training Delivery Methods

  • In Person

  • Online

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Project Management Training Information

Through a simulated case study, you will:

  • Leverage key project management concepts.
  • Lead a project from beginning to end.
  • Motivate and lead your project team.
  • Implement effective project management processes.
  • Develop the leadership skills needed for successfully planning, managing, and delivering projects of any size and scope.
  • Test your knowledge in the end-of-course exam.
  • Continue learning and face new challenges with after-course one-on-one instructor coaching.



Intro to Project Management Instructor-Led Course Outline

  • Benefits and value of project management|
  • Communication as the key to project success
  • Defining a project
  • Defining projects, programs, and portfolio management
  • The project management process
  • The phases of project management

Activity: The Way Many Projects Start – Chaos

  • Defining the initiation phase  
  • Linking strategic value to the project  
  • Business case overview  
  • Issue tracking  
  • Assumptions  
  • Defining the objective of a project  
  • Creating the objective statement (the Five “W” questions)  
  • Translating the statement into deliverables  

Activity: Building an Objective Statement and Deliverables List  

  • Project Charters and other initiating activities  
  • Strategic considerations   

What a project plan is  

  • The narrative planning document  
  • Outline of content  


  • Defining stakeholders  
  • How they contribute to the development of a project plan  
  • Stakeholder analysis  
  • Stakeholder engagement plan  
  • Stakeholder communication plan  

Creating the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)   

  • Defining the WBS  
  • How the WBS is developed  

Activity: Build the WBS for Class Project  

Creating the Project Schedule  

  • Identify activities  
  • Estimate activities  
  • Do Now Activity: Determine Duration of Project Activities  
  • Sequencing activities  

Activity: Sequence Project Activities (create network diagram)  

  • Resourcing the schedule (Identify, Allocate, Optimize)  
  • Finalize schedule (Determine project duration, Understand Critical Path, Refining the project to meet objectives and constraints)  
  • Define risk management  
  • Risk identification  
  • Analyze probability and impacts  
  • Risk registers  
  • Plan risk responses  

Activity: Develop Risk Register for Class Project  

  • Contingency plans  
  • Early warning signs  

Change control  

  • Process defined  
  • Scaling process to fit the project  

Project team guidelines  

  • Status meetings  
  • Schedule updates  
  • Issue and risk tracking and reporting  

Other considerations  

  • Quality management plan  
  • Project procurement plan  
  • Getting approval to execute a plan  

Activity: Team Review of Completed Project Plan  

  • Defining executing/monitoring and controlling processes  
  • The management processes  
  • How to monitor and control key plan elements  
  • Project status reports  
  • Analyzing data against a baseline to determine progress  
  • Taking corrective action to meet project constraints  

Activity: Review Project Status Report and Schedule  

  • Determining if a project is ready to close  
  • Transfer of project deliverable(s) to operational control  
  • Determining if project objectives and business value have been attained  
  • Conducting lessons-learned review  
  • Appropriate celebrations  
  • Building project management capabilities in organizations  

Activity: Course Review and Communication of Learnings 

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Project Management Training FAQs

No specific experience is required.

Project managers facilitate the execution of a project, from planning and development to managing teams and stakeholders and managing time, scope, and budget. In addition, the project manager is responsible for the project's success (or failure), and success in project management depends on having a solid foundation in project management principles and practices.

An excellent foundational certification for those just starting in the project management field is PMI's Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® certification. See Course 3601, Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® Certification Training, if you are interested in CAPM certification.

This course introduces best-practice techniques and a project management skill set that can immediately improve your project management performance back on the job. The project management skills needed to implement project management processes, develop leadership skills, and respond effectively to real-world project management scenarios are covered in this course.

The salary of a project manager can vary based on many factors, including location and experience level. Earning a project management certification can increase salary ranges. The current average salary for a project manager in the United States is over $80,000 annually.

Certification candidates and existing credential holders are responsible for reporting all Continuing Certification Requirements Program (CCR) activities to PMI (Project Management Institute). To report the completion of a Learning Tree course, you can use the Online PDU (Professional Development Units) Resources System. 

  • Go to the PMI Continuing Certification Requirements System 
  • Log in with your username and password 
  • Locate the claim code associated with your course in the table in this document 
  • Click on “Report PDU for this activity” 
  • Fill in the date started and date completed 
  • Click on the box agreeing that this claim is accurate and then submit 

PDU Information for the Standard Course: 

  • 11 Total PDUs 
  • Ways of Working PDUs: 8 
  • Power Skills PDUs: 2 
  • Business Acumen PDUs: 1 
  • PMI Claim Code: 1154FUX0B7 
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