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Project Management Fundamentals


Course Contents:

  • Introduction, Overview & Objectives

    What is Project Management?

    • The Nature of Project Management
    • Projects Vs Ongoing Activities
    • How to Define a Successful Project
    • Introducing the Project Stakeholders

     The Theory of Project Management

    • The Project Lifecycle
    • Product Lifecycles
    • Project Processes
    • Critical Path
    • WBS

     Initiating a Project

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

    Project Planning

    • Establishing the Business Case for a Project
    • Determining Metrics
    • Determining Budgets & Timelines
    • Estimating Costs and Resource Requirements
    • Critical Path
    • Building the Tasklist

    Project Scheduling

    • Estimation in Projects
    • Estimation Techniques
    • Identifying Dependencies between tasks
    • Documenting, Tracking & Managing the schedule

    Managing  the Project

    • Controlling the Project
    • Managing the Schedule & Cost
    • Managing Risk
    • Managing Quality
    • Managing Resources
    • Managing Project Changes

    Leadership & Communication

    • Developing the Project Team
    • Leading the Team
    • Managing Expectations
    • Communicating with Project Stakeholders
    • Reporting Progress
    • Communicating Changes to budget/schedule
    • Delegation & Assigning Responsibilities
    • Agreeing objectives and metrics
    • Conflict Management
    • Problem Solving

    Closing the Project

    • Closing a Project
    • Closing Contracts
    • End of Project Review & Appraisal
    • Finalising the Project Report
    • Meeting with Stakeholders
  • Q&A
  • Conclude & Follow Up Process

Learning process

Individual and class exercises will be provided to practice the concepts learned in class. A single case study is used throughout and outline document templates are provided where appropriate.

This training programme may be beneficial to individuals who have some project experience but not in a management capacity. The course is ideal for a technical audience with an IT, Manufacturing or Construction background.

Classroom based, instructor lead, practical hands on course.

Product Description

This Project Management Fundamentals training course is designed to introduce the trainee to the Project Management processes & tools required to effectively manage projects.

Awarding Body: Optima Training & Consulting Ltd

National Framework of Qualifications Level: N/a

Certification: Optima Training & Consulting Ltd Certificate of Completion

Renewal: N/a

Entry Requirements:
Minimum age- 18 years old

Minimum English requirements: Leaners must be able to understand and convey the concepts contained in the programme content.

Assessment Details: Class Interaction

Cost Per Person:
The fee is inclusive of all training courseware materials, certificate of completion and 3 months after training support.

Progression Opportunities: Please see related courses

Protection for Enrolled Students: N/A

Should a course not proceed, any payment received will be refunded within 48 hours