Introduction to Project Management

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Training Overview

Become familiar with project management concepts and terminology and equip yourself with the tools to plan the scope and schedule for a project. Assuming no prior knowledge of project management, this course is ideal for the newcomer to the area. You will be provided with an overview of the project lifecycle. You will become familiar with the terminology needed to understand project managers and stakeholders. It will equip you with the tools to start Project Managing small projects. Using a case study, you will identify project stakeholders, develop a project Scope Statement and Work Breakdown Structure. Then, using estimation and scheduling best practices, you will develop a timeline for your project.

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Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, you will:

  • Master fundamental project management skills, concepts, tools and techniques
  • Identify project stakeholders and map project deliverables to their needs
  • Define and develop the project scope statement and Work Breakdown Structure
  • Estimate project resources and durations
  • Recognize when to use different estimation techniques and how to leverage existing data
  • Be able to schedule project tasks and develop a project schedule
  • Compress the schedule to meet stakeholders needs

Skill Level

Designed for newcomers to project management and senior technical staff looking to advance their careers with project management. This course demystifies project management and offers practical exercises, empowering students to confidently handle basic projects independently.

Delivery

This is a 1-day online course, delivered through a virtual platform.

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Course Agenda

Participants of this course can anticipate gaining a robust understanding of core project management principles and methodologies. They will learn to identify and map project stakeholders, create a comprehensive project scope statement, and develop a work breakdown structure. Furthermore, this course will equip them with skills to estimate project resources, durations and to develop an efficient project schedule that aligns with stakeholders’ expectations.

Introduction

  •  “Projects versus Operations”
  •  The need for project management?
  •  The project life cycle
  •  Key stakeholders
  •   Project management process groups
  •  Project manager responsibilities
  •  Exercise: Stakeholders

 Scope Planning

  •  Scope planning & definition
  •  Work breakdown structure – WBS

 Schedule Planning

  •  Estimation
  •  Network Diagrams – Critical Path Method
  •  Fast Tracking
  •  Crashing

Eligibility Requirements

This is very much an introductory course and, as such, is ideal for someone who is new to project management. Typically attendees will have experience working in projects, but are only now at the stage of their careers where they need to manage and control them. It is also very suitable for project team members.

Why Study with Velopi?

Since our foundation in 2007, Velopi has carved a niche in the project management training space that is based firmly on close relationships with both companies and individuals. As our clients’ needs have evolved, so have our project management training courses. Today, we offer a comprehensive range of project management courses that are designed to meet the needs of any organisation or individual.

10k Careers Supported - 95% Exam Pass Rate
“Velopi helped us achieve our first objective – gaining a high-level overview and common understanding of project management across the Team. We found the learning particularly useful in examining the versatility of our product and methodologies to meet our customer needs.”

Aisling Creedon
Team Lead, Enterprise Customer Success, Teamwork

“The biggest impact that the Velopi course had on me was learning how the science and framework of project management can help in managing people as well as through interpersonal and direct communication- the penny really dropped about this for me during the course.”

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FAQs

Everything you need to know about the course. If you can’t find the answer you’re looking for, chat with our team.

Velopi’s courses are aimed at adult learners. We value the life experiences of our students and encourage everyone attending to contribute and to apply their existing experience to new situations.

At the start of each course, students will be provided with their instructor’s e-mail address and contact phone number. They are invited to make contact if they have any questions after the class.

Each one of the “Club PDU” courses are stand-alone offerings.
Following a continuing professional development course, many students are inspired to take their project management development a step further and we encourage our students to discuss their career plans with us. We can recommend further formal training leading to more advanced qualifications.

All students will receive a Certificate of Completion. This certificate sends out a strong signal that you are serious about the project management profession and seek to develop further in this role.

All of our instructors are Project Management Professionals (PMPs)®. Each has over a decade of industry experience and uses this to provide plenty of real-world examples to bring the courses to life.

Project management is a transferable skill. Thus these courses are relevant to all industries from Medical Devices, through Pharmaceutical, Financial Services, Construction & Engineering, the Public Sector, to Information & Communications Technologies.

This is reflected in the nature of our case study exercises. Students quickly realize that the problems they have faced in the workplace are very similar to those outlined in class.

Students also meet project managers from other industries and networking with these brings home the universal nature of most project management issues.

Yes we do! Please contact us to discuss your requirements. Many of our courses can also be delivered, face-to-face, at your own facility.

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