AMA’s Comprehensive Project Management Workshop

American Management Association

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  • from 5 days
  • online, in person

American Management Association


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Who should attend

Project managers, program managers, and project team leaders who have several years of experience initiating, planning and managing projects, and project team members who are interested in enhancing their career by preparing to become a certified PMP.

Prerequisite: This course requires you to have basic knowledge and experience in project management. AMA recommends attending Improving Your Project

Management Skills: The Basics for Success (Seminar #6503) or its equivalent before enrolling in this seminar.

About the course

Plan. Execute. And monitor your projects

Delays, cost overruns, or quality problems can wreck your project. Keep it on course with this 5-day overview of project management.

Aligned with PMI’s PMBOK®, this workshop helps you master the entire project management process. You’ll earn 35 professional development units (PDUs) pre-approved by PMI, and you’ll gain skills and in-depth knowledge that prepare you for the next level: the Project Management Professional certification.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Manage projects with confidence
  • Avoid dangerous shortcuts and omissions
  • Monitor risks and correct trouble spots
  • Put together a solid team and effective documentation
  • Pave the way for achieving PMP® status

You’ll Also Receive:

A complimentary copy of A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), 5th Edition, by PMI®—a $65.95 value

How You Will Benefit

  • Learn all aspects of project management from the perspective of the PMBOK Guide
  • Acquire necessary prerequisite knowledge to enter a PMP Exam Prep training program
  • Achieve competence in the 10 project management knowledge areas and five process groups
  • Master the 47 competencies outlined in the PMBOK Guide
  • Learn the techniques of documenting project risks, assumptions and constraints
  • Become skilled at identifying and performing stakeholder analysis
  • Learn how to develop a WBS and create a project charter
  • Get skills to determine the critical path of a project
  • Learn how to staff your project for optimum results
  • Become skilled in executing, monitoring and controlling the tasks defined in your project plan

What You Will Cover


Examining the Project Management Framework

  • Exploring characteristics of projects
  • Reviewing project management terminology
  • Considering environmental influences

Reviewing the Project Management Body of Knowledge

  • Describing the project management process groups
  • The project management knowledge areas
  • Project management competency standards

Initiating the Project

  • Using project selection methods
  • Defining project scope
  • Documenting project risks, assumptions and constraints
  • Identifying and performing stakeholder analysis
  • Evaluating the project charter


Planning the Project

  • Defining and recording requirements, constraints and assumptions
  • Identifying project team members and defining roles and responsibilities
  • Creating the work breakdown structure (WBS)
  • Developing the change management plan
  • Identifying risks and defining risk strategies
  • Obtaining plan approval
  • Conducting the kickoff meeting


Executing the Project Plan

  • Executing the tasks defined in the project plan
  • Ensuring a common understanding and setting expectations
  • Implementing a quality management plan
  • Executing approved changes, actions and workarounds
  • Improving team performance


Monitoring and Controlling the Project

  • Measuring project performance
  • Verifying and managing changes to the project
  • Ensuring that project deliverables conform to quality standards
  • Monitoring all project risks


Closing the Project

  • Obtaining final acceptance for the project
  • Getting financial, legal and administrative closure
  • Releasing project resources
  • Creating and distributing a final project report
  • Archiving and retaining project records
  • Measuring customer satisfaction

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize, Apply, and Align Your Project Management Approach with the Fundamental Concepts of Project Management in the PMBOK® Guide
  • Connect the Process Groups, Project Management Knowledge Areas, and Processes in a Practical and Useable Way
  • Build the Key Deliverables and Structure to Get Your Project Started Effectively and Efficiently
  • Develop a Comprehensive and Appropriate Project Management Plan as a Blueprint to Effective Project Execution
  • Implement the Project Management Plan By Managing, Coordinating, and Collaborating with the Project Team and Key Project Stakeholders
  • Monitor and Control Project Work to Meet Well-Defined Performance Objectives and Success Criteria
  • Develop and Implement a Plan to Close the Project and Transition Ongoing Product Support to Operations

Foundation Concepts

  • Define Key Characteristics of Projects, Products, Programs, and Portfolios
  • Apply Project Management Terminology from the PMBOK® Guide
  • Recognize Organizational and Environmental Influences on Projects
  • Identify Key General Management and Interpersonal Skills of Effective Project Managers

Project Management Process Groups and Knowledge Areas

  • Define and Map the Project Management Process Groups, Knowledge Areas, and Processes
  • Use the PMBOK® Guide as a Reference for Your Projects
  • Recognize the Importance of Establishing a Project Management Methodology and Project Management Information System

Getting Projects Started

  • Describe Pre-Project Activities
  • Identify and Analyze Key Project Stakeholders
  • Develop the Project Charter

Developing the Project Management Plan: Scope, Schedule, Human Resources, Communications, and Stakeholders

  • Develop the Key Elements of the Project Management Plan
  • Collect and Define Stakeholder Requirements
  • Define and Detail the Project Scope Baseline
  • Develop the Project Schedule Baseline
  • Identify the Project Team Members and Their Skills/Roles/Responsibilities
  • Plan Stakeholder Communications

Developing the Project Management Plan: Cost, Quality, Risk, Procurement, and Obtaining Project Management Plan Approval

  • Create the Project Budget and Cost Performance Baseline
  • Establish a Sound Project Quality Management Plan
  • Determine How to Approach and Conduct Project Risk Management Activities
  • Analyze the Procurement Requirements for the Project
  • Obtain Approval for the Completed Project Management Plan

Managing Project Execution

  • Conduct an Effective Project Kick-Off Meeting
  • Authorize and Manage Project Work to Achieve Project Objectives
  • Implement Approve Change Requests
  • Manage the Project Team While Work Is Being Completed
  • Identify Qualified External Sellers While Work Is Being Performed
  • Communicate Information Effectively During Project Execution

Monitoring and Controlling Project Work

  • Monitor and Control the Triple Constraints: Scope, Schedule, and Budget
  • Compare Actual Project Performance Against the Project Management Plan
  • Forecast Future Project Performance and Trend Analysis
  • Manage Project Changes as Work Is Being Done
  • Identify, Track, and Monitor Project Issues and Risks
  • Report Project Status and Progress Measurements
  • Monitor Stakeholder Relationships

Closing the Project

  • Achieve Administrative Closure for the Project
  • Document Formal Acceptance of the Final Project Outcome
  • Close Out the Project Contracts
  • Create and Distribute the Final Project and Lessons Learned Reports
  • Archive and Retain Project Records

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