American Management Association

Essentials of Project Management for the Nonproject Manager

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Dec 16—17, 2019
2 days
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
USD 2345
USD 1172 per day
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USD 2345
Jan 27—28, 2020
2 days
Chicago, Illinois, United States
USD 2345
USD 1172 per day
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About the course

Learn and apply basic elements of PM to your job to support project success.

To work together effectively on any project, everyone on the team needs to use a common language and have a clear understanding of all expectations. This unique seminar is designed for individuals with little or no prior knowledge of project management who serve on project management teams, those who simply want to know more about PM or those who are making the transition to project management. In just two days, you’ll develop an understanding of essential terminology and apply basic PM tools and techniques to increase your effectiveness both on the team and in your own functional area.

How You Will Benefit

  • Know the purpose and process of project management
  • Understand the roles, responsibilities and needs of project team members
  • Identify and apply critical project management tools
  • Identify stakeholders, their relationships to each other and how these relationships affect projects
  • Recognize stakeholder issues within the organization
  • Identify and apply critical communication tools and protocols

What You Will Cover

  • Key project management terms
  • Five groups of the project management process
  • Estimating project activity accurately
  • Identifying and aligning the project stakeholders
  • Evaluating the project charter
  • Validating project requirements against the SMART Tool
  • Understanding and creating the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)


Getting Your Hands Around Project Management

  • Distinguish Between a Project and Operations
  • Recognize the Factors That Contribute to Project Success or Failure
  • Identify the Framework for Project Management

Getting It Off the Ground

  • Recognize the Value of Knowing Why/How a Project Is Important to the Organization and to You
  • Explain the Elements of a Charter and Its Relevance to Initiating a Project
  • Identify Stakeholders and Their Roles on a Project

Planning the Work

  • Apply Techniques to Define the Work to Be Done
  • Identify an Apply Techniques to Estimate Needed Resources, Cost, and Hours for the Project
  • Apply Techniques to Schedule the Project
  • Identify Roles and Responsibilities for the Project
  • Plan for Potential Risks to the Project

Working the Plan

  • Build an Effective Status Report
  • Recognize the Types and Purposes of Meetings
  • Identify Action Items and Issues
  • Recognize the Importance of Managing Change

Putting It to Bed

  • Contribute to the Lessons Learned Database
  • Identify the Project Records and Files That Must Be Archived for Historical Purposes
  • Describe a Project Closure Checklist
  • Compare Closing Out Successful Versus Unsuccessful or Canceled Projects

Who should attend

Those who are involved in projects but do not manage them, such as subject matter experts, team members, project sponsors, contributors, facilitators and coordinators.

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