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UMass Lowell

Project Management Boot Camp

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About the course

This one-day, hands-on seminar covers the fundamentals of project planning and focuses on the initiation and planning phases of a project. A combination of lecture and class exercises is used to better convey the course material. It also covers the fundamentals of CPM (Critical Path Method) scheduling to give users a solid foundation for scheduling work.

Learning Objectives and Outcomes

Teach students how to initiate and plan projects by:

  • Becoming familiar with the PMBOK® Guide process
  • Understanding the roles and responsibility of the Project Sponsor, Project Manager and Team Member
  • Learning the phases and steps that each project must goes through
  • Learning how develop effective Work Breakdown Structures
  • Producing project schedules using the 4 types of task relationships
  • Understanding Critical Path and how its calculated and displayed
  • Compress and optimize schedules

Who should attend

All members of a project team who would like an introduction or a refresher course on project planning fundamentals, as well as those who have time constraints and cannot commit to a multi-day training class.

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