Improving Your Project Management Skills: The Basics for Success

Program Description

Build a solid foundation of project management knowledge, techniques and tools in this hands-on workshop that covers the entire project life cycle.

As the business world grows more competitive, organizations find it necessary to take on an increasing number of projects. Unfortunately, these same organizations often don’t have skilled project managers to handle the work. In this seminar, you will learn and practice the critical tools and techniques that have been proven necessary for project management success. In lectures, discussions and exercises, you’ll cover the essential aspect of managing projects.

While aligned with the Project Management Institute’s (PMI) framework, this course is specifically designed to focus on the practical application of concepts. You’ll return to work with the knowledge and tools you need to get your projects started right and completed successfully.

How You Will Benefit

  • Ensure that your projects are set-up for success from the start
  • Learn the basics for effectively gathering and documenting requirements
  • Understand the role of the project manager, business analyst, and others in managing projects
  • Develop an integrated project plan including realistic scope, schedules, budgets, and risks—and turn that plan into successful action
  • Learn how to effectively track and report on project progress
  • Gain the respect of your project team and build credibility with top management

Who Should Attend

Individuals who are new to project management, “accidental” project managers (professionals for whom PM is a secondary part of their jobs), business analysts, subject-matter experts from any field who contribute to projects, managers responsible for projects and experienced project managers looking to review current tools, techniques, and processes.

Agenda

An Overview of Key Project Management Concept

Discussion of key concepts, terminology, and roles, including:

  • The project triangle
  • The definition of the "project"
  • The five-core PM

Initiating the Project

  • Creating a project charter and tying it to the business case
  • Gathering and documenting requirements
  • Setting customer, sponsor, and team member expectations

Identifying the Work

  • Creating the work breakdown structure (WBS) based on the charter and product requirments
  • Assigning ownership to tasks

Estimating the Work

  • Discussing industry best practices for creating realistic estimates

Scheduling the Work

  • Creating precedence (network logic) diagrams to show task dependencies
  • Producing Gantt charts to graph project timelines
  • Determining the critical path and calculating float

Creating the Budget

  • Estimating and tracking personnel and (out of pocket) expenses

Locations, Dates & Pricing

Pricing
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0650302831

Chicago IL

Summit West
09/06/2017 - 09/08/2017 $2345 $2095 Register
0650302832

New York NY

AMA New York Center
09/06/2017 - 09/08/2017 $2345 $2095 Register
0650302834

Saranac Lake NY

Virtual Meeting
09/11/2017 - 09/14/2017 $2195 $1995 Register
0650302833

Arlington VA

AMA Washington Area Center
09/13/2017 - 09/15/2017 $2345 $2095 Register
0650302817

Princeton NJ

09/20/2017 - 09/22/2017 $2345 $2095 Register
0650302830

Anaheim CA

DoubleTree Suites Anaheim
09/20/2017 - 09/22/2017 $2345 $2095 Register
0650302836

Atlanta GA

AMA Atlanta Center
09/27/2017 - 09/29/2017 $2345 $2095 Register
0650302869

Chicago IL

Summit West
10/02/2017 - 10/04/2017 $2345 $2095 Register
0650302870

New York NY

AMA New York Center
10/04/2017 - 10/06/2017 $2345 $2095 Register
0650302878

Boston MA

Hilton Boston Back Bay
10/04/2017 - 10/06/2017 $2345 $2095 Register
0650302871

San Francisco CA

AMA San Francisco Center
10/09/2017 - 10/11/2017 $2345 $2095 Register
0650302872

Houston TX

Norris Conference Center
10/11/2017 - 10/13/2017 $2345 $2095 Register
0650302874

Indianapolis IN

10/16/2017 - 10/18/2017 $2345 $2095 Register
0650302875

Nashville TN

10/16/2017 - 10/18/2017 $2345 $2095 Register
0650302873

Arlington VA

AMA Washington Area Center
10/16/2017 - 10/18/2017 $2345 $2095 Register
0650302876

Saranac Lake NY

Virtual Meeting
10/23/2017 - 10/26/2017 $2195 $1995 Register
0650302881

San Francisco CA

AMA San Francisco Center
10/30/2017 - 11/01/2017 $2345 $2095 Register
0650302877

Arlington VA

AMA Washington Area Center
11/01/2017 - 11/03/2017 $2345 $2095 Register
0650302879

Chicago IL

Summit West
11/01/2017 - 11/03/2017 $2345 $2095 Register
0650302933

Parsippany NJ

11/08/2017 - 11/10/2017 $2345 $2095 Register
0650302882

New York NY

AMA New York Center
11/13/2017 - 11/15/2017 $2345 $2095 Register
0650302883

Saranac Lake NY

Virtual Meeting
11/13/2017 - 11/16/2017 $2195 $1995 Register
0650302880

Atlanta GA

AMA Atlanta Center
11/15/2017 - 11/17/2017 $2345 $2095 Register
0650302884

Seattle WA

11/27/2017 - 11/29/2017 $2345 $2095 Register
0650302886

Arlington VA

AMA Washington Area Center
11/29/2017 - 12/01/2017 $2345 $2095 Register
0650302887

Chicago IL

Summit West
12/04/2017 - 12/06/2017 $2345 $2095 Register
0650302888

Dallas TX

Crowne Plaza North Dallas
12/04/2017 - 12/06/2017 $2345 $2095 Register
0650302889

New York NY

AMA New York Center
12/06/2017 - 12/08/2017 $2345 $2095 Register
0650302890

Saranac Lake NY

Virtual Meeting
12/11/2017 - 12/14/2017 $2195 $1995 Register
0650302904

Philadelphia PA

12/13/2017 - 12/15/2017 $2345 $2095 Register
0650302891

San Francisco CA

AMA San Francisco Center
12/13/2017 - 12/15/2017 $2345 $2095 Register
0650302892

Saranac Lake NY

Virtual Meeting
01/08/2018 - 01/11/2018 $2195 $1995 Register
0650302934

Arlington VA

01/10/2018 - 01/12/2018 $2345 $2095 Register
0650302894

New York NY

AMA New York Center
01/17/2018 - 01/19/2018 $2345 $2095 Register
0650302895

San Francisco CA

AMA San Francisco Center
01/17/2018 - 01/19/2018 $2345 $2095 Register
0650302935

Atlanta GA

01/22/2018 - 01/24/2018 $2345 $2095 Register
0650302901

Boston MA

01/29/2018 - 01/31/2018 $2345 $2095 Register
0650302897

Chicago IL

Summit West
01/31/2018 - 02/02/2018 $2345 $2095 Register
0650302898

New York NY

AMA New York Center
02/07/2018 - 02/09/2018 $2345 $2095 Register
0650302899

Saranac Lake NY

Virtual Meeting
02/12/2018 - 02/15/2018 $2195 $1995 Register
0650302900

Arlington VA

AMA Washington Area Center
02/14/2018 - 02/16/2018 $2345 $2095 Register
0650302902

Los Angeles CA

02/26/2018 - 02/28/2018 $2345 $2095 Register
0650302903

Chicago IL

Summit West
02/28/2018 - 03/02/2018 $2345 $2095 Register
0650302905

San Francisco CA

AMA San Francisco Center
03/05/2018 - 03/07/2018 $2345 $2095 Register
0650302906

New York NY

AMA New York Center
03/07/2018 - 03/09/2018 $2345 $2095 Register
0650302907

Arlington VA

AMA Washington Area Center
03/12/2018 - 03/14/2018 $2345 $2095 Register
0650302908

Seattle WA

03/19/2018 - 03/21/2018 $2345 $2095 Register
0650302909

Atlanta GA

AMA Atlanta Center
03/26/2018 - 03/28/2018 $2345 $2095 Register
0650302910

Saranac Lake NY

Virtual Meeting
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0650302937

Dallas TX

04/02/2018 - 04/04/2018 $2345 $2095 Register
0650302936

Chicago IL

Summit West
04/02/2018 - 04/04/2018 $2345 $2095 Register
0650302938

Lake Buena Vista FL

04/09/2018 - 04/11/2018 $2345 $2095 Register
0650302939

New York NY

AMA New York Center
04/11/2018 - 04/13/2018 $2345 $2095 Register
0650302940

San Francisco CA

AMA San Francisco Center
04/16/2018 - 04/18/2018 $2345 $2095 Register
0650302941

Nashville TN

04/18/2018 - 04/20/2018 $2345 $2095 Register
0650302942

Arlington VA

AMA Washington Area Center
04/25/2018 - 04/27/2018 $2345 $2095 Register
0650302943

Atlanta GA

AMA Atlanta Center
04/30/2018 - 05/02/2018 $2345 $2095 Register
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Saranac Lake NY

Virtual Meeting
04/30/2018 - 05/03/2018 $2195 $1995 Register
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Boston MA

05/02/2018 - 05/04/2018 $2345 $2095 Register
0650302946

Arlington VA

AMA Washington Area Center
05/07/2018 - 05/09/2018 $2345 $2095 Register
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Denver CO

05/09/2018 - 05/11/2018 $2345 $2095 Register

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    Atlanta, GA 30309

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    Arlington, Virginia
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Program Details

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  • Seminar Number:

    06503

  • Length:

    3 Day(s)

  • Program Hours:


    Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.

  • CEU Credits:

    1.8

  • PDU Credits:

    18.0

  • PHR Credits:

    18.0

  • SPHR Credits:

    18.0

  • CPE Credits:

    21.0

  • FMDS Credits:

    21.0

  • PDU_L Credits:

    2.0

  • PDU_T Credits:

    16.0

  • PDCS Credits:

    18.0

  • Lunch:

    Lunch is on your own.

  • Continuing Education:

    Continuing education credits may be recognized by your professional board. Contact your own board to find out what's required.

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