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 process groups

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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0650303103

Saranac Lake NY

Virtual Meeting
08/19/2019 - 08/22/2019 $2345 $2095 Register
0650303102

Arlington VA

AMA Washington Area Center
08/21/2019 - 08/23/2019 $2445 $2195 Register
0650303104

Atlanta GA

AMA Atlanta Center
08/26/2019 - 08/28/2019 $2445 $2195 Register
0650303105

Chicago IL

Summit Executive Centre
09/04/2019 - 09/06/2019 $2445 $2195 Register
0650303106

New York NY

AMA New York Center
09/04/2019 - 09/06/2019 $2445 $2195 Register
0650303108

Saranac Lake NY

Virtual Meeting
09/09/2019 - 09/12/2019 $2345 $2095 Register
0650303109

Arlington VA

AMA Washington Area Center
09/11/2019 - 09/13/2019 $2445 $2195 Register
0650303124

Nashville TN

09/16/2019 - 09/18/2019 $2445 $2195 Register
0650303110

Anaheim CA

DoubleTree Suites Anaheim
09/18/2019 - 09/20/2019 $2445 $2195 Register
0650303126

Houston TX

Norris Conference Center
09/25/2019 - 09/27/2019 $2445 $2195 Register
0650303122

Arlington VA

AMA Washington Area Center
09/30/2019 - 10/02/2019 $2445 $2195 Register
0650303123

Chicago IL

Summit Executive Centre
09/30/2019 - 10/02/2019 $2445 $2195 Register
0650303111

Atlanta GA

AMA Atlanta Center
10/02/2019 - 10/04/2019 $2445 $2195 Register
0650303125

San Francisco CA

AMA San Francisco Center
10/07/2019 - 10/09/2019 $2445 $2195 Register
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Columbus OH

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10/07/2019 - 10/09/2019 $2445 $2195 Register
0650303127

New York NY

AMA New York Center
10/14/2019 - 10/16/2019 $2445 $2195 Register
0650303128

Saranac Lake NY

Virtual Meeting
10/21/2019 - 10/24/2019 $2345 $2095 Register
0650303129

Boston MA

Hilton Boston Back Bay
10/28/2019 - 10/30/2019 $2445 $2195 Register
0650303131

Chicago IL

Summit Executive Centre
10/30/2019 - 11/01/2019 $2445 $2195 Register
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Parsippany NJ

11/04/2019 - 11/06/2019 $2445 $2195 Register
0650303224

Las Vegas NV

11/11/2019 - 11/13/2019 $2445 $2195 Register
0650303134

Saranac Lake NY

Virtual Meeting
11/11/2019 - 11/14/2019 $2345 $2095 Register
0650303135

New York NY

AMA New York Center
11/11/2019 - 11/13/2019 $2445 $2195 Register
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Atlanta GA

AMA Atlanta Center
11/13/2019 - 11/15/2019 $2445 $2195 Register
0650303132

Arlington VA

AMA Washington Area Center
11/20/2019 - 11/22/2019 $2445 $2195 Register
0650303137

San Francisco CA

AMA San Francisco Center
11/20/2019 - 11/22/2019 $2445 $2195 Register
0650303138

Chicago IL

Summit Executive Centre
12/02/2019 - 12/04/2019 $2445 $2195 Register
0650303141

Seattle WA

12/04/2019 - 12/06/2019 $2445 $2195 Register
0650303140

New York NY

AMA New York Center
12/04/2019 - 12/06/2019 $2445 $2195 Register
0650303142

Arlington VA

AMA Washington Area Center
12/09/2019 - 12/11/2019 $2445 $2195 Register
0650303144

Saranac Lake NY

Virtual Meeting
12/09/2019 - 12/12/2019 $2345 $2095 Register
0650303145

San Francisco CA

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12/16/2019 - 12/18/2019 $2445 $2195 Register
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12/16/2019 - 12/18/2019 $2445 $2195 Register
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Arlington VA

AMA Washington Area Center
01/08/2020 - 01/10/2020 $2445 $2195 Register
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Scottsdale AZ

01/13/2020 - 01/15/2020 $2445 $2195 Register
0650303146

Saranac Lake NY

Virtual Meeting
01/13/2020 - 01/16/2020 $2345 $2095 Register
0650303149

New York NY

AMA New York Center
01/15/2020 - 01/17/2020 $2445 $2195 Register
0650303227

Atlanta GA

AMA Atlanta Center
01/22/2020 - 01/24/2020 $2445 $2195 Register
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Boston MA

01/27/2020 - 01/29/2020 $2445 $2195 Register
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02/03/2020 - 02/05/2020 $2445 $2195 Register
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New York NY

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02/05/2020 - 02/07/2020 $2445 $2195 Register
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Chicago IL

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Houston TX

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Saranac Lake NY

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Arlington VA

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02/24/2020 - 02/26/2020 $2445 $2195 Register
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New York NY

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03/04/2020 - 03/06/2020 $2445 $2195 Register
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Chicago IL

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03/09/2020 - 03/11/2020 $2445 $2195 Register
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San Francisco CA

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Saranac Lake NY

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03/23/2020 - 03/26/2020 $2345 $2095 Register
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Arlington VA

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03/23/2020 - 03/25/2020 $2445 $2195 Register
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Chicago IL

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Nashville TN

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Atlanta GA

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New York NY

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Boston MA

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Arlington VA

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Program Details

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  • Seminar Number:

    06503

  • Length:

    4 Day(s)

  • Program Hours:


    Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.

  • CEU Credits:

    1.8

  • CPE Credits:

    21.0

  • FMDS Credits:

    21.0

  • FTEKFMDS Credits:

    21.0

  • PDCS Credits:

    18.0

  • PDU Credits:

    18.0

  • PDU_L Credits:

    2.0

  • PDU_T Credits:

    16.0

  • PHR Credits:

    18.0

  • SPHR 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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