Improving Your Project Management Skills: The Basics for Success

AMA - American Management Association
Training overview
3 days
2,345 - 2,445 USD
Classroom / Public
Next start date: 12/11/2019 - San Francisco
Start dates
San Francisco
12/11/2019  
2,445 USD
1/27/2020  
2,445 USD
Dallas
12/16/2019  
2,445 USD
4/6/2020  
2,445 USD
Denver
12/16/2019  
2,445 USD
7/8/2020  
2,445 USD

Course description

Improving Your Project Management Skills: The Basics for Success

With this Live Online workshop, you can build a solid foundation of project management knowledge that covers the entire project lifecycle.

As you explore every aspect of managing projects, you’ll learn and practice the latest tools and techniques necessary for project management success. This course is specifically designed to focus on the practical application of project management concepts.

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.

Training Content

This training course will cover:

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

Costs

The course is priced as follows: $2445 - Non-members
$2195 - AMA members
$2079 - GSA price

About AMA

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About American Management Association International

For over 90 years, American Management Association International (AMA) has been a world leader in professional development. AMA supports the goals of individuals, organizations, and government agencies with a complete range of corporate talent transformation solutions, including public open-enrollment seminars...


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Average rating 4.7

Based on 1154 reviews

James C.
(5)
The class was fantastic! A lot of materials covered, it was in line with what was suggested in the course description, but the way the materials were reviewed and applied by the Instructor was great. Real world situations, great opportunity and good discussions.I did think that the AMA Gentlemen "John" was very kind, very accommodating and provi...
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James C.
(5)
The class was fantastic! A lot of materials covered, it was in line with what was suggested in the course description, but the way the materials were reviewed and applied by the Instructor was great. Real world situations, great opportunity and good discussions.I did think that the AMA Gentlemen "John" was very kind, very accommodating and provi...
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Ahmad A.
(5)
Dave is very knowledgeable and was able to keep us all interested. The room we were in for the first two days was borderline unacceptable. Very hot all day, no A/C. not enough room at all for the number of people. 7 seats for 7 students but only 6 true spots at tables. Not pleased.
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