Practical Project Management

Course Overview

Based on Project Management Institute (PMI®) methodology, this course examines the foundation of project management & teaches industry best practices and techniques for managing projects from initiation to close-out. This course introduces the core competencies high-performance teams need to achieve their project goals. Students are presented with a comprehensive examination of how a properly managed project allows a diverse team to address competing expectations and work efficiently to deliver on time and budget.

Participants are taught project management concepts, terminology, and methods based on the PMI’s Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®) Guide. Our hands-on training is extremely practical and gives participants the conceptual & tactical tools, templates, and checklists they need to collaborate with their team and manage projects successfully.

This two-day course can be taught in person or virtually. Eleven PDUs are available for this two-day course.

Who Should Attend

This entry-level course is perfect for those with little to no formal training in project management who want to effectively put PM principles to work at their own organizations.

Course Materials

This course includes a complimentary copy of Advisicon’s Practical Project Management course manual (an in-depth, 300+ page
PMI-approved guide), electronic tools & templates to aid in project management, and an 11 x 17, poster-quality Project Lifecycle flowchart.

Course Simulation

We provide a hands-on project simulation exercise by forming workgroups and giving them the responsibility of planning & executing a project. Groups are challenged to build a product according to the scope of sponsor specifications and implement the disciplines learned in the course to deliver it within time and on budget. We add twists, turns, and other real-world problems for the teams to work through adding to the fun of this creative simulation that effectively reinforces concepts, tools, and techniques taught in the course.

Course Objectives

• Understand the project lifecycle, portfolio management, and project selection
• Understand project initiation processes and tools

• Identify project deliverables
• Gather project requirements
• Understand and implement project management planning processes
• Develop the scope statement and project charter
• Develop the scope and project management plans
• Manage expectations, assumptions, and risks

• Implement project plans
• Manage communications

Monitoring & Controlling
• Manage the change and change control process

• Develop project close-out processes and tools
• Capture and implement lessons learned
• Hand-off project deliverables to operations, customers, and others
• Create final reports & implement project closure procedures

Pain Points This Course Helps!

⚡ What exactly does a project manager do?

Learn exactly why the role of a project manager is so vital and how precisely to plan, organize, and direct your objective.

⚡ How do I work in a project environment?

Step into the PM world and get into sync with the industry standards. We’ll teach you the best practices to create a positive work experience for all.

⚡My team is speaking another language.

Get into sync by learning common industry lingo. High-usage acronyms should become second nature by the end of the course!

⚡ How do I make my project a success?

Avoid common pitfalls by establishing a firm knowledge base. We equip you with time-tested tools, techniques, and tactics that, when used correctly, exponentially boost your chances of hitting your goal.

Course Instructors and Accreditation

This course will be taught by an experienced instructor, well-versed in the field of project management. Your attendees will obtain vital foundational knowledge, indispensable when joining a project team. Advisicon is a registered Global Authorized Training Partner with PMI.

Advisicon’s goal is to improve your processes and technologies, thus creating measurable results. For over 30 years, we have successfully helped customers learn, scale, and grow.

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