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    Project Management Fundamentals RILS

    Fundamental project management knowledge and skills are required to successfully manage all types of projects.  The practical application of standard project management methodology will be enhanced with a workshop style approach, the use of participant case studies for practical exercises, and a project simulation.  This course will follow the guidelines established by the Project Management Institute (PMI) ® and their Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide) ®, 6th Edition.

    The course will provide the student with the ability to apply project management best practices in initiating, planning, executing, and closing a project.  During the workshop sessions, participants will develop a project charter, perform a stakeholder analysis and use it in developing a communication plan, develop a work breakdown structure, and conduct a risk analysis, as well as create a risk register.  Additionally, participants will learn effective techniques for monitoring and controlling a project, as well as how to capture project lessons learned.

    This course provides 35 type B PDU's

    Day 1 and 2

    Project Management Overview and Project Initiation

    • Project management and the project life cycle
    • Initiating a project
    • Developing a project charter
    • Identifying and establishing a project governance

    Participants will be introduced to project management terminology and the importance of project management of organizations to realize the business benefits for their projects.  After selecting the class case studies based on actual participant projects, participants will develop their project governance structure.

    Day 3 and 4

    Project Planning

    • Stakeholder analysis and communication planning
    • Scope definition
    • Develop a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
    • Defining task dependencies, resources, and estimating the level of effort for the project schedule
    • Determining critical path and float

    Based on the class case study, participants will identify and analyze project stakeholders, as well as develop a communication plan for each. Afterwards, the attendees will develop a WBS for their case study prior to identifying task dependencies and level of effort estimates for their project schedules.

    Day 5 and 6

    Project Planning and Project Execution

    • Planning for quality
    • Procurement planning
    • Project risk analysis
    • Project change control

    Attendees will participate in a quality project competition and continue with the class case studies from the previous two days. Participants will identify, assess, and develop risk strategies for their project and complete a project risk register. Additionally, the importance of project change control will be discussed in detail.

    Day 7 and 8

    Project Execution Simulation and Project Monitor/Control

    • Project simulation game (OilSim Construction planning and execution)

    Participant teams will compete in the OilSim project simulation game where the concepts from the previous three days will be put into action. Project planning, risk analysis, resource procurement and management, and the ability to re-plan based on project progress will be the keys to success. Bonuses will not only be awarded for the team that delivers their project first, but also for how well they did according to their planned budget and schedule they submitted.

    Day 9 and 10

    Project Monitor/Control and Project Closing

    • EVA analysis
    • Project quality reviews
    • Closing processes and conducting lessons learned
    • Organizational change management

    The course will wrap up with several hands-on EVA exercises, a simple methodology on how to conduct lessons learned will be practiced, and a brief session to organizational change management will be presented. Lastly, the course will end with a review of the PMP® certification requirements and process.

    This course is designed for all current (or future) project managers who desire an increased understanding of how to successfully manage a project based on the PMI® Project Management Methodology.


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