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Fundamentals of Project Management Training Course

Jump start your projects and map out your project’s course and your destiny.

Onsite: 2 day, 14 contact hours (PDUs) | Virtual: 4 sessions of 3.5 hours each over 4 days
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Onsite: 3 day, 21 contact hours (PDUs) | Virtual: 6 sessions of 3.5 hours each over 6 days

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COURSE DESCRIPTION

As the course title indicates, in this course you will learn the fundamentals of project management.  You will be able to use these concepts the very next day on your own projects, giving you the edge over your competition.

This Fundamentals of Project Management course is interactive, including small group exercises, large group discussions, and instructor facilitation.  You will be able to practice what you learn on a project of your choosing from your work.

This course discusses both varieties of project management: Predictive / Waterfall / Traditional and Agile / Adaptive / Iterative, as well as Hybrid project management (the best of both worlds).

When organizations ask IPDI to facilitate this course, they can either use organizational specific project(s) or use IPDI’s case study of designing and building a park to leverage Agile aspects of the design and Predictive aspects of the building the park structures.

This course utilizes many of the templates found in IPDI Project Management Template Library. After completing the course you will have free access to the Templates to use on your own projects.

This course has been successfully taught for over 20 years to thousands of individuals in hundreds of companies from a wide range of industries.  IPDI’s extensive knowledge of project management best practices and our ability to apply them to companies, including yours, has ensured that our Fundamentals of Project Management course is in high-demand, and our instructors are at the top of the field.

Upon successful completion, you will receive an Integrated Process Developers, Inc (IPDI) certificate of completion.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

After completing this course, you’ll be able to:

  • Develop a Scope Statement for the project to depict what is in scope and what is not.
  • Create a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) / Sprint Backlog to establish effective resource and duration estimates.
  • Develop duration estimates using various techniques.
  • Develop a preliminary schedule using Critical Path Method (CPM) and/or Task Board (Kanban).
  • Establish effective adjustments, including risk responses, to the preliminary schedule.
  • Accurately update the schedule based on work performance.
  • Evaluate the schedule and budget variances and how to resolve them.

“Most valuable virtual class I have taken” – 2021 Class Participant

Two Day vs. Three Day Content Comparison

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Course Topics Two Day Version Three Day Version
Project Management Foundation Concepts
Project Management: Overview of Predictive, Agile, and Hybrid
Scope Statement
Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) / Sprint Backlog
Estimating Resources, Durations, and Costs
Communications Planning
Project Team Development
Quality Planning
Human Resource Planning & RASIC
Schedule Sequencing
Risk Management Planning
Procurement Planning
Schedule Development / Task Board (Kanban)
Project Execution
Monitoring & Controlling Project Work
Integrated Change Control
Project Close‐out

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