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    About this Course

    The ability of a project manager to demonstrate best practices in project management on the job is becoming standard in order to compete in today’s fast-paced and highly technical workforce. In this course students will learn how to apply the formally recognized practices of project management to successfully manage projects. Materials for this course are a valuable on-the-job resource. Files for simulated hands-on activities and exercises included on a CD-ROM, enable students to practice new skills. This course is approved by the Project Management Institute and is eligible for 18 Professional Development Units (PDU’s).

    Audience Profile

    This course is designed for any individual needing to perform project management activities in their job role on either a formal or informal basis, or any project team members who want to enhance their knowledge of project management in order to interact more productively with a project manager and perform more effectively on a project team.

    At Course Completion

    • Identify the basic concepts and terminology of professional project management
    • Launch a project
    • Estimate project work
    • Create a project schedule
    • Plan project costs
    • Plan for project risks
    • Plan for project quality and compliance
    • Manage human resources for your project
    • Manage project procurements
    • Plan for change management and plan for the project scope
    • Monitor and optimize project schedule and cost
    • Monitor quality of project work and the risks involved
    • Plan communication strategies and manage stakeholder relationships
    • Perform project closure


    Getting Started with Project Management

    • Describe the basics of project management
    • Recognize the factors influencing a project

    Launching Projects

    • Identify how an organization selects projects
    • Identify stakeholders and their expectations
    • Identify the project scope
    • Prepare an effective Statement of Work (SOW)
    • Formally authorize a project through a project chart

    Estimating Project Work

    • Estimate project effort and resources using the top-down estimation technique
    • Estimate project effort and resources using the bottom-up estimation technique
    • Identify the techniques used to reduce risks in project estimate

    Creating a Project Schedule

    • Illustrate project flow
    • Identify activity resources
    • Schedule project work

    Planning Project Costs

    • Estimate project costs
    • Establish the cost baseline
    • Reconcile funding and cost

    Planning for Risks

    • Create a risk management plan
    • Identify project risks and their causes
    • Analyze risks
    • Develop a risk response plan

    Planning for Quality and Compliance

    • Create a quality management plan to deliver the expected project results
    • Verify project compliance requirements

    Managing Human Resources

    • Plan your dream team
    • Put the project team together
    • Build the team; manage the project team
    • Identify steps to assess team performance

    Managing Project Procurements

    • Plan for project procurements
    • Conduct a make-or-buy analysis
    • Obtain responses from vendors
    • Examine types of contracts and warranties
    • Manage vendors and procurements

    Managing Change During Project Execution

    • Execute the planned project
    • Transition from planning to implementing
    • Define the PMIS and identify common PMIS problems
    • Manage project changes
    • Avoid scope creep
    • Identify change control systems
    • Monitor the project scope

    Monitoring and Controlling Project Schedule and Cost

    • Monitor and control the project schedule
    • Understand Earned Value Management (EVM)
    • Optimize the project schedule
    • Understand schedule compression and fast-tracking
    • Crashing the schedule
    • Monitor and control project costs

    Monitoring Risk and Quality

    • Monitor and control project risk
    • Put quality plans into action
    • Use quality assurance tools
    • Control the quality of the project
    • Conduct root cause analysis
    • Use Pareto charts

    Communicating and Reporting

    • Communicate effectively using various methods
    • Distribute project information
    • Manage stakeholder relationships and expectations
    • Report on project performance

    Closing the Project

    • Deliver the project to the customer or the operations team
    • Close project procurements
    • Wrap-up a project

    *As a PMI R.E.P., Springhouse may update or change content or course material as standards require.


    Students should have completed Project Management Fundamentals, a course which will provide knowledge of terminology, roles and concepts of project management.  A working knowledge of Microsoft Office is also required.


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    Live Online Training

    Get the same training you expect in the classroom without leaving your office or home. These are NOT recorded classes. They are LIVE sessions with an expert instructor. We use the latest in video conferencing technologies and audio so you can confidently participate in any class just like being right there in person. We guarantee the effectiveness of our online training delivery approach that we will give you your money back if you are not totally satisfied.  Ask us for a demo.

    Online class requirements:

    • Moderate to fast Internet
    • A phone or computer headset is required in order to hear the instructor/moderator). You can use Computer Audio (VoIP) or you can dial in from a regular phone.  For convenience, we recommend a hands-free headset or phone.
    • Training software must be installed on your computer (trial versions are acceptable)
    • RECOMMENDED: Dual Monitors or computers. For optimal online learning experience, we recommend participants have dual monitors or two computers. Your online classroom credentials allow you to join multiple times from multiple computers. Participants should use one monitor or computer to view the instructor’s shared screen and another monitor or computer to work with the software.

    What happens when you enroll in an online class

    When you register for an online class, you will receive a welcome email followed by login access to the Citrix GoToTraining virtual classroom. A workbook (printed copy or eBook) will be sent to you prior to the start of class.

    Online Training Advantages

    Convenience: You don’t have to travel and can attend from your home, office or anywhere with an internet connection. Our online classes are conducted using GoToTraining, a more robust version of the popular GoToMeeting screen sharing and conferencing platform. To accommodate multiple time zones, courses are typically scheduled from 10am – 5pm Eastern with a one-hour lunch break at 12:30 – 1:30 pm Eastern and a 10-minute break in the morning and afternoon. When conducting custom online course for your group, class times can be modified to accommodate your timezone.

    Interactive Learning: Our online training is fully interactive. You can speak and chat with the instructor and classmates at any time. Various interactive techniques are used in every class. Our small class sizes (typically 4 – 8 students), allow our instructors to focus on individual performance and issues and to work closely with you to meet your unique needs. Classes are designed to be a hands-on learning experience, providing opportunities for you to try your new skills while the instructor is available for review, questions, and feedback. You have the option to give the instructor permission to view your computer to provide one-on-one assistance when needed.

    GSA Schedule: 47QTCA19D008F