Project Management Overview and Leadership- M191

Summary:

This class is an introductory class to the Project Management discipline. It includes the basics of Project Management as well as Leadership as it pertains to Project Management.

What you will learn:

Students will be able to:

    • define a project, program, and project management and its processes;
    • determine effective ways of integrating project management and general business management in an organization;
    • determine ways to effectively integrate a project across an entire enterprise to reduce the impact of change;
    • determine how ethics, integrity, and objectivity affect project management;
    • discuss ways of effectively communicating throughout the Project Lifecycle;
    • determine stakeholders and how they affect the project;
    • describe the Project Management Lifecycle and develop a basic project plan;
    • define leadership and how vision impacts a project;
    • list key qualities of a leader;
    • form an effective project team;
    • recognize one’s own work behavior style and quickly read other people’s styles; and
    • identify how to mesh divergent styles together to achieve project success.

Who should attend:

This two-day course is intended for project managers and team leaders who need a good foundation for further study in Project Management.

Course Outline:

CHAPTER 1: WHAT IS A PROJECT?
1) Project Characteristics
2) Projects vs. Operational Work
3) Projects and Strategic Planning

CHAPTER 2: WHAT IS PROJECT MANAGEMENT?

CHAPTER 3: THE PMBOK GUIDE STRUCTURE
1) The Project Management Framework
2) The Standard for Project Management of a Project
3) The Project Management Knowledge Areas

CHAPTER 4: AREAS OF EXPERTISE

CHAPTER 5: APPLICATION AREA KNOWLEDGE, STANDARDS, AND REGULATIONS

CHAPTER 6: UNDERSTANDING THE PROJECT ENVIRONMENT
1) Cultural and Social Environment
1) International and Political Environment
2) Physical Environment

CHAPTER 7: GENERAL MANAGEMENT KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
1) Financial Management and Accounting
2) Purchasing and Procurement
3) Sales and Marketing
4) Contracts and Commercial Law
5) Manufacturing and Distribution
6) Logistics and Supply Chain
7) Strategic Planning, Tactical Planning, and Operational Planning
8) Organizational Structures, Organizational Behavior, Personnel Administration, Compensation, Benefits, and Career Paths
9) Health and Safety Practices
10) Information Technology

CHAPTER 8: INTERPERSONAL SKILLS
1) Effective Communication
2) Influencing the Organization
3) Leadership
4) Motivation
5) Negotiation and Conflict Management
6) Problem Solving

CHAPTER 9: PROJECT MANAGEMENT CONTEXT
1) Programs and Program Management
2) Portfolios and Portfolio Management
3) Subprojects
4) Project Management Office

CHAPTER 10: PROJECT LIFECYCLE AND ORGANIZATION
1) The Project Lifecycle
2) Project Stakeholders
3) Organizational Influences

CHAPTER 11: PROJECT MANAGEMENT PROCESS FOR A PROJECT
1) Project Management Process Groups
2) Initiating Process Group
3) Develop Preliminary Project Scope Statement
4) Planning Process Group
5) Develop Project Management Plan
6) Scope Planning
7) Scope Definition
8) Create Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
9) Activity Definition
10) Activity Sequencing
11) Activity Resource Estimating
12) Activity Duration Estimating
13) Schedule Development
14) Cost Estimating
15) Cost Budgeting
16) Quality Planning
17) Human Resource Planning
18) Communications Planning
19) Risk Management Planning
20) Risk Identification
21) Qualitative Risk Analysis
22) Quantitative Risk Analysis
23) Risk Response Planning
24) Plan Purchases and Acquisitions
25) Plan Contracting
26) Executing Process Group
27) Direct and Manage Project Execution
28) Perform Quality Assurance
29) Acquire Project Team
30) Develop Project Team
31) Information Distribution
32) Request Seller Responses
33) Select Sellers
34) Monitoring and Controlling Process Group
35) Monitor and Control Project Work
36) Integrated Change Control
37) Scope Verification
38) Scope Control
39) Schedule Control
40) Cost Control
41) Perform Quality Control
42) Manage the Project Team
43) Performance Reporting
44) Manage Stakeholders
45) Risk Monitoring and Control
46) Contract Administration
47) Closing Process Group
48) Close Project
49) Contract Closure
50) Process Interactions
51) Project Management Process Mapping

CHAPTER 12: PROJECT LEADERSHIP
1) What is Leadership?
2) Setting the Stage
3) Leadership Defined
4) Manager vs. Leader
5) The Leadership Journey
6) Keys to Developing Leadership Qualities
7) Key Qualities of Leadership
8) Vision
9) Character
10) Integrity
11) Positive Attitude
12) Love People
13) Set Goals
14) Takes Risks
15) Motivates
16) A Great Communicator
17) Gives Constructive Feedback
18) Developing a Leadership Factory

Scheduling:

This course is not on the current schedule of open enrollment courses. If you are interested in attending this or another course as open enrollment, please contact us at (410) 956-8805 or at ati@aticourses.com and indicate the course name and number of students who wish to participate. ATI typically schedules open enrollment courses with a lead time of 3-5 months. Group courses can be presented at your facility at any time. For on-site pricing, request an on-site quote. You may also call us at (410) 956-8805 or email us at ati@aticourses.com.

Prerequisites:

There are no prerequisites for this course.

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