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AMA's Comprehensive Project Management Workshop

Plan. Execute. And monitor your projects

Delays, cost overruns, or quality problems can wreck your project. Keep it on course with this 5-day overview of project management. Aligned with PMI’s PMBOK®, this project management workshop helps you master the entire PM process. You’ll earn 35 professional development units (PDUs) pre-approved by PMI, and you’ll gain skills and in-depth knowledge that prepare you for the next level: the Project Management Professional certification. You Will Learn How To: Manage projects with confidence Avoid dangerous shortcuts and omissions Monitor risks and correct trouble spots Put together a solid team and effective documentation Pave the way for achieving PMP® status You’ll Also Receive: A complimentary copy of A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), 7th Edition, by PMI®—a $99 value

Seminar Number: 06595

4.8
(392 reviews)
  • In-Person
  • Live Online
  • At Your Company Location

Course Scheduling & Pricing

Who Should Attend

  • Project managers, program managers, and project team leaders who have several years of experience initiating, planning and managing projects
  • Project team members who are interested in enhancing their career by preparing to become a certified PMP

Prerequisite: This course requires you to have basic knowledge and experience in project management. AMA recommends attending Improving Your Project Management Skills: The Basics for Success (Seminar #6503) or its equivalent before enrolling in this seminar.

  •   In-Person5 Day(s)
    3 CEU, 30 CLP, 35 PDU, 30 PMU
  •   Live Online5 Day(s)
    3 CEU, 30 CLP, 35 PDU, 30 PMU
 

Delays, cost overruns, or quality problems can wreck your project. Keep it on course with this 5-day overview of project management.

Aligned with PMI’s PMBOK®, this project management workshop helps you master the entire PM process. You’ll earn 35 professional development units (PDUs) pre-approved by PMI, and you’ll gain skills and in-depth knowledge that prepare you for the next level: the Project Management Professional certification.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Manage projects with confidence
  • Avoid dangerous shortcuts and omissions
  • Monitor risks and correct trouble spots
  • Put together a solid team and effective documentation
  • Pave the way for achieving PMP® status

You’ll Also Receive:

  • A complimentary copy of A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), 7th Edition, by PMI®—a $99 value
  • Learn all aspects of project management from the perspective of the PMBOK Guide
  • Acquire necessary prerequisite knowledge to enter a PMP Exam Prep training program
  • Achieve competence in the 10 project management knowledge areas and five process groups
  • Master the 47 competencies outlined in the PMBOK Guide
  • Learn the techniques of documenting project risks, assumptions and constraints
  • Become skilled at identifying and performing stakeholder analysis
  • Learn how to develop a WBS and create a project charter
  • Get skills to determine the critical path of a project
  • Learn how to staff your project for optimum results
  • Become skilled in executing, monitoring and controlling the tasks defined in your project plan

DAY 1
Examining the Project Management Framework

  • Exploring characteristics of projects
  • Reviewing project management terminology
  • Considering environmental influences

Reviewing the Project Management Body of Knowledge

  • Describing the project management process groups
  • The project management knowledge areas
  • Project management competency standards

Initiating the Project

  • Using project selection methods
  • Defining project scope
  • Documenting project risks, assumptions and constraints
  • Identifying and performing stakeholder analysis
  • Evaluating the project charter

DAY 2
Planning the Project

  • Defining and recording requirements, constraints and assumptions
  • Identifying project team members and defining roles and responsibilities
  • Creating the work breakdown structure (WBS)
  • Developing the change management plan
  • Identifying risks and defining risk strategies
  • Obtaining plan approval
  • Conducting the kickoff meeting

DAY 3
Executing the Project Plan

  • Executing the tasks defined in the project plan
  • Ensuring a common understanding and setting expectations
  • Implementing a quality management plan
  • Executing approved changes, actions and workarounds
  • Improving team performance

 DAY 4
Monitoring and Controlling the Project

  • Measuring project performance
  • Verifying and managing changes to the project
  • Ensuring that project deliverables conform to quality standards
  • Monitoring all project risks

DAY 5
Closing the Project

  • Obtaining final acceptance for the project
  • Getting financial, legal and administrative closure
  • Releasing project resources
  • Creating and distributing a final project report
  • Archiving and retaining project records
  • Measuring customer satisfaction

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize, Apply, and Align Your Project Management Approach with the Fundamental Concepts of Project Management in the PMBOK® Guide and The Standard for Project Management
  • Connect the System for Value Delivery, Project Management Principles, Project Performance Domains, and Project Management Processes in a Practical and Usable Way
  • Build the Key Deliverables and Structure to Get Your Project Started Effectively and Efficiently
  • Develop a Comprehensive and Appropriate Project Management Plan as a Blueprint to Effective Project Execution
  • Implement the Project Management Plan By Managing, Coordinating, and Collaborating with the Project Team and Key Project Stakeholders
  • Monitor and Control Project Work to Meet Well-Defined Performance Objectives and Success Criteria
  • Develop and Implement a Plan to Close the Project and Transition Ongoing Product Support to Operations

Foundation and the Standard for Project Management

  • Summarize the Organization of the PMBOK® Guide
  • Understand the Purpose of the Standard for Project Management
  • Differentiate Key Terms and Concepts
  • Define the Key Components in a System for Value Delivery
  • Distinguish the 12 Project Management Principles
  • Understand PMI’s Talent Triangle

A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge

  • Identify the Project Management Process Groups
  • Define the Project Management Performance Domains
  • Demonstrate Usage of the PMBOK® Guide as a Reference for Your Projects

Getting Projects Started

  • Describe Pre-Project Activities
  • Develop the Project Charter
  • Identify and Analyze Key Project Stakeholders

Developing the Project Management Plan: Scope, Schedule, Resources, Communications, and Stakeholders

  • Distinguish Between and Know When to Take a Predictive, Adaptive, or Hybrid Approach to the Project
  • Develop the Key Elements of the Project Management Plan
  • Collect and Define Stakeholder Requirements
  • Define and Detail the Project Scope Baseline
  • Develop the Project Schedule Baseline
  • Identify the Project Team Members and Their Skills/Roles/Responsibilities
  • Plan Stakeholder Communications

Developing the Project Management Plan: Cost, Quality, Risk, Procurement, and Obtaining Project Management Plan Approval

  • Create the Project Budget and Cost Performance Baseline
  • Establish a Sound Project Quality Management Plan
  • Determine How to Approach and Conduct Project Risk Management Activities
  • Analyze the Procurement Requirements for the Project
  • Obtain Approval for the Completed Project Management Plan

Managing Project Execution

  • Conduct an Effective Project Kick-Off Meeting
  • Prioritize and Manage Project Work to Achieve Project Objectives
  • Implement Approve Change Requests
  • Manage the Project Team While Work Is Being Completed
  • Identify Qualified External Sellers While Work Is Being Performed
  • Communicate Information Effectively During Project Execution
  • Differentiate Between Predictive and Adaptive Methods

Monitoring and Controlling Project Work

  • Monitor and Control the Triple Constraints: Scope, Schedule, and Budget
  • Compare Actual Project Performance Against the Project Management Plan
  • Forecast Future Project Performance and Trend Analysis
  • Manage Project Changes as Work Is Being Done
  • Identify, Track, and Monitor Project Issues and Risks
  • Report Project Status and Progress Measurements
  • Monitor Stakeholder Relationships

Closing the Project

  • Close the Project
  • Identify How to Close a Project
  • Summarize How to Document Formal Acceptance of the Final Project Outcome
  • Explain How to Close Out the Project Contracts
  • Create and Distribute the Final Project and Lessons Learned Reports
  • Recognize the Project Records to Archive and Retain

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View a Sample of Our Reviews

4.8

392 reviews

 
The instructor was very knowledgeable and relatable. I walked away from the workshop having learned so many techniques and ideas that I will absolutely implement in my daily functions as a project manager.
4
   
Master of the material, clear and concise, many interesting real-world examples, focused, overall very pleasant and professional.
5
   
The dynamic of the class (both attendees and instructor) made the consumption of a lot of information pleasurable and empowering.
5
   
Very worthwhile class to take. I learned the basics of projects management and the skills that are critical for a project manager to be successful.
5
   
Very engaging instructor with lots of interesting real-world stories and anecdotes.
5
   

This course is valid for 30 PMUs.
30 Business Acumen [BA]

Talent Triangle 28 Ways of Working [WOW] 7 Business Acumen [BA]

Project Management Institute (PMI) Talent Triangle, 2015.
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American Management Association is accredited by the International Accreditors for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) and is accredited to issue the IACET CEU.

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6 Sessions Available

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8 Sessions Available

  • $3,295.00 Non Members
  • $2,995.00 AMA Members
  • $2,837.00 GSA
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