Project Management Basics Course Outline

  • Introduction
  • Definition of Project
  • Project Goal Setting
  • Project Life Cycle
  • Triple Constraints (Time, Scope, and Budget)
  • Project Management Tools
  • Work Breakdown Structure
  • Weighted Average Estimate
  • Task Analysis Worksheet
  • GANTT Chart
  • Project Team Effectiveness
  • Team Charter
  • Accountability Worksheet
  • Effective Meetings
  • Project Communication
  • Collaboration and Negotiation
  • Software
  • Termination
  • Evaluation of Project Success

Project: an organized, temporary endeavor that creates a unique product or service.

Sample participant comments

“Reminds me of the value of taking time to plan (rather than jumping in blindly)!”
“Marta’s informal, approachable style is excellent for training like this. I would recommend this class to others.”
“Helped to provide knowledge about how to handle conflicts, work with people who are difficult and plan project timeline.”
“I love the structure of how things are broken down and how you can get a handle on things prior to getting started.”
“Excellent tools and loved having extra copies to take back to the office.”
“Great activities, very knowledgeable speaker, very enthusiastic and provided great examples to help illustrate topics.”
“Gave me clear direction of how to structure a project rather than flying by the seat of my pants.”