Project Management Basics – #101

Individual Online Mentoring $1,995

Learn the Basic Techniques of Project Management with Personal Online Instruction & Live Practice

This course is for professionals in business, finance, government and the arts who want to add project management skills to their “tool box.” 

Project Basics – Individual Teaching

Master the basic skills by managing a project as you work privately with your instructor, an expert project manager. Learn to use real world tools and techniques, not vague academic concepts. Master a proven step-by-step method for small and medium-size projects.

Know how to plan projects and tasks

  • Ask the right questions of the boss, customer or client
  • Breakdown what they want into pieces you can manage
  • Present the project plan to management for their approval

Know how to schedule and assign tasks

  • Build a schedule (we teach you how to use use project software)
  • Accurately estimate work and time to finish as soon as possible
  • Make clear assignments that tell your team what you expect

Know to track and report progress

  • Spot problems early when they are easier to fix
  • Plan your corrective action
  • Make and present a professional status report

We also Offer Industry Specialty Courses:

Construction Project Basics  

Healthcare Project Basics

IT/IS Project Basics

Consulting Project Basics

Project Case Studies: Learn by Doing

Learn a simple method with templates that you can use on your real projects. You will know how to plan, schedule, track and report progress.

Guides you thru every step in a project

  • Private, customized hands-on training with an expert project manager
    • Do assignments when you wish; take up to 1 year to complete the course
    • Get feedback within 24 hours & discuss your assignments in private video conferences
    • Practice running meetings & giving presentations live with your instructor

Training Project Managers Since 1986
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 Project Management Basics Online Course Tuition $1,995 

Talk to an Advisor  1-303-596-0000

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Our Credentials

  • We have been training project managers for over 25 years
  • PMI® has approved this course for 30 education hours (PDUs)
  • Major universities have granted graduate school credit for this course
  • We have had an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau for 17 years
  • Our staff consists of experienced project managers who have worked more than a decade in various industries

Project Management Basics Course Modules:
What you will learn and how you will practice the new skills

Skills & Techniques in Reading & Lectures

1. Define Scope – Learn to ask the right questions of the boss to understand what they want the project to do. Next, learn how to use a strong scope (goal) statement that will avoid uncontrolled changes to the project. Then learn to uncover the major limits on cost and schedule.

2. Gather Requirements – Learn how to ask the department heads the right questions to document what they need from the project.  Next, link their requirements to the project goals they support. Uncover all the requirements so you can address them early in the project.

3. Build a Project Plan – Learn to design a plan covering deliverables, resources and project risks. Also make initial estimates of time and cost. Next, identify risks and plan how to avoid them. Build a Power Point slide show of your project plan and then present it to management.

4. Create a Work Breakdown Structure & Schedule – Learn how to use project management software to sequence and estimate your tasks. Then learn how to build a project work breakdown structure (WBS). It details all the deliverables your team will produce. Next, break down your high-level deliverables into assignments for your team members. Finally, create clear performance expectations for each assignment.

5. Tradeoffs & Critical Path – Learn to develop alternative ways of doing the project by changing the scope, duration, costs and resources. Develop trade-offs between them for the department heads to consider. Then learn how to use the software to optimize your schedule and cut the project’s cost and duration.

6. Conflict Management – Understand five strategies for resolving conflicts and when to apply them. Learn how to use these techniques to lower the impact of conflicts on your project schedule and budget.

7. Tracking & Status – Learn to give the department heads accurate forecasts of the project’s completion date and final cost. Then update your project schedule to show actual results to-date and identify problems. Finally, learn how to use the software to model solutions and forecast the final dates and costs.

Practice in Live Meetings & Presentations

1. Lead a live project planning session with your instructor who plays the roles of the boss and department heads. Ask them questions to define a clear scope (goal) for the project that will solve their problems. Then gain their approval of the scope.

2. Next, run a live requirements meeting with each department head (role-played by your instructor). Gather their requirements and define the deliverables each department must produce. Finally, learn how to use this information to manage requests for changes.

3. Then present your plan & slides to the department heads (role-played by your instructor). Outline your approach to the project and give them information on the requirements. Answer their questions about your plan and gain their approval and support. Your instructor mentors you on the technical content and the way you present it.

4. Next, review your schedule with your instructor when you complete the WBS, task sequences and estimates of work and time. Discuss your schedule’s strengths and weaknesses in live meetings with your instructor. Make improvements after each review.

5. Then in a live presentation to the department heads (role-played by your instructor), discuss trade-offs between scope, resources, duration and cost to give them options for the project. Handle any objections they may have. Your instructor mentors you on the technical content and the way you present it.

6. Next, watch a video of a conflict between two team members. Decide the correct technique to manage the conflict and discuss it with your instructor.

7. Last, using status data from your team, update your schedule, spot problems and develop solutions. Present the status report to the department heads (role-played by your instructor) using Power Point slides. Think “on your feet” and answer their questions. Your instructor coaches you all the way.

How Individual Online Mentoring Works: Course Features

    Learn Project Management Online with Your Private Mentor

     Project Management Basics Online Course Tuition $1,995 

    Talk to an Advisor  1-303-596-0000

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