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Essentials of Project Management for the Non-Project Manager

Gain a clear understanding of essential project management tools and techniques in just two days with this unique training seminar at the American Management Association. Designed for non-project managers, this course will enhance your effectiveness within project teams and increase your knowledge of project management.

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  • Age 21 and older
  • Price $2,495
  • Location Live, interactive online classroom
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Class Description

Description

What you'll learn in this project management training:


To work together effectively on any project, everyone on the team needs to use a common language and have a clear understanding of all expectations. This unique project manager training seminar is designed for individuals with little or no prior knowledge of project management who serve on project management teams, those who simply want to know more about PM or those who are making the transition to project management. In just two days, you’ll develop an understanding of essential terminology and apply basic PM tools and techniques to increase your effectiveness both on the team and in your own functional area.

Who Should Attend

Those who are involved in projects but do not manage them, such as subject matter experts, team members, project sponsors, contributors, facilitators and coordinators.

How You Will Benefit

  • Know the purpose and process of project management
  • Understand the roles, responsibilities and needs of project team members
  • Identify and apply critical project management tools
  • Identify stakeholders, their relationships to each other and how these relationships affect projects
  • Recognize stakeholder issues within the organization
  • Identify and apply critical communication tools and protocols

What Will Be Covered

  • Key project management terms
  • Five groups of the project management process
  • Estimating project activity accurately
  • Identifying and aligning the project stakeholders
  • Evaluating the project charter
  • Validating project requirements against the SMART Tool
  • Understanding and creating the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)

LEARNING OBJECTIVE

Enable People Who Are Not Project Managers to Apply Basic Methodologies of Project Management, Allowing Them to Be More Effective Project Team Members

LESSON ONE

Getting Your Hands Around Project Management

  • Distinguish Between Projects and Operations
  • Recognize the Factors That Contribute to Project Success or Failure
  • Identify the Framework for Project Management

Getting It Off the Ground

  • Recognize Why and How a Project Is Important
  • Explain the Elements of a Charter and a Charter’s Relevance to Initiating a Project
  • Identify Stakeholders, and Explain Their Roles on a Project

LESSON TWO

Planning the Work

  • Apply Techniques to Apply the Work to Be Done
  • Identify and Apply Techniques to Estimate Needed Resources, Cost, and Hours for the Project
  • Apply Techniques to Schedule a Project
  • Identify Roles and Responsibilities for the Project
  • Plan for Potential Risks to the Project

LESSON THREE

Planning the Work (cont’d)

  • Apply Techniques to Apply the Work to Be Done
  • Identify and Apply Techniques to Estimate Needed Resources, Cost, and Hours for the Project
  • Apply Techniques to Schedule a Project
  • Identify Roles and Responsibilities for the Project
  • Plan for Potential Risks to the Project

Working the Plan

  • Build an Effective Status Report
  • Identify the Types and Purposes of Meetings
  • Identify Action Items and Issues
  • Recognize the Importance of Managing Change

LESSON FOUR

Working the Plan (cont’d)

  • Build an Effective Status Report
  • Identify the Types and Purposes of Meetings
  • Identify Action Items and Issues
  • Recognize the Importance of Managing Change

Putting It to Bed

  • Contribute to a Lessons Learned Database
  • Identify Project Records and Files That Must Be Archived for Historical Purposes
  • Describe a Project Closure Checklist
  • Compare Closing Out Successful vs. Unsuccessful or Canceled Projects


Reviews:

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Great class! Highly recommended!

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3/12/2021


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4/9/2020


Remote Learning

This course is available for "remote" learning and will be available to anyone with access to an internet device with a microphone (this includes most models of computers, tablets). Classes will take place with a "Live" instructor at the date/times listed below.

Upon registration, the instructor will send along additional information about how to log-on and participate in the class.

Refund Policy

For Classroom, Live Online, Express Skills Courses and Webinar programs, you may transfer to a future session, send someone to take your place, or cancel for a 5% fee up to 23 days prior to your program.

If you provide AMA with less than 23 days’ notice, or fail to attend, you will be liable for the entire program fee.

Programs included in AMA On Demand offerings are not eligible for substitution, transfer, cancellation, return, or refund. We appreciate that this is an important investment for you and your company and would like to accommodate your needs the best we can.

Please email us at [email protected]

In any event where a customer wants to cancel their enrollment and is eligible for a full refund, a 5% processing fee will be deducted from the refund amount.

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