Understand basic project management concepts.

Project Management OverviewMuch of the work that you do can be organized as a project. The ability to successfully define and subsequently manage a project is quickly leaving the realm of the extraordinary and is becoming a core competency for many organizations. Managing a project is not easy and project management skills do not come naturally to many people. This project management training course provides an overview of the concepts, processes and techniques associated with formal project management. It is targeted toward individuals that need to understand project management concepts, but are not looking for hands-on project management skills.


  • None, this class provides a basic overview of project management concepts

Learning Objectives

At the end of this class, participants will be able to:

  • Understand how projects differ from ordinary and ongoing work activities
  • Discuss the value of utilizing appropriate project management processes
  • Identify the various aspects of formally defining a project
  • Describe the importance of proactively managing issues, scope, communication, risk and

Who Should Attend

  • Project team members that need to understand high-level project management concepts
  • Clients, customers and all stakeholders that participate in projects

Course Outline

  • Overview of projects
  • Defining a project
  • Building and managing the schedule and budget
  • Managing issues
  • Managing change
  • Managing communication
  • Managing risk
  • Managing quality

There are numerous exercises to practice the concepts learned in the class.

Class Length

  • One Day (8 PDUs)
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