Project Management - Fundamentals

Project Management - Fundamentals

Just like these fish need the basics to survive, learn the basics of project management to help you get things done at home and at work. This course will familiarize you with the most common terms and practices of project management.


In this course, you will learn what a project is and what a project manager does. You will also learn about the life cycle of a project. In particular, you will focus on the conceptual phase of project management, where you identify, prioritize, and scope a project idea.

Course Outline

How to Use This Guide

Session One: Course Overview

Session Two: Defining Projects and Project Management

Session Three: The Role of a Project Manager

Session Four: Pre-Assignment Review

Session Five: How Can Projects Help Me?

  1. The Benefits of Projects
  2. Case Study: Mary Marvellous

Session Six: A Project’s Life Cycle

  1. The Life Cycle
  2. Stages of a Project

Session Seven: Selling a Project

  1. Tom Peters
  2. The Priority Matrix

Session Eight: Creating a Vision

  1. The Vision Process
  2. Making Connections

Session Nine: Project Goals

  1. Setting Goals with SPIRIT
  2. Your Project’s Goals

Session Ten: Using a Target Chart

Session Eleven: Preparing Your Project

Session Twelve: Laying Out the Project

  1. The Statement of Work
  2. Individual SOW
  3. Project Planning Worksheet

Recommended Reading List

Post-Course Assessment

Pre- and Post-Assessment Answer Keys

Personal Action Plan

Course reference: PRM515

Duration: One Day (1 Day)

Type: Onsite at your work premises, Open (Public) Course, E-learning (Online) course, Online via Google Meet

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