Project Management Foundations

-The purpose and benefits of implementing project management best practices -Key project management terminology, frameworks, and tools -How to use project management approaches and processes to deliver better outcomes -The importance of interpersonal skills for engaging the project stakeholders

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  • Project Management Processes

Starting a Project

  • Adapting to Project Needs
  • Developing a Project Charter
  • Acquiring Resources
  • Identifying Stakeholders and Stakeholder Roles
  • Kick-Off Meeting

Planning a Project

  • Collecting and Documenting Requirements
  • Requirements Traceability Matrix
  • Defining Scope
  • Creating Work Breakdown Structure
  • Defining Activities
  • Estimating Resources and Durations
  • Developing a Viable Schedule
  • Sequencing Activities
  • Using Leads and Lags
  • Critical Path Method
  • Schedule Compression
  • Estimating Costs
  • Estimating Documentation
  • Developing a Budget
  • Planning Quality
  • Quality Tools (Control Charts, Flowcharts, Cause and Effect Diagrams, etc.)
  • Communications Matrix
  • Risk Analysis Overview
  • Qualitative Risk Analysis
  • Quantitative Risk Analysis
  • Calculating Contingency Reserves
  • Planning Procurements

Executing a Project

  • Acquiring (the Project Team) Resources
  • Developing the Project Team
  • Directing and Managing Project Work
  • Managing Quality
  • Managing Communications
  • Managing Meetings
  • Managing Stakeholder Engagement

Monitoring and Controlling a Project

  • Monitoring and Controlling Project Work
  • Integrated Change Control
  • Validating and Controlling Scope
  • Managing Cost
  • Earned Value Management
  • Control Quality
  • Monitoring Communications
  • Monitoring Risk

Closing a Project

  • Transferring the Final Product
  • Lessons Learned
  • Archiving Records
  • Final Report