Project Management Fundamentals

This 3-day Project Management Fundamentals course will provide the fundamental methodologies, concepts, processes, and techniques to successfully manage a project. You apply project management concepts and processes to real-life projects — allowing you to generate immediate results that are usable in your current business situation — or to a case study that you select from several available. You acquire hands-on experience in applying new concepts in a project team environment


  • This course is intended for people who manage or expect to manage projects as part of their primary work and are at a beginning level of proficiency. It is especially well-suited as a beginning course for individuals seeking project management certification


  • Some Project Management experience would be helpful but is not required. Project team experience is extremely desirable

Course objectives

Gain the skills and knowledge you need to:

  • Develop credible and reliable project plans
  • Manage the interaction of scope, schedule, and resources throughout the project lifecycle
  • Identify and implement components of project management framework (Work breakdown, estimation, dependency identification and management, dependency management)
  • Provide techniques for tracking, assessing, and communicating project progress
  • Understand, apply, and communicate project management common vocabulary, framework, and processes for projects of varying size and duration

Benefits to you

  • Project management is a core skill and competency
  • Project management methodology combines industry best practices with experience to help keep everything on track. In additional to general project management principles, we will provide you with examples how successfully implements in projects
  • Learn how to meet or exceed stakeholder needs and expectations from a project by separating identified requirements (needs) from unidentified requirements (expectations)
  • Clearly distinguish scope, time, cost and quality of a project

Next steps

Advanced Project Management topics leading to recognition for your knowledge and skill by passing the Project Management Professional (PMP) certification through the Project Management Institute (PMI),

Detailed course outline

Define and Organize The Project • Initiate the Project

  • Initiate the Project Organization
  • Prepare the Preliminary Objective
  • Validate the Preliminary Objective
  • Define Scope Specifications
  • Identify Scope Requirements
  • Validate Scope Requirements
  • Formalize Scope Requirements
  • Define the Project Framework

Plan the Project

  • Develop the Work Breakdown Structure
  • Prepare and Review
  • Identify and Organize the Work
  • Document the Structure
  • Develop Preliminary Schedule
  • Determine Logical Dependencies
  • Prepare Estimates
  • Analyze the Network
  • Manage Project Constraints
  • Assess Resource Requirements
  • Review POS constraints
  • Explore Trade-off and Document Alternative Plans
  • Manage Project Risk
  • Identify Project Risk
  • Assess Risk
  • Create Risk Management Plans
  • Finalize the Project Plan
  • Review the Plan
  • Validate the Plan
  • Set the Project Baseline

Manage Project Progress

  • Determine Project Progress
  • Collect Status Data
  • Determine Variance from Plan
  • Analyze Variance Impact
  • Plan and Take Adaptive Action
  • Plan Adaptive Action Strategies
  • Implement Adaptive Actions
  • Evaluate and Follow-up, as Required
  • Report Project Status — Prepare Reports
  • Prepare Reports
  • Communicate Informally
  • Archive Project Information
  • Conduct Project Reviews
  • Schedule Reviews
  • Review the Project
  • Make Project Adjustments
  • Close Out the Project
  • Perform Transition/Shutdown Activities
  • Conduct a Project Retrospective- Reward, Recognize and Celebrate