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Project Management Basics


Understand the inter-relationship between the triple constraints on a project of scope, schedule, and resources.

Know the role and responsibilities of the project leader.

Know how to identify stakeholders and understand how they measure project success.

Understand the phases of a project lifecycle and know how to approach a predictive project versus an adaptive project.

Learn how to quickly identify project boundaries using the W questions.

Learn how to identify project tasks and activities using the deliverables deployment technique.

Understand when and how to use a milestone schedule on a project.  Learn how to create a milestone schedule. 

Understand when and how to use a Gantt chart on a project.  Learn how to create a Gantt chart.

Understand what is normally shown in a project budget.  Learn how to create a time-phased project budget.

Understand the difference between positive and negative risk.  Learn the major steps of project risk management. 

Learn the characteristics of a project core team and understand the stages of a  team building lifecycle.

Understand the characteristics of the major categories of project communication.  Know the communication constraints typically encountered on project. 

Learn how to create and use a project dashboard to communicate project status with both management and your project team.

Understand the purpose of a project management review and learn how to prepare for one.

Understand how to gain stakeholder acceptance during project closeout and learn how to create and use a Punch List.

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PMI, PMP and PMBOK are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.