This three-day Project Management course is interactive and practical. It is designed to introduce the processes and techniques of project management to better prepare you for working in a project environment. As an added bonus, this comprehensive course fulfills the education requirements to sit for the PMP exam.

About the Course

Practical Project Management takes the participants step-by-step through the vocabulary and best practices of Project Management. Numerous exercises allow hands-on applications that transfer immediately into the workplace. Electronic templates are provided that can be altered as needed by the participants. What a bonus!

Major Course Objectives: This course is designed to enable participants to…
  • Learn Project Management Institute (PMI) and Project Management vocabulary
  • Given a class scenario, complete a project charter which includes:
    • Goals and definition of the project
    • Identification and prioritization of the triple constraints
    • Assumptions and Out-of-Scope tasks
    • A Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
    • Activities from work packages
    • Network diagram from activities to determine the Critical Path
  • Determine a budget, by creating a WBS and costs
  • Participate in Leadership assessment to determine situational leadership style, followed by a relevant team exercise
  • Analyze team interaction in class exercises to determine best leadership and communication style
  • Initiate and complete successful projects while saving their organization time and money, through the use of templates and processes provided
  • Understand the PM vocabulary to create better PM communication in the workplace

Who Should Attend? 
Personnel involved in any aspect of project management or execution of project management from plants, laboratories, manufacturers, education, sales, and suppliers – any industry!

Course Breakdown:

Upon completion of the course the participants will be able to:


  • Speak project management vocabulary
  • Explain how the ten knowledge areas interact with the five process groups and 47 project management processes
  • Understand all the inputs, tools and techniques, and outputs for each project management process
  • Become familiar with requirements to sit for the PMP exam
  • Complete the application process


  • Create Project Charter
  • Manage change within a project


  • Understand the roles of a project manager, sponsor(s), and core team
  • Discuss the impact of organizational structure
  • Create a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
  • Determine metrics for a project
  • Understand what is needed for a comprehensive project plan


  • Discuss estimate methodologies and budgeting practices
  • Illustrate methods for measuring earned value
  • Demonstrate understanding for the need to establish thresholds for scope, time, and cost variances and changes
  • Create realistic budgets based on the WBS


  • Use situational leadership styles based on motivation and skill levels of employees
  • Implement the five conflict styles appropriately
  • Determine different motivational techniques to use on team members
  • Discuss advantages of committed, high-performing teams and how to lead the team through the five stages of team development
  • Learn how to hold effective and productive meetings
  • Discuss the value of a Responsibility Assignment Matrix


  • Explain the Communication Model
  • Describe effective communications and feedback among all stakeholders
  • Communicate more effectively
  • Demonstrate understanding of various types of communications
  • Create a Communication Matrix


  • Distinguish and apply quality planning, assurance, and control methods
  • Learn about quality gurus and their philosophies
  • Use quality tools and techniques


  • Identify risks using both qualitative and quantitative methods
  • Develop response strategies to identified risks
  • Implement risk control techniques


  • Explain various types of contracts, their intended use and ramifications on projects
  • Understand an RFP and how to answer an RFP
  • Know the terms of the contract for all projects encountered


  • Identify activities
  • Establish logical relationships
  • Estimate duration
  • Determine critical path by showing dependencies
  • Discuss lead and lag
  • Create realistic and achievable schedules for projects based on WBS


  • Identify Stakeholders
  • Conduct Stakeholder Analysis – Power / Interest Grid
  • Analyze the Engagement Levels Matrix

Instructor: Jan Smid

Added Bonus: Each participant will receive a complimentary copy of The PMP Exam, How to Pass on the First Try by Andy Crowe and Project Management Body of Knowledge by the Project Management Institute, as well as an opportunity to participate in a blended learning follow-up session.

PMP Exam
PM Body of Knowledge

“The PMP Exam, How to Pass on your First Try” written by Andy Crowe Fifth Edition
 “Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide)” Fifth Edition

Professional Development Units / Exam Preparation
You will receive a certificate satisfying the 35 contact hour requirements for PMP® certification or 35 for PDUs.

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