This course provides participants with a solid foundation of PMI’s project management methodology, using the Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge Sixth Edition as the source material, as well as shows participants how to leverage the power of Microsoft Project to create and track a realistic plan.


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Learning Objectives

Participants choose a real-world project taken directly from their industry, and apply the PMI processes involved in initiating, planning, executing, monitoring, controlling, and closing a project. Participants engage in numerous discussion groups focusing on best practices, as well as complete numerous templates for their real-world projects. Participants take all electronic templates and completed exercises with them after the class.

  • Project Management Introduction

  • Project Management Introduction Overview
    Defining Projects (1.2.1)
    The Importance of Project Management (1.2.2)
    Project, Program, Portfolio and Operations Management (1.2.3)
    Key Components (1.2.4)
    Project Management Process Groups
    Project Management Knowledge Areas
    Project Data, Information, and Reports
    Project Management Business Documents (1.2.6)
    Success Measurements

  • The Environment in Which Projects Operate

  • The Environment in Which Projects Operate Overview
    Enterprise Environmental Factors (2.2)
    Organizational Process Assets (2.3)
    Organizational Systems (2.4)
    Governance Frameworks (2.4.2)
    Management Elements (2.4.3)
    Organizational Structure Types (2.4.4)
    Project Management Office

  • The Role of the Project Manager

  • The Role of the Project Manager Overview (3.1)
    The Project Manager’s Sphere of Influence (3.3)
    Project Management Competencies (3.4)
    Leadership: Politics, Power, and Getting Things Done (3.4)
    Levels of Skills Capability (3.4)
    Competency Model
    Comparison of Leadership and Management (3.4.5)
    Leadership Styles (3.4.5)
    Personality (3.4.5)
    Performing Integration (3.5)
    Navigating Complexity: A Practice Guide

  • Initiating Process Group

  • Initiating Process Group Overview (3.3)
    Develop Project Charter (4.1)
    Identify Stakeholders (10.1)

  • Planning Processes

  • Planning Process Group Overview
    Section A: Management Plans
    Develop Project Management Plan (4.2)
    Subsidiary Management Plans
    Plan Scope Management (5.1)
    Plan Schedule Management (6.1)
    Plan Cost Management (7.1)
    Plan Quality Management (8.1)
    Plan Resource Management (9.1)
    Plan Communications Management (10.1)
    Plan Risk Management (11.1)
    Plan Procurement Management (12.1)
    Plan Stakeholder Engagement (13.2)
    Change Management Plan and Configuration Management Plan (4.1)
    Section B: Scope, Schedule, and Cost Processes
    Collect Requirements (5.2)
    MSP: Explore the Microsoft Project 2010 Environment
    MSP: Display an Existing Project Plan in Different Views
    MSP: Enter a Project Start Date
    MSP: Create a Project Calendar
    Define Scope (5.3)
    Create WBS (5.4)
    Define Activities (6.2)
    MSP: Add Tasks to a Project Plan
    MSP: Outline Tasks
    Sequence Activities (6.3)
    MSP: Link Dependent Tasks
    MSP: Set Task Constraints and Deadlines
    Estimate Activity Resources (9.2)
    MSP: Add Resources to a Project Plan
    MSP: Assign Resources to Tasks
    Estimate Activity Durations (6.4)
    MSP: Enter the Task Duration Estimates
    Develop Schedule (6.5)
    Overview: Cost Planning Processes
    Estimate Costs (7.2)
    MSP: Enter Costs for Resources
    Determine Budget (7.3)
    MSP: Update the plan
    Section C: Risk Processes
    Identify Risks (11.2)
    Perform Qualitative Risk Analysis (11.3)
    Perform Quantitative Risk Analysis (11.4)
    Plan Risk Responses (11.5)
    MSP: Revise the MSP Plan
    MSP: Set a Baseline
    MSP: Resolve Resource Conflicts
    MSP: Shorten a Project Using the Critical Path
    MSP: View the Project Summary Report

  • Executing Processes

  • Executing Processes Overview
    Direct and Manage Project Work (4.3)
    MSP: Enter Task Progress
    MSP: Enter Overtime Work
    MSP: Create a Custom Table
    MSP: Create a Custom Field
    Manage Project Knowledge (4.4)
    MSP: Create a Custom View
    MSP: Make Custom Views Available to Other Project Plans
    MSP: Export Project Plan Cost Data to an Excel Workbook
    MSP: Copy a Picture of the Project Plan Information
    MSP: Link Documents to a Project Plan
    MSP: Create a Visual Report
    Manage Quality (8.2)
    Acquire Resources (9.3)
    Develop Team (9.4)
    Manage Team (9.5)
    Manage Communications (10.2)
    Implement Risk Responses (11.6)
    Conduct Procurements (12.2)
    Manage Stakeholder Engagement (13.3)

  • Monitoring and Controlling Processes

  • Monitoring and Controlling Process Group Overview
    Monitor and Control Project Work (4.5)
    Perform Integrated Change Control (4.6)
    Validate Scope (5.5)
    Control Change (5.6)
    Control Schedule (6.6)
    MSP: Reschedule a Task
    MSP: Filter Tasks
    Control Costs (7.4)
    MSP: Update Cost Rate Tables
    MSP: Group Costs
    Control Quality (8.3)
    Control Resources (9.6)
    Monitor Communications (10.3)
    Monitor Risks (11.7)
    Control Procurements (12.3)
    Monitor Stakeholder Engagement (13.4)

  • Closing Processes

  • Closing Process Group Overview
    Close Project or Phase (4.7)
    MSP: Create a Project Plan Template
    MSP: Share Resources
    MSP: Create a Master Project


This course is designed for project managers, project team leaders, and team members transitioning into project manager or project team leader roles.




General familiarity project management principles helpful.


Length: 4.0 days (32 hours)


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