Project Management Essentials Course

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Project Management Training

Length: 3 day(s)      Public Class Price: $1335/person (USD)      Group Class Price: Request Quote      Course Category: Project Management

If you are taking this course, you probably have some exposure to managing projects, or you may be considering embarking on a career as a professional project manager. Your ability as a project manager to demonstrate best practices in project management on the job is becoming the standard to compete in today's fast-paced and highly technical workplace. In this course, you will apply the generally recognized practices of project management to successfully manage projects.

Project managers are always under severe pressure to complete projects on time and within budget. However, most projects fail to meet these demands and as a result, many projects are terminated early. Successful project management requires knowledge and experience. This course is designed to provide you with the skills needed to be a successful project manager in today's rapidly changing world. The skills and knowledge you gain in this course will help you avoid making costly mistakes and increase your competitive edge in the project management profession. If you are looking for project manager courses near me, this training is for you.

This is an instructor-led course. It is taught by an instructor live online or at organizations for groups.
For team training, we can teach onsite at your office or private live online.

 Register ➥   March 8, 2022     
 Register ➥   June 1, 2022     
 Register ➥   July 13, 2022     

Group Onsite Training
At Your Organization


Private Online Training
Live Online Instruction

Have a group of several students needing the same training? Then onsite or private online group training is a perfect option for you. We'll either come onsite to your office or deliver a private live online class so you don't have to travel. You'll be able to fully customize a course to your needs. Lastly, you can save per student versus our public classes.

  • An expert Instructor will either come to your office or deliver a private live online class to your students
  • Course can be fully customized to your training needs
  • Course is scheduled based on dates you provide (Subject to instructor availability)

  Detailed Course Topics

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Related Certifications

Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® Certification

Knowledge Pre-Requisites

Course Topics


In this course, you will apply recognized practices of project management to manage a project from start to finish.

You will:

Identify the basic concepts of project management.
Launch a project.
Estimate project work.
Create a project schedule.
Plan project costs.
Plan for project risks.
Plan for project quality and compliance.
Manage human and physical resources for the project.
Manage project procurements.
Plan for change management and monitor the project scope.
Monitor and optimize project schedule and cost.
Monitor the quality of the project work and the risks involved.
Plan communication strategies and manage stakeholder relationships.
Close a project.


This course is designed for any individual who might need to perform project management activities in their job role on either a formal or informal basis, or any individual who wants to build upon their current project management knowledge to be more productively involved on a project team.

This course is not specifically designed for students who are seeking project management-related certification. Rather, it is designed to introduce a structure to help students more effectively manage projects as well as participate fully on a project team.


To ensure your success in this course you should be familiar with basic project management concepts and have some working experience with project management. Experience with a specific project management software tool is not required. Basic computing skills and some experience using Microsoft Office is desirable but not required.


Lesson 1: Getting Started with Project Management
Topic A: Define Project Management Basics
Topic B: Identify Influencing Factors
Topic C: Define Project Management Certifications

Lesson 2: Launching Projects
Topic A: How Organizations Choose the Right Project
Topic B: Identify Project Stakeholders and Their Expectations
Topic C: Authorize a Project
Topic D: Identify the Project Scope

Lesson 3: Estimating Project Work
Topic A: Develop a WBS
Topic B: Identify the Relationships Between Work Packages
Topic C: Identify Resources
Topic D: Estimate Time

Lesson 4: Creating the Project Schedule
Topic A: Develop a Project Schedule
Topic B: Create a Schedule Baseline

Lesson 5: Planning Project Costs
Topic A: Establish Project Costs
Topic B: Establish the Cost Baseline
Topic C: Reconcile Funding and Costs

Lesson 6: Planning for Risk
Topic A: Create a Risk Management Plan
Topic B: Identify Risks and Triggers
Topic C: Analyze Risks
Topic D: Develop a Risk Response Plan

Lesson 7: Planning for Quality and Compliance
Topic A: Deliver the Desired Project Results
Topic B: Verify Compliance Requirements

Lesson 8: Managing the Project Team
Topic A: Plan Your Project Team
Topic B: Assemble the Team
Topic C: Develop the Team
Topic D: Manage the Team

Lesson 9: Managing Project Procurements
Topic A: Plan for Project Procurements
Topic B: Obtain Responses from Vendors
Topic C: Select the Right Vendor
Topic D: Manage Vendors and Procurements

Lesson 10: Managing Change During Project Execution
Topic A: Prepare for Project Execution
Topic B: Manage Project Changes
Topic C: Monitor the Project Scope

Lesson 11: Monitoring and Controlling the Schedule and Cost
Topic A: Monitor and Control the Project Schedule
Topic B: Optimize the Project Schedule
Topic C: Monitor and Control the Project Cost

Lesson 12: Monitoring and Controlling Risk and Quality
Topic A: Monitor and Control Risks
Topic B: Put Quality Plans into Action
Topic C: Control Project Quality

Lesson 13: Communicating and Reporting
Topic A: Communicate During a Project
Topic B: Distribute Project Information
Topic C: Manage Stakeholder Relationships and Expectations
Topic D: Report on Project Performance

Lesson 14: Closing the Project
Topic A: Deliver the Final Product
Topic B: Close Project Procurements
Topic C: Close the Project
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Project Management Training Reviews by Certstaffix® Training

Certstaffix® Training collects detailed class reviews via a formal post-class evaluation in all our instructor-led courses. Below are a sample of abbreviated reviews from real students from our past classes. If you would like more reviews or ones with even further detail, please contact us and we would be happy to show you the high quality of our training services.

Certstaffix® Class Reviews

Student Average:
4.74 out of 5 from 66 students

5.00 out of 5

This is a very good start to project management. The 50,000 foot view is great for beginners as well as mid-managers that need to understand the processes. Examples are very good tools to give a beginner a head-start on developing their own tools. I will be developing some new processes and tools for my team which will help them grasp the importance of each step of managing projects and make their project tracking a little easier.

- attended our Project Management Fundamentals class

5.00 out of 5

The instructor, Julie, was great. She was very informative and answered all questions. She did a great job of explaining everything. She was a very good instructor.

- attended our Project Management Essentials class

4.88 out of 5

Thank you Dave for making this a fun learning experience

- attended our Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification class

5.00 out of 5

thank you

- attended our Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification class

4.61 out of 5

Our Trainer was GREAT! Very enthusiastic!!

- attended our Project Management Essentials class

4.76 out of 5

Our instructor, Michael, was fantastic. Our class was only three students, which made room for a great discussion and explanation of any questions we came up with. I was worried about how interactive it was going to be opposed to just lectures, but I would definitely recommend this type of learning for anyone looking to further advance themselves. I would be comfortable taking another course, such as this, in the future.

- attended our Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification class

4.53 out of 5

Kathy made the class entertaining and very enjoyable.

- attended our Project Management Fundamentals class

5.00 out of 5

Instructor was awesome!

- attended our Project Management Essentials class

5.00 out of 5

I would like more lab time and to do exercises.

- attended our Project Management Essentials class

4.98 out of 5

Dave was great presenting and relating subjects with travel sights (which I loved) my hobby

- attended our Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification class

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