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  • Core Concepts of Project Management

    2-day class     |     No prerequisites     |     Solid PM foundation
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Core Concepts of Project Management

Overview and Benefits

Core Concepts of Project Management presents the proven techniques of project management. Our practical framework makes project management easy to understand and apply to today's project-driven workplace.

You'll learn specific entry level techniques such as Work Breakdown Structure and Resource Leveling and you'll have opportunities to practice each technique. We emphasize how to perform the technique and explain why using these techniques make you a better leader. It's the knowledge every project manager needs to succeed.

In this course, participants will become efficient and effective in:

  • Creating realistic project schedules.
  • Building a cohesive, consistent understanding of the project's goals among all stakeholders.
  • Creating effective project plans with clear responsibilities and milestones.
  • Identifing problems when they are still small enough to solve.
  • Transforming ambiguous projects into focused, productive projects with tangible results.

Core Concepts of Project Management


Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Understand how project management can increase productivity, improve communications and cut development costs.
  2. Understand how to constantly achieve the Five Project Success Factors using the discipline of project management.
  3. Systematically apply the proven skills, techniques, and methodologies of project management to define, plan and control a project.
  4. Create a project plan using standard project management techniques.
  5. Use the project plan to manage the team, customers, management and project sponsors and stakeholders.
  6. Understand the relationship between the science of project management and the art of leadership.
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About the Instructor

Mick Campbell - MPM InstructorMick Campbell is a best selling author of The NEW One-Page Project Manager and Managing Partner of OPPM International. Mick is a recognized authority in traditional and agile project management. He is a former telecom vice president who has certified project professionals worldwide and advised hundreds of companies large and small.


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Project Management Resource Group is a national leader in training and certification for human resource and project managers. PMRG has conducted hundreds of courses, seminars and onsite trainings all across the U.S. over the past nine years.

Our ongoing mission is “ Providing high-value educational programs for human resource and project managers by focusing on must-learn topics in the forefront of project management techniques and methodologies, while enhancing personal—as well as professional—growth and development.”

The American Academy of Project Management® (AAPM®) is a global Board of Standards supporting project management industry professionals. Our Global Board of Standards issues Certification Credentials to qualified professionals who successfully complete Certification courses offered by Project Management Resource Group.

OPPM® International shows you how to reduce any project—no matter how big or complicated—into a simple, one-page document perfect for expressing essential details, communicating those details to upper management, and tracking progress. Plus, it's adaptable to virtually any process in your organization. The One-Page Project Manager™ is the ultimate tool for beleaguered project managers who understand the value of simplicity.

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Core Concepts of Project Management Course Agenda

  • Core Concepts of PM Day 1
  • Core Concepts of PM Day 2
  • Why Project Management?
    • Success Factors
    • What is Project Management?
    • Project Life Cycle
  • Project Definition
    • Identify the Project Stakeholders
    • Project Communication
    • Statement of Work
    • Project Charter
  • Project Planning
    • The Purpose of Planning
    • Work Breakdown Structure
    • Network Diagrams
    • Work Package Estimates
  • Project Planning (continued)
    • Resource Leveling
    • Project Management Software
    • Accurate Estimating
  • Project Control
    • Project Kickoff
    • Monitoring
    • Project Close Out
    • Corrective Action
  • Project Leadership
    • Project Manager Skills
    • Art Based on Science