This one-day course provides an overview of project management concepts and is in alignment with PMI standards. It is suitable for project managers, those participating on projects, or for those seeking a better understanding of project management. It is recommended that a cross-functional team of various roles attend so as to get an appreciation of what is involved in project management and what key terms and processes are.


  • Understand the life cycle of a project and the role the project manager has in it
  • Understand the various roles and stakeholders associated with a project
  • Understand the various organizational structures and how the way in which an organization is structured can impact the authority of a project manager
  • Learn the importance and components of a project charter
  • Learn how to create a project scope statement
  • Learn how to identify and manage risk as well as create and use a risk matrix 
  • Learn the benefits of and how to create a Work Breakdown Structure
  • Learn the benefits of and how to create a Network Diagrams
  • Learn the importance of and be able to identify the critical path
  • Learn various estimating techniques and how to create a Project Schedule
  • Learn how to determine project costs
  • Learn how to create a communication plan
  • Learn earned value techniques in order to track and forecast project status
  • Understand the concepts of quality assurance and quality control
  • Learn how to effectively and efficiently communicate project performance
  • Learn how to close out a project