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Project Management - Introductory Series

Category: Business Skills Department: HR/Professional Development

This introductory project management course is designed to provide skill development in planning and overseeing projects. The course consists of five 3-hour sessions that will sequentially develop your project management skills through a combination of class lecture, case study, and applied workshops.

The curriculum design is based on adult learning concepts and theory to provide an integrated learning experience of classroom lecture with hands on application and workshops.

Participants are asked to have a project in mind when attending the first session to take full advantage of the opportunity to practice using the various tools. The project can be current (one you are already working on); imminent (one you will be in the very near future); or potential project (one that you would like to consider). Several members of a project team may attend the series and work together using the tools.

Session 1: Introduction to Project Management
This session will provide an overview of the project management discipline, best practices, and key concepts to consider in defining any project.

  • Understand key Initiation activities including developing the Project Charter
  • Participants will identify a project to be used throughout the series in applying methods and tools learned in class.
  • The Project Workbook and Project Charter will be introduced.

Session 2: Scope, Time, Resources
This session will introduce the Triple Constraints theory and how to plan for project scope, time, and resource needs.

  • Participants will create a Work Breakdown Structure and learn how to build a schedule and budget from. 
  • Work Breakdown Structure and Project Workbook for milestone, schedule, budget planning methods, and tools will be introduced.\

Session 3: Stakeholders & Communication
This session will provide tools for identifying and managing stakeholders and communications.

  • Participants will identify and analyze project stakeholders & develop a Communications Plan.
  • Stakeholder Models and Register and Communication Matrix tools will be introduced.
  • Highly rated online collaboration & communication tools will be presented.

Session 4: Managing Uncertainty & Change
This session will provide analysis methods and tools to identify, plan for, and manage risks and change.

  • Participants will create a Risk Breakdown Structure and apply risk analysis tools to identify and prioritize project risks.
  • Risk Breakdown Structure and Change Control methods and tools will be introduced.

Session 5: Delivering Expected Results
This final session will explore methods and strategies for keeping the project on track, transitioning to operations, and conducting lessons learned to close the project.

  • Participants will identify performance indicators and complete a lesson learned.
  • Progress reporting methods, operational transition, and lessons
Additional Information:

Audience: Project team members and new/inexperienced Project Managers involved with managing small, short duration projects.

Session Information

Registration for this session is closed.

Kimberly Cude and Julie Smith
PeaceHealth North Building, Room 478 (677 E. 12th Ave., 12th & Hilyard)
Internet Based
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Dates & Times

Date Time Length
Oct 12th, 2017 01:30 pm — 04:30 pm 3 hrs
Oct 19th, 2017 01:30 pm — 04:30 pm 3 hrs
Oct 26th, 2017 01:30 pm — 04:30 pm 3 hrs
Nov 2nd, 2017 01:30 pm — 04:30 pm 3 hrs
Nov 9th, 2017 01:30 pm — 04:30 pm 3 hrs