Project Management for Non-Project Managers

Learn and apply basic elements of PM to your job to support project success.


    In-House sessions are available upon request.


    Course Overview:

    To work together effectively on any project, everyone on the team needs to use a common language and have a clear understanding of all expectations. This unique seminar is designed for individuals with little or no prior knowledge of project management who serve on project management teams, those who simply want to know more about PM or those who are making the transition to project management.

    This course gives you the foundation, techniques, and tools to manage each stage of the project life cycle, work within organizational and cost constraints, set goals tied directly to stakeholder needs, get the most from your project management team, and utilize state-of-the-art project management tools to get the work done on time and within budget.

    Covering the entire project life cycle, this course is built around best practices currently used in today’s fast-paced business environment. The latest insights from the Project Management Institute’s A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), which incorporates information critical to project success, are also highlighted.

    In just three days, you’ll develop an understanding of essential terminology and apply basic PM tools and techniques to increase your effectiveness both on the team and in your own functional area.



    What You Will Learn:

    • MASTER fundamental project management skills, concepts and techniques.
    • LINK project goals and objectives to clear, compelling stakeholder needs.
    • DEVELOP work breakdown structures.
    • SET realistic, measurable objectives and ensure positive results.
    • ESTIMATE project costs and schedules using simple, proven techniques.
    • ESTABLISH a dependable project control and monitoring system.


    Who Should Attend:

    Project Management for Non-Project Managers is for managers who do not have a comprehensive knowledge of PM or PM-related areas. You can benefit from this course regardless of your background, and whether you need to increase your PM expertise to help with your projects, department or entire company.

    This programme is suitable for middle and senior level managers


    Course Curriculum

    Introduction to Project Management:
    What are “projects”? 00:26:00
    Why project management? 00:26:00
    The project life cycle 00:26:00
    Influences on a project 00:26:00
    Key stakeholders 00:26:00
    Project management process groups 00:26:00
    Project manager responsibilities 00:26:00
    Project Initiation:
    Understanding the role of senior management 00:26:00
    Needs assessment 00:26:00
    Project selection 00:26:00
    Benefit/cost ratio 00:26:00
    Present value and net present value 00:26:00
    Building SMART objectives 00:26:00
    Developing requirements 00:26:00
    Project charters 00:26:00
    Project requirements document 00:26:00
    Project Planning:
    Scope planning 00:26:00
    The work breakdown structure 00:26:00
    Estimating 00:26:00
    Schedule planning 00:26:00
    Network diagrams—CPM 00:26:00
    Speeding up the schedule 00:26:00
    Project management planning software 00:26:00
    Cost planning 00:26:00
    Responsibility matrix 00:26:00
    Resource loading and leveling 00:26:00
    Risk planning 00:26:00
    Procurement planning 00:26:00
    Communication and quality planning 00:26:00
    Project Implementation:
    Baselines 00:26:00
    Developing the project team 00:25:00
    Organizations and team structures 00:25:00
    Managing change 00:25:00
    Managing risk 00:25:00
    Performance reporting 00:25:00
    Reserves 00:25:00
    Assessing and monitoring project performance 00:25:00
    Earned value 00:25:00
    Sunk costs 00:25:00
    Project Close-Out:
    Scope verification and customer acceptance 00:25:00
    Administrative and contractual closure 00:25:00
    Transferring lessons learned to future projects 00:25:00

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