Fundamentals of Managing Projects


Competency: Managing Projects


Fundamentals of Managing Projects is designed to introduce the processes and techniques of project management to better prepare for working in a project environment. This workshop takes participants step-by-step through the fundamentals of project management PLUS provides hands-on applications of the fundamentals through team exercises. After the two-day workshop, the participants choose a work-related project, complete a Project Charter, WBS and schedule which they bring to class on day three (3-4 weeks later). This provides the participants to put into practice the skills learned in the two-day workshop.



The course is designed to enable participants to:

  • Determine project objectives and requirements from the scope of work
  • Identify triple constraints and prioritize
  • Develop a project charter from class scenario
  • Create a WBS from class project scenario
  • From WBS, generate a network diagram and Gantt chart
  • Discuss various project management tools for creating Gantt charts
  • Analyze all resource conflicts from project tasks and resource information
  • Determine the risks in order to develop a risk matrix
  • Participate in a forward and backward pass exercise
  • Investigate various ways to communicate within an organization and analyze a Communication Matrix
  • Analyze and discuss the necessity for roles, team building and motivation
  • Produce a Project Charter on a work related project


Participants completing this workshop will gain or enhance their skills in:

  • Having the ability to create a Project Charter based on a current work-related project
  • Having the ability to create a WBS, the heart of project management
  • Differentiate which project management practices are suitable for one’s organization’s need
  • Striving to understand project management practices by participating in relevant exercises
  • Creating a Communication Matrix essential for projects successes
  • Understanding risks of a project and applying qualitative and quantitative measures for each risk

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