Agile Project Management Fundamentals 7.0


In many organizations in our fast-paced-technology-intensive world, "just do it" is a way of life. Managers believe they can't afford the time it takes to practice good project management. However, it has become increasingly important that we manage and control our work and our businesses more efficiently.

Organizations are turning to project management to help them plan and control their businesses. As a result, Project Management is recognized as one of the fastest growing professions today. A well-planned, well-managed project provides clarity, reduces risk, controls cost, and delivers value to the business.

This course provides the basics for project managers by introducing essential project management concepts and methods. Through discussion, workshops and real-world examples, participants learn how to identify project components, organize them effectively and control the project from the earliest steps of developing the project charter through the final steps of a project - documenting

lessons learned.

By the end of this course, you should have gained a good understanding and experience of the core competencies that make a successful project manager

I. Course Objectives

At the end of the one-day program, the participants will be able to:

  1. Articulate the relevance of core project management competences.
  2. Identify key project goals and assumptions and set the stage for value delivery.
  3. Articulate product scope as part of the charter.
  4. Become familiar with the process of eliciting and capturing requirements.
  5. Create the WBS and dictionary that would deliver the scope in the project charter.
  6. Articulate guiding quality characteristics for the project.
  7. Sequence activities, create schedule, and estimate the cost of the project.
  8. Manage change in projects.

II. Course Outline

A. Overview

  • What is a project
  • Project Management Lifecycle vs. Solution Development Lifecycle
  • The Project Manager Role
  • Project Leadership and Team Roles

B. Initiate

  • Project Charter Outline and Contents
  • Scope Statement basics

C. Plan

  • Work Breakdown Structure or Deliverables Table
  • Schedule Development basics
  • Resource Planning basics
  • Communications Planning basics
  • Risk Planning basics

D. Execution/Control/Close

  • Scope Control basics
  • The Triple Constraint and Project Control
  • Change Management tips
  • Lessons Learned basics

E. Free Templates

  • Project Charter
  • Scope Statement
  • Assumptions and Constraints Log
  • Issues Log
  • Communications Plan
  • Project Change Log
  • Europe-PH News

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