Practical Project Management

This 3 day course is designed to teach non Project Management Professional participants the basic principles of good project management. Participants will learn how to identify and schedule project resources, create project schedules, and produce critical path planning and evaluation reports. These learning objectives are reinforced by a course project that allows participants to apply the principles and use the tools introduced in the class.


The training is design to:

Describe what project management is and discuss key elements of the project management framework.
Develop project management skills relevant for Lean and Six Sigma projects.
Understand the elements that make good project scope management important.
Describe the importance of project schedules and good project time management.


Upon completion, participants will be able to:

Set clear project goals and objectives
Develop a proper WBS
Strategically assign resources
Develop project schedules
Identify milestones
Use basic project management tools
Anticipate problems and plan accordingly 


Course Outline/Components

A. Project Management Overview
B. Project Life Cycles

  • Initiate Project
  • Planning – Project Plan Development
    • 7 Steps of Project Schedule Development
  • Project Execution & Control
  • Project Closure