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Project Management 101

Project Overview:

Project management isn’t just for construction engineers and military logistics experts anymore. Today, in addition to the regular duties of your job, you are often expected to take on extra assignments, and to get that additional job done well, done under budget, and done on time.


This 5-day workshop is not intended to take you from a supervisory or administrative position to that of a project manager. However, these topics will familiarize you with the most common terms and practices in terms of working on projects.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this workshop, you will be able to:

o   Describe what is meant by a project

o   Explain what project management means

o   Identify benefits of projects

o   Identify the phases of a project’s life cycle

o   Sell ideas and make presentations related to pitching a project

o   Prioritize projects

o   Begin conceptualizing your project, including goals and vision statements

o   Use project planning tools

o   Contribute to creating a Statement of Work


Session One: Course Overview 

Session Two: Defining Projects and Project Management            

Session Three: The Role of a Project Manager   

Session Four: Pre-Assignment Review  

Session Five: How Can Projects Help Me?            

The Benefits of Projects              

Case Study: Mary Marvelous     

Session Six: A Project’s Life Cycle             

The Life Cycle   

Stages of a Project         

Session Seven: Selling a Project

Tom Peters        

The Priority Matrix         

Session Eight: Creating a Vision 

The Vision Process         

Making Connections      

Session Nine: Project Goals        

Setting Goals with SPIRIT             

Your Project’s Goals      

Session Ten: Using a Target Chart            

Session Eleven: Preparing Your Project 

Session Twelve: Laying Out the Project 

The Statement of Work               

Individual SOW

Project Planning Worksheet      

Personal Action Plan      

Recommended Reading List       

Course Evaluation