Course details

This course will teach you how to effectively manage all phases of a project. You'll learn the project management framework of initiation,planning, execution, control, and formal closing, and discover what it takes to ensure project success. In this skills-building course, you'll focus on practical tools and techniques as you spend 75% of the course working on a project from initiation to close. You'll work individually and in teams to write objectives, conduct stakeholder analysis, and develop a work breakdown structure and risk management plan for a case study project. Practice using estimating techniques, dependency analysis, and network diagramming.

Target Audience

Associate project managers, project managers, IT project managers, project coordinators, project analysts, project leaders, senior project managers, team leaders, product managers, program managers, project team members, stakeholders, and senior managers who want to master project management.


  • At the end of this course delegates will be able to; Establish the Project Background and Develop the Project Mini Charter
  • Define basic terminology of project management
  • Stakeholder Identification and Analysis
  • Identify the project management life cycle
  • Communications Planning
  • Understand the project management knowledge areas
  • Risk Planning
  • Build a business case for project initiation
  • Change Management Planning
  • Define project scope and stakeholder expectations
  • Develop the WBS
  • Define roles and responsibilities for project stakeholders
  • Activity Definition
  • Build an effective WBS and project schedule
  • Estimate Activity Duration
  • Ensure buy-in from your team and sponsors
  • Calculate the Critical Path
  • Identify, analyze, quantify, mitigate, and manage risks
  • Develop the Project Schedule
  • Create project management plans for quality, communication,resources, and stakeholder management Project Controls
  • Manage project change through formal change control processes Manage Expectations
  • Close a project Plan for Closure
  • Hands-On Exercises Evaluate PM Competencies
  • Project Management Terminology

Course Outline

Project Management Framework

  • The Project Management Institute
  • PMI Framework
  • What is a Project?
  • Project Management Terminology


  • Five Steps of Project Initiation
  • BOSSCARD Framework
  • Stakeholder Analysis
  • Project Roles and Responsibilities
  • Sign-Off Process


  • Seven Steps of Successful Planning
  • Communications Planning
  • Risk Management
  • Identify, Assess, Quantify, and Manage
  • Risk Management Life Cycle
  • Risk Response Strategies
  • Sources of Change
  • Formal Change Control Process
  • Managing Organizational Change

Controlling and Closing

  • Project Controls
  • Challenges
  • Organizational Style
  • Why Do Projects Fail?

Closing Processes

  • Administrative Closure

Case Studies

  • Managing Cross Functional Teams
  • Dealing with Conflicting Expectations
  • Handling Organizational Impacts

About Equitrain

EquiTrain –a pision of Equinox International- equips organizations with IT skills that are the lifeblood of modern corporate life, as Theyll as the professional expertise required for ensuring productivity and to remain competitive now and tomorrow.

At EquiTrain, They tailor end-to-end training solutions that incorporate both IT and business consultancy to the specific needs of each inpidual customer. They can equip yTheir IT professionals with all they need to quickly maximize yTheir new technology investments as Theyll as pushing forward absolute beginners on their road to IT proficiency.

They offer a broad range of IT and Management training cTheirses and certifications from top technology vendors with a choice of on-site or offsite, public or closed and local or abroad training. Their portfolio of cTheirses is supplemented by Their strategic training alliance with world's leading providers of learning solutions.

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