Project Management Skills Training

Project Management Skills Training

Course Description:

Advanced Business Learning’s approach to high performing project management teams starts with ensuring our clients’ project managers have the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) in the areas of the Project Management Body of Knowledge.

Course Objectives: As a result of this training participants will be able to:
■ yield greater organizational capacity (ability to get more work achieved with existing resources)
■ create sustainable pace (reduced overtime required; reduced project chaos)
■ improve project requirements’ collection and management
■ increase accuracy of project estimate
■ effectively manage project scope change
■ effectively identify and manage risks
■ improve overall project efficiency, communications and coordination


Course prerequisite: CAPM or PMP 5-day boot camp
The object of project management is to produce a complete project which complies with the client’s objectives and unique project management environment. For clients who ascribe to the Project Management Body of Knowledge areas and framework, ABL offers the following modules as a means of reinforcing traditional and accepted project management concepts.
ABL works collaboratively with our clients to determine needs for Project Managers:
a. Evaluate current project management planning, cadence, communications, and coordination
b. Identify and prioritize areas of PM needs and training (through focus meetings, with management)
Each of the following topics range from 8 to 24 hours based on identified deficiencies. Based on experience and best practices, the total for all these modules is 100-140 hours.
Project Planning
− Develop project charter
− Develop project management plan
− Identify stakeholders
− Plan stakeholder engagement
− Plan schedule management
− Define activities
− Sequence activities
− Estimate activity durations
− Plan scope management
− Collect requirements
− Define scope
Risk Management
− Plan risk management
− Identify risks
− Perform qualitative risk analysis
− Perform quantitative risk analysis
− Plan risk responses
− Implement risk responses
Schedule Management
− Plan Schedule Management
− Define Activities
− Sequence Activities
− Estimate Activity Durations
− Develop Schedule
− Cost Management
− Plan cost management
− Estimate costs
− Determine budget
Communications Management
− Plan communications management
− Manage communications
− Monitor communications
Stakeholder Management
− Identify stakeholders
− Assess their interest and influence
− Develop communication management plans
− Engage and influence stakeholders.
Change Management
− Clarify objectives for the change
− Assess stakeholders (i.e., those impacted by the change)
− Obtain necessary resources and organize to manage the change.
− Align executive sponsors
− Conduct analysis to define impact of the change on each stakeholder, budget and timeline