Project+

Duration

5 Days

Course Overview

This course is designed to provide you with the skills needed to be a successful project manager in today’s rapidly changing world. Additionally, this course can be a significant part of your preparation for the CompTIA® Project+® certification exam.

Audience:

Employees of federal, state and local governments; and businesses working with the government.

What You’ll Learn

In this course, you will apply recognized practices of project management and understand a project’s life cycle, roles, and skills necessary to effectively initiate, plan, execute, monitor, control and close a project.

You will:

  • Identify the fundamentals of project management.
  • Initiate a project.
  • Create project plans, stakeholder strategies, and scope statement.
  • Develop a Work Breakdown Structure and activity lists.
  • Develop project schedule and identify the critical path.
  • Plan project costs.
  • Create project staffing and quality management plans.
  • Create an effective communication plan.
  • Create a risk management plan, perform risk analysis, and develop a risk response plan.
  • Plan project procurements.
  • Develop change management and transition plans.
  • Assemble and launch the project team to execute the plan.
  • Execute the project procurement plan.
  • Monitor and control project performance.
  • Monitor and control project constraints.
  • Monitor and control project risks.
  • Monitor and control procurements.
  • Perform project closure activities.

Outline

1 – DEFINING PROJECT MANAGEMENT FUNDAMENTALS

  • Identify Project Management Basics
  • Describe the Project Life Cycle
  • Identify Organizational Influences on Project Management
  • Define Agile Methodology

2 – INITIATING THE PROJECT

  • Identify the Project Selection Process
  • Prepare a Project SOW
  • Create a Project Charter
  • Identify Project Stakeholders

3 – PLANNING THE PROJECT

  • Identify Project Management Plan Components
  • Determine Stakeholder Needs
  • Create a Scope Statement

4 – PREPARING TO DEVELOP THE PROJECT SCHEDULE

  • Develop a WBS
  • Create an Activity List
  • Identify the Relationships Between Activities
  • Identify Resources
  • Estimate Time

5 – DEVELOPING THE PROJECT SCHEDULE

  • Develop a Project Schedule
  • Identify the Critical Path
  • Optimize the Project Schedule
  • Create a Schedule Baseline

6 – PLANNING PROJECT COSTS

  • Estimate Project Costs
  • Estimate the Cost Baseline
  • Reconcile Funding and Costs

7 – PLANNING HUMAN RESOURCES AND QUALITY MANAGEMENT

  • Create a Human Resource Plan
  • Create a Quality Management Plan

8 – COMMUNICATING DURING THE PROJECT

  • Identify Communication Methods
  • Create a Communications Management Plan

9 – PLANNING FOR RISK

  • Create a Risk Management Plan
  • Identify Project Risks and Triggers
  • Perform Qualitative Risk Analysis
  • Perform Quantitative Risk Analysis
  • Develop a Risk Response Plan

10 – PLANNING PROJECT PROCUREMENTS

  • Collect Project Procurement Inputs
  • Prepare a Procurement Management Plan
  • Prepare Procurement Documents

11 – PLANNING FOR CHANGE AND TRANSITIONS

  • Develop an Integrated Change Control System
  • Develop a Transition Plan

12 – EXECUTING THE PROJECT

  • Direct the Project Execution
  • Execute a Quality Assurance Plan
  • Assemble the Project Team
  • Develop the Project Team
  • Manage the Project Team
  • Distribute Project Information
  • Manage Stakeholder Relationships and Expectations

13 – EXECUTING THE PROCUREMENT PLAN

  • Obtain Responses from Vendors
  • Select Project Vendors

14 – MONITORING AND CONTROLLING PROJECT PERFORMANCE

  • Monitor and Control Project Work
  • Manage Project Changes
  • Report Project Performance

15 – MONITORING AND CONTROLLING PROJECT CONSTRAINTS

  • Control Project Scope
  • Control Project Schedule
  • Control Project Costs
  • Manage Project Quality

16 – MONITORING AND CONTROLLING PROJECT RISKS

  • Monitor and Control Project Risks

17 – MONITORING AND CONTROLLING PROCUREMENTS

  • Monitor and Control Vendors and Procurements
  • Handling Legal Issues

18 – CLOSING THE PROJECT

  • Deliver the Final Product
  • Close Project Procurements
  • Close a Project