Project Essentials

Project Management Essentials

RESCHEDULED: Sept 12-14, 2018

3 days – Rancho Cordova, CA

Price: $1,295 for MISAC members and partners;
$1,495 for non-members

PMI LogoIn this course, students will identify and apply generally recognized practices in project management. NOTE: This course will earn you 19.5 PDUs.

The target student for this course is any individual who may need to perform project management activities in their job role on either a formal or informal basis, or any project team members who want to enhance their knowledge of project management in order to interact more productively with a project manager and perform more effectively on a project team.

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • identify the basic concepts and terminology of professional project management.
  • launch a project.
  • estimate project work.
  • create a project schedule.
  • plan project costs.
  • plan for project risks.
  • plan for project quality and compliance.
  • manage human resources for your project.
  • manage project procurements.
  • plan for change management and monitor the project scope.
  • monitor and optimize project schedule and cost.
  • monitor quality of project work and the risks involved.
  • plan communication strategies and manage stakeholder relationships.
  • perform project closure

LOCATION INFORMATION

Sacramento Regional Fire/EMS Communications Center
3121 Gold Canal Dr.
Rancho Cordova, CA 95670

HOTEL INFORMATION

Use code “EMS” for a special rate of $95/night.

Holiday Inn Sacramento Rancho Cordova
11269 Point East Drive
Rancho Cordova, CA 95742

TRANSPORTATION INFORMATION

SRFECC has ample parking on-site for those driving in. If you require public transportation, please visit the Sacramento Regional Transit website for options.

FOOD & DRINK

Coffee, hot and cold water, tea, fruit, baked goods, lunch and dinner will be provided each day. Please contact Saara Lampwalla at saara@munitechacademy.org if you have any dietary restrictions or food allergies so we can make alternate arrangements.

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Project Management Essentials Course Outline

Course outline provided by New Horizons

1 – Getting Started with Project Management
• Project Management Basics
• Factors Influencing a Project

2 – Launching Projects
• How Organizations Choose the Right Project
• Identify Project Stakeholders and Their Expectations
• Identify the Project Scope
• Prepare a SOW
• Formally Authorize a Project

3 – Estimating Project Work
• Estimate Project Effort and Resources Using Top-Down Estimation
• Estimate Project Effort and Resources Using Bottom-Up Estimation
• Reduce Risks in Project Estimates

4 – Creating a Project Schedule
• Illustrate Project Flow
• Identify Activity Resources
• Schedule Project Work

5 – Planning Project Costs
• Estimate Project Costs
• Establish the Cost Baseline
• Reconcile Funding and Costs

6 – Planning for Risks
• Create a Risk Management Plan
• Identify Risks and Their Causes
• Analyze Risks
• Develop a Risk Response Plan

7 – Planning for Quality and Compliance
• Deliver the Desired Project Results
• Verify Compliance Requirements

8 – Managing Human Resources
• Plan Your Dream Team
• Put the Team Together
• Build the Team
• Manage the Team

9 – Managing Project Procurements
• Plan for Project Procurements
• Obtain Responses from Vendors
• Choose the Right Vendor
• Manage Vendors and Procurements

10 – Managing Change During Project Execution
• Gear Up for Project Execution
• Manage Project Changes
• Monitor the Project Scope

11 – Monitoring and Controlling Project Schedule and Cost
• Monitor and Control the Project Schedule
• Optimize the Project Schedule
• Monitor and Control Project Costs

12 – Monitoring Risk and Quality
• Monitor and Control Risks
• Put Quality Plans into Action
• Control Project Quality

13 – Communicating and Reporting
• Communicate in a Project
• Distribute Project Information
• Manage Stakeholder Relationships and Expectations
• Report on Project Performance

14 – Closing the Project
• Hand Off the Project
• Close Project Procurements
• Wrap Up a Project

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