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


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


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

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


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


Coffee, hot and cold water, tea, fruit, baked goods, lunch and dinner will be provided each day. Please contact Saara Lampwalla at 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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