Project Fundamentals

Project Management Fundamentals

1-day class

Price: $450 for MISAC members and partners;
$550 for non-members

PMI LogoSuccessfully managing a project requires effective planning and adherence to the industry’s best practices in every step of the process. By understanding the fundamentals of project management, you will be better prepared to initiate a project in your organization and position it for success. In this course, you will identify effective project management practices and their related processes. NOTE: This course will earn you 6.5 PDUs.

This course is designed for individuals whose primary job is not project management, but who manage projects on an informal basis. Also, anyone who is considering a career path in project management and desiring a complete overview of the field and its generally accepted practices can benefit from this course.

In this course, you will examine the elements of sound project management and apply the generally recognized practices to successfully manage projects. You will:

  • Identify the key processes and requirements of project management.
  • Initiate a project.
  • Plan for time and cost.
  • Plan for project risks, communication, and change control.
  • Execute, manage, and control a project.
  • Close a project.


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


The following Holiday Inn offers a special rate of $95/night for SRFECC guests.

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.

Project Management Fundamentals Course Outline

Course outline provided by New Horizons

1 – Getting Started with Project Management
Identify the Characteristics of a Project
• Identify the Project Management Life Cycle
• Identify the Role of a Project Manager

2 – Initiating a Project
• Determine the Scope of a Project
• Identify the Skills for a Project Team
• Identify the Risks to a Project

3 – Planning for Time and Cost
• Create a Work Breakdown Structure
• Sequence the Activities
• Create a Project Schedule
• Determine Project Costs

4 – Planning for Project Risks, Communication, and Change Control
• Analyze the Risks to a Project
• Create a Communication Plan
• Plan for Change Control

5 – Managing a Project
• Begin Project Work
• Execute the Project Plan
• Track Project Progress
• Report Performance
• Implement Change Control

6 – Closing the Project
• Close a Project
• Create a Final Report

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