Managing Projects: First Steps First

Learning Path: Workplace Skills Builder

Duration: 1 Day(s).

Course Overview

Construction engineers and logistics experts aren't the only professionals needing project management skills. Many employees assume extra assignments beyond their job roles. Those assignments are often critical to the organization. They must be accomplished flawlessly, on budget, and on time. The critical first step for any project is clearly defining what the project is, why you’re doing it, the vision, goals, and objectives in your plan, and a clear statement of work. That’s what this course is all about. If you’re getting ready to manage your first project or have a project idea you want to sell, this course is for you.

We’ll examine the role of a project manager and the primary skills project team members need. We’ll also cover primary terms, outline a project life cycle and learn how to sell your project idea. Then, we’ll walk through how to set your project vision, goals, and objectives and learn how to lay out your project plan. You’ll have a clear statement of work and a planning worksheet to guide your way as you get ready to launch your project.



Learning Objectives

  • Define the term "project"
  • Explain project management fundamentals
  • Identify project benefits
  • Describe the life cycle of the project
  • Make presentations to sell project ideas
  • Create project priorities
  • Conceptualize a project, including goals and vision statements
  • Create a statement of work

Target Audience
People getting ready to manage their first project or have a project idea they want to sell


Course Calendar

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Course Outline

Unit One: Setting the Foundation for Project Managers
Understand Your Role as Project Manager
Pre-Assignment Review
Unit Two: Managing Projects Has Career Benefits
Case Study: Mo Marvelous
Unit Three: Outlining a Project’s Life Cycle
Four Phases of a Project
Unit Four: Selling Your Project Idea
Expert Advice from Tom Peters
Using the Priority Matrix
Unit Five: Creating a Project Vision
The Vision Process
Unit Six: Preparing Your Project
Things to Consider
Unit Seven: Laying Out the Project
The Statement of Work
Create a Project Planning Worksheet
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