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Practical Project Management

Practical Project Management

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Course Information

It’s no surprise that the demand for effective project managers is continuing to rise. As businesses grow, managers are expected to complete increasingly complex projects with greater efficiency. Effective project managers manage risk, enhance customer satisfaction, promote growth, and improve the quality of products and services. Practical Project Management covers both the theories of project management and the practical application of those theories. This interactive, 10-week program will give you the skills necessary to keep projects on task, on time, and on budget.

When you complete this program, you’ll receive the 35 educational contact hours required to apply for the Project Management Professional certification.

Program Fee:

  • $1045
  • $100 Group Discount
  • UNM Alumni, Faculty, and Staff qualify for the Group Discount
  • Tuition Remission Accepted

Who Should Take this Course:

  • Professionals in need of tools to complete complex projects
  • Current project managers who want to learn new skills and best practices
  • Senior project managers who would like to apply for PMP certification

What's in it for You:

  • Learn to initiate, plan, execute, control, monitor, and close projects
  • Improve performance and increase job security in your organization
  • Raise your value in the marketplace


Participants must attend 8 of the 10 sessions.

The 5 Phases of a Project


  • Learn the definition of a project
  • Develop strategies to Initiate, Plan, Execute, Monitor, Control, and Close a project
  • Introduction to PMBOK’s 10 knowledge areas

Stakeholder Management

Covers key areas of stakeholder management, including:

  • Definition of a stakeholder
  • Identifying project stakeholders
  • Introduction of Stakeholder Register and Stakeholder Management Plan
  • Skills needed when working with a stakeholder

Organizational Structure and its Influence on Projects

  • Learn how individual strengths of a team, organization influences, types of organizations, and process assets affect the completion of a project

Scheduling for Project Success

Learn to schedule a project by:

  • Breaking the project down
  • Task relationships and sequencing
  • Calculating the initial schedule
  • Assigning and leveling resources

Budget Development and Procurement Planning

Lean key techniques to budget management, including:

  • Top-down and bottom-up budgeting
  • Golden rules of estimating
  • Using the WBS to establish baseline
  • Planning the scope and contract of procurement
  • Identification of contracting types
  • Contract administration

Risks and Risk Management Plans

Develop strategies for managing risk:

  • Identifying risk
  • Analysis and priority setting
  • Developing a response
  • Establish contingency and reserve
  • Continuous risk management

Project Monitoring and Control

  • Discover how change is managed on the project
  • Learn the purpose for monitoring and managing change closely
  • Develop tools for optimal project performance

Quality Planning and Control

  • Assure performance quality
  • Control performance quality
  • Calculate earned value

Project Integration and Business Requirements

Learn about project integration topics, including:

  • Project integration definition
  • Project charter
  • Project management plan
  • Other important documents
  • Business requirement criteria

Project Reporting

Learn about topics regarding project reporting:

  • Closing the project or phase
  • Release of contracted and internal resources
  • Close procurements
  • Contract closure
  • Procurement audits
  • Documentation


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