Project Management Foundations

Success in project management demands a structured, systematic approach to projects. Develop the core tools and techniques for each phase: initiating, planning, executing, monitoring, controlling and closing. Gain a working foundation to better plan and control a variety of projects in your organization.

This is a required class for those pursuing the Project Management Certificate and a recommended first class.

The PMI Authorized Training Partner logo is a registered mark of the Project  Management Institute, Inc.

This course can be applied to the following certificates:
Business Analysis Certificate
Facility Management Certificate
Project Management Certificate

Instructor

Sandra Hoskins, ISP, ITCP, PMP, CSM

Sandra Hoskins, ISP, ITCP, PMP, CSM

As a speaker, mentor, educator, consultant, author and project manager, Sandra Hoskins is committed to working with people who want to create excellence in their life, whether at work, home, play or in their community. Sandra’s passions are project management ... read more

Who Should Attend

This course is intended for those individuals interested in learning specific techniques and principles associated with lean thinking and problem-solving:  Business managers, operations team members, manufacturing team members, contract administrators, product managers, product designers, engineers, project stakeholders, team leads, project leaders, project managers, and PMPs (certified Project Management Professionals) who need to take training/education seminars for recertification.

Benefits and Learning Outcomes

Value to the Organization

  • Project managers will be better equipped to respond to problems.
  • Project managers will be able implement solutions to more quickly mitigate chronic business and project-related issues and concerns.

Each participant will be able to:

  • Identify critical project management deliverables.
  • Increase the number of potential responses that you may have to any given problem or scenario.
  • Become more proactive handling unexpected events.
  • Increase your personal level of project management maturity.

 

Course Outline/Topics

The ability to manage projects to meet corporate goals, sponsor expectations and customer need is expected by every project stakeholder. In today’s demanding workplace, it is no longer enough to carry out the fundamentals of project management. You also need to become skilled at rapidly and effectively recognizing, diagnosing and responding to these situations – and in creating an environment where they no longer occur. In this workshop, you work through a series of real-world business problems using a proven process to build and leverage your critical- thinking skills that you can easily take back to your workplace and apply.

Outline

I: INTRODUCTION

II: SETTING UP THE TEAM FOR SUCCESS
• Creating a team environment
• Talk the talk – Speaking a common language

III: CREATING A SCOPE OF WORK
• Defining the role of the project stakeholders
• Review scoping techniques
• Review creating a workable scope statement
• Communicating the scope to the stakeholders
• Create a scope statement
• Develop a communication strategy to communicate the project scope to a sponsor

IV: CONNECTING THE SCOPE OF WORK TO THE SCHEDULE CREATING THE
WBS
• Review the role of the project stakeholders
• Review the scope statement
• Identify project deliverables where you have historical information
• Select a deliverable from the scope statement activity
• Using brainstorming, creating a WBS

CREATING TIME-BASED ESTIMATES
• Types of estimating
• Adding level of confidence to estimates
• Select an estimating technique
• Estimate the tasks in the WBS

ASSIGNING RESOURCES
• Types of resources
• Review the capacity of the resources
• Identify resources used on your projects
• Assign the resources to the tasks in the WBS
• Calculate the resource costs – using blended rates

V: DEVELOPING A SCHEDULE
• Analyzing the schedule
• Analyzing the impact of constraints
• Create/review a schedule
• Assess the scheduled completion date
• Recommend strategies to shorten the schedule (what is needed day 1?)

VI: DEALING WITH PROJECT STAKEHOLDERS AND THE IMPACT OF ISSUES, CHANGES AND RISK
• Ensuring work is authorized
• Communicating project results
• Ensuring the right communication to the team
• Developing a standard reporting package
• Providing transparency to management
• Managing change/issues/risks
• Managing communications

VII: CONCLUSION
• Closing a project/phase
• Transitioning to the owners
• 30-60-90 days
• What to transition
• When to transition
• Post-implementation review – “lessons learned”
• Next steps

 

Testimonials

"Course content and the new knowledge I gained highly met my expectations!"  —  Brittany Mogg, Miniature Precision Components

"Excellent, knowledgeable instructor! Was very beneficial to have an instructor with her experience."  —  Alex Gunderson, Bluetree Network

Date: Wed-Thu, Aug. 21, 22 and 28, 29

Delivery Method: Live Online

Time: 8:00am - 12:00pm CT

Platform: Zoom

Instructor: Sandra Hoskins, ISP, ITCP, PMP, CSM

Fee:

$845 by Aug 7, 2024
$895 after Aug 7, 2024

CEUs: 1.4, PDUs: 14.0

Enrollment Limit: 20

Program Number: 5025-16348

Note: Participants will receive instructions for logging into Canvas to access course materials and Zoom links approximately one week prior to the course start date.

Full payment or arrangement for payment (i.e. purchase order or payment plan) must be made before the first day of class.

Registration Deadline: Aug 21, 2024

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Date: Mon-Tues, Oct. 14-15 and 21-22

Delivery Method: Live Online

Time: 8:00am-12:00pm CT

Platform: Zoom

Instructor: Sandra Hoskins, ISP, ITCP, PMP, CSM

Fee:

$845 by Sept 30, 2024
$895 after Sept 30, 2024

CEUs: 1.4, PDUs: 14.0

Enrollment Limit: 20

Program Number: 5025-16352

Note: Participants will receive instructions for logging into Canvas to access course materials and Zoom links approximately one week prior to the course start date.

Full payment or arrangement for payment (i.e. purchase order or payment plan) must be made before the first day of class.

Registration Deadline: Oct 14, 2024

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Date: Thu-Fri, Dec. 5-6 and 12-13

Delivery Method: Live Online

Time: 8:00am-12:00pm CT

Platform: Zoom

Instructor: Sandra Hoskins, ISP, ITCP, PMP, CSM

Fee:

$845 by Nov 21, 2024
$895 after Nov 21, 2024

CEUs: 1.4, PDUs: 14.0

Enrollment Limit: 20

Program Number: 5025-16354

Note: Participants will receive instructions for logging into Canvas to access course materials and Zoom links approximately one week prior to the course start date.

Full payment or arrangement for payment (i.e. purchase order or payment plan) must be made before the first day of class.

Registration Deadline: Dec 5, 2024

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Date: Wed-Thu, Feb. 5-6 and 12-13, 2025

Delivery Method: Live Online

Time: 8:00am-12:00pm CT

Platform: Zoom

Instructor: Sandra Hoskins, ISP, ITCP, PMP, CSM

Fee:

$845 by Jan 22, 2025
$895 after Jan 22, 2025

CEUs: 1.4, PDUs: 14.0

Enrollment Limit: 20

Program Number: 5025-16357

Note: Participants will receive instructions for logging into Canvas to access course materials and Zoom links approximately one week prior to the course start date.

Full payment or arrangement for payment (i.e. purchase order or payment plan) must be made before the first day of class.

Registration Deadline: Feb 5, 2025

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Date: Mar 24-Apr 19, 2025

Delivery Method: Online

Platform: Canvas

Instructor: Sandra Hoskins, ISP, ITCP, PMP, CSM

Fee:

$845 by Mar 10, 2025
$895 after Mar 10, 2025

CEUs: 1.4, PDUs: 14.0

Enrollment Limit: 20

Program Number: 5025-16360

Note: Participants will receive instructions for logging into Canvas to access course materials approximately one week prior to first class. This class is asynchronous with access 24/7. It is interactive and instructor led. Each week has recorded presentations, reading/writing assignments, quizzes and online discussion.

Full payment or arrangement for payment (i.e. purchase order or payment plan) must be made before the first day of class.

Registration Deadline: Mar 24, 2025

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Date: Thu-Fri, May 15-16, 2025

Delivery Method: In-person

Time: 8:30am-4:30pm CT

Location: UWM School of Continuing Education

Instructor: Sandra Hoskins, ISP, ITCP, PMP, CSM

Fee:

$845 by May 1, 2025
$895 after May 1, 2025

CEUs: 1.4, PDUs: 14.0

Enrollment Limit: 20

Program Number: 5025-16364

Note: This class is in-person at UWM SCE, 161 W. Wisconsin, Milwaukee. Participants will also receive an email invitation to log into the course on Canvas, UWM’s learning management system, to access additional course materials and resources prior to the course start date.

Full payment or arrangement for payment (i.e. purchase order or payment plan) must be made before the first day of class.

Registration Deadline: May 15, 2025

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