Introduction to Project Management Training

Course 296

  • Duration: 2 days
  • Language: English
  • 11 NASBA CPE Credits (live, in-class training only)
  • 11 PMI PDUs
  • Level: Foundation

This introduction to project management training course provides you with the fundamental knowledge and skills to successfully lead a project from beginning to end. 

  • Through a simulated case study, you will learn how to: 
  • Leverage key project management concepts 
  • Lead a project from beginning to end 
  • Motivate and lead your project team 
  • Implement effective project management processes 
  • Develop the leadership skills needed for successfully planning, managing, and delivering projects of any size and scope 

Introduction to Project Management Training Delivery Methods

  • In Person

  • Online

  • On Demand

  • Premium

Introduction to Project Management Training Course Benefits

Choose from adaptive on-demand and instructor-led blended learning options 

Gain hands-on project experience through a simulated project case study 

Test your knowledge in the end-of-course exam  

Continue learning and face new challenges with after-course one-on-one instructor coaching 

Intro to Project Management Instructor-Led Course Outline

  • Benefits and value of project management| 
  • Communication as the key to project success 
  • Defining a project 
  • Defining projects, programs, and portfolio management 
  • The project management process 
  • The phases of project management 

Activity: The Way Many Projects Start – Chaos

  • Defining the initiation phase 
  • Linking strategic value to the project 
  • Business case overview 
  • Issue tracking 
  • Assumptions 
  • Defining the objective of a project 
  • Creating the objective statement (the Five “W” questions) 
  • Translating the statement into deliverables 

Activity: Building an Objective Statement and Deliverables List 

  • Project Charters and other initiating activities 
  • Strategic considerations  

What a project plan is 

  • The narrative planning document 
  • Outline of content 


  • Defining stakeholders 
  • How they contribute to the development of a project plan 
  • Stakeholder analysis 
  • Stakeholder engagement plan 
  • Stakeholder communication plan 

Creating the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)  

  • Defining the WBS 
  • How the WBS is developed 

Activity: Build the WBS for Class Project 

Creating the Project Schedule 

  • Identify activities 
  • Estimate activities 
  • Do Now Activity: Determine Duration of Project Activities 
  • Sequencing activities 

Activity: Sequence Project Activities (create network diagram) 

  • Resourcing the schedule (Identify, Allocate, Optimize) 
  • Finalize schedule (Determine project duration, Understand Critical Path, Refining the project to meet objectives and constraints) 
  • Define risk management 
  • Risk identification 
  • Analyze probability and impacts 
  • Risk registers 
  • Plan risk responses 

Activity: Develop Risk Register for Class Project 

  • Contingency plans 
  • Early warning signs 

Change control 

  • Process defined 
  • Scaling process to fit the project 

Project team guidelines 

  • Status meetings 
  • Schedule updates 
  • Issue and risk tracking and reporting 

Other considerations 

  • Quality management plan 
  • Project procurement plan 
  • Getting approval to execute a plan 

Activity: Team Review of Completed Project Plan 

  • Defining executing/monitoring and controlling processes 
  • The management processes 
  • How to monitor and control key plan elements 
  • Project status reports 
  • Analyzing data against a baseline to determine progress 
  • Taking corrective action to meet project constraints 

Activity: Review Project Status Report and Schedule 

  • Determining if a project is ready to close 
  • Transfer of project deliverable(s) to operational control 
  • Determining if project objectives and business value have been attained 
  • Conducting lessons-learned review 
  • Appropriate celebrations 
  • Building project management capabilities in organizations 

Activity: Course Review and Communication of Learnings 

Unlimited Access Project Management Premium Blended Training

The premium training bundle includes:

  • Initiating a Project
  • Gathering Requirements
  • Developing the Scope
  • Developing the Schedule - Overview
  • Developing the Schedule - Identifying Activities
  • Developing the Schedule - Estimating Durations
  • Developing the Schedule - Sequencing Activities
  • Developing the Schedule - Scheduling the Project
  • Optimizing the Schedule
  • Executing a Project
  • Identifying and Managing Risks
  • Analyzing and Responding to Risks
  • Leadership and Communication
  • Development Models

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Project Management Training FAQs

No specific experience is required.

The content and concepts are very similar but the on-demand class is not a recorded version of the instructor-led class. The content has been re-imagined here to be presented in an adaptive, self-guided format.

Once payment is received, you will receive details for your Premium Training Bundle via email. At that time, you may call or email our customer service team for assistance in enrolling in the event date of your choice.

The On Demand and Premium Training products offer access to a fully interactive Project Management Fundamentals course that adapts to your needs as you hone your project management skills.  

Adaptive learning is a method of on-demand instruction that orchestrates artificial intelligence and sophisticated algorithms to present the next appropriate action based on what it knows about each unique learner. It evolves moment-by-moment using trial and error as the environment changes. This allows the learner to make mistakes and pursue misconceptions, closely mimicking real-world cognitive situations in a consequence-free environment, and providing an effective and engaging experience. Such personalization increases efficiency, as well as engagement, by taking into consideration what each learner has already mastered — reducing time to learning by 50% on average.

That is completely up to you! Adaptive learning is proven to reduce learning time by 50% since it takes into account what you already know - only presenting content when you need it.

In general, it can take anywhere from 20 minutes to 2 hours to complete each module, so potentially anywhere from 140 minutes to 14 hours, depending on your comfort level with the material.

Project managers facilitate the execution of a project, from planning and development, managing teams and stakeholders, and managing time, scope, and budget. The project manager is responsible for the success (or failure) of the project, and success in project management is dependent on having a solid foundation in project management principles and practices.

A good foundational certification for those just starting out in the project management field is PMI’s Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® certification. See Course 3601, Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® Certification Training, if you are interested in CAPM certification. 

This course introduces best-practice techniques and a project management skill set that can immediately improve your project management performance back on the job. The project manager skills needed to implement project management processes, develop leadership skills, and respond effectively to real-world project management scenarios are covered in this course.

The salary of a project manager can vary based on many factors, including location and experience level. Earning a project management certification can increase salary ranges. The current average salary for a project manager in the United States is over $80,000 per year.

Certification candidates and existing credential holders are responsible for reporting all Continuing Certification Requirements Program (CCR) activities to PMI. To report the completion of a Learning Tree course, you can use the Online PDU Resources System.

  1. Go to the PMI Continuing Certification Requirements System
  2. Log in with your username and password
  3. Locate the claim code associated with your course in the table in this document
  4. Click on “Report PDU for this activity”
  5. Fill in the date started and date completed
  6. Click on the box agreeing that this claim is accurate and then submit

PDU Information for the Standard Course:

  • 17 Total PDUs
  • Technical PDUs: 10
  • Leadership PDUs: 4
  • Strategic & Business PDUs: 3
  • PMI Claim Code: 11545DL709
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