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Project Management Basics
Whether you’re new to project management or looking for a refresher to kick up your skills to the next level, this dynamic, one-day course will get you quickly up to speed on the “must have” components of effective project management. Guided by the gold standard of project management, PMBOK (Project Management Body of Knowledge), you’ll learn the essential tools to manage any size project successfully. Come to class with a project idea to use in the exercises. By the end of the session, you’ll be ready to put a solid plan into action.
Who Should Attend
- Professionals who are new to project management
- Anyone who is looking to enhance their project management skills
Immediate Takeaways & Benefits
- Understand project initiation documents
- Define and align scope of work
- Develop a work breakdown structure
- Understand schedule planning to include critical path and dependencies
- Assess risk and develop a risk plan
- Understand the use of lessons learned (after action reviews) for continuous improvement
About the Instructor
Van Walling is a registered Professional Engineer, consultant and instructor at MSOE. He has more than four decades of experience in managerial and technical leadership in the consulting engineering industry. He has served in key leadership roles on major transportation infrastructure projects, developed and implemented sustainable process improvements, developed and delivered specialized training courses, managed multiple engineering offices and directed a nonprofit organization. Project management is one of his specialties.
Time: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
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"The Project Management Basics course is a comprehensive, one-day overview of project management principles and processes, tools and techniques. The session provides exposure to the essential project management processes and knowledge areas, allowing participants to determine their individual needs for additional project management training.”
— Van Walling, MSOE instructor and project management expert