Project Management Fundamentals

Become a Project Management Leader

Project management isn’t just for construction engineers and military logistics experts anymore. Today, in addition to regular job duties, people are often expected to take on extra assignments and to get that additional job done well, done under budget, and done on time.

This workshop is not intended to take participants from a supervisory or administrative position to that of a project manager. However, these two days will familiarize them with the most common terms and the most current thinking about projects.

In this workshop, you will walk participants through the nuts and bolts of project management, from setting priorities to controlling expenses and reporting on the results. They may still have to cope with the unexpected, but they’ll be better prepared.

This two-day workshop will help you teach participants how to:

  • Understand what is meant by a project.
  • Recognize what steps must be taken to complete projects on time and on budget.
  • Sell ideas and make presentations.
  • Use simple techniques and tools for planning and tracking a project.
  • Use methods for keeping the team focused and motivated.


Some on-the-job experience in participating in managed projects would be preferable.

  1. Session: Course Overview
  2. Session: What is a Project?
  3. Session: Project Management Basics
  4. Session: Assignment Review
  5. Session: How Can Projects Help Me?
    • The Benefits of Projects
    • Case Study: Mary Marvelous
  6. Session: A Project’s Life Cycle
  7. Session: Selling a Project
    • Tom Peters
    • The Priority Matrix
  8. Session: Preparing Your Project
  9. Session: The Role of a Project Manager
    • A Project Manager’s Skills
    • Key Skills
  10. Session: Project Goals
  11. Session: Laying Out the Project
    • The Statement of Work
    • Individual SOW
    • Project Planning Worksheet
    • Writing Reports
  12. Session: Project Risks
    • Risk Tolerance
    • About Risks
    • Reducing Risks
  13. Session: Contingency Planning
  14. Session: What Really Needs To Be Done?
    • Beginning to Plan
    • Preparing a Basic Schedule
    • Other Scheduling Factors
    • Scheduling My Project
  15. Session: The Work Breakdown Structure
  16. Session: Planning Tools
    • Two Basic Tools
    • PERT
    • Gantt Charts
    • The Network Diagram
    • The Flow Chart
  17. Session: Budgets
  18. Session: Teamwork
    • Why is Teamwork Important?
    • Building a Winning Team
  19. Session: Developing Teams
    • Four Issues to Address with Project Teams
    • Team Development
  20. Session: Aspirinia
    • Decision Information
    • Individual Action Steps
  21. Session: Communication Tips
  22. Session: Closing Out a Project
  23. Session: Team Meetings
  24. Session: Project Presentations
Kat Snizaski

Kathy “Kat” Snizaski

ibT (interactive business Training), Greenville, SC

Kat has over 20 years’ experience dedicated to providing employees with state-of-the-art professional development training and the knowledge to create a path for greater success. During this time, she spent 8 years in Clemson University's IT department working as the Staff and Faculty's professional development coordinator. Kat wants to help you to become better thinkers, show better performance and get better results.


Prices range from $850.00 to $950.00

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Session Dates

October 12-13, 2021

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