Project Management Overview – 1 Day, 7 PDUs


Learning Objectives

  • To understand the project environment and the impact projects and the project process has on the organization.
  • To understand the principles of project management which provide guidance and support in helping the project manager and the project team provide value throughout the project.
  • To identify and define the project performance domains that provide structure in supporting the people, processes, and business environment.
  • Demonstrate the business value of good project management via good planning and execution.
  • Discuss the value of minimizing rework
  • Discuss the value of good project communications and the proper setting of expectations.

Course Overview and Agenda

The objective of Project Management Overview is to introduce the students to business value of good project management principles and domains. Using a lecture and exercise format, the students will learn project management following the foundation provided in the Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) established by the Project Management Institute (PMI). Upon completing the class students will understand and be capable of implementing the primary principles and domains needed to plan and manage and effective project.


  • Key Terms and Concepts
  • System For Value Delivery (Figure 2-2)
  • Information Flow (Figure 2-3)
  • Organizational Governance
  • Functions Associated With Projects
  • The Project Environment
    • Internal Environment
    • External Environment
    • Product Management
    • Managing Expectations
    • Cost of Rework

Project Management Principles

  • PMI Code of Conduct
  • Be a Diligent, Respectful and Caring Steward (Figure 3-2)
  • Create a Collaborative Project Team Environment (Figure 3-3)
  • Effectively Engage with Stakeholders (Figure 3-4)
  • Focus on Value (Figure 3-5)
  • Recognize, Evaluate, and Respond to System Interactions (Figure 3-6)
  • Demonstrate Leadership Behaviors (Figure 3-7)
  • Tailor Based on Context (Figure 3-8)
  • Build Quality into Processes and Deliverables (Figure 3-9)
  • Navigate Complexity (Figure 3-10)
  • Optimize Risk Responses (Figure 3-11)
  • Enhance Adaptability and Resiliency (Figure 3-12)
  • Enable Change to Achieve the Envisioned Future State (Figure 3-13)
  • Relationship Between Project Management Principles and Project Performance Domains (Figure 1-1)

Project Performance Domains

  • Stakeholder Performance Domain (Figure 2-1)
  • Team Performance Domain (Figure 2-4)
  • Development Approach and Life Cycle Performance Domains (Figure 2-6)

Exercise: Determining the Development Approach for the FMR Software Implementation Project

  • Planning Performance Domain (Figure 2-13)

Exercise: Creating the Scope, Schedule, and Cost Baselines

  • Project Work Performance Domain (Figure 2-19)
  • Delivery Performance Domain (Figure 2-20)
  • Measurement Performance Domain (Figure 2-23)
  • Uncertainty Performance Domain (Figure 2.32)


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