Fundamentals of Project Management

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Dubai - UAE , 20240701 01 - Jul - 2024 5 - Day $4,950 Register
Online - Virtual , 20240806 06 - Aug - 2024 2 Hrs X 8 Sessions $2,100 Register
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As organizations seek to increase efficiency and cut costs in the increasingly challenging business climate, a focus on selecting, prioritizing and delivering the projects is more important than ever. Key to this objective is effective Project Management, a framework to ensure that investments in projects, resource allocation, monitoring, and evaluation is optimized throughout project life cycles and through to delivery and close-out.

The Fundamentals of Project Management training course will provide delegates with an overview of the world of project management. It covers basic Project Management concepts including project management definitions, project and project management life cycles, types of organizations and who the project stakeholders are. It also covers the ten knowledge areas for the participants to be able to use them in planning their projects at their workplace, including integration, scope, time, cost and stakeholder management.


The Fundamentals of Project Management training course feature:

  • What is a project and Project Management?
  • The Project Context and Process
  • Planning/Budgeting/Scheduling the Project
  • Allocating Resources to the Project
  • Delivering the Project


Upon attendance to the Fundamentals of Project Management training course, participants will:

  • Understand the Project Management Framework and its components
  • Understand the 10 Project Knowledge Areas within the Framework
  • Understand the value of project scoping and how to best minimize scope creep
  • Develop and determine the Critical Path of projects
  • Undertake resource smoothing and resource optimization for projects
  • Understand risks in projects and how to deal with them
  • Apply techniques to handle small projects
  • Consider multiple project variables and how to deal with multiple projects
  • Value the importance of leadership styles and the role of the project manager


The Fundamentals of Project Management training course is specifically useful for those with no formal project management training, as it builds up the project management process from the first principles. It is also beneficial to:

  • Project administration staff
  • Project professionals who support and assist with the delivery of the project
  • Project team members who have responsibilities for specific outcomes and deliverables
  • Anyone within an organisation who has responsibilities to deliver some form of project outcome


The programme will be interactive and practical. This course will be presented in a predominantly hands-on manner with multiple practical exercises for participants to explore and practice both individually and in groups.

Pre & Post course assessments will be used to measure the effectiveness of this training.


Module 1 - Introduction and Project Framework

  • KeyTopics:

    • Terminology and History
    • The PMI Framework and the 10 Project Knowledge Areas
    • Scoping Fundamentals and the Project Charter
    • Project Planning and the WBS

Module 2 - Estimating Time and the Critical Path

  • KeyTopics:

    • Estimating Time for activities
    • Statistical considerations
    • Understanding dependencies
    • The Network diagram
    • Determining the Critical Path

Module 3 - Resources and Risks

  • KeyTopics:

    • Techniques to address the critical path
    • Resource estimating and graphs
    • Resource Smoothing and Trade off
    • Understanding project risk
    • Risk Management framework and control strategies

Module 4 - Multiple Projects, Small Projects and Communications

  • KeyTopics:

    • Techniques for managing small projects
    • Dealing with multiple projects
    • Communications considerations and value

Module 5 - Project Management and Leadership

  • KeyTopics:

    • The role of the project management team
    • Project leadership styles and implications of different styles
    • Quality considerations and opportunities
    • Summary and review

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