Initiating and Planning a Project


Overview/Description
Target Audience
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Overview/Description
Initiating and Planning are crucial phases in developing and executing any successful project. Companies that are embarking on a new project initiative must assign people to gather facts and decide what exactly they want to produce and how they are going to produce it. This course examines which factors should weigh in during the project selection process and how to effectively plan a project from beginning to end.

Target Audience
This course is targeted toward a diverse range of managers and staff members who wish to acquire the necessary skills to successfully manage small to medium sized projects.

Expected Duration (hours)
2.0

Lesson Objectives

Initiating and Planning a Project

  • recognize the importance of successfully initiating a project
  • identify the steps of the Initiating phase of project management
  • identify the types of questions to ask to define a project and your role as the project manager
  • match project stakeholders to examples of their responsibilities
  • match each element of a project repository with its example
  • determine project charter requirements in a given scenario
  • recognize the importance of successfully planning a project
  • identify the steps of the Planning phase of project management
  • identify appropriate team members for a project in a given scenario
  • match imposed team issues with solutions
  • match activities that must be performed during the project Planning phase to their examples
  • recognize examples of the elements of a project plan
  • recognize the steps in creating the work breakdown structure
  • match the elements of a project communications management plan with examples
  • recognize the agenda of a kickoff meeting for a given project
  • Course Number:
    proj_01_a03_bs_enus