Project Management Essentials VILT October 2018

11 modules



Course Length
21 hours

PM College

05 Oct 2018



The foundation of what every project manager needs to know in order to successfully manage projects is presented in this course. Project Management Essentials (PME) covers basic concepts of fundamental project management processes, including defining preliminary scope, developing a work breakdown structure, schedules, and risk management. Participants gain an understanding of how the project management processes are used during each phase of a project to build a better, more effective project plan.


Through the use of short case studies, practical exercises, class discussions, and lectures, participants have the opportunity to apply these best practices in a non-threatening classroom environment.


Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify project management terminology and project manager competencies
  • Describe the differences and types of project phases, lifecycles, and process groups
  • Identify elements of the project charter and kickoff meetings
  • Identify your project stakeholders and analyze their influence on your project
  • Develop a scope statement
  • Develop a WBS with your project team
  • Discuss cost and work estimates for your project
  • Analyze a project’s critical path
  • Determine lead and lag on the schedule
  • Describe the risk management process
  • Identify, analyze, and determine strategies for risks
  • Describe the process for managing scope change of a project
  • Explain the two aspects of monitoring and controlling a project
  • List the three types of project reviews
  • Identify the five stages of team development
  • Describe the conflict resolution methods
  • Identify the role of the project manager in communication
  • Describe project closeout activities
  • Capture lessons learned during closeout for a project


By completing/passing this course, you will attain the certificate PM College

Learning Credits

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PME Participant Guide VILT
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PME Forms 2018
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PME Suggested Readings
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Project Management Essentials book
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PME Coursework 1 VILT
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PME Coursework 2 VILT
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PME Coursework 3 VILT
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PME Review Sheet
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PME Course Exam
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PME Course Evaluation
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PME Attendance
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Added 12 months ago, by George
Excellent course and instructor! Thank you for keeping the class engaged.
Added over 1 year ago, by Redo
Added over 2 years ago, by Daniil
This course has been very informative and educational. The instructor was very knowledgeable, in-tune with current trends, possessed the ability adapt to student needs. Overall an excellent course.
Added almost 3 years ago, by John
I thoroughly enjoyed the course. Compressed yes, but very informative and at times entertaining. ;-)
Added almost 3 years ago, by Lynsy
I enjoyed the humor, real-life examples, group interaction, use of visuals, plus sharing of tools. Thank you!
Added over 3 years ago, by Joe
I feel the this course was very informative. As someone who is not quite a project manager the course has helped give me a better understanding of what is expected of a project manager. I can now take my skill set and be more efficient and helpful with my work team.

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