Project Management for Non-Project Managers - An Understandable and Applicable Approach to the Components and Techniques of Managing Projects

Project Management for Non-Project Managers - An Understandable and Applicable Approach to the Components and Techniques of Managing Projects

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It is not uncommon for individuals unfamiliar with project management to be put in positions to commission a project, or to support projects and project managers, or, as a middle or senior manager, to sponsor a project. Those placed in these positions are all project stakeholders of one kind or another. To be a more effective project stakeholder, and to help ensure project success, a basic understanding of project management principles is essential.

This course introduces the basic concepts and techniques from A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide)—Fifth Edition and other reliable sources to those who are unfamiliar with project management. The goals of this course are to provide you with insight into the role of a project manager and suggest how you and other project stakeholders can aid in the success of a project.

Who Should Attend
  • Managers, executives, project clients, and non-project managers working in the project environment 
  • Professionals who work with project managers 
Performance Focus
  • Gaining a fundamental understanding of the components and tools of project management 
  • Describing the five project management Process Groups required for any project 
  • Exploring the fundamental project management processes and the project stakeholders’ supportive roles 
  • Distinguishing between hard and soft skills and how they apply to different aspects of project management 
  • Reviewing how a few planning tools, i.e., as work breakdown structure (WBS) are used 
What You Will Learn

You’ll learn how to: 

  • Describe how project management can support your company 
  • Discuss the strategic and business value of project management 
  • Articulate the fundamental project management processes and describe their primary deliverable(s) 
  • Convey why project management is critical to business success 
  • Define a stakeholder and communicate important stakeholder roles and responsibilities 
  • Describe the importance of both “soft skills” and “technical skills” for the project manager
Course Overview

Getting Started

  • Introductions 
  • Course structure 
  • Course goals and objectives 

Foundation Concepts

  • Project management overview 
  • Strategic value of project management 
  • Defining project success 
  • Project life cycle models and governance 
  • Project roles and responsibilities 

Project Technical Processes – Starting with the Competing Demands

  • Fundamental project management processes 
  • Initiating the project 
  • Defining project requirements and scope 
  • Developing the project schedule and budget 

Project Technical Processes – Balancing the Competing Demands to Closure

  • Fundamental project management processes 
  • Understanding, evaluating, and adjusting for risk 
  • Executing the project 
  • Monitoring and controlling the project 
  • Closing the project 

Project Interpersonal Processes

  • Communications management 
  • Project team development 
  • Conflict management 


  • What did we learn, and how can we implement this in our work environments? 

Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs)

Technical Leadership Strategic Total
Project Management Professional (PMP)® 4.00 0.75 1.25 6.00
PMI Program Management Professional (PgMP)® 4.00 0.75 1.25 6.00
PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® 0 0.75 1.25 2.00
PMI Scheduling Professional (PMI-SP)® 0.50 0.75 1.25 2.50
PMI Risk Management Professional (PMI-RMP)® 0.25 0.75 1.25 2.25
PMI Portfolio Management Professional (PfMP)® 0 0.75 1.25 2.00
PMI Professional in Business Analysis (PMI-PBA)® 0.50 0.75 1.25 2.50

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