PM Ignition – PM Fundamental

How to Complete Projects on Time and within Budget


Course No: PMIG01
Duration: 2 Days
Credits: 16 PDUs

Being a fundamental course no prerequisite is needed. 
Course Level

Basic to Intermediate. Available on LiveWire©
Course Overview
There are a lot of professionals who participate or get involved in Projects but are unaware of the fact and try to learn it on the job thereby making the already challenging situation more difficult. There are a lot of professionals who do not Manage a project hence do not need an advanced training but a fundamental training to help them support and contribute to the Projects a lot more effectively. This course has been designed for exactly such participants. This course contains just the right amount of content for the given level of Project involvement. This course is particularly useful for Cross Functional team situation in Projects. This course provides practical skills, concepts, and principles you can take back to the job – along with insights you’ll need to adapt them to specific project environments.  This practical perspective is designed into the learning flow by minimizing time spent in instructor-led segments and maximizing time devoted to interactive events.  Throughout the course, we deploy a variety of types of interactive events, ranging from:
  • Whole group discussions
  • Multiple configurations of structured activities (individual, paired, small group, and whole class)
  • Case study based team exercises
This course is conducted replete with exercises and games to help retention and also conducted in a very casual and humorous nature to dispel the stress that my result from the intensity of the subject. 
Who should attend?
This course is for people responsible for managing, leading, coordinating, and working on projects who have limited experience or knowledge of practical, formal project management methods. Among those who can benefit from this course are:
  • Members of process and performance improvement teams
  • Participants in R&D
  • Business planning coordinators
  • Technical service and support staff
  • Operations people in financial services
  • Administrators and managers responsible for coordinating, facilitating or managing projects and programs
  • Technical professionals and engineers moving into project leadership and coordination positions
  • General managers responsible for projects and programs
  • Marketing, training, and technical writing professionals
  • Six Sigma professionals
Performance Focus
  • Project Management Overview
  • Project Management DLC
  • Essential PM Tools And Their Uses
  • Ability To Apply All Learning In Real World Situation
  • Project Management Language and Definitions
What You Will Learn
  • Describe the project management process and its benefits
  • Use project management vocabulary and terminology
  • Identify the characteristics of a successful project
  • Create an initial project plan
  • Identify and perform the major aspects of project initiation, project control, and close-out
  • Identify and describe organizational change issues in implementing project management
Training Content and Basic Outline of the course

Foundation Concepts

  • Project management (PM) definitions
  • Focus and benefits of PM
  • Concepts of triple constraints and competing demands
  • Project life cycles


People and Projects

  • People and projects overview
  • The project manager
  • The project sponsor / director
  • The client, the project team, and other stakeholders
  • People and projects in organizations


Initiating and Defining Requirements

  • Initiating the project and developing the project charter
  • Conducting stakeholder assessments
  • Defining requirements
  • Establishing the change control process


Project Planning

Using the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)

  • Defining the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
  • Developing a usable WBS
  • Using the WBS

Managing Project Risk

  • Making the case for risk management
  • Using risk management processes and tools


  • Defining an estimate
  • Distinguishing approaches to estimating
  • Using specific estimating practices and techniques for duration
  • Estimating cost
  • Validating an estimate – schedule or budget


  • Defining the scheduling process and related terminology
  • Sequencing and defining dependencies
  • Determining the critical path
  • Considering schedule risks and optimizing the schedule


Project Implementation (Execution And Control)

Executing, Communicating and Developing the Team

  • Documenting the baseline
  • Defining execution
  • Executing through effective communication and stakeholder relationships
  • Executing with high-performing teams
  • Essential Leadership skills
  • Essential communication skills

Monitoring and Controlling

  • Defining monitoring and controlling
  • Resolving conflicts
  • Viewing control through the lens of competing demands
  • Analyzing variances for corrective actions

Closing the Project

  • Closing projects overview
  • Focusing on project transition
  • Focusing on post-project evaluations