Duration - 2 DaysInitiating Projects Effectively

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AudienceThis course is designed for:

  • Newly appointed project managers
  • Project managers with limited experience
  • Functional managers who support project managers
  • Professionals who desire a career in Project Management
Prerequisites"Successful Techniques of  Project

Equivalent project management knowledge and experience

DescriptionThis course is divided into the
following modules:

  • Module 1: Project Initiation: An Overview
    introduces the importance of early successes in starting
  • Module 2: Getting Projects Started reviews
    some of the ways projects get started on the wrong foot. This
    module establishes a foundation for avoiding these pitfalls.
  • Module 3: The Project Kick-Off Workshop
    provides an in-depth review of one of the most successful
    techniques to start a project: the Kick-Off Workshop.
    This module details a step-by-step approach to conducting this
    very important workshop.
  • Module 4: Initiation Deliverables defines
    the deliverables of the Kick-Off Workshop and reinforces the
    success that must occur.
  • Module 5: Managing Change: Setting Up the
    Process Early addresses the one common element of every project:
    Change. Techniques for handling change are
    reviewed and the five elements required for every change process
    are reviewed.
Performance ObjectivesUpon completion of this course, the
student will be able to:

  • Develop and link project objectives into measurable and
    quantifiable deliverables of stakeholder requirements.
  • Set up and conduct a planning workshop.
  • Develop a project charter.
  • Create a solid Work Breakdown Structure (WBS).
  • Establish and implement a project change management process.
PMBOK Guide® Areas Covered


This course covers the following
Project Management Knowledge Areas:

  • Project Integration Management
  • Project Scope Management
  • Project Time Management
  • Project Cost Management
  • Project Quality Management
  • Project Risk Management
  • Project Human Resource Management
  • Project Communications
  • Project Procurement Management