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Project Management Essentials

This training teaches the mechanics of effective project management, how to get people onboard and achieve your desired results.

What Is Project Management Essentials?

Project Management Essentials teaches the mechanics of effective project management, how to get people onboard, and achieve successful results. Participants can expect to be fully engaged while learning and applying a step by step approach to help reduce the risk and uncertainty associated with project completion.

The content in this training is based on the Project Management Institute’s (PMI)® standards and knowledge areas. Those who attend this course are eligible for 16 PDUs (professional development units) to apply towards continuing certification requirements, or this course can be applied as 16 hours of project management education towards PMP® or CAPM® certifications. This course is not specifically designed as a certification preparation course, but the content covered will match closely with the PMP® or CAPM® exams.

Project Management Essentials is available in person at our training facility in Grand Rapids, Michigan, in a virtual training format, or onsite at your company anywhere in the country.

Project Management Essentials

Who is it for?

This training is designed for people who contribute to projects, currently lead projects, or are looking to grow into a project management role. This course is designed for those who are looking to learn the fundamentals of project management, or experienced project managers that are looking for a refresher on the core concepts.

What You Will Learn

In-Person Cost: $1195

Virtual Cost: $1195

This high energy course is delivered over 16-hours of training taking place over four 4-hour sessions virtually or over two back to back full days in person. In these sessions you will cover:

  • The Five Process Groups: Participants will explore the five key process groups that every project follows; initiating, planning, execution, controlling, and closing. These five key processes provide an organizational background to successfully plan, execute, and manage a well-run project.
  • The Triple Constraint: Participants will explore the principle of the triple constraints; cost, time, and scope. Learning how to balance these three factors and how each one impacts the other is key knowledge that everyone must have to manage a successful project.

Participants will also discuss the Ten Project Management Areas:

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

Benefits of Project Management Essentials

There are many benefits to bringing Project Management Essentials into your workplace, such as:

Complete Projects Faster while Using Less Resources: When you utilize a step by step process to manage projects less mistakes are made, resources are used more effectively, and projects get completed on time!

Improved Team Collaboration: Most projects require groups of people working together towards a common goal, often from many different teams or business units. The training gives you the tools you need to properly manage the project team’s work; helping to eliminate confusion, increase efficiency, and improve your project team’s effectiveness.

Improved Customer Satisfaction: The initiation phase of project management makes sure clients are clear about project objectives and their own expectations. Once you understand their expectations, you can structure clear deliverables and get their approval.

Quickly Resolve Problems: Learning and following project management principles can help you eliminate many potential problems from ever occurring, but we know there will always be problems along the way. Part of the project management process is also knowing how to address these problems, resolve them as quickly as possible, and document them to prevent future issues in the same area.

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This training offers 16 credits


This training offers 16 credits

For multiple session training events, only the session start date will appear while registering. Check Upcoming Sessions for all session dates.

In Person Training

Virtual Training

In Person Training Program Details

In person training takes place at the Frontline Training Solutions training center in Grand Rapids, MI. Class sizes are limited to 20 participants so that interaction and learning are maximized.

Project Management Essentials in person training includes:

  • 16 hours of training and activities
  • Training workbook, templates, and tools
  • Continental breakfast, boxed lunch, snacks, and drinks are provided

Format: Two 8-hour sessions delivered in person

Location: 1760 44th Street SW, Suite 10, Grand Rapids, MI 49519

If you have any questions, need help registering, or would like to be invoiced for this event, please contact: Alec McGuire, Training & Event Coordinator at (616) 608-9684 or

2024 Sessions

  • June 24 & 25 | Monday & Tuesday | 9:00am – 5:00pm (EST)
  • December 5 & 6 | Thursday & Friday | 9:00am – 5:00pm (EST)

Customized Training

We offer customized training, both in person and virtual, for teams across the country. If you’d like a customized training on Project Management Essentials for your team, contact us today.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

No! Actually, the majority of people who participate in Project Management Essentials don’t have project manager in their job title. This class is great for anyone who has any type of project management requirement in their day to day job. People often join from backgrounds including marketing, engineering, IT, nonprofit, human resources, and more!

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