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.
Who is it for?
What You Will Learn
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:
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.
Virtual Training Program Details
Virtual training takes place over a Zoom meeting. Class sizes are limited to 20 participants so that interaction and learning are maximized. Once registered, participants will receive details on how to join the Zoom meeting.
Project Management Essentials virtual training includes:
- 16 hours of training and activities
- Training workbook, templates, and tools
Format: Four 4-hour sessions delivered virtually once a week for four weeks.
Online Platform: Zoom.us
For Participation You Will Need:
- A computer, laptop, iPad, or smart phone
- Internet access
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 Alec.McGuire@ExpressPros.com.
- September 6 – September 27 | Wednesdays | 1:00pm – 5:00pm
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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