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Fundamentals of Project Management

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2 day, 14 PDU course
3 day, 21 PDU course


Jump start your projects. Map out your project’s course and your destiny.

As the course title indicates, in this course you will learn the fundamentals of project management.

You will be able to use these concepts the very next day on your projects thus giving you the edge over your competition.

This Fundamentals of Project Management workshop is interactive, including small group exercises, large group discussions, and instructor facilitation.

You will be able to practice what you learn on a project of your choosing from your work.

This course utilizes many of the templates found in IPDI Project Management Template Library which you will have free access to use on your projects.

(all topics covered in both 2 and 3 day courses except as indicated)

  • Project Management Foundation Concepts
  • Project Management Process Groups
  • Project Management Knowledge Areas
  • Stakeholder Assessment
  • Scope Statement
  • Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
  • Estimating Resources, Durations and Costs
  • Communications Planning (3 day course only)
  • Project Team Development (3 day course only)
  • Quality Planning  (3 day course only)
  • Schedule Sequencing
  • Risk Management Planning
  • Procurement Planning (3 day course only)
  • Schedule Development, Trade-off Analysis and Baseline
  • Project Execution
  • Monitoring & Controlling Project Work
    • Scope Verification and Control
    • Schedule Control
    • Cost Control & Earned Value
    • Managing Project Teams
    • Conflict Sources & Resolutions
    • Risk Monitoring & Control
    • Contract Administration
    • Performance Reporting
    • Issues Management
    • Variance Analysis
  • Integrated Change Control
  • Project Close-out
  • Contract Close-out
  • Bookshelving vs. Archiving
  • Administrative Closure


Upon completion of this course, you will:

    • Have a fundamental understanding of project management
    • Understand the project management process groups and knowledge areas and their relevance in the course of a project
    • Know the fundamentals of planning a project
    • Know how to apply key aspects of project monitoring, control and closure
    • Learn how to avoid typical pitfalls in project management


Project Managers / Team Leaders

Team Leaders moving into team leadership positions

Key Team Members

Functional Managers

Process and Performance Improvement Team Members

Business Planning Personnel


2 day, 14 PDU course
3 day, 21 PDU course

Upon successful completion, you will receive an Integrated Process Developers, Inc (IPDI) certificate of completion.


Up to 20 people in your company


To schedule a workshop for your company, contact us for a proposal to bring this course to your organization.


See our Public Course Schedule for a course near you.

Training courses can be held at your company’s location or training center.


An open mind and a willingness to learn.


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