Project Fundamentals for the Accidental Project Manager


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Project Fundamentals for the Accidental Project Manager

If you are amazing at your job and suddenly find yourself promoted and in charge of a project team, then you are considered an “accidental project manager”. Once in the position you’ll need to have the tools and techniques necessary to enter into the new role successfully. This skills-based project management course covers the fundamental knowledge that all project managers must have to successfully initiate, plan, execute, monitor and control the competing constraints of any project: cost, time, quality, scope, and resources.

PMI®, PMP®, and PMBOK® are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

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It is designed to give newer project managers an edge with tools and techniques they will apply throughout the life-cycle of their projects, along with best practices for managing a successful project. Aligned with a Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) 6th Edition, this course provides a refresh and review of the skills and vernacular that will benefit intentional project managers and PMP®-certified professionals as well.

This course will provide 8 Professional Development Units (PDU’s) that can be used toward PMP® certification or applied to the Technical Skills continuing education requirement of PMI® Talent Triangle.


Ashley Hunt, PMP, PMI-ACP

Course Information

What You Get

Stormwind’s EPIC Live courses provide 24×7 access, work-friendly 2-hour sessions with the best instructors in the business, and cinema-quality content to help students stay engaged. Included Materials:

  • Access to multiple LIVE class events, for up to a year or more
  • Instant Replay – On Demand HD video recordings of the Live Sessions
  • 1:1 Mentoring
  • Student Guide

BONUS MATERIAL: This course includes downloadable job aids: re-usable document templates, including a Human Resource Management Plan Template, which can be used immediately by students in their day-to-day work, saving them time and helping them directly apply what was learned in class.

Skills Learned

Students will learn:

  • Common best practices utilized by successful project managers
  • Common processes and documents, and how to utilize them
  • How organizational variables can affect which best practices to utilize
  • How to initiate, plan, execute, monitor and control in an effective manner

Who Should Attend This Course

The course is designed for project managers who are looking for a common terminology that will help them manage their projects. Students will acquire tools and learn techniques that will help move successfully from Initiation to Close of an entire project or project phase. The course is intended for those new to project management and who are looking for a high level overview of fundamental best practices. It is appropriate as a pre-requisite for the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM®) Certification or as PDU credit toward the Project Management Professional Certification (PMP®) 6th Edition.

Course Outline

  • Project and Development Life Cycles
  • Crash Course on Waterfall and Agile Project Management
  • Project Tailoring and Needs Assessments
  • The Project Manager’s Role and Sphere of Influence
  • Building A Case for Business
  • Project Selection and Chartering
  • Stakeholder Identification and Engagement
  • Kick-Off and stand-up meetings
  • Waterfall Project Planning and Documentation
  • Agile Adaptive planning and user stories
  • Estimating time, cost and scope of work
  • Project Execution and Value Driven Delivery
  • Team Development and Performance
  • Project Performance and Change Control
  • Risk Management
  • Problem Detection and Resolution
  • Project or Sprint Closure and Retrospective Overview

PMI®, PMBOK®, PMP® and CAPM® are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.


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