Introduction

This course is designed for project managers working in an IT function who are seeking an introduction to standard language, tools, and techniques. BlackBox brings PMI-standard training together with topics such as lifecycle choice and testing accommodation that are crucial to project success. Examples, illustrations, and case studies are wrapped around IT projects.

The course is organized in order to follow the path of a normal project throughout its lifecycle, giving students real-world examples mixed with the established theories and practices for building a project plan and executing the work of a project.

  • Initiation: The tools and techniques of project initiation. With emphasis on the identification of stakeholders and the creation of a project charter.
  • Planning: The tools and techniques of project planning. With emphasis on estimating and creating the essential elements of a project plan building an understanding of Scope, Schedule, and Cost for the project. Additionally covers the other elements of the PMI’s nine project management areas: Risk, Quality, Resources, Procurement, Communication, and Integration.
  • Executing: The tools and techniques of project execution. With emphasis on earned value management and change management.
  • Planning: The tools and techniques of project planning. With emphasis on estimating and creating the essential elements of a project plan building an understanding of Scope, Schedule, and Cost for the project. Additionally covers the other elements of the PMI’s nine project management areas: Risk, Quality, Resources, Procurement, Communication, and Integration.

The course includes lecture, individual exercises that teach the skills being taught, and group case studies that walk the student through the process of planning and executing a project.

Click here for a PDF Fact Sheet on the Introduction to Project Management course.

Click here for a PDF Course Prospectus.

In order to register or inquire about the course send an email to Training@BlackBoxPartners.com.

For questions about content, cost, or registration telephone Bill Dannenmaier at (202) 288-6004.