Introduction

Organizations have a need keep skills in alignment with needed work processes. They must also develop their staff to work effectively with the people and processes that are essential to project success.

All training tasks require a strong model for understanding human interactions and development. BlackBox is a Registered Education Provider with the Project Management Institute (PMI®) and offers courses that are aligned with PMI® methodology and processes. For people and communications classes BlackBox draws upon the research and paradigms of Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI®) in framing facilitated sessions and coaching relationships that leverage the natural strengths of the participants.

Relying on the PMI®’s A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, (PMBOK® Guide) processes, the Introduction to Project Management course teaches both experienced and prospective project managers the PMI®’s standard language, tools, and techniques used by hundreds of thousands of project managers worldwide.

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 fact sheet on our Oil & Gas industry customized version of our Introduction to Project Management class.

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.