Length: 1 day
CEU Credits: 0.7
Course Hours: 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Certification of Completion: A Certificate of Completion indicating the total number of CEUs earned will be provided upon successful completion of the course.


This course overviews project management for all professionals responsible for managing technical projects as well as for anyone interested in enhancing their project management knowledge and skills. The fundamentals of what you need to know to manage technical projects are presented. It broadly overviews the concepts and practices of the project management life cycle and presents the techniques, concepts, and tools needed to Initiate, Plan, Execute, Monitor and control, and close a technical project.

You will be able to:

  • Define a project for technical professionals
  • Understand the phases of project management
  • List the benefits and objectives of project management
  • Understand the purpose of a vision and mission statement
  • Understand the role of the project manager
  • Understand role of the CCST professional
  • Describe the project team building process
  • Understand the project staffing function
  • Describe the project planning process
  • Develop project baseline documents
  • Develop work breakdown structures (WBS)
  • Define project tasks and their relationships
  • Determine project deliverables
  • Develop project schedules to include PERT, CPM, and Gantt methods
  • Understand the fundamental concepts of the budget process
  • Apply project monitoring and controlling techniques
  • Understand change control systems to control “scope creep”.
  • Understand communication and risk management plans
  • Understand the project closeout phase

What you'll Cover:

The course consists of the following main topics and subtopics:

  • Fundamentals of Project Management for Technical Professionals
    • Definition of project and project management
    • The project management function
    • The five phases of project management
    • Objectives of project management
    • Benefits of project management
  • Roles of the Project Manager
    • Organization
    • The project manager
    • Project manager traits
    • Team staffing
    • Team building
    • Styles of management
  • Project Initiation Phase
    • Projects are important
    • Generic project process flow
    • Company Vision and Mission and Strategic Planning
    • Competition
    • New Technology
    • Technology Failure
    • The Project Charter
  • Project Planning Phase
    • Generic project process flow
    • Objectives and goals
    • Work breakdown structures
    • Identification of responsibility for tasks
    • Scheduling
    • Budgets
    • Role of Control System Expert
  • Project Progress Execution, Monitoring and Control
    • Execution, monitor and control process
    • Baseline management and Assessment
    • Change Control
    • Project communication
    • Project risks
    • Project progress and status
  • Project Closeout
    • Closeout activities and Final Report
    • Key Performance Indicators
    • Lesson Learned
    • Topics in Project Management

Classroom/Laboratory Exercises:

  • Develop sample objective and goal statements
  • Complete a sample Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
  • Develop a sample PERT, CPM, and Gantt schedule

If you wish to register offline, download the registration form, complete and return to ISA with your payment.

Not sure this particular course is for you?
pre-instructional survey is available for you to evaluate your level of understanding of the course material, and to show you the types of questions you'll be able to answer after completing the course.


Related Files

Pre-Instructional Survey (Adobe PDF File)