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Project Management Fundamentals


Build your project management knowledge for future project success.

With managing projects—whether that be implementing a new system or executing a $10 million building renovation—comes a level of responsibility, and of course, stress.

During Project Management Fundamentals, you will learn how to craft your project scope, build your schedule and budget, understand risks, and ensure effective communications.

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Who Should Attend

Individuals who are new to managing projects and want to expand their project management skills.

Job titles include, but not limited to, project managers, coordinators, budget analysts, business analysts, auditors, team leads, managers, and supervisors.

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What You Will Learn

  • Scope management
  • Risk management
  • Stakeholder communication
  • Schedule development
  • Project-planning deliverables
  • Cost estimation and resource allocation

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How You Will Benefit

  • Understand project roles and team functions
  • Develop a project scope statement and monitor scope creep
  • Identify constraints and priorities
  • Build effective schedules based upon work packages and work breakdown structure
  • Identify and analyze risks and determine appropriate risk response strategies
  • Understand cost, schedule, and resource estimates
  • Build communication plans to report project status to stakeholders

Instructor: Bob Mahler

Bob Mahler, PMP is a project and risk management specialist. Currently serving as the Director of Business Development for Velociteach, Mahler consults and finds solutions for individuals and companies looking to increase their knowledge of project management. He served as a substantial contributor to the development of the Project Management Body of Knowledge, 6th Edition for Chapter 11, Risk Management. He has taught a range of project management-centric classes and has become a highly-coveted speaker in project management circles.

Before his current role, Mahler served in the U.S. Army for 11 years and was awarded a Bronze Star for Valor. After leaving the service, he began a multi-faceted career in telecommunications working with Nextel Partners, Alpine Power Systems, Nextel and, then, the new Sprint-Nextel.

Mahler has served as a consultant for TSA to develop risk management response recommendations for a variety of disasters. He has also managed and supported project teams for the Department of Homeland Security, and was selected to represent DHS for the National Communications Sector Risk Assessment in 2010.

In addition, Mahler’s risk management experience has aided in the response to California wild fires, the Virginia Tech Shooting, Greensburg KS Tornado, and a wide range of Federal Law Enforcement training needs.