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Project Management Fundamentals

Build your project management knowledge for future project success.

Managing projects—whether that be implementing a new system or executing a $10 million building renovation—there 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

Meet Your Instructor: Kelly Williams

Kelly Williams is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP). She has been an Information Technology (IT) professional for 30 years. Her Bachelor’s degree in Linguistics and Computer Science from UCLA has served her well as a Software Engineer, Systems Analyst, Delivery Lead, and Project Manager on various government and private sector projects.

Kelly is employed as an IT Project Manager at BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee (BCBST). After earning her PMP® certification in 2015, she joined the Board of Directors of the Project Management Institute (PMI) Chattanooga Chapter in 2017 as the VP of Training and Development. She currently serves on the Chapter Board as a VP at Large.