Project Managers' Tools and Techniques according to PMBOK® Guide

Course description: 

PMI REPThis training shows how to use basic techniques and tools as described by the PMBOK® Guide, as necessary for the daily tasks of the project manager. They are a universal set applicable to most projects. They concern planning, scheduling, communication and risk management in projects a well as project progress monitoring.

Course purpose: 

Acquisition of the ability to use basic techniques and tools described in the PMBOK® Guide and the preliminary discovery of all areas of project management. Content provided on the training are a great basis for:

  • managing projects,
  • further education in the field of project management.
Target group: 

This course is for those who play the following roles: project manager, assistant to project manager, manager of project executive team, or for those preparing to work in such roles.

  • Desire to acquire knowledge
  • Knowledge of project work will be very helpful, but is not necessary.


 3 days


This training is approved by Project Management Institute: 18 PDUs.

Course outline: 
  • Introduction
    • Types of activities in the organization
    • Operational activities and changes  
    • Change portfolios
  • Project management
    • What is a project?  
    • What is project management?
    • Why is it needed?
    • Management of projects, programmes and portfolios of projects
  • Product lifecycle and project lifecycle
    • What is the product?
    • Project and product  
    • Project stages
  • Project environmnt and its impact on the project
    • Stakeholders
    • Stakeholder analysis techniques
    • Organizational culture
    • Organizational structure
    • Procedures
    • Knowledge bases
  • Project organizational structure
    • Project Team
    • Roles & Responsibilities
  • Interpersonal skills
    • Features of a good project manager
    • Leadership
    • Motivating
    • Communication
    • Team building
  • Introduction to the PMBOK® Guide
    • Processes
    • Process groups
    • Processes and project stages 
    • Knowlegde areas
  • The main activities in project management - an overview
    • Starting the project
    • Planning
    • Task execution managment
    • Monitoring and control of work
    • Closing a project.
  • Beginning the project
    • Defining the project objectives (using SMART method)  
    • Stakeholder analysis
    • Starting the project - Project Charter development
  • The project budget
    • Budget components
    • Estimation methods
    • Financial indexes
    • Monitoring of the project budget
  • Planning the project scope
    • Product descriptions
    • Creating a work breakdown structure (WBS)
  • Planning time and cost of the project
    • Determining the sequence of operations
    • Estimation of time and cost (including PERT method)  
    • Creating the schedule (critical path method, Gantt charts)  
    • Schedule optimizing
    • Resource balancing
  • Risk management
    • Roles and responsibilities  
    • Risk Identifying (Ishikawa diagram, SWOT analysis)
    • Qualitative and quantitative risk analysis (probability / impact matrix)
    • Risk register
    • Possible reactions to risk
  • Implementation and control of the project
    • Progress reporting  
    • Monitoring and controlling project work
    • Earned Value method
    • Milestones and trend analysis
  • Closing the project
    • Customer acceptance
    • Handover of the final product, service or result  
    • Post-project reviews
  • Lessons Learned



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