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Practical Project Management

5411 NE 107th Ave.
Vancouver, Washington 98662, United States (map)



PDUs available for this course

Learn how to manage projects from initiation to close‐out. This practical course teaches participants how to successfully initiate, plan, execute, control and close‐out projects applying industry best practices.

Students will learn project management concepts, helpful standard terminology, and established methods based on the Project Management Institute (PMI®) Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®).

Course Description

This course teaches participants how to successfully initiate, plan, execute, control, and close‐out projects. Participants will be introduced to practical industry best practices, project management concepts, terminology, and methods based on the Project Management Institute’s Project Management Body of Knowledge. Our hands‐on training is extremely practical and gives participants the conceptual and practical tools, templates, and checklists they need to collaborate on and manage projects successfully.

Included Materials

This course includes a complimentary copy of Advisicon's Practical Project Management book, a CD of practical project management tools, and the Project Management Lifecycle flowchart.


Executives, project managers, functional managers, project contributors, and team members.

Course Outline

  • Project Management Overview
    • The Goal of Project Management
    • Projects and Operations
    • Portfolio Management and Project Selection
    • Understanding the Project Lifecycle
    • Stakeholders, Managers and Team Members
  • Executing and Controling a Project
    • Implementing Project Plans
    • Managing Requirements and Stakeholders
    • Managing Change and the Change Control Process
    • Managing Communications
    • Managing Risks, Issues, and Document
  • Initiating a Project
    • Project Initiation Processes and Tools
    • Identifying Project Deliverables
    • Gathering Project Requirements
    • Developing the Scope Statement and Project Charter
    • Managing Expectations, Assumptions, and
    • Risks
  • Closing Out a Project
    • Project Close‐Out Processes and Tools
    • Getting Acceptance of Project Deliverables & Requirements
    • Leading Effective Lessons‐Learned Sessions
    • Capturing and Implementing Lessons‐Learned
    • Handing‐Off Project Deliverables to
    • Operations, Customers, and Others
    • Final Reports and Project Closure
  • Planning a Project
    • Project Management Planning Processes
    • Developing the Scope Management Plan
    • Developing the Project Management Plan
    • Characteristics of Good Project Planning
    • Risk Management
    • Communications Management