PMBOK® Guide Foundations



Course Description

This course introduces participants to the best practices of project management, as found in the Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®) Sixth Edition. The PMBOK® Guide is authored and maintained by the Project Management Institute, a non-profit organization that collects and disseminates project management principles and practices found to improve the performance of projects and the organizations that run them. Participants will apply all course principles to a case study taken directly from their work environment.


Some experience working on projects helpful, but not required.

Course Outline

Course Outline

Lesson 1: Project Management Introduction

  • Project Management Introduction Overview
  • Defining Projects (1.2.1)
  • The Importance of Project Management (1.2.2)
  • Project, Program, Portfolio and Operations Management (1.2.3)

Lesson 2: The Environment in Which Projects Operate

  • The Environment in Which Projects Operate Overview
  • Project Management Office

Lesson 3: The Role of the Project Manager

  • The Role of the Project Manager Overview (3.1)
  • Project Management Competencies (3.4)
  • Levels of Skills Capability (3.4)
  • Comparison of Leadership and Management (3.4.5)

Lesson 4: Initiating Processes

  • Initiating Process Group Overview
  • Develop Project Charter (4.1)
  • Identify Stakeholders (13.1)

Lesson 5: Planning Processes

  • Planning Process Group Overview
  • Section A: Management Plans
    • Develop Project Management Plan (4.2)
    • Plan Communications Management (10.1)
    • Plan Procurement Management (12.1)
    • Plan Stakeholder Engagement (13.2)

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