American Management Association Seminars

How to Develop the Project Management Plan
Seminar No: 06596-XNBB
CEU Credits: 1.2
Length: 2 days

Get the skills to build a practical, useful and project-specific plan.

This two-day seminar will show you how to assemble the list of essential contents for your PM plan, based on both the The PMBOK® Guide and your own experience. You’ll work in groups to analyze the contents of your plan, validate the project scope using a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) and evaluate a draft project schedule. You’ll also learn how to define realistic project quality metrics and determine how to approach and conduct risk management activities.

How You Will Benefit

  • Become skilled at identifying and performing stakeholder analysis
  • Learn the techniques of documenting and analyzing project risks, assumptions and constraints
  • Be able to evaluate a WBS and create a project schedule
  • Know how to staff your project for optimum results
  • Become proficient at planning stakeholder communications
  • Learn how to establish a sound quality and cost baseline Understand how to analyze project procurement requirements
What You Will Cover
  • Identifying project team members and defining roles and responsibilities
  • Defining and recording requirements, constraints and assumptions
  • Creating the work breakdown structure (WBS)
  • Developing the change management plan
  • Identifying risks and defining risk strategies
  • Executing the project tasks, changes, actions and workarounds
  • Implementing a quality management plan
  • Identifying the components of a project budget and cost baseline
  • Improving team performance through stakeholder requirements analysis
See DAYS 2 and 3 of AMA's Comprehensive Project Management Workshop (Seminar #6595)

Who Should Attend

Project management professionals who have general experience managing projects but are seeking in-depth project planning knowledge and skills to do so with maximum effectiveness.

Special Feature

You will join AMA's Comprehensive Project Management Workshop (Seminar #6595)to cover developing the project management plan. This will give you the experience of working with a new group of colleagues in a focused, highly interactive setting, just as you might often do over the course of an actual project.

EXTRA: Attendees will receive a complimentary copy of : A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), 4th Edition, by PMI® (a $65.95 value) and The AMA Handbook of Project Management, by Paul C. Dinsmore, PMP, and Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin (a $79.95 value).

PMP, PMBOK and the PMI R.E.P. logo are registered trademarks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

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