General Project Management Training

At Edwards Project Solutions (Edwards), we believe that training programs must integrate theory with real world experiences to be effective. Our comprehensive courses in project management theory, fundamentals, principles and practices are designed around industry best practices and based on the Project Management Institute’s (PMI®) Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®). They are taught by project managers with experience and insight into managing real world situations and projects. Edwards is confident in our ability to provide comprehensive, practical courses that will enable you to further your project management education.

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Our general project management courses are focused on the fundamentals and principles of project management. For more information on any of the courses listed, simply click on the course title. For a catalog of all our courses, click here.

An Overview of Project Management Principles and Techniques (3-Day or 5-Day)

Project Planning and Scheduling (one day)

Project Management Professional (PMP®) Test Preparation (3-day)

Project Risk Management (one day)

Gathering and Writing Project Requirements (one day)

An Overview of Project Management Principles and Techniques (three- or five-day course)

This course is a comprehensive review of the principles found in the Project Management Institute, A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, (PMBOK). The material is covered through a mixture of class lectures, class discussions, videos, and hands-on integrated exercises, which lead students through project management processes. For example, some sections will cover how to estimate and control a project’s scope, time, and cost. Students learn through the class exercises while lecture points are reinforced with discussions and videos. Upon completion of this course, students will have understanding of project management and will be able to effectively function as project team members and managers.

An Overview of Project Management Principles and Techniques

Course Length: 5 days
R.E.P. Program #: 1918-PMOV02 | PMI PDUs: 37
Course Length: 3 days
R.E.P. Program #: 1918-PMOV03 | PMI PDUs: 22.5
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Project Planning and Scheduling

This one-day course will introduce students to project planning and scheduling by discussing our proven techniques used for determining the major tasks and evaluation milestones that are required to develop a comprehensive and manageable schedule plan. This course will also provide an overview of the techniques used for determining and creating interdependencies between tasks, setting up internal and external project schedule constraints, and using the Edwards internally refined BMPP™ (Big Monster Piece of Paper) methodology for planning project schedules. The basic definitions for a project and project management will also be defined in this course. By participating in this course, students will also gain an understanding of the role of the project manager and how he/she must constantly manage the “triple constraint” (scope, time, and cost). How to distinguish a “project” from “program” or other on-going operations is also a point of focus in this course. Students will become familiar with the PMBOK® Guide approach to project planning; learn the importance of employing a structured project planning methodology; and, understand the role of WBS development in the project planning process.

Project Planning and Scheduling

Course Length: 7.5 hours (1 day)
R.E.P. Program #: 1918-PPS207 | PMI PDUs: 7.5
A.E.P. Program #: 7014-PPS207 | AACE CEUs: 0.7
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Project Management Professional (PMP) Test Preparation

The PMP Test Preparation course takes students through all nine project management knowledge areas, as well as general project management instruction that directly relates to passing the PMP exam. Students are tested several times each day with questions similar to what they will receive on the PMP exam.  Each exam session is then debriefed and students are provided an opportunity to identify their strengths and weaknesses.

PMP Test Preparation

Course Length: 3 days
R.E.P. Program #: 1918-PRP001 | PMI PDUs: 22.5
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Project Risk Management

Risks can negatively impact project deliverables and cost overruns can severely undermine confidence in the project and in the project manager. The process of project risk management attempts to identify and address uncertainties that may threaten the desired project outcome. While all projects will endure a certain level of risk, regular and rigorous analysis and management techniques serve to diminish problems before they arise. This course introduces the student to the basic techniques of determining and managing project risk. Areas covered include risk identification and quantification, cure strategies, and decision tree creation. Students will identify internal and external risks and the impact each risk type may have on the project triple constraint. Participants will learn and identify specific causes of risks and the process of quantifying and qualifying risk.

Project Risk Management

Course Length: 7.5 hours (1 day)
R.E.P. Program #: 1918-PRM001 | PMI PDUs: 7.5
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Gathering and Writing Project Requirements

This course provides a one-day overview of gathering, organizing, documenting and writing project requirements. Lecture and exercises are used during the day to explain the salient aspects of proper requirements writing as recommended in the PMBOK® Guide, the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) Systems Engineering Handbook and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Guide for Developing System Requirements Specifications (IEEE1233). From a requirements perspective, students will learn to focus on the project’s scope for the purposes of capturing all relevant requirements. Students will learn how to specifically define a project requirement and how to structure these requirements and requirements documents so they are clear, concise, and understandable. Several examples will be provided to illustrate both poorly- and well-written requirements.

Gathering and Writing Project Requirements

Course Length: 7.5 hours (1 day)
R.E.P. Program #: 1918-PRQ001| PMI PDUs: 7.5
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