PM Fundamentals – Instructor Led LIVE Program

ProXalt® is a global leader in providing cost effective and reliable, management training in the industry. ProXalt® is a member for the Project Management Institute (PMI)® since 2006 and is an Authorized Training Partner (ATP) for the Project Management Institute (PMI)®. ProXalt® has been reviewed and approved as a provider of the project management training by the PMI®. As a PMI Authorized Training Partner (ATP), ProXalt® has agreed to abide by PMI-established quality assurance criteria.

ProXalt® was founded by experienced, knowledgeable, and passionate Program and Project Management professionals, practitioners and trainers, who value diversity and take pride in being an equal opportunity employer

Course Objective

This course prepares Project Managers to learn skills in managing a project by using generally accepted best practices, based on the Project Management Institute (PMI)®’s A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) – 6th Edition.

Course Description

This course helps in creating structured approaches to Project Management, to ensure well-planned projects, where the scope is managed, and risks are assessed and mitigated. This course is aligned with the processes described in the Project Management Institute’s (PMI)® ‘A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge’ (PMBOK® Guide) – 6th Edition. At the conclusion of the course, participants will understand concepts of project life cycles, statements of work, work breakdown structures, project schedules, cost budgeting, and risk management plans.

Who is the target audience?

  • Business Analysts
  • Project Coordinators
  • Administrators
  • Project Managers who are new to the industry
  • Fresh College Graduates
  • Certified PMP®s will earn 24 PDUs with this course

How will you benefit?

By participating in this program, you will have developed sufficient knowledge and skills to be able to independently plan, organize, and manage projects of various sizes.  You can immediately put to use the techniques and artifacts developed and / or provided in the class.

Course Duration & Format

  • Duration of the course is 24 hours
  • Instructor Lead Online (individuals) – Two (2) hour/session for 12 sessions
  • On-Site (corporate) – Three (3) consecutive days from 8:30am to 5:00pm

Prerequisites: None

To schedule corporate classes please contact us at 248.565.200 OR

PDUs Earned

24 PDUs (towards PMP® certification renewal)

Course Content


  • What is a project and what is Project Management?
  • Introduction to PMBOK® Guide 5th Edition 2013’s five process groups and ten knowledge areas
  • Project Life Cycle and Project Management Process Groups
  • Understanding triple constraints
  • Initiating a sample classroom project

Stakeholders Management

  • People involved in the project and their roles
  • What should a Project Manager be skilled in?
  • Bill of Rights!

Configuration Management

  • How to manage changes
  • Managing Scope
  • Creating Requirement Specifications
  • Creating WBS and the scope baseline
  • Hands on:  Create a WBS

Time Management

  • Estimation of effort and duration – Wide Band Delphi, Expert Judgment
  • Sequencing activities and creating a schedule, using critical path/li>
  • Managing schedule baseline
  • Hands on:  Create a WBS

Cost Management

  • Cost estimating and budgeting
  • Cost control issues

Risk Management

  • Risk Planning and Identification
  • Risk Analysis methods and response mechanisms


  • Why plan for quality?
  • How to perform Quality Assurance and Quality Control
  • Test management, testing types, methods, and defect management

Human Resource

  • Planning for human resources
  • Understanding people – Organizational theories
  • Managing teams

Communication Management

  • Communication and people skills
  • RAM charts, conducting meetings, information distribution
  • Performance reports

Procurement Management for managing contracts

  • Deciding what to buy / rent / lease
  • Creating tender documents, contract types
  • Selecting vendors and administering the contract
  • Closing the contract

Integration – putting it all together

  • Developing a cohesive Project Management Plan
  • Project Monitoring and Control
  • Closing a Project
  • Hands on: Create a Project Management Plan

Course Package Includes

  • ProXalt PM Fundamentals Knowledge Book
  • Downloadable (PDF) PMBOK® Guide – Process Documents
  • Course Final Exam
  • 24 PDUs towards Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification