Education and Training Critical Success Factors

Providing basic training is the important next step after introducing the project management methodology guidelines (PMMG). Most organizations struggle and resist using the PMMG and the associated templates if some basic training in the fundamentals of project management is not provided immediately following the initial distribution of the standards. It does not make much sense to publish a methodology that represents a totally new concept to many of the users and expect them to willingly start using it on their own.

Completion of a project management fundamentals class should be a mandatory minimum requirement for all department managers, project managers, and team leaders. A project management fundamentals class should include:

• The history of project management as a profession

• Definitions of key word and terms

• Review of the PMBOK® Guide framework

• Overview of scope management processes and templates

• Overview of time management processes and templates

• Overview of communication management processes and templates

• Overview of risk management processes and templates

• Introduction to use of scheduling software (MS Project 98/2000)

Basic training with this content delivered with both lecture and hands-on exercises can be covered comfortably in one two-day session or four half-day sessions. The planning process outlined in

Chapter 4 for the initial distribution of the PMMG is an excellent process to follow when planning and scheduling basic training classes.

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