PM1-0 The Accidental Project Manager



Dynamic Interactive Virtual Course


Traditional In-Person Workshop


  • 3-4 hour Virtual Session
  • 2 days Traditional

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It is not uncommon for individuals unfamiliar with project management to be put in positions to manage projects. Sometimes the accidental project manager is the best technical resource or the best engineer and they may end up being the worst project manager. This course will help the accidental project manager to understand and be able to project management principles and tools.

This course introduces the basic concepts and techniques from A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide)—Sixth Edition and other reliable sources to those who are unfamiliar with project management. The goals of this course are to provide you with insight into the role of a project manager and essential project management tools.


  • Describe how project management can support your company 
  • Discuss the strategic and business values of project management 
  • Articulate the fundamental project management processes and describe their primary deliverable(s) 
  • Convey why project management is critical to business success 
  • Define a stakeholder and communicate important stakeholder roles and responsibilities 
  • Describe the importance of both “soft skills” and “technical skills” for the project manager


Getting Started

  • Introductions 
  • Course Structure 
  • Course Goals and Objectives 
  • Expectations

Foundation Concepts

  • Project Management Overview 
  • Fundamental Project Management Processes 
  • Project Competing Constraints
  • Define Project Success 
  • Define Why Projects Fail
  • Project Roles and Responsibilities 

Initiating the Project 

  • Project Selection
  • Project Charter Contents
  • Identifying Key Stakeholder

Project Planning

  • Defining Project Requirements and Scope 
  • Developing the Project Schedule and Budget 
  • Understanding, Evaluating and Adjusting for Risk
  • Creating a Communication Plan 

Executing, Monitoring and Controlling the Project 

  • Status Reporting
  • Managing Conflict
  • Managing Change

Closing the Project 

  • Review the Steps to Close a Project