Project Management Essentials State of Iowa

Upcoming Sessions:

  • November 16 – 17, 2022 – Virtual
  • March 1 – 2, 2023 – Virtual
  • May 15 – 16, 2023 – In Person
  • June 7 – 8, 2023 – In Person

All sessions run from 8:30am – 4:30pm

State Employees: $258
All Other Participants: $516

Classes at the State are open to anyone, regardless of where you work. If you are interested in registering for Project Management Essentials and are not a State of Iowa employee, please download the registration form and email the completed form to Kim Hanson (515-401-9542, pds@iowa.gov) at the State of Iowa Performance & Development Solutions or contact us and we’ll get the conversation started!

This hands-on, no-nonsense class can serve as a foundation for project managers new to their role, as well as an eye-opening refresher for seasoned project managers who have been managing projects for years, and you’ll come away with tools you can use right away.

Code: MTS PT 103

Designed specifically for those who are actively managing projects, this class is a deep dive into the processes, knowledge areas, inputs, and outputs you need to know about to manage projects more effectively. Based on the best practices of the Project Management Institute’s Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, this highly interactive class will give you a chance to evaluate and improve your approach to project management.
You’ll learn about the constants – those fundamentals of project management that hold true regardless of the scope or nature of the project – plus you’ll be exposed to some of the most common reasons project approaches vary. This hands-on, no-nonsense class can serve as a foundation for project managers new to their role, as well as an eye-opening refresher for seasoned project managers who have been managing projects for years, and you will come away with tools you can use right away.

During this course, participants will:

  • Identify the ten knowledge areas described by PMI’s PMBOK
  • Practice creating commonly-used artifacts within the Project Management Lifecycle
  • Describe some of the common mistakes made in Project Management
  • Practice creating and managing a project plan
  • Create solution options for building and maintaining a project team
  • Identify opportunities for improvement, using recent projects as examples

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