Project Management Jump Start


Duration | 3 or 5 day options
Audience | Project managers, managers and project team members

Course Includes:

  • Participant workbook
  • Course handouts

Experiencing project overruns? Do you have projects that fail to get off the ground because of inadequate planning? Our course offers project managers new skills to meet the needs of the changing business environment. Class participants learn how to efficiently plan and manage projects. They develop status and cost reports and learn to effectively communicate project status and needs to executives within any industry. In addition, they analyze and improve project schedules that previously broke down and determine how they can reflect the real project status.

This course offers class participants the chance to work on their actual projects, in class, with our instructors. This approach enables the learning of PM techniques while jump starting and making progress on your immediate work needs. By leveraging hands-on learning and our industry experience, you will equip managers, project managers, and engineers with the tools they need to “un-stick” their projects.

3 or 5 Day Options Available to Jump Start Your PMs and Projects

Session 1: Project Initiation & Planning

  • Improve the planning process on your projects
  • Understand how to develop and manage your project’s scope

Session 2: Scheduling & MS Project

  • Develop a complete project schedule
  • Learn how to use Earned Value Management and Critical Path analysis to mange your project’s progress

Session 3: Cost Management & Status Reporting

  • Attain new methods for building accurate cost estimates and cash forecasts
  • Manage your project’s financial risk to prevent cost overruns

Session 4: Project Controls

  • Understand the processes and procedures for change, risk, communication, issues, and financial/invoice management
  • Develop methods and metrics to track and improve project performance, especially schedule delays and cost overruns

Session 5: Vendor Management

  • Control cost overruns on your projects by better managing your vendors
  • Improve your bid process, from RFIs/RFPs to vendor selection


  • Quickly get project managers up to speed on industry best practices
  • Reduce project cost overruns
  • Develop the proper skill set to plan large, complex projects
  • Better track and communicate the status of your projects to executives
  • Grow enterprise competency in using MS Project effectively
  • Leave with support processes and templates that can be applied to your projects immediately
  • Gain a foundation for consistent, measurable practice of risk management

Let Persimmon help “Jump Start” your project!

The Persimmon Group is here to help. With our hands-on training series, you can equip your managers, project managers, and engineers with the tools they need. We teach classes specific for the following areas:

  • Oil & Gas
  • Manufacturing
  • Information Technology
  • Engineering & Construction
  • Business Change
  • Aerospace

To learn more about the Jump Start course to fit you needs, call us at (888) 392.7101.

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