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Project Management Essentials (30 PDUs, classroom, 5 days)

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This course will teach you the fundamentals of project management. Learn how to apply essential project management concepts, deal with changes and challenges, and check the impact of your decisions on project outcomes. Benefit from the Harvard Business Publishing simulation to develop your skills of managing real projects.

Course format: This course is available at IATA Training Centers, regional training partner locations, and on-demand as in-company training. This course provides 40 hours of instruction delivered by an official IATA Instructor.

Next class

Jul 18 - Jul 22, 2016 - Turkey, Istanbul (Session Confirmed, TKAA-RTP)
4 additional classes are scheduled. See all

What you will learn

Upon completing this course you will be able to:

  • Define project objectives, minimize scope changes and prevent scope creep
  • Develop time and cost estimates, create and control the schedule and the budget
  • Assemble, motivate and lead a project team
  • Communicate project progress, maintain stakeholder engagement and develop plans for managing risks
  • Manage scope, resources, schedule and team dynamics
  • Make trade-offs between desired project outcomes and understand how prototypes and iterative processes help mitigate the risks of uncertainty

Course content

  • Scope of project deliverables
  • Identification and management of key stakeholders
  • Prevent, minimize and respond to risks
  • Assigning tasks and managing project teams
  • Project progress and changes
  • Leadership and people skills related to project management

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  • Harvard Business Publishing Simulation

Who should attend

This course is recommended for:

  • Project coordinators and managers
  • Project team members
  • Anyone who needs to perform project management activities in their role

Certificate awarded

An IATA Certificate of Completion is awarded to participants obtaining a grade of 70% or higher on all exercises and exams. A special distinction is awarded to participants obtaining a grade of 90% or higher.

This course counts as 30 PDUs, helping you earn or maintain your PMI credential.

This course is a step toward earning an IATA Diploma in:

Additional information

Here is a testimony from Mr. Anochkine, UNMIT:

“As Mission is entering into downsizing phase, UN Staff starts move out to other duty stations taking with them modern industry knowledge skills and undertakings to implement, use and promote it all over the world and from another hand IATA courses played very important role in national civil aviation capacity building which is part of UN mandated activities as such dragging so much attention and high profile of monitoring.

Again, I would like to express my gratitude and satisfaction to the quality and extraordinary professional level of ALL courses delivered by the IATA Training & Development Institute in UNMIT as well as for active partnership with UN mission in a newly developing Nation's aviation industry capacity building through education, training and unified industry culture development being alive model of international industry standards and best practices implementation.”

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