Success Principles of Project Management

Effective project managers use proven practices to manage the key resources of people, process, and knowledge. Participants will learn the tools and skills needed for project success. Mastery of these skills will help project managers avoid feeling overwhelmed and instead feel confident in their ability to manage a project from beginning to end successfully.




8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 


Typically held at:

Front Range Community College
Prospect Center, Room PR7
1501 Academy Court
Fort Collins, CO 80524

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Training Cost:



 All course materials are provided and included in the cost (laptop not required).


Free/no tag required 


Upon successful completion of the course participants will receive a certificate showing they have completed 24 project management education contact hours to apply toward eligibility to sit for a PMI exam. 


 Minimum enrollment needed for class to run.


Visa, MasterCard or American Express accepted.

Cancellations and refunds determined based on class schedule.

Project Management: Success Principles Outline


Effective project managers use proven practices to manage the key resources of people, process, and knowledge. In this course, participants will be provided with the tools and skills needed to ensure that all of their projects are successful. They will learn how to manage a project from beginning to end and will have the chance to put into practice their newly acquired skills. They will work on actual projects, learn to develop a team, outline project scope, and project program outcomes.

The course has been divided into four major topic areas:

  • Manage Your Team
  • Manage Your Organization 8 hours
  • Manage Your Work 16 hours

Each of these resources represents a different and necessary element of project success. A project manager can be an expert in any one or several of these topics, but without expertise in all of them, he or she may find project management unnecessarily overwhelming. Recognition and mastery of key principles not only mitigates project risk, but can benefit any type of management.

Target Audience: Project managers (and their managers), contributing project team members, and managers who provide resources to project teams.

Project Management: Manage Yourself, Your Team, and Your Organization (8 hours)

Manage Yourself

This section is the shortest yet in some ways it is the most important. Participants will concentrate on establishing the role of the project manager as the Proactive Leader who will deliver what they have committed to – on time, on budget, and to the agreed upon objectives (Measures of Performance). The result of this module will be a project manager who will be confident they can lead a team to project success. Participants find equal applicability to goal achievement in personal and work settings.

Manage Your Team

This module will focus on the seven keys to effectively selecting and managing a project team. A team is a collection of individuals who need one another to succeed. Unfortunately, project teams frequently consist of individuals who are unable to succeed because they do not know how to work together and they may arrive with different or even conflicting agendas. Project timelines do not usually permit haphazard, gradual, or “natural” formation of these individuals into a high performing team.

Many projects also have what we call extended team members – vendors, consultants, or suppliers. This requires additional management expertise in order to establish appropriate agreements, build relationships, and monitor work to ensure successful completion. “Manage Your Team” explains the critical steps a project manager can take to quickly build and maintain a high performing extended team.

Manage Your Organization

Appropriate accountability and authority make effective project management possible. There are precise keys to success in the accountability and authority one holds with: project staff, peers, supervisors, project sponsors, steering committees, suppliers, and vendors. In addition, successful project management requires the ability to influence others with whom one has no direct accountability and authority. Those relationships require skillful application of reinforcement, constructive criticism, and behavior analysis.

Project Management: Manage Your Work (16 hours)

Manage Your Work

The backbone of project management is planning, scheduling, and controlling. There are well-established principles, tools, and techniques for taking these critical elements to a professional level of expertise. From the management of small to complex projects, participants will find a proven approach to shorten project duration, manage communication, report status, and keep the project on track for on time and on budget delivery.

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