Introduction to Project Management

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Are you looking for a more in-depth, structured approach to project management that can also lead to Project Management Professional (PMP) certification? In this foundational two-day course, you'll obtain a solid understanding of project management methods, gain practical experience in proven project management techniques, and discover a wealth of valuable, flexible tools that you can use immediately to ensure the success of any project in any type of organization. As an introductory course that counts towards PMP certification, this course covers the roles and responsibilities of project managers across the project life cycle, and defines and develops the foundation of a project plan, including the projects requirements document, work breakdown structure, cost, schedule, and other resources.

Participants will earn 16 PDUs (Professional Development Units) that can be used towards becoming PMP-certified.

Key Topics
  • Identify roles and responsibilities of the Project Manager
  • Learn key phrases of the project life cycle
  • Explore basis to assess project performance
  • Identify appropriate resources necessary for a project.


NIH employees responsible for managing projects - both large and small. This introductory course is not intended for Sr. Project Managers, or PMP-certified employees.


All NIH Employees