Project Management

Project Management Essentials

Knock Your Next Project Out of the Park!

This course is the “missing toolkit” for truly effective, everyday project management!

Unfortunately, too few professionals have been given the essential skills needed to execute business projects successfully. Without this powerful set of skills, many otherwise talented people are left wondering:

  • Why does working on this project feel painful and chaotic?
  • How am I going to tell my boss that we’re going to blow the deadline?
  • What will it take to stop feeling like I’m drowning at work?

Whether you are a new, developing, or “accidental” project leader, this course provides high-impact learning and advice tailored to non-technical project managers. In this course, you’ll learn the five essential steps to leading a project from concept to completion: Strategize, Plan, Execute, Troubleshoot, and Wrap-Up. You’ll also learn how to customize these essentials to work with your unique circumstances: project complexity, timeline constraints, organizational culture and priorities, and the experience of you and your team.

Course Objectives:

  1. Get your team and leaders to agree on what will make your project most successful.
  2. Work with your team to translate your strategy into an actionable plan.
  3. Execute your project with discipline, while staying adaptable in the face of changing circumstances.
  4. Scan your environment for project risks, issues, and challenges so you can address them head-on.
  5. Validate that project expectations have been met.


All Professionals, Non-PMs or "Accidental" PMs




PMP® Contact Hours:

Course Length

2 Day

Course Includes

Participant Workbook, Course Handouts and Supplies, Electronic Project Management Templates, Step-By-Step Quick Guides , Certificate for PDU/CEU Credits

Our Certifications

SHRM Recertification Provider

Truly Fabulous.

This was truly fabulous! Our instructor's inflection, ideas, examples etc. made it so engaging. She wasn't just talking at us. I always look at Persimmon training first!
Lisa K
Williams Companies

Awesome Interaction.

The interaction between attendees was awesome. The class was definitely not boring...and very informative!
Andy C.
Laredo Petroleum


The pacing of the virtual class was great—it didn't feel rushed, there were little to no technical difficulties. The content was perfect.
Brittany W.
Arvest Bank

Real Life Learning.

Practical, with templates. Not overbaked and academic. Real life project management for non-project managers.
Tanya P.


This has been the only project management course I could actually follow and implement step by step in a real context. Love the simplicity and not diving in too much technicality.
Paola L.

5 stars!

I took this course as a refresher, not thinking I'd hear anything new, but I was wrong. I'd highly advise anyone who works on projects to view this course. 5 stars!
Theresa White

Immediately Actionable.

I appreciated walking away with actionable items that I can immediately implement to improve my team and myself.
Brittany L.

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