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  Wrap-Up

You’ll also learn how to customize these essentials to work with your unique circumstances, such as:

Project Complexity   Organizational Culture & Priorities Timeline Constraints  The experience of you and your team.

In this course you will learn how to:

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

Course Includes:

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

Real Interaction, Real Results​


Whether in-person or virtual, you’ll see, hear, and speak to your instructor and fellow participants throughout the event, in both large and small group discussions.


Class size is limited to allow for rich discussion, reflection, and practice throughout the course. Get immediate in-class feedback on the skills as you practice them.


Our courses are taught by highly experienced facilitators with broad industry experience, so they can speak directly to your unique challenges and experience level.

Warm and Inclusive.

"The class atmosphere was so inclusive! I often attend classes and don't have a sense of belonging, but did not experience that with this class. It was interactive rather than a lecture. Our instructor knew when to let us discuss ideas vs. 'instructing' us. Persimmon knocked it out of the park!"

MarShondria A.

Lynn, Jackson, Schultz & Lebrun, P.C.
Meet Your Instructor

Abbie Peraza

principal consultant

Abbie Peraza is a Principal Consultant and Advisor at The Persimmon Group. An accomplished and innovative global business strategist, Abbie has more than 20 years of experience leading cross-cultural teams to analyze new markets, design products, and manage marketing campaigns to drive sales.

Abbie’s work as a facilitator and coach focuses on improving team performance through an Agile mindset, putting people at the center of decision-making and leadership. Abbie also focuses on helping leaders grow holistically across many dimensions of performance, personal and professional. As Abbie likes to say,”I believe there is no such thing as work/life balance…it’s all just life!”

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