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


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.

This course is available at IATA Training Centers, Regional Training Partner locations, and on-demand as in-company training.

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

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:

  • Project Management Diploma
  • General Management Diploma