Project Management Fundamentals

Get Essential Project Management Skills

Most work today is project-based. This creates demand for leaders with project management knowledge and the ability to apply that expertise to the real world. Rita Mulcahy created two options—Project Management Fundamentals and PM Crash— to teach project management essentials in a fun, easy-to-digest way. Learn how to manage projects with RMC—training PMs world-wide for over 30 years.

Project Management Fundamentals Book

  • Based on the #1 selling PMP® Exam Prep book.
  • Learn anywhere, at your pace.
  • Ultimate project reference guide.
  • Cloud subscription or download on Nook, Kindle and Apple Books.


Project Management Fundamentals Live Virtual Classes

Dates:  Multiple, See Below 
Time:  8:00 AM – 4:00 PM CT
Contact Hours/PDUs:  21

  • 3-day course gives you the foundation to plan, manage, and deliver projects.
  • Expert instructors use real-world case studies and exclusive insider tips and tricks.
  • Interactive exercises reinforce knowledge & make learning fun.
  • Leave class with a ready-to-use PM understanding and know-how.


Discover Project Management Fundamentals

Dig into the essentials of plan-driven project management. If you have some project experience, Project Management Fundamentals helps you lead projects for better, faster results.

  • Learn how to define and manage scope, how to estimate and manage a schedule and budget, and identify issues and mitigate risks.
  • Gain tools and techniques to develop a charter, define project requirements, and perform quality assurance.
  • Learn how to develop and motivate a team and strengthen your project communication and stakeholder engagement skills.
  • Master a step-by-step process you can use to effectively organize your project, team, and their efforts.

Explore PM Crash

PM Crash is an introduction to project management for beginners. It also works as a refresher if you are managing projects. Get the building blocks of project management and immediately apply your knowledge to your projects.

  • Learn the basics of project management and the role of a project manager.
  • Discover what happens in each phase of a project.
  • Learn how to use a work breakdown structure.
  • Understand different project management approaches and when to use them.
  • Learn key concepts and develop an action plan for how to apply what you learn

PM Crash Book

  • Based on PMI® standards and real-world PM principles.
  • Learn anywhere, at your pace.
  • Available via cloud subscription.
  • Download on Nook, Kindle and Apple Books.


PM Crash eLearning Course

  • Unlimited access, anytime anywhere.
  • A 16-lesson tutorial with bite-sized lessons you can complete in 20 minutes or less.
  • Accelerated learning-based exercises and games.


Why Keep Up Your Project Management Skills

Project management has become an essential component in getting work done. Today, managing a project is more than scope, time, and budget. Project management skills are highly transferable to any organization in any industry. Investing in your building fundamental skills will:

  • Establish technical skill and build proficiency
  • Experience greater project success
  • Create a shared project vision aligned with a business need
  • Engage and collaborate effectively with stakeholders
  • Lead and influence teams in a shared goal

All Project Management Skills eLearning Courses

Once you’ve tackled the project management principles and techniques, you may be interested in fine-tuning your skillset.  RMC’s skill building courses include:

Agile Fundamentals

Business Analysis Fundamentals

Risk Management

High Performing Teams

Emotional Intelligence

Hybrid Agile

View All Instructor Led Virtual Skills Classes

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What People Like You Are Saying About Rita’s Fundamentals Training

Very concise and precise! liked the explanation and completeness of explaining project management.

-Sandeep R.

I liked that I got an overview of the entire PM process, and also liked that discussion of change driven project management was included.

–Kelly B.


[I appreciated the] comprehensive coverage of the most important aspects of traditional project management. I also appreciated the introduction to change-driven project management practices.

-David S.


Considering Project Management Certification

If at any point you want to get a project management certification, there are some good options.  To get started, you can become a Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) which introduces you to the project management principles.  

The Project Management Professional (PMP) certification is the next level certification that validates your project leadership experience and expertise. RMC’s got you covered with our proven exam prep available in a variety of study options.

PMP Self-Study Options

PMP Instructor Led Classes

CAPM Self-Study Options

CAPM Instructor Led Classes