Course Overview

Project Management is a fast-developing international discipline. Much of modern business practice is being “projectised” in order to sharpen the focus on achieving high-standard results within the constraints of budget and tight deadlines.

With this increasing emphasis on a structured approach to project management, it is important for personnel to be acquainted with the fundamental principles and tools of project management.  This applies to both team members and team leaders.

This Project Management Program has been designed to equip participants with both a theoretical understanding and practical tools and application projects in order to cement a solid project management skills set.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the trainees will be aware and understanding of the following:

  • Manage a project through each stage of the project management life cycle
  • Document the needs and priorities of key stakeholders
  • Develop an execution strategy that will fulfill stakeholders’ expectations
  • Develop a project plan that balances scope, time, cost, and risk
  • Assess project complexity and analyze scope to a suitable degree of granularity
  • Establish project controls to ensure a successful outcome
  • Monitor project activities and effectively assess progress
  • Report status and perform efficiently and effectively
  • Collect lessons learned and create a project archive that contributes to an organization’s experience base

Who Should Attend

The program is pitched at a level which will benefit anyone who is currently involved in projects – either as a team member or as a project team leader.  In particular, the program will be appreciated by those who have had no formal project management training and including:

Project Managers

Project Team Leaders

Project team members

IT support staff

Contract Managers

Engineering Professionals

Technicians

Procurement staff

Negotiators

Local Authority officials

Public Relations personnel

Sales and Marketing personnel

 

Course Content

Module (01) Foundations

  • Formal vs. informal project management
  • Project Management framework
  • Project management life cycle

Module (02) Initiating

  • Role of the project manager
  • Project charter
  • Stakeholder identification and assessment
  • Progressive elaboration

 

Module (03) Planning

  • Planning around project constraints
  • SMART objectives
  • Converting objectives into requirements
  • Decomposition of requirements into a work breakdown structure
  • Developing a work breakdown structure dictionary
  • Principles of estimating time and cost
  • Analyzing work and estimating duration of work packages
  • Determining sequence of work packages
  • Network diagramming and critical path analysis
  • Budgeting resources and cost control
  • Ensuring that all management responsibility areas are included in the project plan
  • Analyzing risks for probability and impact
  • Mitigating and planning risk contingencies
  • Preparing baselines for scope, time, and cost
  • Obtaining stakeholder sign-off

 

Module (04) Executing, Monitoring, and Controlling

  • Team-building principles and priorities
  • Status and performance reporting
  • Management by exception
  • Keeping stakeholders informed and involved
  • Steering performance back to the baseline
  • Integrated change controls

 

Module (05) Closing

  • Transitioning the product or service
  • Capturing lessons learned for the organization
  • Final report to stakeholders

 

Module (06) Exercises

  • Formal vs. Informal Project Management
  • Analyze Stakeholders
  • Convert Vague Objectives into SMART Objectives
  • Create a Work Breakdown Structure
  • Estimate Effort and Duration for Work Packages
  • Perform Network Diagramming and Determine Critical Path
  • Estimate Resource Costs for Work Packages
  • Analyze and Plan for Risk
  • Manage Project Change
  • Review Lessons Learned