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Project Management Course

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Overview

This course is also part of our 5-day Project Management for Practitioners course which usually runs in parallel, so you can choose to undertake these 3 days or the full 5 days.

This highly interactive workshop is designed to give participants a solid foundation in the concepts, tools and techniques of formal project management. While introductory in nature, this course is extremely comprehensive, covering the five key process groups and 38 core competencies associated with effective and efficient project management practice. Participants not only acquire technique-based proficiencies, but also explore and practice essential people skills and teamwork. The concepts and methods learned are immediately usable in the workplace, leading to a greater retention of newly acquired skills, measurable project improvements, and the achievement of desired project results.

Participants will be led through a combination of presentations and hands-on exercises. Our courses provide an experiential environment where participants can take risks and make adjustments based on their results before approaching large projects.

Audience

Those who want to understand basic project management skills and concepts. You might also be interested in attending our 5-day Project Management for Practitioners course which will be running at the same time.

Skills Gained

Discover how to:

  • Build a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
  • Use a network diagram to display a Project Evaluation and Review Technique (PERT) chart
  • Use the Critical Path Method (CPM) in the network diagram to ensure the correct project duration
  • Estimate and schedule project tasks
  • Apply resources to a project plan
  • Explore different personality types and learn how they affect project management

Project Management Knowledge Areas:

  • Integration Management
  • Scope Management
  • Schedule Management
  • Cost Management
  • Quality Management
  • Resource Management
  • Communications Management
  • Risk Management
  • Procurement Management
  • Stakeholder Management

Prerequisites

None

Outline

  • An Overview of Project Management
  • The People Side of Project Management
  • Planning the Project
  • Work Breakdown Structure (Work Plans)
  • Estimating
  • Scheduling
  • Risk Management
  • Project Control
  • Project Completion
  • The characteristics of a project
  • Project management processes
  • Project success and failure
  • Critical success factors and components
  • The effective project manager – skills and characteristics
  • Roles and responsibilities
  • The time, cost, and scope target
  • Understanding people
  • Learn the use style models
  • Flexing your style
  • Understanding differences
  • Communicating
  • The components of the plan
  • Introduction to the case study
  • The project charter
  • The work plan
  • The control plans
  • The functions of a good project plan
  • Defining the work to be done
  • Creating the WBS – demonstration of technique
  • The Work Package
  • The Activity List
  • Methods of subdivision
  • Uses of the WBS
  • Estimating accuracy
  • Estimating concepts and methods
  • Task-based estimation
  • Effort, productivity factors, influence factors
  • Schedule concepts and methods
  • Network diagrams
  • Precedence logic
  • Estimate duration
  • Create a network diagram – demonstration of technique PERT/CPM
  • Allocation of resources
  • Gantt charts/histograms
  • Evaluation of risk
  • Identification, assessment, quantification, and contingency planning
  • Risk consequences and contingencies
  • A technique for planning for risk
  • Cost/benefit/risk considerations
  • Measurement, evaluation, and quality control
  • Prerequisites to effective control
  • Key indicators
  • Change management and control
  • Progress reporting
  • Management of project completion
  • Post implementation

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If you need training for 3 or more people, you should ask us about onsite training. Putting aside the obvious location benefit, content can be customised to better meet your business objectives and more can be covered than in a public classroom. Its a cost effective option. One on one training can be delivered too, at reasonable rates.

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