Fundamentals of Project Management

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Who Should Attend:

  • Business Professionals and Managers
  • Project Team Members
  • Professionals seeking fundamental Project Management skills
  • Office Managers & Co-ordinators

Course Objectives

  • Recognise the practical importance of employing a structured methodology using proven best practices to manage projects
  • Gain an overview of the key concepts and terminology of the Project Management (PM) life cycle and knowledge areas
  • Obtain skills to manage projects from start to finish
  • Learn how to initiate projects and establish the right organisational structures
  • Explore methods for determining project scope and constraints
  • Understand the essential steps and tools for successful project planning
  • Master tools to control cost/schedule and track deliverables for quality assurance
  • Learn the fundamentals of project procurement and contractor management
  • Develop Risk Management and Change Control skills and techniques
  • Identify how to plan and manage your time for increased productivity
  • Gain in-depth knowledge of project management, using real-world case studies related to your industry.

What will you gain?

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Use proven methodologies to deliver projects on time, to budget and to the quality standards expected in an internal or external project
  • Manage each stage of the project life cycle
  • Define roles and responsibilities for project stakeholders
  • Identify project characteristics
  • Define project scope including time, cost and quality constraints
  • Perform resource analysis
  • Master the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) to  build a realistic project schedules, milestones and deliverables
  • Employ tools to execute, track,  monitor and control your projects effectively
  • Manage vendor relationships to maximise positive project outcomes
  • Identify, analyse, quantify, mitigate and manage risks to reduce impact
  • Manage project change through formal change control processes
  • Assess, monitor and control project performance
  • Effectively manage stakeholder expectations and communications
  • Capture lessons learned for future benefit
  • Take the steps to close your projects (and move on to the next).

Course Content

  • Introduction to Project Management background and importance
  • Overview of PM key concepts
  • Understanding What Defines a Project
    • Project vs. Programme
    • Project Management Life Cycle
    • Project Life Cycle vs. Project Management Life Cycle
  • Project Organisations
    • Functional Organisation
    • Projectised Organisation
    • Matrix Organisation
  • Project Manager Skills and Titles
  • The Project Triangle: Viewing Projects in Terms of Time, Cost and Scope
  • Project Initiation
    • Stakeholders and Stakeholder Management
    • Project Charter
    • Communications Plan
  • Planning and Preparation
    • Definition and Planning
    • Phases and Processes
    • Project directing
    • Defining Scope and Deliverables
    • Using PERT and Gantt Charts
    • Setting milestones
    • Establishing realistic objectives
  • Getting the Most out of Your Time
    • Time Management Fundamentals
    • Better planning to make more time for better planning
    • Tips and Tricks to being more productive
  • Tracking and Control
    • Preparing Project Plans and Statement of Works
    • Vendor and sub-contract management
    • Progress monitoring and reporting
    • Network Diagraming
    • How to tell if a project is out of control
    • Quality Assurance on deliverables
    • Change Management
    • Managing Meetings
    • Milestone reviews
    • Post Implementation reviews
    • Closing projects effectively
    • Earned Value Management
  • Risk Management
    • Risk Assessment
    • Managing the Risks
    • Identification of Risks
    • Testing & Pilots
  • Project Close-out
  • Hands-on Exercises, relevant to your industry.
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