Project Management

  • Overview
  • Objectives
  • Course Content
  • Methodology

Today’s corporate world contains an increasing number of business initiatives being planned and executed as projects. In this workshop, delegates will understand the necessary tools, best practice techniques and control mechanisms when managing projects. They will explore the phases of a project life cycle and how to establish an effective project management team.

 

  • Understand the key processes of project management from initiating to closing out
  • Develop, define and administer a project plan
  • Understand project scope management
  • Know how to write clearly defined project statements
  • Learn how to set SMART project goals
  • Understand benefits of effective leadership skills which will support project completion
  • Analyze the importance of communication in the project environment
  • Learn how to estimate time, resources, and costs
  • Identify the process of delegating authority, resources and knowledge
  • Understand what is project quality management
  • Explore the principles of teamwork and leadership within the project environment

Below is an example of the course content. The content can be ‘tailored’ to meet the exact requirements of the client.

 

Day One

Project management definition

·         What is a project and project management?

·         The role of a project manager

·         Project management life cycle

·         The five process groups

·         The nine knowledge areas

Initiating

·         Identifying your stakeholders

·         Setting a SMART project goal

·         Creating a statement of work

·         Project charter

Planning

·         The planning process

·         Building the work breakdown structure

·         Creating the schedule

·         Estimating time, resources and costs

·         Risk management plan

·         Creating a communication plan

·         Planning tools

 

Day Two

Executing

·         Establishing baselines

·         Monitoring project progress

·         Triple constraint reduction methods

Maintaining and controlling

·         Making the most of status updates

·         Managing change

·         Monitoring risks

·         Project reporting

Project quality management

·         The importance of quality management

·         Quality planning, quality assurance, quality control and continual improvement

·         The difference between quality assurance and quality control

·         Project reviews – gate post, benefit, peer reviews

 

Day Three

Project management – communication

·         Methods of communication

·         Barriers to commination

·         Effective communication

Project management – leadership and teamwork

·         Defining leadership

·         Defining project teams

·         Teamwork models

·         Team role and responsibilities

Finalizing

·         Project documentation

·         Records

·         Project reviews and reports

·         Planning into action going forward

Closing out

·         Preparing for closeout

·         Celebrating successes

·         Learning from project challenges

·         Scope verification

·         A final to-do list

 

 

The foundation of our training is anchored in activity-based experiential learning. This methodology takes into consideration different learning and communication styles, and more importantly language and cultural differences. It is through active participation that the adoption and application of theory is expedited. Our training team pays careful attention to planning and designing effective instructional methods essential for the transfer of knowledge. It is the creative skill of our management trainers and consultants that reveal untapped skills of the delegates through:

  • Group discussion
  • Individual and syndicate activities
  • Individual and group tasks
  • Case studies
  • Role plays
  • Audio and video evaluation
  • Action planning
  • Experiential learning games
  • Presentations
  • Assessments

 

 

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