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American Management Association

How to Successfully Execute a Project Plan

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Jun 27
Online
USD 279
Oct 24
Online
USD 279

Description

Are you ready to exceed project expectations and deliver results?

Project management seems so straightforward—if everyone does their part. But changing requirements, competing priorities, and unexpected surprises often delay even the most thought-out project.

Learn how to deliver results no matter what comes up. In less than 3 hours you’ll get techniques to manage change requests and negotiate with stakeholders to prevent delays. Equip yourself with the skills to deliver the expected results on time and on budget.

What You Will Cover

  • Track critical information that could make or break the project
  • Develop and deliver status reports to your project sponsor
  • Manage scope creep requests from stakeholders effectively
  • Make your project meetings productive
  • Zero in on crucial action items and issues that need to be addressed
  • Manage change throughout the project.
Wits Business School

Advanced Business Project Management

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May 20—24
5 daysModules info
Johannesburg, South Africa
ZAR 52000 ≈USD 3597
ZAR 10400 per day

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Description

Get the knowledge and tools to plan, execute and control major projects that achieve your organisation’s objectives and meet statutory requirements. Learn the techniques to deal with serious issues and keep a project on track.

What’s covered?

Through interactive discussion, case studies done in syndicates, and focused exercises, the following are some of the topics covered:

  • The project life cycle and terminology used in projects
  • Aligning corporate strategy to project selection
  • Project definition including business case, scope and resource planning
  • Moving from work breakdown structure to ‘hands-on’ project scheduling
  • Project estimating techniques
  • Management of risks and issues
  • Project change control – avoiding ‘scope creep’
  • People aspects – high performance teams and organisation structures
  • Quality expectations – how to recognise and meet them
  • Project governance through the sponsor and steering committee
  • Stakeholder communication including reporting and facilitation of meetings
  • Progress and performance evaluation using ‘Earned Value’ techniques
  • International project management
  • Procurement, outsourcing, and the management of contracts
  • Common causes of project failure - the role of audit / review to avoid them
  • Ethics, professional conduct, safety, health and environment
  • Bringing the project to an orderly close
  • Special topics like cultural diversity and managing in an unstructured environment

A certificate is awarded to participants who satisfy examination and other requirements.

Personal Benefit

You will gain a thorough grounding in techniques for planning, executing, controlling and closing projects of any size or complexity. You will broaden your perspective on project governance aspects like project selection and stakeholder management.

Organisational Benefit

Staff who manage projects, or play roles at senior level are able to meet significant business requirements. Through a broad understanding and perspective, they communicate effectively at all levels and have the tools to deliver projects successfully

Who should attend

Project managers or key project office staff who wish to enhance their skills and perspective. Senior and middle managers who are responsible for, or involved in, projects. Professionals, from any discipline, who play an important role in projects.

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