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About the course

What makes a “good” project manager? Is it the individual who “rolls up their sleeves” and firefights different project issues while all around the project is in turmoil? Or is it somebody who professionally guides a project through its journey, observing and forecasting unplanned incidents, making workload adjustments as needed and escalating issues to senior decision-makers when appropriate?

Clearly it is the latter. However, being in a position to professionally guide a project requires strong control of the project environment. This Oxford training course explores generally accepted standard project management practices that enable a project manager to control their projects effectively. This involves preparing the project so that it is controlled effectively and then performing management processes to monitor, report and adjust projects.

Seminar Objective

By attending this course you should learn how to:

  • propose the use of either adaptive or predictive approaches depending upon the project environment
  • work within effective project governance structures to control the appropriate involvement of senior management when needed to ensure project success
  • to avoid waste (and potential failure) by controlling the expectations and understanding of key stakeholders (customer, sponsor, team) in regard to project objectives and required outcomes
  • develop key baseline plans that can be used to control project progress
  • control project execution by using standard monitoring and change management practices

Seminar Outline

The course aims to provide delegates with practical techniques that they can apply to control their project environment. To achieve this goal, the high-level course structure includes the following topics:

  • Understanding how Projects Lose Control - Success and Failure
  • Enabling Core Baselines for Controlling Project Progress
  • Controlling Uncertainty and Stakeholder Communications
  • Monitoring and Reporting Project Progress
  • Controlling Project Close-Out
  • Understanding the Project Environment - Which Control Approach to Use

Who should attend

This course is suitable to a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit:

  • Associate Project Managers
  • Project Managers
  • IT Project Managers
  • Project Coordinators
  • Project Analysts
  • Project Leaders
  • Senior Project Managers
  • Team Leaders
  • Product Managers
  • Program Managers
  • Project Sponsors
  • Project Team Members

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