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Project Management Principle

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About the course

Whether you are a team member, project manager, or have aspirations to lead effective project teams, an understanding of the basic methodologies of project management is essential. This course is intended as an overview describing the fundamental principles, processes, knowledge areas, and tools and techniques of project management and is designed for practical application in the workplace. This foundation course covers the primary topics described by the Project Management Institute (PMI)® in their publication A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, PMBOK® Guide Fifth Edition.

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, the delegates will be able to:

Individuals successfully completing this course can be expected to demonstrate a basic understanding of the requirements for leading and participating in successful projects and have the ability to apply their learning in a practical way in the workplace. Included in this course are the following key topics.

  • Project selection – financial and objective basis of project selection, supporting the business case, which projects to select and why (from an organizational perspective)
  • Initiation and scope development – identifying project stakeholders, interpreting needs and expectations, and developing customer deliverables
  • Project cost and schedule preparation – developing the all-important budget and time baselines
  • Human resource management – understanding the importance and use of leadership and interpersonal skills for the project manager
  • Risk management – basic steps of risk planning and alternative risk strategies, implementation of the risk plan
  • Quality management – basics of the quality management process as they apply to managing projects
  • Aspects of effective project closeout – importance of lessons learned and administrative and contract closeout, “closing the loop” with customer expectations

Course Outline

Day 1

What is Project Management Principle?

  • Why Project Management Principle are useful to know
  • Few basic definitions
  • Five Process group
  • Initiating
  • Planning
  • Executing
  • Monitoring and Controlling
  • Closing

Day 2

Ten knowledge areas

  • Integration
  • Scope
  • Time
  • Cost
  • Quality
  • Human Resource
  • Communication
  • Risk
  • Procurement
  • Stakeholders

Day 3

Project Management terms

  • Triple Constraint
  • Project Charter
  • Project Management Plan
  • Work Breakdown Structure
  • Predecessor Relationships
  • Earned Value Management
  • Gold Plating
  • Responsibilities Assignment Matrix
  • Forming, Storming, Norming and Performing
  • Adjourning
  • Communication Noise
  • Risk Probability and Impact Matrix
  • Contract Type
  • Stakeholder Power vs Interest Grid

Day 4

Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct

  • Honor
  • Responsibility
  • Respect
  • Fairness
  • Honesty

Day 5


Course Methodology

A variety of methodologies will be used during the course that includes:

  • (30%) Based on Case Studies
  • (30%) Techniques
  • (30%) Role Play
  • (10%) Concepts
  • Pre-test and Post-test
  • Variety of Learning Methods
  • Lectures
  • Case Studies and Self Questionaires
  • Group Work
  • Discussion
  • Presentation

Who should attend

Because project management can be viewed as a methodology applicable in all organizations, individuals in banking, finance, engineering, IT, human resources, and any other industry valuing a uniform approach to projects will benefit. This course is intended for project team members, those interested in project management as a career, and current project managers.

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