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Project Management Simulation

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You learned project management techniques and best practices and developed the skills to effectively manage a project at your organization. Now what? Through a case-study-based simulation, you will turn project management theory into real-world application as you synthesize and apply your skills to common project management scenarios. From creating a work breakdown structure to generating a schedule to analyzing risk, you will complete every step of the project management process, using tools, templates, and project management software.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify stakeholders and determine their roles
  • Tailor your project management approach based on project characteristics
  • Create a plan to provide early warning of potential risk events
  • Actively involve your team in project planning and the creation of a shared vision
  • Evaluate project status and monitor progress
  • Negotiate a baseline with a customer
  • Use exception management techniques to address trouble spots
  • Close out a project and capture lessons learned

Course Topics

Initiating the Project

  • Introduction
  • Initiating Activities
  • Project Constraints & Assumptions

Planning the Project, Part I

  • Building the Plan
  • Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
  • Creating the Schedule

Planning the Project, Part II

  • Risk Management
  • Cost Estimating
  • Communications Management
  • Requirements
  • Change Management

Managing the Project

  • Beyond Planning
  • Monitoring and Controlling Activities
  • Project Change
  • Monitor Risks

Closing the Project

  • Beyond Managing
  • Project Evaluation

Who should attend

This course is intended for advanced level program and project managers.

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