Successful Project Management

MCE

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Who should attend

Individuals who are new to project management, “accidental” project managers (i.e. professionals for whom project management is secondary to their jobs), business analysts, subject-matter experts from any field who contribute to projects, managers responsible for projects and experienced project managers looking to review current tools, techniques, and processes.

About the course

You have been assigned to manage a project or you are participating in a project as a team member. You probably have heard or read a lot on project management. However, how do you structure the project, how do you plan it effectively and how do you take control over its implementation? How able are you to establish and explain the scope, schedule, cost and quality of your projects? How do you measure progress and success against those factors?

As the business world grows more competitive, organizations find it necessary to take on an increasing number of projects. Unfortunately, these same organizations often don’t have skilled project managers to handle the work. In this programme, you will learn and practice the critical tools and techniques that have been proven necessary for project management success. In lectures, discussions and exercises, you’ll cover the essential aspect of managing projects.

While aligned with the Project Management Institute’s (PMI) framework, this programme is specifically designed to focus on the practical application of concepts. You’ll return to work with the knowledge and tools you need to get your projects started right and completed successfully.

How will you benefit?

  • After taking this programme, you will be able to:
  • Ensure that your projects are set-up for success from the start
  • Learn the basics for effectively gathering and documenting requirements
  • Understand the role of the project manager, business analyst, and others in managing projects
  • Develop an integrated project plan including realistic scope, schedules, budgets, and risks—and turn that plan into successful action
  • Learn how to effectively track and report on project progress
  • Gain the respect of your project team and build credibility with top management
  • Network and learn from a diverse group of peers from different functions, industries and countries
  • Develop a personal action plan to implement back at work
  • Learn and practice using real-world examples and role plays over 3 interactive days

This 3 day programme is highly interactive with exercises and role plays. Programme Highlights:

The Project Management Framework

  • Define the Basic Project Management Framework
  • Describe Key Project Management Terminology
  • Explain the Triple Constraints (Project Triangle)
  • Differentiate Between Operations and Projects
  • Describe Project Management in a Business Context

Initiate the Project

  • Describe How Projects Are Initiated
  • Describe the Difference Between Project Requirements and Product Requirements
  • Describe the Purpose and Content of the Project Charter
  • Describe the Purpose and Content of the Product Requirements Document
  • Use the SMART Model When Writing Requirements
  • Identify Information-Gathering Techniques

Identify the Work

  • Discuss the Purpose of a Kick-Off Meeting
  • Develop a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)

Estimate the Work

  • Discuss Guidelines for Making Better Estimates
  • Explain the Use of Three-Point Estimates

Schedule the Work

  • Describe Task Dependencies
  • Identify the Sequence of Tasks via Precedence Diagramming
  • Develop the Project Schedule

Create the Budget

  • Determine the Personnel Costs Needed for the Success of the Project
  • Determine the Expense Costs Needed for the Success of the Project
  • Differentiate Between Bottom-Up and Top-Down Cost Budget Planning, and State Which Is More Appropriate for Different Situations

Complete the Plan

  • Create the Project Communications Plan
  • Describe the Project Risk Management Processes
  • Describe the Purpose of the Project Procurement Plan
  • Discuss the Purpose of Reserves

Execute the Plan

Create a Project Status Report Describe the Key Elements Required to Determine Project Health Describe How to Run an Effective Project Status Meeting Describe the Change Management Process

Close the Project

  • Identify the Elements of Both Administrative and Contractual Project Closure Procedures
  • Describe the DifferentWays That Projects Can Be Terminated
  • Explain the Importance of a Repository and Lessons Learned

Experts

Damien Jelsch

Prior to joining “Harlan” (2004-2010) and for 22 years, Damien held senior management positions as Manager Financial Controls, CFO, Deputy General Manager and General Manager in companies across several industries (construction, telecommunications, energy, life sciences). These companies were mai...

George Merguerian

George Merguerian is an expert in project, programme and portfolio practices. Since 2002 he has been helping companies achieve excellence in the above fields through consulting training and coaching. George is Project Management Professional accredited by the Project Management Institute. Throug...

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