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The Complete Course in Project Management


Project Management has gone beyond being merely a personal skill set. It is now considered a vital organizational competency. So whether you are charged with increasing your organization's total project management capability or you are playing a role in a project, you will find this course offering a complete guide for managing any type of project. The course is designed to help you master the science of project management and to provide you with a solid foundation for the art of project management and leadership.

Targeted Groups:

  • Experienced Project Managers
  • New Project Managers
  • Project Team Members
  • Project Sponsors
  • PMO staff
  • Employees who want to extend their experience to Project Management Area

Course Objectives:

At the end of this course the participants will be able to:

  • Understand project selection decisions in a better way
  • Improve the ability to plan, schedule and control a project
  • Master inter-personal skills needed to effectively manage project teams
  • Improve the ability to develop appropriate performance measures
  • Gain A wider choice of project planning techniques
  • Gain practical tips, advice, and insight from an experienced project manager
  • Examine simple and advanced project planning techniques
  • Improve understanding of incorporating risk in project planning
  • Review best practice in project planning and control

Targeted Competencies:

  • Planning theory and application
  • Risk analysis & management
  • Cost estimating
  • Budgeting
  • Performance management
  • Project progress reporting

Course Content:

Unit 1: The World of Project Management:

  • Project lifecycle model
  • Classic and modern project constraints and parameters
  • The concept of project management maturity
  • Selecting projects to meet organizational goals
  • Aggregating projects into programs and portfolios
  • Establishing a project support office
  • Considering and confronting uncertainty in project selection decisions
  • Project data, information and knowledge management
  • The art, science and practice of project management

Unit 2: Project Planning, Scheduling, and Budgeting:

  • Project plan vs. Project planning
  • Strategic, tactical and operational planning
  • The contents of a project plan
  • Level of detail in scheduling
  • Network logic and dependency analysis
  • Project uncertainty and risk management
  • Introducing uncertainty in planning
  • Fundamentals of budgeting & cost control
  • Methods of budgeting
  • Improving cost estimates
  • Best practices of project planning, scheduling, and budgeting

Unit 3: Project Resourcing, Monitoring, and Control:

  • Resource allocation
  • Expediting a project
  • Allocating scarce resources to projects
  • The Critical Chain approach
  • Designing the monitoring cycle
  • Performance indicators and feedback mechanisms
  • Earned value management
  • Designing the change-control system
  • Proactive management and plan updating

Unit 4: The Project Manager’s Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Selection of the Project Manager
  • Project Team-building and empowerment
  • Team management challenges
  • Delegating with confidence
  • Communication within the project team
  • Project team leadership
  • Multidisciplinary teams
  • Conflict handling
  • Best practices of people-based project management

Unit 5: Project Evaluation, Reporting, Closure, and Hand-over:

  • Evaluation criteria
  • Project auditing
  • Project review meetings
  • Analyzing project performance
  • Progress reports and records
  • Determinants of project success
  • Successful project hand-over
  • Lessons learned and creating a learning culture
  • Best practices of project evaluation, reporting, and closure

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