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Project Management

Mastering Project Management




Introduction:

In today’s world, where projects are growing in size and complexity at an exponential rate, the importance of mastering project management is now more crucial than ever before. With the implementation of cutting-edge technologies, the development of multi-national collaborations, and the demand for increased levels in production, safety, and quality previously considered unachievable, how projects are managed has had to take a quantum leap forward.

This course reviews the fundamental principles of project management which form the bedrock of every successful project and uncovers the key attributes needed to become a master of project management. Unless project leaders and managers fully understand and apply the skills needed to effectively plan and execute projects in today’s environment of fast-paced, high-tech, and multi-faceted projects, they will never become true masters of their profession. It takes the essential attributes of project management to the next level by identifying how projects have evolved and apply the latest tools and techniques to help existing and aspiring project managers to become genuine masters in project management. 

Targeted Groups:

  • Project Directors & Managers
  • Project Planners & Estimators
  • Quality Assurance Managers
  • Contract & Procurement Managers
  • Project & Discipline Engineers
  • Individuals who want to enhance their level in project management

Course Objectives:

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

  • Understand the nature of project complexity and the project life-cycle
  • Learn the twenty project management sequence steps
  • Define and manage project roles and responsibilities
  • Keep projects under control, within schedule and budget
  • Identify, analyze and effectively manage project risks
  • Understand the importance of project leadership, team-building and stakeholder management
  • Improve the speed and efficiency in the delivery of all projects
  • Improving their risk identification and analysis skills
  • Refine their planning and estimating techniques
  • Enhance their integrated team management skills
  • Develop key attributes required of a Project Management Professional
  • Become an indispensable project team member and leader

Targeted Competencies:

  • Project management
  • Project planning
  • Project controlling
  • Risk management
  • Project leadership

Course Content:

Unit 1: The Fundamentals of Project Management:

  • Key Definitions in Project Management
  • The Project Life-Cycle
  • Project Complexity Factors
  • Project Strategizing and Managing the Triple Constraint
  • Project Context & Environment
  • Key Financial Concepts

Unit 2: Project Planning and Organising:

  • The 20 Project Management Sequence Steps
  • Defining Project Scope and Developing Work & Cost Breakdown Structures
  • Project Management Roles & Responsibilities
  • Project Planning Inputs, Tools & Techniques
  • Project Estimating Techniques
  • Project Scheduling Methods

Unit 3: Implementing, Executing and Controlling Projects:

  • Project Implementation & Resource Management
  • Developing Project Control Systems
  • Keeping Projects On-Track & Controlling Change
  • Project Performance Measurement & Key Performance Indicators
  • Earned Value Management
  • Project Progress Measurement from Initiation to Handover

Unit 4: Project Risk Management:

  • Risk Management Planning
  • Risk Identification
  • Qualitative Risk Analysis
  • Quantitative Risk Analysis
  • Risk Response Planning & Implementing
  • Controlling Project Risks

Unit 5: Project Leadership and Stakeholder Management:

  • Understanding Leadership & Management
  • Working in Project Teams
  • The Team Development Cycle
  • Keys to Effective Influence & Persuasion
  • Improving Communication, Delegation & Motivating Skills
  • Managing Stakeholders & Stakeholder Expectations