3 Day Project Management
This course is currently available as in-house training.
- This course is intended for managers and executives in technical and non-technical work areas, who need to acquire managerial and working knowledge and skill in monitoring or tracking, measuring the implementation of client’s projects (for both generic, engineering, and IT specific projects). Their participation through an action-learning methodology will facilitate an immediate transfer of such competency to workplace.
- This course is compliant to Project Management Institute PMBOK, and is carefully designed to provide the best mix of experience, theory and practice in an adult learning environment. Formal presentations are used mainly to introduce key concepts and significant elements of project management. Emphasis is on practical applications through “hands on” action learning.
- A high level of participation and team involvement is required. Maximum opportunities will be given to participants to inject their own examples and issues into the course and continually relate the material to their own contexts. Scenarios of project stakeholder conflicts and ways to resolve them are taught; including project problem-solving and decision-making techniques.
- To provide project management fundamentals for participants to understand the project management methodology.
- To understand the use of project management tools for initiating, planning, executing, controlling and closing projects.
- To apply soft skills when managing the team, which includes motivating, resolving conflicts, developing the team and exercising different leadership styles for different project scenarios and team member mix.
The training uses practical exercises that take individuals outside their comfort zones. By giving the participants help and guidance during the process, confidence and skills are strengthened. We make the sessions challenging and practical through the use of role-play, experiential learning and group exercises. Participants will quickly discover their strengths and weaknesses in communicating with others. Moreover, this interaction makes
classes enjoyable and motivational.
DAY1 PROJECT MANAGEMENT BACKGROUND
- The time-cost-quality & project scope triangle.
- Project management stakeholders and their implications on projects.
- Activity: identifying stakeholder conflicts in the client’s organisation, and how to resolve them.
- Motivating, resolving conflicts, developing the team and exercising different leadership styles for different project scenarios and team member mix.
- Project management context and roles.
- The project life cycle – initiating-planning-executing-controlling-closing phases.
- The Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK)
Project Initialising Process
- Project manager and team member roles, accountability, and responsibilities.
- Defining project needs, functional and technical requirements.
- Defining measurable objectives to meet project requirements (scoping).
- Developing the project charter.
- Initial cost estimates (order-of-magnitude/top-down/budget estimation techniques).
- Project feasibility studies (financial), e.g. Benefit-Cost ratio, Present Value, Net Present Value, Payback, Return On Investment
DAY2 PROJECT PLANNING PROCESS
- Scope definition & planning.
- Activity: creating a project charter.
- Activity: constructing a Work breakdown structure (WBS).
- Activity: constructing a work task list.
- Work sequencing and scheduling (Network diagram, Gantt & milestone diagram).
- Activity: constructing a Gantt chart and a milestone chart of a project.
- Understanding Critical Path Method.
- Network logic analysis – earliest start and end times, latest start and end times, and float.
- Activity: calculating start and end times, and float of a hypothetical project.
- Establishing baselines.
- Resource listing – human, material, facility, equipment, etc.
- Identifying controllable costs – direct and indirect costs.
- Activity: creating a resource list.
- Using bottom-up estimates for scheduling and cost control.
- Time-phased distribution of costs – cumulative cost curve (S-curve).
- Activity: constructing a Responsibility assignment matrix (RAM).
- Project risk management.
- Monte-Carlo risk management simulation (software)
- Planning for risk with contingency (risk management plan and risk management strategies).
DAY3 PROJECT EXECUTION PROCESS
- Executing the project plan.
- Activity: Using project management software to track project progress.
- Activity: Tracking project schedule progress using Gantt Chart.
- Tracking schedule and cost using Earned Value Analysis technique.
- Activity: EVA game.
- Performance reporting using Earned Value Analysis technique.
- Activity: Earned Value analysis and reporting game.
- Control schedule and cost using Earned Value Analysis technique.
- Responding to project risks (executing risk responses, monitor and control the execution of the responses).
- Work-around risk responses (for risks unidentified in risk management plan).
- Risk monitoring.
- Activity: Risk response activation and rules.
- Verifying project scope deliverables and stage sign-offs.
Project Control Process
- Change control system – change request, change control board, change impact assessment approve/disapprove, change implementation schedule, and updating configuration documents.
Project Closeout Process
- Administrative close-out checklist.
- Activity: Product verification (formal acceptance and handover sign-offs), closing project books, post-mortem, documenting lessons learned, archiving project documents, disbanding, rewarding and thanking the team.
- Contract close-out administration checklist.
- Activity: Scope verification of supplier deliverables (as per contract), document lessons learned, closing the contract, and thanking the supplier.
- Project Failure And Success Case Studies
"I would like to once again thank you for the wonderful PM course. It has definitely boosted up my confidence to prepare myself for undertaking my forthcoming project, which will be the biggest project of my career"
- an IT Infrastructure manager based in Qatar.
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