The Complete Project Management Package
(MSPCPL, 4 days)


Description

Project management is the skill of guiding a project or process towards its successful completion. Complex projects require effectively coordinating large multi-disciplinary teams and managing large resource portfolios. Effective project management will keep your team focused and productive, ensure you meet your milestones and deliverables, and keep your budget on track. This course equips the business professional with leading-edge methodologies and practices in the project management field. Participants will understand the principles of project management, the project lifestyle, how to use a work breakdown structure, planning and monitoring budget and staff, and closing out a project.

Dates and Pricing


Jan 9 to Jan 12, 2018$1,499/person Feb 6 to Feb 9, 2018$1,499/person Mar 6 to Mar 9, 2018$1,499/person

Outline

Introduction to Project Management
Project Management Basics
Understanding Project Constraints
Understanding the Nature of Projects
The Project Life Cycle: An Overview
Project Identification
For Government Managers - Context, Guidelines and Regulations
The Project Initiation Stage
Project Initiation
Understanding Project Triggers
About Project Management Roles
Creating Project Documentation
Determining Project Goals
Brainstorming and Consultation
The Project as an Entity
Project Specification
Identifying Project Deliverables
What about Project Constraints?
The Importance of Assumptions
Writing an Convincing Business Case
Project Definition Document
Project Planning - Scope
The Need for Planning
About Focus and the Scope of Work:
Creating a Scope Management Plan
Project Planning - Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
What is a Work Breakdown Structure?
WBS Sections and Components
Creating a WBS
About Unique WBS Identifiers
Testing the WBS
Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) - The Details
Developing a Task List and the Deliverables
Creating Effective Task Descriptions
Managing Timelines like a Pro
Estimating Time Requirements
Using Mathematical Methods
Using PERT Calculations
Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) - Scheduling
Reviewing Time Management
Room for Error
Project Schedule
Using Scheduling Charts
Updating Assumption and Constraints
Assigning Resources and Responsibility
Planning Project Costs
Planning Costs
Resource Identification
Cost Estimation Methods
Understanding Administrative Costs
Budgeting Smart: Planning with Cost Buffers
The Big Picture
Plan, Plan and More Plans
The Procurement Plan
The Human Resource Management Plan
The Financial Plan
Planning for Quality
The Final Plan
Team Building and Leadership
The Qualities of Leadership
Leadership versus Management
The Leader?s Responsibilities
Why Team Building?
Assembling the Team
Communication and the Team
About Teams and Motivation
About Teams and Conflict Resolution
Drive and the Motivation
About Performance and Motivation
Who Cares about Morale?
The Effects of Improved Morale
Building Loyalty in Teams
Implementing the Project Plan
Quality Control and Assurance Measures
The Business Communication Model
Performance Tracking
Using Earned Value Analysis
Managing Change Management
Implementing Budgetary Control Measures
Reviewing Project Management Areas
The Closing Stage
Acceptance of Deliverables
Releasing Resources
Acceptance of Contracts
Disassembling Project Team Members
Project Documentation