Project Management: Essential Skills and Techniques
(PMINT, 2 days)


Description

Project management is the art of guiding a project or process towards successful completion. Today's corporate projects are complex in that they require the effective coordination of large multi-disciplinary teams and the allocation and management of vast resource portfolios. Effective project management is the key to a successful project.This concentrated project management course equips the business professional with leading edge methodologies and practices in the project management field. Project management is a requirement for professionals in many areas of expertise, with many employers now identifying project management skills as vital to corporate success.

Dates and Pricing


Jan 8 to Jan 9, 2018$799/person Feb 5 to Feb 6, 2018$799/person Mar 5 to Mar 6, 2018$799/person

Outline

Introduction to Project Management
Project Management Basics
Understanding Project Constraints
Understanding the Nature of Projects
The Project Life Cycle: An Overview
The Art of Project Identification
Project Management and the GoC
The Project Initiation Stage
The Project Initiation Stage
Understanding Project Triggers
About Project Management Roles
Creating Project Documentation
Determining Project Goals
The use of Brainstorming and Consultation
The Project as an Entity
The Project Specification
Identifying Project Deliverables
What about Project Constraints?
The Importance of Assumptions
The Business Case
Writing an Convincing Business Case
The Project Definition Document
Project Planning - Scope
The Need for Planning
About Focus and the Scope of Work:
Creating a Scope Management Plan
The Work Breakdown Structure: To Pass or to Fail?
Project Planning - WBS
The Importance of the WBS
WBS Sections and Components
Creating a WBS
About Unique WBS Identifiers
Testing the WBS: Does it Work?
WBS - Scheduling and Costs
Reviewing Time Management
Room for Error: About including Buffer Time
The Project Schedule
Assigning Resources and Responsibility
Planning Costs
Cost Estimation Methods
Understanding Administrative Costs
Budgeting Smart: Planning with Cost Buffers
The Art of the Plan
Plan, Plan and More Plan
The Procurement Plan
The Human Resource Management Plan
The Financial Plan
Planning for Quality
The Final Plan
Implementing the Project Plan
Implementing the Procurement Plan
Quality Control and Assurance Measures
The Business Communication Model
The Need for 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