Project Management Training: Practical Tools & Techniques


Course Delivery

Live Instructor-Led Training

Course 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. The course Practical Tools & Techniques (Project Management Training) 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.

Course Dates and Pricing


Sep 4 - 7, 2018$1,499.00Oct 2 - 5, 2018$1,499.00Oct 30 - Nov 2, 2018$1,499.00Nov 27 - 30, 2018$1,499.00

Course 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

Course Locations

  • Ottawa

  • Montreal

  • Toronto

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