Project Management

Course Description:

The Project Management course equips the business professional with leading methodologies and practices in the project management field. Project management is a requirement for professionals in many fields, with many employers now identifying project management skills as vital for corporate success.

Whether you are a business executive or an information technology professional, the Project Management course will enable you to advance your career and develop your professional skills.

Course Outline

Introduction to Project Management 

  • What is a Project?
  • Project Management
  • Project Constraints
  • Understanding the Nature of Projects
  • The Project Life Cycle
  • Project Identification

The Project Initiation Stage

Section 1

  • The Project Initiation Stage
  • Identifying What has Triggered your Project
  • Project Management Roles
  • The Project Definition Document
  • The Product Description
  • Determining Project Goals
  • Brainstorming and Consultation: Determine Goals
  • Determining Project Specifications
  • Determine Project Deliverables

Section 2 

  • Determine Project Constraints
  • Determine Project Assumption
  • Presenting Your Business Case
  • Speaking to the Business Need
  • Presenting the Business Case
  • Completing the Project Definition Document

The Project Planning Stage 

Section 1 

  • The Planning Stage
  • Determine the Scope of Work
  • Scope Management Plan
  • The Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
  • Creating the Work Breakdown Structure, WBS
  • Unique WBS Identifiers
  • Determine Deliverable-Specific Task List
  • Define Task Descriptions

Section 2

  • Planning the Time Element
  • Time Estimates
  • Time Estimate: Mathematical Method, PERT
  • PERT Calculations
  • Buffer Time
  • The Project Schedule
  • Project Schedule Charts
  • Updating Project Assumption & Time Constraints
  • Assigning Resources and Responsibility

Section 3 

  • Planning the Cost Element
  • Resource Identification
  • Cost Estimation Methods
  • Administrative Costs
  • Buffer Costs

Section 4 

  • Procurement Plan
  • Human Resource Management Plan
  • Project Cost Constraints and Assumptions

Section 5 

  • Planning the Quality Element
  • Decision Making and Risk Taking Skills

Team Building for Project Leaders 

  • Team Building
  • Leadership vs. Management
  • Responsibilities of a Team Leader
  • Team Building Benefits
  • Team Selection
  • Team Communication
  • What is Conflict Resolution?
  • Motivating Teams
  • Coaching Teams

Motivation

  • Motivation
  • Desires and Needs
  • Encouraging Performance
  • Morale
  • Improving Morale
  • Building Loyalty in Teams

Implementing the Project Plan 

  • Implementing the Project Plan
  • Implementing the Procurement Plan
  • Quality Control and Assurance Measures
  • Business Communication Model
  • Performance Tracking
  • Earned Value Analysis
  • Change Management
  • Budgetary Control Measures
  • Implementation Stage: Project Management Areas

The Closing Stage 

  • Acceptance of Deliverables
  • Releasing Resources
  • Acceptance of Contracts
  • Disassembling Project Team Members
  • Project Documentation