Price: $1,499.00
Course Number: 1051
Length: 2 Days
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This dynamic two-day course focuses on project management as a core competency and the application of key project management tools and technologies across business units. In addition to learning this model, participants will gain an overview of project management methodology and their role as either a manager with project management responsibility or as a member of a project team.

Who Should Attend

Managers and team members in cross-functional organizations, who need basic project management skills, will find this course very beneficial. Team Leaders, new Project Managers, business users involved in IT projects. Anyone interested in learning the basics of project management, can also benefit from this course.

Objectives

  • The importance of goal definition and development in the initial steps
  • Understand the role and responsibilities of the project manager
  • Communicate team responsibilities and commitments as well as status/change reports
  • Apply their knowledge of basic project management tools in defining and planning a project
  • Recognize key elements and characteristics of effective teams and describe various conflict resolution approaches
  • Apply their knowledge of basic project management tools in implementing and controlling a project
  • Enhance project performance through the use of established project management practices
  • Identify and measure a project's criteria for success
  • Provide an environment for team effectiveness and communication

Outline

Introduction

  • Project management basics
  • Project management principles
  • Project roles: Sponsor, Project Manager, User PM, Team Leader, etc.
  • Organizing for effective project management
  • Developing the project objectives and scope
  • Project planning: Developing the task and cost baseline
  • Budget Planning
  • Task Analysis
  • Risk management, Estimating, Planning
  • Getting resource commitments
  • Tracking and reporting progress

The Project Life Cycle

  • Project life cycle
  • Project versus product life cycle
  • Project phases
  • The planning and control cycle
  • Project Initiation
  • Planning a Project
  • Discussing the elements of a successful project

Control and Analysis

  • Project Definition, scoping, Project Definition Workshops
  • Managing project control information
  • Dividing large projects into Releases
  • Defining objectives, critical success factors, assumptions, constraints and deliverablesSupporting plans
  • Measuring your accomplishment
  • The earned value concept
  • Trend analysis
  • Project control
  • Workflow Management
  • Project Cost Analysis
  • Multiple Project Management
  • Prioritization Technique
  • Tracking and Controlling
  • Scheduling Tools
  • Optimization Control
  • Quality Management
  • Project Assurance
  • Change and Issue management
  • Managing quality: inspections, simulations, metrics, causal analysis, etc.
  • Standards and Compliance

Team Building

  • Fundamentals of Team Building
  • Resource Analysis
  • Human factors in project management
  • Managing limited organizational resources
  • Communication Techniques
  • Skill Management
  • Project Risks
  • Project Closeout
  • Cultural Issues and Alignment

Automation Tools and Trends

  • Tools and Products
  • Future Trends
  • Characteristics of the successful project manager
  • Project management automated and administrative support
  • Overview of Project Management Tools

Project Completion, Lessons Learned reviews

  • Participants consider how they can improve their own projects by applying what has been covered in the course.
  • Planning and execution considerations
  • Resource reassignment plan
  • Hand-off of open items
  • Closeout of contractual agreements
  • Completion of project documents and archiving
  • Stakeholder Sign-off
  • Post-mortem

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