This course is intended for executives in technical and non-technical work areas, who need to acquire working knowledge and skill in planning, monitoring or tracking, leading and measuring the implementation of client’s projects (for both generic, engineering, and IT-specific projects). Project managers, leaders and executives will greatly benefit from this very relevant program which will draws from real life project management cases.
A high level of participation and team involvement is required. Maximum opportunities will be given to participants to inject their own examples and issues into the course and continually relate the material to their own contexts.
This 3-day course is carefully designed based on PMI®‘s Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) and participants will be certified and provided with PDUs that count towards earning and/or maintaining professional credentials from PMI®.
The objectives of the course are to allow attendees to:
Provide project management fundamentals (i.e., the project management framework) for participants to understand the project management methodology in accordance to A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide)
Learn the use of project management tools for initiating, planning, executing, controlling and closing projects.
Have comprehensive understanding of the various processes of project management
Evaluate risk management planning of projects and apply appropriate risk response
Determine task/project durations, and costs
Track project progress and reporting charts
Exercise project change management
Module 1 - Introduction to Project Management
Project management stakeholders and their implications on projects.
Project management context and roles.
The project life cycle – initiating-planning-executing-monitoring & controlling-closing phases.
Involving supporting and opposing stakeholders.
Activity: Develop A Stakeholder Plan.
Module 2 - Project Initializing Process
Project manager and team member roles and responsibilities.
Manage and engage stakeholder.
Decomposing stakeholders’ needs using the S.M.A.R.T. technique.
Activity: Develop The Project Requirements.
Defining measurable objectives (scoping).
Project feasibility studies (financial), e.g. Present Value, Payback & ROI.
Module 3 - Project Planning Process
Activity: creating a project charter.
Activity: Constructing A WBS and Activity List.
Activity sequencing and scheduling.
Activity: Creating A Resource List.
Project Costing And Budgeting.
Project risk management & Identifying risk responses.
Module 4 - Change Management Skills for Project Managers
The ADKAR change management methodology: preparing – managing – reinforcing stakeholders and processes for change.
Ways of deploying project to ease the change transition – using the ADKAR change management methodology.
Activity: Develop An ADKAR Change Plan.
Module 5 - Project Execution Process
Executing the project plan.
Tracking project schedule progress using Gantt Chart.
Activity: Gantt Chart And Reporting Project Progress Using Charts.
Responding to project risks and risk monitoring.
Activity: Risk Response Activation And Rules.
Verifying project scope deliverables and stage sign-offs.
Module 6 - Project Closeout Process
Administrative close-out checklist.
Activity: Product Verification (Formal Acceptance And Handover Sign-Offs), Closing Project Books, Post-Mortem, Documenting Lessons Learned, Archiving Project Documents.
Project Failure And Success Case Studies
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