Advance Project Management introduces the topic from the perspective of the Senior Manager who will be responsible for organizing, planning, implementing, resourcing, budgeting, scheduling, controlling, and evaluating a project through its entire life cycle.
Generally accepted standard techniques for doing cost/benefit estimates, project simulations, risk analysis, adjustments for unplanned occurrences, and cost/scheduling integration will be presented. Managers will be exposed to the new methods of planning and control such as Gantt charting, PERT diagramming, earned value techniques, and project auditing. There will be limited discussion of contract and procurement strategies, and the legal issues associated with them. This workshop is in a Seminar format and highly interactive. Participants are encouraged to bring real life problems and solutions.
Appreciate the importance of effective holistic governance over a project in terms of the project's goals and in concert with the strategic objectives of the entire organization
Understand basic techniques for planning, implementing, and evaluating a project in terms of scheduling, resourcing, and coordinating the various parts of the project
Effectively estimate resource cost and capacity
Apply standard project management principles in ways that are suitable to the needs of the particular project
Be comfortable in an environment where unplanned occurrences must be treated as “business as usual”
Workshop topics to be covered:
Role of Project Manager and other key staff
Project Time/Resource Allocation and Sequencing
Staffing/skill identification, utilization and evaluation
Cost estimating, budgeting and controlling
Project Procurement and Contracting
Risk Management and Reduction
Communications within the project team and to external stakeholders
Quality evaluation, testing and reporting