Professional project management is the basis for successful projects. An increasing number of companies are now relying on project management organizational structures and methods. People who work in projects are generally experts in their specific individual fields. However, many of them have no real experience in systematic initiation and planning of projects and controlling the project accordingly. Sometimes cultural differences and conflicts within a team also becomes major factor to deal with.
This course is designed to provide participants with a basic understanding of the concepts, methods and tools of project management. After completion of this class, the students will have achieved basic competence in planning, starting, leading and concluding a project. They will have basic awareness about the pitfalls and requirements of project work. Also, introductions into social and communications skills will be given.
How Participants will benefit after the course:
- Learn a Simple Methodology with templates: Learn a step-by-step methodology one can follow on every project and practice all the steps from planning, to scheduling, to tracking. Get instructor feedback at each step.
- Planning Accurately: Learn to plan scope, schedule & budget using WBS, CPM and other planning tool.
- Communicate Clearly: Learn to make presentations and run meetings then practice in live sessions with your instructor who gives you feedback on the content and your presentation techniques.
- Monitoring and control Project: Learn how to track project progress with earned value and other formulas.
Integrated Project management: Learn how to manage change and manage project scope using integrated change control.
- Close Project: Learn when a project can be considered closed. How to white project closure document and lesson learned.
Workshop topics to be covered:
Session One: Introduction and Initiation of a Project
- Introduction to Project and project management
- Project vs. Operations
- Project lifecycle
- Business Case, Feasibility Study
- Project stakeholders
- Role of a Project Manager
- Project Charter
By end of this session participants should be able to develop project charter with business case and feasibility study.
Session Two: Planning phase of project (Scope, Time and Cost)
- Requirement collection through brainstorming, nominal group technique, Delphi technique etc.
- Requirement documents and requirement traceability matrix
- Project scope statement
- WBS, WBS dictionary
- Activity list, activity attribute, milestone list
- Activity resource planning
- Developing schedule with Critical Path method
- Cost estimation and project budget
By end of this session participants should be able to develop Project baselines (Scope baseline, schedule baseline and cost baseline).
Session One: Planning phase of project (Quality, HR, Communication, Risk & Procurement)
- Quality: Cost of quality, Cause and effect diagram, control chart, flow chart, pereto charts
- Risk: Identify risk, qualitative and quantities risk analysis, plan risk response
- Other plans: HR, Communication and Procurement
By end of this session participants should be able to develop Project Management Plan (with project baseline and subsidiary management plans).
Session Two: Project Execution
- Acquiring and developing team, motivation theories, team building activities, conflict type and management,
- Administer procurement
- Communication of project progress through presentation, risk register, earned value analysis etc.
Project Monitoring and controlling
- Integrated change control
- Control schedule, cost scope, risk
- Earned Value Concept: SV, CV, SPI, CPI, EAC, ETC, TCPI
Closing a Project
- Project closure and lesson learned documentation.