Fundamental Project Management Course

Introduction

Essential Skills – Method Skills – Software Skills

COURSE BACKGROUND
Managing projects successfully requires strong fundamental concepts of project management theories, skills in methodologies and expertise on relevant softwares. Practical project management course is designed to develop skill in all three areas of project management.

Major objectives of the course are –
 Develop Fundamental Concepts of Project Management
 Gain Understanding of PMBOK, PRINCE2 and Other Methodologies
 Customize the popular project management methodologies for your organization
 Develop Practical Skills in Microsoft Excel for Project Managers
 Plan, Monitor and Control Projects using Microsoft Project 2010
 Consolidated skills and know how to pursue further studies and get certified

At the end of this course you will be capable of planning a project with quality planning, scheduling, costing and budgeting, implementing and controlling projects with method skills and share and report your plan and progress using Microsoft Project and Microsoft Excel.

The course is designed for professionals at all stages of project management – from project director to project executives and anyone involved in small, medium and large scale projects. The approach of the course is completely practical and work based.

Methodology

The programme will be delivered using formal lectures combined with practical and interactive case studies and exercises. There will be a great emphasis on gaining practical experiences.

Contents of Training:

Session 01:Fundamental Concepts of Project Management

Starting a Project

Know how to define a project and set project objectives before project planning and implementation

Project Planning
Know planning for quality, cost, time – work breakdown, costing and scheduling etc.

Implementation and Monitoring Project Progress
Know the key implementation steps, how to control and solve problems while executing a project plan

Project Completion
Know the final steps in project management process – delivering project outputs

Session 2: Develop foundation and advanced level understanding of Project Management methodologies

Introduction

Understand what Project Management Methodologies are

An Overview of Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) Method
Get an overview of all PMBOK project principles and practices

An Overview of PRINCE2 Methodology
Get an overview of all PRINCE2TM project principles, themes and processes

A Critical Comparison between PMBOK and PRINCE2
Compare and contrast the methodologies and identify their scope of application

Session 3: Customizing PMBOK and PRINCE2 to fit your Organization
Analyzing Organizational Perspective or Internal Situation

Assess your organization and identify the internal situations that need application of project management methodologies

Develop Methodology that Suits your Organization
Develop customized methodology appropriate for your organization

Implement the Methodology in Your Organization
Devise strategies on how to implement the methodology that you developed for your organization

Practical Cases
Know how enlightened international companies are managing their projects

Session 4: Microsoft Excel for Project Managers

Interface

Get introduced to Microsoft Excel 2010 and customize it according to the needs of project managers

Essential Functions for Project Managers
Know the essential Microsoft Excel functions required for project management

Essential Tools for Project Managers
Gain expertise on essential tools that can make project planning and monitoring easy

Practical Cases
Know how to prepare a project financial evaluation, schedule and budget, draw GANTT chart and perform earned value analysis

Session 5: Project Planning, Monitoring and Controlling using Project 2010

The Interface

Get introduced to the new fluent interface of Microsoft Project 2010 and adjust options/calendar

Tasks and Resources
Know how to create tasks, set-up resources and assign resources to tasks

Share Project Plan
Know how to format and share project plans with project team members and others

Tracking Progress and Progress Reporting
Set baseline, record progress on tasks based on dates and enters actual work and duration values of tasks

Session 6: Consolidating Fundamental, Method and Technical Skills of Project Management for Progressing Your Career

Integrating Fundamental Project Management Skills with Method Skills

Review and critically focus on essence of project management skills and methodologies using case study

Integrating Spreadsheet Skills with Project 2010 Skills
Solve practical project management problems with Microsoft Excel and Project 2010

Choosing the Right Technical Tools for you as a Project Manager
Know the appropriate technical tools for different kinds of project management scenarios

Scope of Further Skill Enhancement and International Certifications
Know what higher education and certifications are available for project managers and how to get certified
Session Seven
PRINCE2 Method of Project Management-I
Get introduced to PMP, PRINCE2 and Other Methodologies and

Know what is PRINCE2 its benefits, project characteristics and performance aspects Get an overview of the all PRINCE2 project principles, themes and processes

Session Eight
PRINCE2 Method of Project Management-I

Know the PRINCE2 themes in details with case studies and practical works Know the PRINCE2 processes in details with case studies and practical works

Session Nine
Practical Case - I

A case involving concepts of fundamental project management, Microsoft Excel, Project 2010 and PRINCE2

Practical Case - II

A case involving concepts of fundamental project management, Microsoft Excel, Project 2010 and PRINCE2

Session Ten

Final Assessment and Review

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The course is designed for professionals at all stages of project management – from project director to project executives and anyone involved in small, medium and large scale projects. The approach of the course is completely practical and work based.


It was a very well organized workshop. At the same time, the course outline was also being covered very nicely by the trainer. Rumana Haider, Project Support Associate Executive, IT, Banglalink.