Project Management

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Project Management

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About the Course

This intensive five-day course will give an indepth and comprehensive coverage of the key skills and knowledge required for effective project management as detailed in PMI’s “Body of Knowledge”. Real world examples will be used to illustrate problems that may be faced in the working environment and participants will be encouraged to draw upon their own experiences to further add to the learning experience. The topics, disciplines, and enabling skills will be progressively built upon and linked to the development of case studies worked on in a team environment to further participants’ personal skills.

All terms and techniques covered in the course are compatible with PMI’s “Body of Knowledge”. This course satisfies the Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification 35 hour training requirement.

Designed For

This course is intended for anyone who requires a broader knowledge of the constituent parts of a project, who is moving towards, or already has, responsibility for projects. Specifically project engineers, supervisors, lead consultants, project supervisors, and leaders who wish to increase their knowledge of the management of projects, as well as professionals who wish to pursue the PMP examination and improve their project performance.

Course Objectives

Upon completion, you will know how to:

  • Define and distinguish between a project and project management,
  • Discuss project management processes
  • Discuss the project life-cycle
  • Outline steps to effective stakeholder management and communication.
  • Use of the project charter, the project management plan, and the need for effective change control.
  • Discuss the financial appraisal, the scope management process, the requirements for configuration management, planning documents, etc.
  • Discuss critical path and how it affects the project.
  • Demonstrate the use of Earned Value Analysis.
  • Identifying the constituents of risk, uncertainty
  • Explain team behaviour and how to utilize the nine Belbin team roles in
    selecting a team.
  • Explain the nature and impact of conflict on the project
  • Discuss techniques to avoid and resolve conflict.
  • Outline the various motivational factors.
  • Outline the importance of setting goals and objectives, as well as the importance of giving effective feedback on performance.
  • Outline what is involved in the procurement process
  • Explain the need for an effective quality control system and the purpose of common quality techniques.
  • Differentiate between quality planning, quality control and quality assurance.
  • Demonstrate how best to use the team approach in negotiation.