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Projects Execution and Control

Duration: 
1 day
Price: 
$545.00
Audience: 

The course is intended for current and potential project managers, and other project staff who are responsible for managing scope, time, cost and facilitating processes during project execution.

Overview: 

The focus will be on how to track and report on the implementation of an approved project management plan. Participants will learn how project metrics can predict when a project will be completed and at what cost. Participants will also be exposed to managing project changes, issues, risks and quality. Learning will be encouraged through group discussions and a project reporting case workshop. All materials taught
are compliant with the guidelines established in A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, PMBOK®, 5th Edition, from the Project Management Institute.

Topics: 

Introduction

  • Review Key Planning Concepts
  • Project Planning and Control Model

Implementing the Plan for Execution

  • Organizing the Project Plan
  • Optimization Dashboard
  • Establishing the Project Baseline
  • Reviewing the Project Plan
  • Optimistic Version
  • Realistic Version
  • Metrics for Project Control
  • Transition from Planning to Execution
  • Project Kick-off and Team Mobilization
  • Transition from Planning to Execution
  • Project Kick-off and Team Mobilization
  • Discussion Workshop: Transition

Administrating the Project

  • Project Workbook
  • Project Repository
  • Issues Management

Project Execution and Control

  • Project Scope Control
  • Change Management Objectives
  • Change Process Model
  • Updating Process: Work Package and Project Levels
  • Time and Cost Control
  • Time Keeping
  • Earned Value Analysis
  • Trend Analysis
  • Performance Reporting
  • Execution and Control of Facilitating Processes
  • Workshop: Project Reporting

Project Closure

  • Administrative Closeout
  • Project Assessment/Evaluation
  • Project Closeout Report
  • Project Closeout Process

Conclusion & Wrap Up

Instruction Methodology: 

A combination of lecture, discussions, and practical case workshops.

Skills Taught: 

By the completion of the seminar, participants will:

  • Understand how to optimize the project plan and establish the project baseline
  • Learn how to manage scope changes, issues and assumptions, earned value and project performance trends
  • Learn how to manage risk, communications, quality and team performance
  • Learn how to track and manage time and cost variances during project execution
  • Be able to write a project status report
  • Learn how to close the project – including team, administrative and client processes