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NEW! - Project Management Essentials for Success

Duration: 
2 days
Price: 
$995.00
Audience: 

Employees at all levels of the organization who are leading any project type or size, or are managing components of a project. Anyone looking to improve their project planning and control skills, or to learn about project management supporting tools.

Overview: 

The workshop will provide participants with an organized method of planning, executing, controlling, monitoring and closing out a project. In addition to featuring basic definitions and concepts of project management, this course provides a proven “how to” project management methodology applicable to any project type and size. 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

Corporate Positioning for Project Management

  • Key Definitions
  • Project Lifecycle
  • Project Management Methodology

Project Initiation

  • Initial Project Charter
  • Workshop: Charter

Project Scope Planning

  • Scope Definition
  • Requirements
  • Work Breakdown Structures (WBS)
  • WBS Dictionary
  • Workshop: WBS

Work Package Planning

  • WP Description
  • Work Package Activities
  • Workshop: WP Scoping
  • Estimating Resources
  • Time and Cost
  • Workshops: Estimating

Project Base Scheduling

  • Scheduling Terms
  • Creating Critical Path Schedules
  • Exercises: Scheduling
  • Workshop: Schedule
  • Schedule Impacts
  • Labour Contingency
  • Overhead Loss Time
  • Workshop: Schedule

Project Base Budgeting

  • Project Budget
  • Performance Budget
  • Workshop: Project Budget

Project Plan Approval

  • Update Project Charter
  • Workshop: Completing the Plan

Project Execution & Control

  • Key Definitions
  • Transition to Execution
  • Issues Management

Scope Status

  • Verification
  • Quality
  • Change Control

Project Reporting

  • Work Package Plan Updating
  • Risks & Assumptions
  • Earned Value
  • Schedule & Budget
  • WP Summary Status

Project Level Status

  • Scope
  • Schedule
  • Budget
  • Earned Value
  • Project Status Report

Project Close Out

  • Close Out Process

Conclusion

Wrap Up

Skills Taught: 

Upon completion of the workshop, participants will have the ability to:

  • Understand essential project management definitions and concepts
  • Develop a project plan, including a project charter, work breakdown structure, activity estimates for each resource, and a baseline project schedule and budget
  • Use control tools, such as change records and logs, risk and assumptions controls, issues and actions management
  • Prepare project status reports
  • Finalize the close out of a project