“Be prepared, luck is where preparation meets opportunity.”
Many companies are realizing that the traditional project management principles are no longer applicable in today’s extremely dynamic and demanding environment. A fixed approach of planning is no longer a good method since it is very difficult to anticipate everything in advance and respond to it in the plan. Instead, more agile planning methods are required to accommodate for changing markets, technology and resources over the course of a typical project.
As a result, new project managers must be systematically thought on best practices and established management techniques. In this course, participants will understand the role of project manager as a broker of information. The emphasis here is on the day-to-day running of a project as opposed to leading a team using emotional skills (for that see Team Leadership Course).
Participants walk through a case study using a number of exercises throughout the course while learning about milestones, planning, work breakdown structures (WBS) and risk analysis.
Participants will learn how to manage time, resources, cost, risk and quality using a variety of practical hands-on exercises. This course includes the following topics:
- Differences between a project and your daily tasks?
- Project Management versus Team Leading
- Setting up project objectives and constraints
- Identifying scope and ultimate goals
- Stakeholders and clients roles in project objectives
- Project life cycles & planning models
- Introduction to planning tools
- Work breakdown structures
- Estimating time and cost
- Resource allocation and management
- Setting up Gantt charts
- Precedence networks
- Risk management
- Creating contingency plans
- Effective documentation system
Project Progress Monitoring
- How to monitor performance and measure progress against objectives
- How to keep track of new issues as they are discovered and eliminating them
- Effective decision making
- Quality control procedures
Handling Clients and Stakeholders
- Effective communications
- Influencing key people
- Keep your clients updated
- Manage requests for change
Handling Team Members
- How to give effective feedback
- How to have a productive meeting
- How to maintain rapport with team members
- How to motivate the team and keep them committed to the project’s mission
- How to boost creativity
- How to manage a meeting to get everyone’s input
- How to capture what is discussed
- Effective brainstorming
- Meeting frequency
- Stakeholder Acceptance
- Final documentation before closing down
Audience: Anyone new to project management who wants an effective introduction to its basic principles.
Course Duration: 2 Days
Course Level: Beginners & Intermediate
Use the Project Management course in combination with Leadership Skills and Team Building for a package on 5-day team management course.
You can save 20% on the total price when you buy the training products together.