Fundamentals of Project Management

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About the Course

This course is designed for managers and staff, from a broad spectrum of industries, involved in different types of project work. It teaches the fundamentals of managing any project. Delegates will learn how to manage and coordinate projects. In the current fast moving business environment, crisp project controls are essential if expensive blunders are to be avoided. Learn the techniques and procedures that reduce risk, cut down on stress, and utilize the strengths of others. You will also come to appreciate and understand the importance of people as a key resource in project management.

Who Should Attend?

Managers and staff called upon to manage, and contribute to, projects of any size and duration. This course is especially useful for those with no formal project management training, as it builds up the project management process from first principles.

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Know a number of techniques for completing quality projects on time, within the estimated budget, and delivering promised performance
  • Be aware of the communication skills necessary to get support and ‘buy-in’ for the project
  • Recognize the power of planning as a mechanism for achieving key results
  • Understand the dynamics of project team motivation and how to influence others

Course Duration: 3 days

Course Contents

  • What is a ‘project’?
  • What is project management?
  • Project stakeholders
  • Project success factors
  • Stages of a project
  • The project charter
  • Project purpose
  • Setting objectives
  • Project feasibility
  • Project cost
    • Roi (return on investment)
    • Arr (annual rate of return)
    • Pv (present value)
    • Fv (future value)
    • Npv (net present value)
    • Irr (internal rate of return)
  • Assessing constraints
  • Identifying project risks
  • Project sign off
  • Project planning
  • Listing activities: work breakdown structures (wbs)
  • Committing resources
  • Project time management
    • Calendar view
    • Network diagrams
    • Gantt charts
    • Critical path analysis
  • Project risk management
    • Probability
    • Impact
    • Estimated monetary value (emv)
  • Project execution
  • Project control management
  • Project cost management
    • Earned value
  • Project quality management
  • Project close-down
  • Introduction to computer-based project tools
  • Negotiating basics in projects
  • Project management quiz

Material given during the training:  [DVD’s and Case Studies will be used during this course to illustrate examples of good and bad change implementation processes].

Before the course

Each delegate will be asked to complete a Pre-Course Assessment Form to determine their current level and objectives for attending the course. The content of such Form will be used by the trainer only to give tailored training that is focused on each group of delegates.

At the end of the course

Each delegate will be asked to complete an Individual Development Plan and Vocational Completion Certificate.

* Discounts available for multiple bookings

 

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