Course will be conducted over a period of 5 days, starting from 8:30 AM and ending at 4:30 PM* daily, with allowances for short refreshment breaks, prayer time, and lunch break. *For in-house courses, timings can be customized by mutual agreement.
Project Management training for new PMs
PROJECTS IN ORGANIZATIONS
What is Project Management?
What is a project?
Projects Vs. Operations – similarities and differences
Value of Project Management and how you fit in
Why do projects fail? And what is project success?
, Portfolios, Programs
& Projects – making sense of these common terms
The Project Organization & YOU
Typical project roles and responsibilities
Role of the Project Manager – Is this you?
Critical skills for every Project Manager – Do you have what it takes?
INITIATING THE PROJECT
Understanding what your task is about (developing the Project Charter)
Ensuring you have the right team, as well as tools, data and authority
Determining who needs to be involved (who are your Stakeholders?)
Analysing your stakeholders and how they can impact your project
Preparing for, and conducting, a project kick-off meeting
GROUP WORKSHOP – Attendees will work in groups to write a Project Charter, planning out project team requirements, and identifying and analysing the project stakeholder
PLANNING YOUR PROJECT SCOPE, SCHEDULE & BUDGET
Determining your project requirements, and what your stakeholders and management need using common requirements gathering techniques
Developing your final project scope
Identifying the key components (deliverables) of your project scope using the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
Understanding the step-by-step methods of preparing an effective project schedule
Estimating how long your project will take to complete
Estimating the budget and cash disbursements required to deliver the project
Assigning the work of the project to your team
GROUP WORKSHOP – Attendees will work in groups to develop the project WBS, schedule and budget
DEVELOPING YOUR PROJECT COMMUNICATIONS, QUALITY & RISK PLANS
Developing your project communication plan
Determining required quality activities for your project & planning for them
Identifying and recognizing potential risks that could affect project performance
Analysing risks and developing risk response strategies and mitigation plans
Developing contingency plans and estimating the required contingency fund (buffer)
GROUP WORKSHOP – Attendees will work in groups to develop a communication plan, quality plan and identify the project risks
IMPLEMENTING YOUR PROJECT
Holding the Implementation Kick-off meeting
Developing The Project Deliverables Acceptance Plan
Implementing your QA/QC Plan
Following up and updating the project with actual schedule & costs data
Manage project risks, issues and contingency reserves
Analysing performance and generating forecasts for the schedule & budget
Creating project progress reports and holding effective project review meetings
GROUP WORKSHOP – Attendees will work in groups to simulate project implementation via a project management game. Each group’s project will be subjected to risk scenarios and they will be asked to react and bring their projects back on track.
CLOSING THE PROJECT
Verifying completed project scope and accepting the finished deliverables
Understanding what punch (snag) lists are
Implementing the project hand-off activities
Releasing project staff
Performing project administrative closure activities
Closing out the project documentation
Finalizing contracts & invoices
Capturing & documenting lessons learned
GROUP WORKSHOP – Attendees will work in groups to prepare a final report on their projects and present it to the rest of the attendees