Project Management Training
This seminar is designed for participants who require project planning and control skills as well as project management supporting tools. The seminar provides a basic “how to” approach to project initiation, planning and control.
Based on large, complex project requirements, this seminar for senior project managers and program managers assumes a basic understanding of integrated project planning and focuses on advanced subjects. Subjects covered in-depth are large project organization structuring, leadership and communications, risk management, advanced work breakdown structuring techniques, resource allocation and management, advanced budget planning, change, assumptions and issues management.
This course will enhance your ability to exploit the capabilities of Microsoft Project by first taking our practical, Project Management Fundamentals course which will put the practice of Microsoft Project into its appropriate context. The Small Projects ToolBox is integrated at key points across the three days of learning.
This two-day comprehensive session covers all of the critical aspects of this powerful planning software, from reviewing and establishing how Microsoft Project fits into the Project Planning Process, to setting the correct working time values (7, 7.25, 7.5, 7.75, or 8 hours per day), to clearly understanding the different ways to build and estimate task durations and details, to create and assign working resources and costs (including an easy-to-follow method for adding overtime), to finalizing and tracking project details.
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The seminar will cover key aspects for the planning, execution, control of large, multi-million dollar projects. There will be particular emphasis on project initiation, scoping and estimating for large, complex projects. The project initiation component will provide insight to the purpose and process of conducting project feasibility studies and/or business cases as a necessary prelude to approving the commencement of a project.
The seminar will be focused on the corporate planning environment, including modelling the annual corporate planning process, linking the corporate process to the governance of portfolio management and project selection. Risks to the organizaiton and executives will be examined if projection selection is poorly done.
More often than not project failures can be tied back to lack of or weak project selection and initiation discipline with an organization. This seminar examines the project selection process and then that critical first phase of any project, Initiation. The initiation phase includes the definition of the project to the point that management can decide whether to invest in the feasibility study/business case step of the initiation phase. The overall initiation phase should senior management with sufficient information to decide whether to continue in to more detailed planning for the project.
This seminar will provide functional manager with an overview of how to effective mesh their functional organization with projects that require their input and resource to plan and execute a project. It examines the roles and responsibilities of both the project manager and the involved functional manager in a project during planning and execution of a project to ensure their organization receives the maximum effectiveness in completing a project.
This seminar will provide senior managements with and overview of project management as it should be performed in the context of an organization overall. These many projects likely impact the senior manager’s organizations in various ways from changing operations and procedures to disruption of on going operations to use of organizational resources to plan and execute projects. This means the senior managers need to understand an overview the processes and tools being used to plan and manage these projects.
This seminar provides a project manager and their planning team with advanced skills in defining project scope. Development of scope documents including statements of work and project charters will be covered. Techniques in developing complex work breakdown structures oriented to effective product delivery will be covered in depth.
This seminar provides the basics of what a project and work package are and how they relate. The seminar will explain their role and responsibilities in project planning and those of the project manager in developing overall project plans. It provides team leaders and their team with a skill set that allows them to estimate their work and other costs involved in a project to which they are assigned. It demonstrates the impact of their estimates on a project schedule and budget.
The seminar will be focused on the corporate planning environment, including modelling the annual corporate planning process, linking the corporate process to the governance of portfolio management and project selection. Risks to the organization and executives will be examined if project selection is poorly done. Participants will not only be exposed to important concepts and terminology, but will also be presented with a case which will be the basis for several workshops, include designing a corporate planning process and project selection.
This specialized workshop examines risk as a normal part of any project. We discuss the use of assumptions as risks. We examine how to plan for risk and develop mitigation plans. Project contingency is discussed and tools provided to cover unknowns within scope. In group workshops we practice with the techniques and tools to become competent to plan and manage risk in projects.
This seminar provides participants an overview of an organized method of project initiation, planning and control processes. It also provides detailed knowledge of how to define project scope and how estimate resource time and costs for projects at the activity level within a project. The seminar is hands on with group workshops built around a case which leads the participants, in groups, to build the essential parts of a basic project plan during the seminar. All materials taught are compliant with the guidelines established in A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, PMBOK®, from the Project Management Institute.
All of our services can be customized to meet your specific needs. From training and methodology to project management software templates. These tailored solutions are designed to integrate best-in-class methodologies and software solutions with your current processes, in order to minimize changes and the impact to your operations.
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