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Mastering Modern Project Management

3 days


Covering the entire project life cycle, this program is based on the best practices found in the Project Management Institute’s A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOKå¨ Guide). In this program the attendee will learn how to:

  • Establish and accomplish goals that are linked directly to stakeholder needs
  • Utilize tried and proven project management tools to get the job done on time, within budget and accordance with requirements
  • Work through a proactive approach to risk that will give you a clear understanding of both qualitative and quantitative risk analysis

Course Objectives

  • Establish project goals and objectives that are directly linked to stakeholders‰Ûª needs
  • Develop and use work breakdown structures
  • Develop realistic and measurable objectives to ensure positive results
  • Estimate project time and costs using proven techniques
  • Establish a project control system and monitor progress
  • Use a practical, step-by-step process to manage project risk
  • Identify threats and opportunities to your project, and weigh their relative value
  • Identify and overturn the psychological barriers to risk in stakeholders

Training Methodology

Project management knowledge, skills, tools and techniques are taught through case studies, experiential exercises and practical examples that can used immediately to improve your project results.

Program Summary

This program addresses both the ‰ÛÏhard‰Û skills and the ‰ÛÏsoft‰Û skills needed by project managers to plan and control projects. The ‰ÛÏhard‰Û skills are the technical ‰ÛÏmechanics‰Û of managing a project, while the ‰ÛÏsoft‰Û skills deal with the human issues, and ultimately, it is people who deliver results on projects. The goal of this program is to assist organizations in developing project managers who are aware of the strategic importance that project management plays in the achievement of the mission of their organization, and their role in leading the way to better performance and outcomes.

Program Content

Day One

Core concepts

  • Context of Project Management
  • Project Management Defined
  • Stakeholders and the triple constraint
  • Key responsibilities of the Project Manager
  • Scope versus Work

The planning process

  • Why plan?
  • Building a foundation for success
  • Planning and project lifecycle
  • Tips and tricks for better planning
  • Key planning outputs

Project definition document

  • Project scope statement
  • Project authorization
  • Project description
  • Project overview
  • Project charter

Project success criteria

  • Factors to consider
  • Project shareholder

Work breakdown structures

  • Definition and purpose of WBS
  • Developing a WBS

Estimates and budgets

  • Estimating vocabulary
  • Range estimates
  • The estimating process

Network logic

  • Basic sequencing terminology
  • How to sequence your project activities

Day Two

Project schedule

  • Critical path calculation
  • Preliminary schedules
  • Resource constraints
  • Baseline schedules
  • Schedule reserve

Risk management concepts

  • Definitions and distinctions
  • Introduction to IPReM

Writing risk statements

Identifying risks

Prioritizing risks

Responding to risks

Monitoring risks

Day Three

Change management

Progress measurement

Project Leadership

Quality Management


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