Project Management Course, The
Study practical and effective management techniques for the successful execution of any project.
The Project Management 3-day course teaches you how to plan, execute, monitor, control and close all types of projects – on time and on budget.
- Applicable to projects across all sectors, you'll also learn about software tools to support all your everyday project management activities
About This Course
A project is any unique undertaking that creates a desired result. It contributes to one or more organizational objectives while achieving both project and product objectives. The five project management process groups, (Initiating, Planning, Executing, Monitoring and Controlling, and Closing) provide a comprehensive and practical view of an entire project from beginning to end.
The course provides a solid grounding in project management processes while recognizing the often neglected human side of project management. This is an ideal overview for anyone who is looking for a practical approach to managing projects. Participants love the step-by-step approach and the numerous techniques and templates that are included.
What You Will Learn
- Learn essential PM terminology that will help enable you to communicate effectively with your peers
- Understand the project life cycle
- Break the work down into more manageable components
- Manage the key constraints of time, cost, scope, budget and risk
- Perform a stakeholder scan and understand the key stakeholder roles and responsibilities
- Establish and use the proper communication channels
- Learn what key information to collect for status and progress meetings
- How to closeout your project, gather lessons learned and implement best practices on future projects
Who Should Attend
This course and workshop is vital for people involved in project work within public, private and non-profit sectors, including, but not restricted to:
- New managers and project managers
- Those undertaking unique projects
- Corporate department heads
- Senior executives with business planning responsibilities
- Systems, manufacturing and operations personnel
- Engineering professionals
- Technology and research managers
Project Management Life Cycles
- The project life cycle
- Life-cycle trends
- Initiating, planning, executing, controlling and closing phases
Project Selection, Initiation and Team Formation
- Building a project team
- Project selection models
- Identifying, documenting and assigning roles, responsibilities and reporting relationships
- Team charter development
Project Scope Planning and Work Breakdown
- Creating a scope document
- Definition and purpose of a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
Successful Task Sequencing
- Definition of task dependency
- Fast-tracking – overlapping phases
- Task diagramming techniques
- What are we estimating?
- Five estimating techniques
Critical Path Analysis
- How do we use the critical path in managing projects?
- Early start and late start scheduling using software
- Crashing the schedule
Resource Planning and Budgeting
- Identifying required skill sets
- Negotiating for and assigning resources
- Verifying effort and duration estimates
Project Risk and Quality Management
- Risk and the project life cycle
- Identification, quantification, response development and control
- Quality concepts
Project Monitoring, Control and Evaluation
- PM control interfaces
- Monitoring time, cost, scope and quality
- Manage project meetings
Leadership Skills in Action
- Leadership vs. management
- Motivational and communications strategies
- Negotiation strategies
- How to ensure projects are closed and archived properly
Sandra Martyn is a highly skilled instructor that specializes in project management and business administration for the Schulich School of Business, York University. Sandra has over 20 years of experience managing projects. As a respected trainer in project management in North America, Sandra consistently receives the highest ratings from her clients for the value she provides in her courses. Sandra adheres to the methodologies set out by The Project Management Institute, but provides value by combining project management theory with “real life” experiences.
She makes difficult project management concepts seem easy as she delivers her training in clear and easily understandable terms. She helps course participants avoid common project management mistakes in planning and scheduling work and resource allocation issues. She loves what she does and that is clearly evident in her enthusiasm and humor in sharing her knowledge.
Kathryn Pottruff is a strategic thinker who translates corporate vision into tactical project plans. She gets results by communicating essential project management ‘know how’ through a practical hands-on approach.
Kathryn is an internationally recognized speaker. She has taught throughout the United States, Canada and the Middle East, and regularly conducts seminars for business executives from Beijing, China. She works in diverse sectors including pharmaceuticals, financial services, utilities, government, IT, and telecom.