European Institute of Management and Finance | Project Management in Practice
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Project Management in Practice

Project Management in Practice


Due to the volatility of the business environment, organisations are required to use temporary systems that are flexible in order to address the market changes, the evolving and disruptive technologies and competition.


Project based management provides the required flexibility and at the same time productivity and economies are achieved, through structured project management efficiency and effectiveness.  For these reasons, Project Management in today’s business environment represents a strategic competence of organisations and project management skills are considered a priority.



Learning Outcomes


Several project management frameworks and methodologies have been developed to address the increasing needs of project-based work. The course combines the principles and techniques of the most widely used project management methodologies and provides the essential steps to initiate, plan, execute, monitor, control and close projects, regardless of their size, application area and business sector.


Through this case study based, hands-on programme participants will address and understand:


  • How projects are selected and prioritized
  • What is necessary to initiate a project
  • How to develop a comprehensive project management plan
  • What are the requirements of communication planning, quality and risk planning
  • The principles of managing human resources in temporary endeavours
  • How projects’ performance is managed and controlled
  • How projects are closed and delivered to ongoing operations



Training Outline


  • Introduction to Project Management Framework and Standards
  • Fundamental definitions and concepts
  • Project constraints
  • The various development and management lifecycles
  • The project management stages
  • Project Initiation
  • The importance of setting the right foundation of the project
  • Project Planning
  • How the project plan is developed – Step by step
  • Scope Management
  • Project Scope Definition
  • Steps to the Detailed description of the Scope
  • Project Scheduling
  • Scheduling fundamentals
  • The Schedule Baseline
  • Project Budgeting
  • Project Execution
  • Project Communications
  • Planning, Status meetings and reporting
  • Project Monitoring and Controlling
  • Project Performance management
  • Closing the project



Who should attend

The objectives of the programme address the needs of Managers that authorise and oversee projects, Project Managers, Project team leaders, supporting experts and other administrative personnel who provide support to projects.