As individuals in our personal life or as subject matter experts in our organizations, we all manage tasks which can be referred to as projects. Small projects, large projects, simple or complex projects; irrespective of the context, project management skills represent a core competence that every individual should strive to acquire and consistently improve.
Several standards and bodies of knowledge exist that provide end-to-end guidance, tools and techniques to manage all types of projects; however, the most important element of successful project management is the project manager’s “thought process”. If consistently applied, it improves efficiency and effectiveness and substantially increases the probability of success for every project.
Through this one-day, hands-on project management course, participants will be guided through the ways a project manager initiates a project and the essential steps of planning the project. Participants will also be introduced to simple tools to manage and control their project.
After completing the course, participants will be in position to apply the “project management thought process” and understand why this process is essential for the success of every project.
Participants will also have a series of templates that they can modify, have as a reference and use for their own projects.
- Introduction to popular Project Management Standards and Bodies of Knowledge
- What are Projects? What is Project Management?
- Project Governance Structures
- Environmental and Organizational influences on Projects
- The four different lifecycles a Project Manager needs to know well
- Waterfall or Agile? – How to choose the write lifecycle for your project
- Project Stakeholders
- Initiating your Project and why it is so important?
- Planning your Project
- Customize your project management approach
- Set your project’s performance baseline
- Execute your project
- Leading and Managing teams
- Monitor and Control your project
- Understand your variances
- Understand your performance
- Forecast your project’s future
- Properly close your project
- Responsibilities and competencies of the Project Manager
This programme may be approved for up to 7 CPD units in Related Fields. Eligibility criteria and CPD Units are verified directly by your association, regulator or other bodies which you hold membership.
Who Should Attend
Participants will be provided with a project case study and with the guidance of the instructor will define their project, decide on their course of action and apply the essential planning processes to organise their project.
Among other items, participants will prepare a simple project definition document with the essential information and then prepare the project management plan that will include the detailed scope of the project, the project schedule and the project’s overall cost.
After completing the planning processes, participants will execute and monitor their project using their plan as a reference.