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 Project Management Planning & Control

  Course Code - BC-501   Duration - 2 Days

This is an intensive 2 day course designed to give the delegate hands-on, practical experience of the skills, processes and techniques required to manage, plan and control projects.

This is accomplished using a mix of interactive lectures, Case Studies as well as individual and syndicate exercises.

Each delegate takes away with them, a comprehensive manual of all overhead slides, handouts, and notes delivered during the course.

 

 Who Should Attend?

 
 

This course is for anyone currently in or about to enter a Project Management role.

The course will also benefit anyone who has been in Project Management for some time and needs an updated insight to current thinking.

 

 On Completion Delegates Will Be Able To:

 
 
  • Identify the key elements of Project Management
  • Estimate and plan more effectively
  • Define and manage risk with greater control
  • Develop skills and techniques to Project Manage teams more effectively and professionally
  • Understand the benefits of PC Tools
 

 Course Content

 
 

The Role & Responsibilities of the Project Manager

  • The role, skills and responsibilities of the Project Manager
  • Why Projects Fail
  • Key criteria for ensuring Project Success
  • Nailing down the Project Objectives
  • Defining the Project Strategy and Critical Success Factors (CSF’s)
  • The Four Phases of Project Management

The Project Management Environment

  • Setting Up the Project Environment
  • The Team and Management Structure
  • Setting Up the Control System
  • The Project Administrator
  • Communicating and Reporting

The Project Methodology

  • Advantages to a Phased Approach
  • Product, Solution and Organisational Change Methodologies
  • Phase Structures and Key Deliverables

Estimating Techniques

  • Tasks, Resources, Costs and Time
  • Techniques for Improving Team Estimates
  • The Mythical Person-Month
  • The Standard Task Method
  • Bottom-Up, Effort-Based Estimating
  • The Delphi Technique

Planning the Project

  • Creating Work Breakdown Structures (WBS)
  • Defining the PERT Chart
  • Calculating and interpreting the Critical Path and Slack
  • Strategies for using the Critical Path
  • Resource and Task Allocation
  • Resource Loading and Levelling
  • Team Planning Techniques
  • The Project Plan structure and contents

Risk & Contingency Management

  • Defining and analysing Risks
  • Risk types and categories
  • Sizing the risk
  • Contingency Strategies
  • Building risks into the Plan
  • Risk Management

Managing Change

  • The dynamics of change
  • Setting Up the Change Control File
  • The Change Methodology and Life Cycle
  • Determining options and implementing changes

Project Tracking & Control

  • Setting the right level for Control and Tracking
  • Determining the information required
  • Interpreting Progress and Project Status
  • Reporting and Communication
  • Using Project Management Software and Tools

Project Quality & Administration

  • How to build quality into planning and management
  • Setting Up the Project Administration
  • Infrastructure

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