Overview

This intensive two-day course is 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 and case studies as well as individual and syndicate exercises.

Delegate take away a comprehensive manual of overhead slides, handouts, and course notes.

Who Will Benefit From This Course?

  • Anyone currently in or about to enter a Project Management role
  • Project Managers who would benefit from an insight into current thinking

Learning Outcomes:

  • Identify the key elements of a Project
  • 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 Project Management Tools

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

Using PC Tools

  • Advantages and limitations
  • Creating and Managing the Plan
  • Reporting and Communicating the Plan

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
  • Code BC-501
  • Duration 2 days
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