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Planning and Project Management

by on December 29, 2014

Objectives

In this workshop you will learn what it takes to become an effective and efficient Project Manager. This workshop will prepare participants to implement an effective project management. Specifically, it will provide:
• The specific vocabulary of Project management
• An overview of the processes related to project management and the areas that PM covers;
• Reference to the hands-on experience in applying a step-by-step project management process and sensitize them to the pitfalls involved;
• Supplementary information to modify the process to the organizational culture and needs.
• Supporting tools and methodologies in the market by vendors and consultants

Who Should Attend?
• Top Managers
• Project Managers
• Senior Project Team Members

Learning Objectives:
At the end of this workshop you will:
• Develop a solid business case for your projects. Ensure you obtain senior managers’ agreement before you start the project. Research points out that too many projects are started without a firm reason or rationale. Developing a business case will identify whether it is worth working on.
• Ensure your project fits with the key organizational or departmental agenda. If not, why do it? Stick to priority projects.
• Carry out risk analysis at a high level at the initiation stage. Avoid going into great detail here – more an overview focusing on the key risks.
• Identify at this early stage key stakeholders. Consider how much you need to consult or involve them at the business case stage. Seek advice if necessary from senior managers

• Involve finance people in putting the business case together. They can be great allies in helping crunch the numbers which should give credibility to your business case.
• Understand Project Management characteristics of projects and project conception
• Understand how to execute and deliver a project in an effective and efficient way.
Day One:
Introduction – Project Management Basics:
• Characteristics of Projects: Definitions scopes
• Types of Projects
• Project Conception: Project proposal, strategic assessment
• Project management Methodology
Day Two:
Project Roadmap
• Project definition phase:
 Project scope statement
 Project organization
 Team staffing
 Contracting
 Project infrastructure
 Policies and procedures
 Project risk management
 Project execution
 Project closing
 Progress tracking and reporting
Day Three:
Project Management Tools
• PERT and CPM
• Project management and the People Module
• Project management and Cost Control
Day Four:
• Moving Forward with Your Own Situations- Experiential Learning and Action Plan
 Apply Project Management Tools and Techniques Learned in This workshop to the Challenges in Your Work Setting
 Prioritize Actions That You Will Take When You Return to Work


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