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Advanced Project Management

Overview:

Introduction

This training program caters to experienced project managers aiming to master advanced project and program management techniques for complex projects. Aligned with the PMI®'s PMBOK®, it emphasizes integrating project management processes into organizational culture with senior management support.

Program objectives:

At the end of this program, the participants will be able to:

  • Enhance risk management practices across the project life cycle.

  • Implement robust metrics for tracking project progress, minimizing speculation.

  • Enhance management strategies for challenging vendors.

  • Refine time and cost estimates, particularly for high-risk projects.

  • Mitigate cost and schedule risks using advanced methodologies.

  • Ensure accurate progress reporting and enhance stakeholder engagement on complex projects.

Targeted Audience:

  • Project managers and team leaders.

  • Program and Operations managers.

  • Project coordinators.

  • Business analysts.

  • Team members assigned to projects.

  • Project control professionals.

  • Construction managers and supervisors.

Program outline:

Unit 1:

Introduction:

  • Why do we do projects?

  • What is a project?

  • What is project management?

  • Project Delivery Systems / Life-cycle Models.

  • Initiating.

Unit 2:

Project selection:

  • Qualitative techniques and Quantitative techniques - Economic Evaluation.

  • Selecting the right project manager.

  • Project Objectives and Stakeholder assessment - who wants what?

  • Identification of stakeholders.

  • Stakeholder management and analysis.

Unit 3:

Planning:

  • Task Characteristics and Duration Assessment.

  • Planning and Scheduling Methods.

  • Critical Path vs Critical Chain Scheduling.

  • Resource Allocation Methods.

  • Time-Cost Trade-off.

  • Lead/Lag Scheduling.

  • Critical Chain scheduling.

Unit 4:

Proactive Project Risk Management:

  • What do we mean by risk?

  • Risk vs. uncertainty.

  • Attitudes towards risk.

  • Risk identification, factors, sources, and analysis approaches.

  • Qualification and quantification of probability and impact.

  • Dealing with subjective elements of risk.

  • Risk strategies.

Unit 5: Executing, Monitoring and Controlling:

  • Lean Construction Strategies.

  • Staff Acquisition.

  • Team Development and Motivation.

  • Leadership vs Management.

  • Management styles and Conflict Handling.

  • Using Earned Value to report accomplishment.

  • Implementing Risk strategies.

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