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Project Management, Scheduling & Compliance: Planning, Scheduling & Control



Covering the entire project life cycle, this course is based on the best practices found in the Project Management Institute's A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide). In this program you will learn how to:

  • Establish and accomplish goals that are linked directly to stakeholder needs.
  • Utilize tried and proven project management tools to get the job done on time, within budget, and in accordance with requirements.
  • Work through a proactive approach to risk that will give you a clear understanding of both qualitative and quantitative risk analysis.

Course Objectives:

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

  • Establish project goals and objectives that are directly linked to stakeholders’ needs.
  • Develop and use work breakdown structures.
  • Develop realistic and measurable objectives to ensure positive results.
  • Estimate project time and costs using proven techniques.
  • Establish a project control system and monitor progress.
  • Use a practical, step-by-step process to manage project risk.
  • Identify threats and opportunities to your project, and weigh their relative value.
  • Identify and overturn the psychological barriers to risk in stakeholders.

Targeted Audience:

  • Project managers and team leaders
  • Program managers
  • Project planners and schedulers
  • Project coordinators
  • Project engineers
  • Construction managers and supervisors
  • Project control professionals
  • Compliance officers
  • Risk managers
  • Business analysts and consultants

Course Outlines:

Unit 1: The Nature of Projects and Project Management.

  • Project/Program and Portfolio Management.
  • From Strategic Planning to Project Management.
  • Management Criteria versus Engineering Criteria.
  • The Project Life Cycle.
  • Managing the Triple Constraints.
  • Managing Project Risks.
  • Managing Stakeholders.
  • The Project Manager’s Responsibilities and the Role of Senior Management.
  • Steps in Managing a Rroject.
  • The “Hard” Skills of Managing a Project.
  • The “Soft” Skills of Managing a Project.
  • Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK).
  • Project Management Maturity Level.
  • Typical Project Organization Structure.
  • The Project Management Office (PMO) Concept.
  • Basic Contract Types in Managing Projects.
  • The Generic  Planning and Control Cycle in Project Management.

Unit 2: Project Initiating, Planning, and Scheduling:

  • The Project Charter.
  • Stakeholder Identification.
  • The Imperative of Planning.
  • Planning Definition.
  • Project Planning Overview.
  • The Project Plan.
  • Developing the Mission, Vision, Goals, and Objectives of the Project.
  • Basic Project Planning Steps.
  • Identifying Success Criteria.
  • Developing the Requirements.
  • Scope Definition.
  • Procurement Planning: “Make or Buy” Decision.
  • Defining the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS).
  • The Organization Breakdown Structure (OBS).
  • The Responsibility Assignment Matrix (RAM).
  • Defining and Sequencing Project Activities.
  • Estimating Activity Resources and Durations.
  • Staffing Management Plan.
  • Scheduling the Project Work.
  • Estimating  Costs and Determining Budgets.
  • The Performance Measurement Baselines (PMB).
  • Communication Planning.
  • Quality Planning.

Unit 3: Risk Management Planning & Control:

  • Risk Management Overview.
  • Definitions of Certainty, Risk, and Uncertainty.
  • Definition of Project Risks.
  • Definition of Risk Management.
  • The Primary Aspects of Risk Management.
  • Risk Management Planning Process.
  • Risk Identification.
  • Risk Assessment and Prioritization.
  • Qualitative Risk Analysis.
  • Quantitative Risk Analysis.
  • Risk Issue Filtering.
  • Risk Avoidance Plans.
  • Risk Contingency Plans.
  • Risk Tracking and Reporting Approach.
  • Risk Management Organization and Responsibilities.
  • Risk Management Plan Documentation and Risk Database Preparation.
  • The Output of Risk Management Planning.
  • Risk Management Control Process.
  • Risk Avoidance Plan Implementation.
  • Risk Contingency Plan Implementation.
  • Risk Reports and Reviews.
  • Risk Activities Effectiveness Evaluation.
  • Risk Management Plan Updates.
  • The flow of Risk Management Planning and Control Responsibilities.
  • Risk Management Process Flow.

Unit 4: Project Execution, Monitoring & Control:

  • Directing and Managing Project Execution.
  • Monitoring Work Performance Information.
  • Managing the Project Team.
  • Managing Stakeholder Expectation.
  • Project Deliverables Tracking.
  • Project Control Definition.
  • The Objectives of Project Control.
  • Project Control Approach.
  • The Earned Value Management (EVM) Concept: An Integrated Project  Control Approach.
  • Integrated Change Control.
  • Quality Assurance and Quality Control (QA/QC).
  • Communication and Documentation Control.
  • Procurement  Administration.

Unit 5: Project Closure:

  • Effective Project Closure.
  • Project Closure Objectives.
  • Project Closure Plan.
  • Administrative Closure.
  • Contract Closure.
  • Project Closure and Contract Closure Interaction.
  • Lesson Learned.
  • Post-Project Evaluation.
  • Success Celebration.

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