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Project Management Skills



The Project Management Skills program is tailored to enhance participants' competency in essential project management practices and techniques. Through a blend of theoretical knowledge and practical applications, participants develop proficiency in leadership, communication, problem-solving, and decision-making within project environments.

Program Objectives:

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

  • Plan projects using the statement of work and Work Breakdown Structure (WBS).

  • Schedule projects activities and build the project network model.

  • Calculate project budgets and schedule variances using Earned Value (EV) techniques.

  • Select the right projects using capital budgeting techniques.

  • Relate to project stakeholders through better negotiation and communication skills.

Targeted Audience:

  • Project managers.

  • Members of project offices.

  • Project Sponsors.

  • Functional managers and Senior management.

Program Outlines:

Unit 1:

Planning Projects:

  • Distinguishing Projects from Operations: Definitions and Applications.

  • Managing Project Constraints and Benefits.

  • Exploring the Project Life Cycle and Charter.

  • Defining Project Scope, Specifications, and Constraints.

  • Applying Work Breakdown Structure for Project Decomposition.

  • Understanding the Fundamentals of Project Management Definitions and Practices.

Unit 2:

Scheduling Projects:

  • Sequencing Activities: WBS Linkage and Predecessor Techniques.

  • Mastering Project Evaluation: PERT and Critical Path Method (CPM).

  • Scheduling Strategies: Forward and Backward Scheduling Methods.

  • Visualizing Progress: Gantt and Milestone Charts.

  • Optimizing Resources: Resource Planning and Leveling.

  • Efficiency Techniques: Slack Management and Schedule Compression Strategies.

Unit 3:

Organizing and Controlling Projects:

  • Project Organization and Control: Reporting and Auditing.

  • Implementing Earned Value Management: Variances and Performance Indexes.

  • Maximizing Project Efficiency: Benefits of Earned Value Management.

  • Utilizing Software Tools: Role and Importance in Project Management.

  • Evaluating Schedule and Budget Variances for Performance Improvement.

  • Enhancing Project Management Reporting for Better Decision-Making.

Unit 4:

Selecting Projects Using Capital Budgeting Techniques:

  • Definition of capital budgeting.

  • Accounting Rate of Return (ARR).

  • Payback Period (PP).

  • Net Present Value (NPV).

  • Internal Rate of Return (IRR).

Unit 5:

Managing Project Stakeholders:

  • Identifying stakeholders.

  • Types of stakeholders.

  • Managing stakeholder engagement.

  • Project manager skills.

  • Project negotiation

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