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The Complete Course on Project Management



Project Management has gone beyond being merely a personal skill set. It is now considered a vital organizational competency. So whether you are charged with increasing your organization's total project management capability or you are playing a role in a project, you will find this course offering a complete guide for managing any type of project. The course is designed to help you master the science of project management and to provide you with a solid foundation for the art of project management and leadership.

Course Objectives:

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

  • Develop an understanding of project selection methods.
  • Gain practical tips, advice and insight from an experienced project manager.
  • Examine simple and advanced project planning techniques.
  • Improve understanding of incorporating risk in project planning.
  • Review best practices in project planning and control.

Targeted Audience:

  • Contracts Managers 
  • Contract Administrators
  • Contract Professionals
  • Project Managers
  • Project Coordinators
  • Project Controllers
  • Engineers or Contracts Operatives

Course Outlines:

Unit 1: The World of Project Management:

  • Project lifecycle model.
  • Classic and modern project constraints and parameters.
  • The concept of project management maturity.
  • Selecting projects to meet organizational goals.
  • Aggregating projects into programs and portfolios.
  • Establishing a project support office.
  • Considering and confronting uncertainty in project selection decisions.
  • Project data, information, and knowledge management.
  • The art, science, and practice of project management.
  • Case Studies and Group Exercises.

Unit 2: Project Planning, Scheduling, and Budgeting:

  • Project plan vs. Project planning.
  • Strategic, tactical and operational planning.
  • The contents of a project plan.
  • Level of detail in scheduling.
  • Network logic and dependency analysis.
  • Project uncertainty and risk management.
  • Introducing uncertainty in planning.
  • Fundamentals of budgeting & cost control.
  • Methods of budgeting.
  • Improving cost estimates.
  • Best practices of project planning, scheduling, and budgeting.
  • Case Studies and Group Exercises.

Unit 3: Project Resourcing, Monitoring, and Control:

  • Resource allocation.
  • Expediting a project.
  • Allocating scarce resources to projects.
  • The Critical Chain approach.
  • Designing the monitoring cycle.
  • Performance indicators and feedback mechanisms.
  • Earned value management.
  • Designing the change-control system.
  • Proactive management and plan updating.
  • Case Studies and Group Exercises.

Unit 4: The Project Manager’s Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Selection of the Project Manager.
  • Project Team-building and empowerment.
  • Team management challenges.
  • Delegating with confidence.
  • Communication within the project team.
  • Project team leadership.
  • Multidisciplinary teams.
  • Conflict handling.
  • Best practices of people-based project management.
  • Case Studies and Group Exercises.

Unit 5: Project Evaluation, Reporting, Closure, and Hand-over:

  • Evaluation criteria.
  • Project auditing.
  • Project review meetings.
  • Analyzing project performance.
  • Progress reports and records.
  • Determinants of project success.
  • Successful project hand-over.
  • Lessons learned and creating learning culture.
  • Best practices of project evaluation, reporting and closure.

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