Basic Project Management: The fundamentals for success

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Course Description

Our Introduction to Project Management seminar is the logical choice for development of project management principles, tools, and applications for all types of industry. Previous experience is not necessary to benefit from this course. Thousands of people have attended this seminar to acquire the necessary skills to successfully deliver their projects within expected parameters. 

What You Will Cover:

  • Project management definition and principles —critical process elements and tool application…project charter development... successful project organization…obtaining customer and management support…critical communication requirements
  • Project manager and the team—leading and coordinating... negotiation skills...developing the project team…assessment of team members’ skills...differences in formal and real authority...managing and resolving conflict...obtaining team commitment
  • Project planning—validation of the project mission…defining objectives ...aligning objectives with the goal…developing the plan and budget… work breakdown structure development
  • Project scheduling—developing accurate estimates... resource leveling to prevent over allocation...available scheduling methods…determination of resource levels necessary to meet deadlines
  • Controlling the project—managing change effectively...variance analysis and adjustment to remain on track...developing alternatives for less effective changes...risk identification, prevention and contingency analysis...reporting project status and formats...identification of lessons learned for future projects  

Seminar Outline

Introduction and Concepts of Project Management

  • Project Management: A Definition
  • Picture of a Well Defined Project
  • Objective Modification
  • Project Management Success Criteria
  • Project Management Characteristics
  • Project Management Tasks and the Paths They Follow
  • Project Management Tool
  • The Elements of Project Management
  • Typical Project Management Life Cycle
  • Phase 1: Concept and/or Feasibility
  • Phase 2: Organization and Development
  • Phase 3: Execution
  • Phase 4: Post Completion Audit and Closeout
  • The Seven Common Phases of a Project

 The Project Manager and Team 

  • Role of Project Manager
  • Project Manager’s Time Distribution
  • Leadership
  • Success in Project Management
  • Project Management Authority
  • Authority, Responsibility and Accountability
  • Eight Key Attributes for Project Managers
  • Turning Negative into Positive
  • Before Trying to Communicate
  • Communicating within the Matrix Structure
  • Barriers to Communication
  • Conflict Management
  • Team Environment Issues
  • Traits of a Successful Project Team

Project Planning  

  • Planning
  • Project Management Guide Overview
  • Topics for PMG Inclusion
  • Preparing for the Project Plan
  • The Work Breakdown Structure
  • The Activities List
  • Project Objective - Criteria
  • Guidelines to Help Define Project Objectives
  • Gathering Project Information
  • Developing the Project Organization (Team)
  • The Project Phase Approach
  • What are the Risks?
  • Obtaining Management and Client Support
  • Project Checklists

Project Scheduling

  • A Scheduling Prayer
  • The Scheduling Process
  • Resource Skills Inventory
  • Resource Matrix
  • Developing Estimates
  • Estimate and Scope Review Tool
  • Logic Networks
  • Network Development
  • Defining Work Dependencies
  • Overlapping Tasks
  • Calculating Early Start and Early Finish
  • Developing Late Start and Late Finish
  • Project Float
  • Gantt Chart Schedules and Reports

Change Management, Control and Reporting

  • The Reality of Change
  • Key Change Management Considerations
  • Sources of Change to a Project
  • Controlling the Project
  • Defining Change Control Issues to Others
  • Additional Resources Are Not Always the Answer
  • The Project Budget
  • The Project Control Room
  • Project Controls and Forms Overviews
  • Project Leader’s Control Book
  • Risk and the Project
  • Risk and Contingency Planning Steps
  • Reporting Project Status
  • Status Reporting Format
  • Creating Effective Reports
  • Review Meetings
  • Typical Meeting Agenda 

Who Should Attend

Anyone needing the basics of Project Management

Additional Information

Training Provider: TrainersDirect

Course Topics: Business Skills Training > Project Management

Training Course Summary: Thousands of people have attended this seminar to acquire the necessary skills to successfully deliver their projects within expected parameters.

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