PROJECT MANAGEMENT TRAINING

Course Duration: 5 Days

Course Overview

In recent years project management skills have become more of a general management tool than the sole preserve of the specialist project manager. Everybody now recognizes the importance of delivering business results to specification, on time and within budget, and that is exactly what project management skills enable you to do - even if it is not officially called a 'project'. The ability to successfully manage projects from beginning to end, no matter their size, is a highly desirable skill. This importance cannot be over emphasized especially in enhancing the productivity and performance of practicing engineers most of whom work as project managers.

In this course, the project management trainees will apply the generally recognized practices of project management necessary to successfully manage projects.

Learning Outcomes

  • This project management training will teach you the importance of time and setting of goals and objectives. You will be able to prioritize these goals as well assist you making great use of your time.
  • You will know the remaining resources and needs of the company. This could be in the form of time, money or manpower. You can make use of project management training to help you determine how to estimate the resources that you will need in future projects and set realistic budgets.
  • You will learn how to produce documents for review. Every step before, during and on completion of the project should be documented. This will ensure a solid record that you can refer to or verify during review. Project management training will provide you with the skills that you need in producing well documented project completion proofs.
  • With this project management training you can work better with information systems. Project management is not done manually – in this day and age! You can already make use of several applications and programs to keep track of the mile stones and progress of your projects. Project management training will show you how to work around them without creating much steeper learning curve, especially to those people who do not have great knowledge of computers or are not comfortable using them.

 

                                   Target Audience:

  • Middle Level Managers
  • Project Managers
  • Project Coordinators
  • Engineers and ICT Professionals:

COURSE OUTLINE

What is Project Management?

  • Project Management Methodology
  • The five major project components
  • Project Planning
  • Risk Analysis
  • Managing Personnel
  • Organization of Tasks
  • Status Reports

The Project Lifecycle

  • Key phases of the project lifecycle
  • Project planning and control

Project Management Processes

  • Initiating a project
  • Planning a project
  • Executing a project
  • Monitoring and controlling in a project
  • Closing a project

 

Scope Management in a project

  • Gathering the requirements for the project
  • Defining and documenting the deliverables
  • Creating the Work Breakdown Structure

 

Time Management in a Project

  • Defining the project activities
  • Sequencing or ordering the Activities
  • Estimating Resources needed for the project
  • Estimating Activity duration
  • Controlling the Schedule

 

Project Roles and Responsibilities

  • Project Board
  • Project Support
  • Project Assurance
  • Project Manager
  • Team Manager

Communication and Documentation

  • Identify Stakeholders – those that require to be communicated to Planning Communication –how often communication will be distributed, what information will be included
  • Communication channels and methods
  • Managing Stakeholder expectations
  • Project Mandate
  • Project Brief
  • Project Initiation Document (PID)
  • Business case
  • Risk/Issue Logs

 

Human Resources Management in a project

  • Defining a role for everyone on the project and responsibilities to each role
  • Leadership and Power
  • Responsibility and authority
  • Acquiring a team
  • Developing and maintaining a team
  • Managing a team

 

Professional Responsibility

  • Responsibility
  • Respect
  • Fairness
  • Honesty

Work Breakdown and Statement of Works

  • Product Descriptions
  • Checkpoint Reports
  • Highlight Reports
  • Change Requests

 

SWOT Analysis

  • Strengths
  • Weaknesses
  • Opportunities
  • Threats

 

Critical Path Analysis and PERT

  • What is a Critical Path?

Costs, Budgets and Contingency Planning

  • Types of Budgets & Costs
  • Tolerances

MS Project: Creating a Project Plan

  • Setting the Calendar
  • Entering Tasks Task Durations

MS Project: Task Dependencies

  • Types of Dependencies
  • Positive/Negative lag Setting Constraints

MS Project: Gantt Charts

  • What is a Gantt Chart? • Gantt Chart Types • The Gantt Chart compared to PERT
  • Critical Path Analysis using the Gantt Chart

 

MS Project: Setting and Reviewing Milestones

  • Making a task a Milestone, Formatting the Milestone

 

MS Project: Adding Resources

  • Types of Resource
  • Creating Resource Calendars
  • Allocating the Resource to the task

MS Project: Using Reports

  • Types of Reports, Printing the Gantt Chart.

TRAINING METHODOLOGY

  • Presentations
  • Group Sessions
  • Project Case studies discussed after every module

Course Duration: 5 days

Cost: Kshs. 75,000.00  (VAT Inclusive)

 

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