Why Choose this Training Course?
This Project Management Best Practices training course offers comprehensive guidance for managing any type of project, small or complex, providing delegates with a solid foundation of project management, from the very start, to the successful conclusion of a project.
This AZTech training course explores the very foundations of how projects are different to the operational world, but an absolute necessity when it comes to changing the operational world. You will discover how the very best practice management techniques are used to take a project through a project life cycle, from Inception, through Definition, Execution, Monitoring and Control to Closure.
Interacting with the project life cycle are what are described the hard skills of project management e.g. scope management, schedule management, resource management, cost management; along with the soft skills necessary to deliver a project e.g. team leadership, stakeholder management, project communications, conflict management.
As Project Management is considered a vital organisational competency, throughout the course the focus will be on how the role of the Project Manager interacts with the other key roles e.g. Project Sponsor, Project Team, Steering Group, Project Management Office, who are all responsible for aspects of an project management capability in an organisation.
This AZTech training course will feature:
- An introduction to the world of project management
- Project planning, scheduling and budgeting
- Project resourcing, monitoring and control
- The Project Manager’s roles and responsibilities
- Project evaluation, reporting, closure and hand-over
What are the Goals?
By the end of this AZTech training course, participants will be able to:
- Differentiate between a project and business as usual (BAU)
- Understand stakeholder roles and view points
- Develop quality-focused project plans to communicate to key decision makers
- Lead and develop effective project teams
- Monitor and control the delivery of project plans
- Maintain effective communication with project stakeholders
Who is this Training Course for?
This AZTech training course is designed for professionals either directly or indirectly involved in the delivery of projects. It is suitable for a wide range of project management professionals but will greatly benefit:
- Existing Project Managers
- New Project Managers
- Project Team Members
- Project Sponsors
- PMO staff
How will this Training Course be Presented?
This AZTech training course will utilise a variety of proven adult learning techniques to ensure maximum understanding, comprehension and retention of the information presented. This includes small group discussions that will enable delegates to share their own experiences and discuss the course concepts.
Hands-on exercises and case studies will provide the opportunity to practice the use of the models, techniques and competencies covered. Personal assessment, reflection and action planning will ensure that delegates know how they will put the learning into practice.
The Course Content
Day One: The World of Project Management
- What is a project?
- Mature project management
- Selecting projects to meet organizational goals
- Managing programmes and portfolios
- Uncertainty in project selection decisions
- Project data, information and knowledge management
Day Two: Project Planning, Scheduling and Budgeting
- 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
- Fundamentals of budgeting and cost control
Day Three: Project Resourcing, Monitoring and Control
- Resource allocation
- Expediting a project
- The Critical Chain approach
- Designing the monitoring cycle
- Performance indicators and control mechanisms
- Designing the change control system
Day Four: The Project Manager’s Roles and Responsibilities
- Selection of the Project Manager
- Project Team-building and empowerment
- Delegating with confidence
- Communication within the project team
- Project team leadership
- Conflict handling
Day Five: Project Evaluation, Reporting, Closure and Hand-over
- Evaluation criteria and project auditing
- Analysing project performance
- Progress reports and records
- Determinants of project success
- Successful project hand-over
- Lessons learned and creating learning culture
- AZTech Certificate of Completion for delegates who attend and complete the training course