An intensive professional development training course on

Project Management Essentials

Defining & Managing Project Success

Classroom Training

15-19 Jul 2024
Dubai - UAE
11-15 Nov 2024
Dubai - UAE
03-07 Feb 2025
London - UK

Online Training

12-16 Aug 2024
21-25 Oct 2024
20-24 Jan 2025
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Why Choose this Training Course?

This Defining & Managing Project Success training course is designed to present the basics of project management with a focus on understanding project management terms, project selection, planning, estimating, scheduling, and earned value management. If you are new to projects or been assigned to projects and need to understand how to manage the project, this is the training course for you. This training course will also cover the highlights of quality, risk and procurement. You will leave this training course with a full understanding of what project management is and how to manage a successful project.

This AZTech training course will feature:

  • Review & understanding of common project management practices
  • Hands on experience with the project charter, scope statement, & earned value management
  • Appraisal of projects using project selection techniques, project chartering & gathering requirements
  • Understand project management tools & procedures that can be implemented to improve or establish formal project management methodologies

What are the Goals?

By the end of this AZTech training course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the fundamentals of project management - the ability to initiate, plan & execute basic controls for a project
  • Understand the techniques of project planning and how to deliver one
  • Understand how to define project success using key performance indicators & quality metrics
  • Identify risks and understanding the advantages of various types of contracts
  • Understand how to control, manage and close a project to your customers satisfaction

Who is this Training Course for?

This AZTech training course is suitable to a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit:

  • Those who are actually or potentially involved in projects
  • Business professionals who currently work on projects or are occasionally assigned to work as project team members in any business work areas
  • Those who directly contribute to projects. It is ideal for candidates who are intending to start managing projects soon, need to learn project management skills quickly, or need to know how to effectively select and manage projects

How will this Training Course be Presented?

This training course will utilise a variety of proven adult learning techniques to ensure maximum understanding, comprehension and retention of the information presented. The course is highly interactive and is designed with briefings and a central project scenario as the driver for all course learning. Students will complete several elements of project work through assigned roles. Several work products will be created including a Scope statement, WBS, Risk Register, activity list, network diagram and earned value report. There will be open discussion and real world examples with the emphasis on learning by doing.

The Course Content

Day One: Project Management Basics, History, Benefits and Components
  • Understanding what project management is
  • Defining project and product life cycles
  • Understanding Best Practice Project Management
  • How to Initiate a Project: How to do it
  • Managing the project selection process
  • Writing SMART objectives and business cases
Practical Exercise: Creating SMART objectives
Project Exercise: Project Selection exercises
Day Two: Project Planning, Charters, Work Breakdown Structures and Scope Statements
  • Developing the project documentation for senior management sign-offs
  • Defining the project management
  • Understand how to collect requirements
  • Defining the full project scope
  • Creating and analysing the project with Work Breakdown Structures
Practical Exercise: Writing the Project Charter
Practical Exercise: Gathering Requirements
Practical Exercise: Creating the Work Breakdown Structure
Practical Exercise: Writing the Scope Statement
Day Three: Creating and Managing the Project Schedule and Budget
  • Understanding what a realistic schedule is
  • Defining and managing dependencies
  • How to estimate project durations and costs
  • Creating and optimising the project schedule
  • Presenting your schedule and resource constraints
  • How to control the cost, schedule and resources
Practical Exercise: Network diagramming practice
Practical Exercise: Create, sequence activities and determine duration estimations
Practical Exercise: Complete analogous, parametric and three-point estimating
Day Four: Planning for Quality, HR, Communications, Risk and Procurement
  • Defining and controlling project KPI’s / Metrics
  • Presenting and defining the project resource plan
  • Developing a communication plan
  • Managing Virtual Teams
  • Understanding and reviewing project risk
  • Managing the project contract against project constraints
Practical Exercise: Create quality project metrics
Practical Exercise: Conduct a project meeting
Practical Exercise: Risk Management project exercise
Day Five: Working, Controlling and Closing the Project
  • Using project software to track projects
  • Dealing with project management problems
  • Project case reviews and discussion
  • Project Management leadership, communications and meetings best practices
  • Closing the project including project administration, hand-offs, document updates, and lessons learned
  • Lessons learned, why, when and what
Practical Exercise: Create end course lessons learned

The Certificate

  • AZTech Certificate of Completion for delegates who attend and complete the training course
  • The applicable PMI Professional Development Units/Contact Hours will be reflected in the Certificate of Completion

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