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Project Management Toolkit
Course Description
This course is for all those whose life has been impacted by projects one way or another, including junior, emerging or accidental project managers, team leaders and project team members and SME-s of all sorts.

It will help them to succeed with their projects and avoid common mistakes by providing a coherent and easily applicable tool set and basic skills to charter, initiate, plan, control and coordinate, and close your project.

The course is structured around common-practice project life cycle phases and knowledge areas (in PMBOK Guide(c) terms). Participants will be planning and executing a training project to build the right skills up right on spot. Free project templates kit is provided.
Topics Covered
  • How modern project management frameworks and standards can be applied to different kinds of projects
  • Projects in wider organisational context: outputs, outcomes and benefits, strategic alignment; projects within programmes and portfolios
  • Best ways to manage projects in different organisational structures like matrix and functional vs. projectised
  • Roles in projects. A healthy way of allocating responsibilities for working in synergy without dropping the ball
  • Project governance model and lifecycle. Economics of projects.
  • Chartering and initiating a project: business case preparation, stakeholder analysis, project environment factors. How much planning in concept phase is good enough?
  • Planning your project: team and communications, scope, resources, programme, procurement, risk analysis, quality, budget, change and stakeholders management. Plan contingencies. Tips and tricks to make you project plan relevant and optimally detailed.
  • Monitoring and controlling your project: tracking progress and resource performance; tracking cost performance; applying Earned Value Management principles
  • Getting your project status reporting right
  • Managing vendors, suppliers and contracts
  • Managing stakeholder relations and change. Marrying up Customer, Sponsor and End users wanting different things.
  • Managing risks – the axis of your project spinning wheel
  • Managing handover to operations and the customer
  • Closing out your project: closing contracts, collecting lessons learned, recognising you team's efforts. Tips for writing a good project closure report

The course is built around a project execution business game which takes participants organised in small teams through the full project lifecycle. The teams are challenged with a set of tasks that require leveraging the learnings obtained in the course as well as facilitate teamwork and strengthen problem-solving skills.

Participants will ·
  • Enhance their understanding of the essential concepts, approaches and techniques that each Project Manager should be proficient in
  • Systemise project management terminology based on prevalent contemporary global standards
  • Learn a few tired and trusted tips and tricks around managing projects within most common types of organisational environments
  • Practice the most essential project management techniques for project planning, monitoring and analysis
  • Gain deeper understanding of how projects fit in the wider business development and strategic context and what the true project success criteria are
Who Should Attend
Anyone in Project Manager role regardless level of experience in managing projects, project and programme coordinators, team leaders, project team members of all kinds.
Course Delivery Options
Open-enrolment or in-house (tailored to customer's requirements) 14 or 21 hours (2 or 3 days)

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