Project Management (2 Day)

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Project Management Training

 

PROJECT CHARACTERISTICS                                   (LECTURE & DISCUSSION)

Identification of the Characteristics and issues which are common to all types and sizes of Project.

Identification of the project objectives.

Why project management differs from other types of management and why it is more effective.

Phases of a project and their influence on decision making.

 

THE PROJECT MANAGEMENT MODEL

 

The WHAT, WHO and How of the Project Management process.

 

2.     PROJECT SIMULATION                   (GROUP EXERCISE AND DISCUSSION)

 

A group exercise simulating the problems involved in small projects and task management.

An analysis of the issues involved in running a project successfully.

 

3.     “MANAGING PROJECTS”                                                                (VIDEO)

 

Introduction to the techniques of managing projects.

 

4.       PRODUCT & WORK BREAKDOWN STRUCTURES   (LECTURE & GROUP   EXERCISES)

To demonstrate the use of this technique to describe the scope of the project, identify the deliverables and develop the basic controls.

 

5.     PRINCIPLES OF PROJECT CONTROL               (LECTURE & DISCUSSION)

Key decisions in setting up the project model. “What”, “Who” and “How” the work should be performed.

The importance of monitoring Scope, Schedule, Cost, Quality and Resources – in order to stay in control of the project.

The control cycle. Reporting progress.

 

6.     PROJECT LAUNCH  (LECTURE, BRAINSTORMING SESSION & EXERCISE)

To develop a check list to help launch the project.

An examination of the basic elements involved in initiating a project rapidly and effectively.

To show how John Adair’s Task Team Individual model applies to the initiation of a project

Task                 Work breakdown structures – check lists.

 

 “MEETINGS BLOODY MEETINGS”                                                  (VIDEO)

Discussion on the techniques of managing project meetings more effectively.

What meetings are necessary, who should attend and when should they take place.

 

Team – The formation of an organisation to make the most of the individual’s talents. Selecting a balanced team and team building

Individual  – Meredith Belbin’s Self Perception Inventory.

 

7.     PLANNING AND SCHEDULING  (LECTURE AND NETWORK EXERCISES)

To familiarise the participants with various methods of scheduling including the fundamentals of network planning with examples of the different methods:

 

–       Bar charts / precedence diagrams.

–       Finding the key sequence that limits the overall duration of the project.

–       Choosing the economic solution to shorten the duration.

–       Using the network plan to assess the project status and identify solutions to problems.

 

8.     THE PROJECT AND SUMMARY                      (VIDEO, GROUP EXERCISE & DISCUSSION)

 

Re-emphasis of the basic Project Management characteristics and processes.

Planning and managing the practical realities of a Project.

A review of the lessons learnt during the course and a discussion of the ways in which the subjects raised so far can be applied to the participant’s own work.

 

9.     ACTION PLAN & FEEDBACK

 

Participants identify Processes, Structures or Techniques which they will implement in their own work situation.

Feedback from participants on content of course and methods of presentation used.  Discussion to see what follow-up is required to fill any gaps in the course.

Duration: 2 Days

Cost: £495 + VAT

Project Management Training Aberdeen, Inverness, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dundee, Perth, Dunfermline and other sites throughout the UK including onsite closed company courses are available.

Project Management Training Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, India, Ghana and Nigeria is also available.

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