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Project Planning, Scheduling & Control: International Best Practices

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COURSE OVERVIEW

Project management knowledge and skills are required to successfully manage all types of projects. In this Project Planning, Scheduling & Control training course, the practical application of standard project management methodology will be enhanced with a workshop style approach, the use of participant case studies for practical exercises, and a project simulation.

This training course – based on the guidelines established by the Project Management Institute (PMI®) and their Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBoK Guide®) 5th Edition – will provide delegates with the ability to apply project management best practices in initiating, planning, executing, and closing a project.

IMPORTANT FEATURES

The important features of the Project Planning, Scheduling & Control training course are:

  • develop a project charter
  • perform a stakeholder analysis and use it in developing a communication plan
  • develop a work breakdown structure, conduct a risk analysis, and create a risk register
  • learn effective techniques for monitoring and controlling a project, as well as how to capture lessons learned

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Establish project goals and objectives that are directly linked to project stakeholders’ needs and expectation
  • Establish the project scope using proven techniques
  • Develop and use the project work breakdown structure for planning, scheduling and control purposes
  • Effectively assign roles and responsibilities to the project team members
  • Estimate project time and costs using proven techniques and the latest methods available
  • Establish an effective and efficient earned-value project control system for monitoring and controlling project progress
  • Use a practical and effective, step-by-step process to manage project risks
  • Identify threats and opportunities to your project, weigh their relative values in order to effectively develop, establish and implement response plans
  • Assess the importance of anticipating, managing and controlling project changes
  • Plan, execute and control an effective project closure

TARGET AUDIENCE

The Project Planning, Scheduling & Control training course will be beneficial to:

  • Project team leaders & professionals
  • Project team members
  • Members of Process Improvement Teams
  • Administrators responsible for managing projects
  • Technical professionals and engineers moving into project leadership

Individuals from all industries, government bodies, non-profit organizations and anyone who are interested in learning techniques for managing projects will find this training course valuable. 

TRAINING METHODOLOGY

Project management knowledge, skills, tools and techniques are taught through case studies, experiential exercises and practical examples that can be used immediately to improve the project results.

Pre & Post course assessments will be used to measure the effectiveness of this training.

COURSE CONTENTS

DAY 1 – Foundations of Project Management

  • KeyTopics:

    • The Nature of Projects and Project Management
    • The Growing Importance of Business Aspect in Project Management
    • Project/Program and Portfolio Management
    • From Strategic Planning to Project Management
    • The Project Life Cycle
    • Managing the Triple Constraints
    • Managing Project Risks
    • Managing Stakeholders
    • Stakeholders in Project
    • The Project Manager’s Responsibilities and the Role of Senior Management
    • Steps in Managing a Project
    • Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide)
    • Project Management Maturity Level
    • Typical Project Organization Structure
    • The Project Management Office (PMO) Concept
    • Basic Contract Types in Managing Projects
    • The Generic  Planning and Control Cycle in Project Management
    • The Project Charter

DAY 2 – Project Initiating, Planning and Scheduling

  • KeyTopics:

    • Stakeholder Identification
    • The Imperative of Planning
    • Developing the Requirements
    • Scope Definition
    • Procurement Planning: “Make or Buy” Decision
    • Defining the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
    • The Organization Breakdown Structure (OBS)
    • The Responsibility Assignment Matrix (RAM)
    • Defining and Sequencing Project Activities
    • Estimating Activity Resources and Durations
    • Staffing Management Plan
    • Scheduling the Project Work
    • Estimating  Costs and Determining Budgets
    • Communication Planning
    • Quality Planning

DAY 3 – Risk Management Planning & Control

  • Description:

    Day Three will cover advanced techniques for quantitative risk analysis.

  • KeyTopics:

    • Risk Management Overview
    • Definitions of Certainty, Risk and Uncertainty
    • Definition of Project Risks
    • Definition of Risk Management
    • The Primary Aspects of Risk Management
    • Risk Management Planning Process
    • Risk Identification
    • Risk Assessment and Prioritization
    • Qualitative Risk Analysis
    • Quantitative Risk Analysis
    • Risk Issue Filtering
    • Risk Avoidance Plans
    • Risk Contingency Plans
    • Risk Register
    • Risk Avoidance Plan Implementation

DAY 4 - Project Execution, Monitoring & Control

  • KeyTopics:

    • Directing and Managing Project Execution
    • Monitoring Work Performance Information
    • Managing the Project Team
    • Managing Stakeholder Expectation
    • Project Control Definition
    • The Objectives of Project Control
    • The Earned Value Management (EVM) Concept
    • Integrated Change Control
    • Quality Assurance and Quality Control (QA/QC)
    • Communication and Documentation Control
    • Procurement Administration

DAY 5 – Project Closure

  • KeyTopics:

    • Effective Project Closure
    • Project Closure Objectives
    • Project Closure Plan
    • Administrative Closure
    • Contract Closure
    • Project Closure and Contract Closure Interaction
    • Lesson Learned
    • Post-Project Evaluation

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