Duration: 2 days

Course Content:
  1. Introduction to Project Management

    • Introduction to Project Management
    • Definition of a project
    • Definition of project management
    • Project constraints
    • Project life cycle
    • Project Management Knowledge and Focus Areas
    • Project manager roles and responsibilities
    • Project Initiation
    • Influences on a project
    • Stakeholder identification and analysis
    • Understanding roles of senior management
    • Project selection
    • Assess business needs and opportunities
    • Qualitative factors
    • Quantitative tools (benefit-cost ratio (BCR), present value, net present value, and payback period)
    • Project charter
    • Stakeholder Register
  2. Project Planning

    • Core project team
    • Collect requirements
    • Scope management
    • Work breakdown structure (WBS)
    • Key WBS terms
    • WBS models: graphical and indented
    • Building a WBS
    • WBS dictionary
    • Translating the WBS into the schedule
    • Estimating
    • Estimating techniques (PERT, three-point, Parametric, Analogous)
    • Schedule planning and common tools
    • Network diagramming (estimating activity duration, forward and backward pass, float, critical path)
    • Gantt charts
    • Milestones
    • Cost planning
    • Estimates
    • Cost budgeting
    • Resource planning and tools
    • Roles and responsibilities matrix
    • Resource loading table
    • Resource loading histogram
    • Communication and Quality Planning
    • Risk management planning
    • Definition of risk
    • Risk management plan
    • Risk response strategies
    • Procurement planning
    • Contract types
  3. Project Implementation

    • Execution, Monitoring and Controlling
    • Monitoring project performance
    • Earned value (definition, purpose, terminology, calculations, interpreting variances)
    • Assessing project status
    • Ways to speed up schedules
    • Performance Reporting
    • Corrective actions
    • Managing change
    • Managing risk
    • Quality assurance
    • Developing the project team
    • Stakeholder expectations
    • Scope validation and customer acceptance
  4. Project Closure

    • Guidelines for project closeout
    • Project closeout issues
    • Project team
    • Client/customer
    • Contract and administrative closure
    • Lessons learned
    • Performance Appraisal