Who Should Attend This Project Management Training?

  • Project managers who must be able to complete projects on time within budget while managing stakeholders, risks, and quality
  • Project managers who need to enhance their project evaluation and progress control abilities
  • Project managers who are pursuing their Project Management Professional certification
  • Employees who are transitioning into a new career in project management
  • Managers without formal project management training
  • Project managers who are interested in refreshing their knowledge and skills
  • Associate or Assistant Project Managers
  • Team Leads or Team Managers
  • Project Executives or Project Engineers
  • Software Developers or any professional aspiring to be a Project Manager

Upon completion of the course, participants will understand –

  • Projects, programs, PMO
  • Project lifecycles, project environment, constraints, stakeholders, and project start up
  • Project management processes & knowledge areas
  • Project environment, role of the project manager and skills, project teams
  • Project initiation, Project charter, project scope, product scope, and kickoff
  • Scope planning, requirements, work breakdown structure, WBS dictionary, and scope baseline
  • Estimation techniques, estimation accuracy, cost baseline
  • Time estimation, scheduling techniques, project duration, Critical path, total float, lag & lead
  • Network Diagrams, Gantt Charts, Milestone charts, schedule compression
  • Resource estimation, staffing and responsibilities assignment
  • Risk management, quality management, stakeholder management, communication, and procurement management
  • Human resources management, Developing the project team, Johari Window, Tuckman model
  • Reserve, project baselines, project management plan, and approval
  • Project execution, team effectiveness & development, motivation, and negotiation
  • Stage gates, and change management
  • Earned value management system, performance indices, progress control
  • Project closeout, audits, lessons learned, and project documentation, reward & recognition

Project Management Overview

  • What is a Project?
  • Projects vs. Operations
  • What is Project Management?
  • Project Management Guides & Standards
  • PMI® Certification
  • Program Management
  • Project Management Office (PMO)
  • Project Constraints
  • Project Phases
  • Project Life cycles
  • Project Management Knowledge Areas
  • PMBOK® Guide Project Management Processes
  • PMBOK® Guide Processes, Groups, and Phases
  • The Project Environment
  • Role of the Project Manager
  • Project Manager Interpersonal Skills
  • The Project Team

Project Initiation

  • Project Initiation – The Need
  • Project Selection
  • Financial Measures for Project Selection
  • SMART Project Objectives
  • Project Charter
  • Project Charter and Project Scope Statement
  • Assumptions
  • Stakeholders
  • Stakeholder Identification
  • Alignment With Stakeholder’s Needs
  • Kickoff Meeting

Project Planning

  • Project Planning
  • Planning Tools
  • Project Scope
  • Project Scope Vs. Product Scope
  • Scope Statement
  • Scope Baseline
  • Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
    • 1. WBS Model: Generic
    • 2. WBS Model: by Phase (Process-Oriented)
    • 3. WBS Model: by Product (Product-Oriented)
    • 4. WBS Model: Outline
  • WBS Work Package
  • Benefits of the WBS
  • WBS Dictionary
  • Project Estimation
  • Estimation Techniques (Cost and Time)
    • 1. Expert Judgement
    • 2. Analogous
    • 3. Parametric
    • 4. Bottom-up
    • 5. Three-Point (Triangular Distribution)
    • 6. PERT (Beta Distribution)
    • 7. Vendor Bid
  • Estimating Accuracy
  • Project Cost Management
  • Project Costs
  • Cost Baseline
  • Scheduling
  • From WBS to Schedule
  • Scheduling Techniques
  • Network Diagram
  • Scheduling Concepts
  • Dependencies in a Network Diagram
  • Calculating Project Duration – Forward Pass
  • Project Duration – Forward Pass
  • Calculating Project Duration – Backward Pass
  • Project Duration – Backward Pass
  • Total Float
  • Critical Path
  • The Critical Path Method (CPM)
  • Lag and Lead
  • Gantt Chart
  • Milestone
  • Milestone Chart
  • Schedule Compression
    • Crashing
    • Fast Tracking
  • Human Resource Management
  • Responsibility Assignment Matrix
  • Resource Productivity and Availability
  • Risk Management
  • Risk Management Processes
  • Project Risk
  • Identify Risks
  • Risk Assessment Matrix
  • Response Strategies
  • Reserve
  • Procurement Management
  • Plan Procurement
  • Procurement Documents
  • Contract Types
  • Quality Management
  • Quality Planning
  • Cost of Quality
  • Communication Management
  • Plan Communication
  • Communication Channels
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Plan Stakeholder Management
  • Project Baselines
  • Project Management Plan

Project Execution

  • The Execution Phase
  • Human Resource Management
  • 1. Acquiring the Project Team
    • What is a Team?
    • A team that has come together!
    • Types of Teams
  • 2. Developing the Project Team
  • Johari Window
  • Johari Window – Personal & Group Development
  • Johari Window (Open / Public Arena)
  • Johari Window (Blind Spot / Blind Self)
  • Johari Window (Hidden / Private Arena)
  • Johari Window (Unknown Arena)
  • Tuckman Model – Team Building
  • Tuckman Model – Stages and Characteristics
  • T . E . A . M
  • 3. Managing the Project Team
  • Motivation
  • Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs
  • Organizational Structures and PM Authority
  • Project Manager Authority and Power
  • “Shadow of the Leader”
  • Negotiation
  • Negotiation Philosophies
  • Manage Communication
  • Control Communication
  • Quality Assurance
  • Quality Audits

Project Monitoring and Control

  • Monitoring and Control
  • Project Performance Issues
  • Stage-Gates
  • Stage-Gate Process
  • Stage-Gate Decisions
  • Scope Creep
  • Change Management
    • 1. Request Change
    • 2. Analyze Impact
    • 3. Change Control Board (CCB)
    • 4. Implement Change
    • 5. Communicate Change
  • Progress Tracking and Control
  • Earned Value
  • Earned Value Elements
  • Planned Value
  • Earned Value
  • Actual Cost
  • Variances
  • Performance Indices
  • Progress and Cost to-date
  • Estimate At Completion (EAC)
  • Estimate To Complete (ETC)
  • Variance At Completion (VAC)
  • TCPI – To Complete Performance Index
  • Earned Value Formulas
  • Interpreting Variances
  • Interpreting Performance Indices
  • Project Acceleration Techniques
  • Risk Monitoring and Control
  • Quality Assurance vs. Quality Control
  • Quality Control
  • Prevention vs. Inspection
  • Project Reviews
  • Performance Reporting
  • Summary Project Status
  • Status Meetings

Project Close

  • The Closeout Phase
  • Project Closeout Plan
  • Scope and WBS Review
  • Project Closeout
    • 1. Procurement Closeout
    • 2. Financial Closeout
    • 3. Team Closeout
    • 4. Administrative Closeout
    • 5. Customer Closeout
    • 6. Other Closeouts
  • Evaluate Project Performance
  • Project Audit
  • Lessons Learned
  • Reward and Recognition

Participants will receive the following tools and templates
(Soft and hard copies)

  • Assumptions and Constraints Template
  • Change Request Form
  • Closeout Checklist Form
  • Communication Plan Template
  • Earned Value Report Template
  • Issues Log Template
  • Project Charter Template
  • Requirements Traceability Matrix Template
  • Responsibility Assignment Matrix (RACI)
  • Risk Register Template
  • Stakeholder Register Template
  • SWOT Analysis Template
  • WBS Dictionary Template

Course includes the following:

  • Instructor-led training at customer site with over twenty years of experience
  • PMI® Certified (PMP)® bilingual Canadian instructors (Ph.D.)
  • Complete course material (printed manuals) with case study and exercises
  • Project Management tools & templates (hard copy & soft copy)
  • Course certificates
  • In-class exam
  • PMI® Professional Development Units (PDUs)
  • Course evaluations
  • Post course follow-up

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