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Effective Project Management

Effective Project Management provides three days of practical, hands-on training in core project management tools, concepts and techniques. The course extends PMBOK® concepts with supplemental, field-proven best practices that are effective in any project setting. Participants are shown how to establish a strong foundation for the project, obtain stakeholder buy-in to project goals, and execute the project to optimize post-project Business Value. Course topics include:
  • Sources of project success and failure
  • Product and project lifecycles
  • Agile and Waterfall methodologies
  • Planning to optimize Business Value
  • Managing stakeholder engagement and expectations
  • Defining scope: WBS and requirements
  • Developing schedule and budget
  • Setting project baselines
  • Establishing effective communication
  • Building quality into deliverables
  • Preventing Scope Creep
  • Minimizing issues through proactive risk management
  • Executing an effective Transition
  • Administrative and contract closure
Who should attend
This course is ideal for project managers who are looking for an update on core concepts and techniques, new project managers looking for a jump start in their new profession, team leads, managers of project managers, functional managers with project responsibility, and Project Management Office staff.

Prerequisites
This course assumes some experience with project work.

Course Outline

I. Introduction
  • Sources of project success and failure
  • The project environment
  • Essential PM Concepts
  • Project and product lifecycles
  • PM Methodologies
  • Project roles
  • Planning for post-project Business Value
II. Project Initiation
  • Use and benefits of the Project Charter
  • Defining project and business objectives
  • Importance of establishing preliminary scope boundaries
  • Project Manager authority
  • Identifying, analyzing and managing stakeholders
  • Project constraints: keeping scope, time and cost in balance
  • Creating useful estimates of time and cost
  • Building a strong project foundation
III. Project Planning
  • Defining Scope: Requirements and the WBS
  • Scheduling and the Critical Path
  • Resource planning
  • Developing and tracking an effective, time-phased budget
  • Procurement and contracts
  • Using deliverables quality to drive Business Value
  • Effective project communication strategies
  • Proactive risk management: Minimizing issues to protect budget and schedule
  • Setting project baselines
  • Planning for long-term project value
IV. Execution and Control
  • Building deliverables; Monitoring project work
  • Delivering useful status reports
  • Forecasting with Earned Value Management
  • Using change control to prevent scope creep
  • Managing cost and schedule
  • Transition planning for a successful implementation
V. Successful Conclusion
  • Executing the Business Value plan
  • Contract and administrative closure
  • Lessons Learned and continual improvement
This course includes 20 hands-on exercises and facilitated discussions. Course material is fully PMBOK® and BABOK® compliant.

Learning Approach
  • A highly experienced instructor will use interactive lecture format, numerous hands-on exercises, team activities, group discussions, and other techniques to drive home the essential points of this material.
  • You have the option of using your own, ongoing project as the focus of class exercises. As a result, not only do you gain experience with the tools, but you also learn more about your project.
  • We will build on your prior experience in this topic, while providing you with a structure and vocabulary to use in future projects.
  • If you have modest project management knowledge, you will find that the clarity of the material and direct presentation style of the instructor will make the subject matter easy to understand.
  • You will receive a Participant Guide which will help you follow the material, take notes and retain what you learned so that you can apply it on your job.
Why should I take this course?
  • Experienced project managers will discover a vocabulary and framework that lends structure and perspective to the wealth of experience they already have.
  • If you are new to project management, the exercises in this course will give you hands on experience with primary techniques required to manage a project.
  • All participants take home a set of tools and techniques to help them deal with all aspects of project planning and execution.
  • Take this course and learn how to avoid many of the problems that project managers most often encounter.
Licensing

Use this courseware to teach your students! This course is available under license to qualified Training Providers. Courseware materials include:
  • Instructor slides
  • Instructor manual with timing guide
  • Printed participant guide
  • Train the Trainer instruction
  • Written for classroom or virtual delivery
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Every course and workshop in our Project Training program is fully customizable. We can deliver the training program you need onsite and at an attractive discount. Call us toll free in the US at 1.800.877.8129, or +1.919.495.7371 International.


All of our courses are fully compliant with the latest release of each relevant standards document such as the PMBOK® Guide, Standard for Portfolio Management, BABOK® Guide and others.
Course Information
Course ID: 2020
Duration: 3 days
Class size: 6 - 24
Includes:
· PMP® certified instruction
· Participant Guide
· PM templates
· Certificate of Participation
· 21 PDUs
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