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Certificate: Managing projects for strategic Advantage (Hybrid)

February 10, 2022 10:00 am
February 11, 2022 1:00 pm
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08090546031 | 08090509843

68,250.00 inc. VAT


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This intensive project management training course offers comprehensive guidance for managing any type of project, small or complex, providing delegates with a solid foundation of project management, from the very start, to the successful conclusion of a project.

This P4PE training course explores the very foundations of how projects are different to the operational world, but an absolute necessity when it comes to changing the operational world. You will discover how the very best practice management techniques are used to take a project through a project life cycle, from Inception, through Definition, Execution, Monitoring and Control to Closure.

Interacting with the project life cycle are what are described the hard skills of project management e.g. scope management, schedule management, resource management, cost management; along with the soft skills necessary to deliver a project e.g.  team leadership, stakeholder management, project communications, conflict management.

As Project Management is considered a vital organizational competency, throughout the course the focus will be on how the role of the Project Manager interacts with the other key roles e.g. Project Sponsor, Project Team, Steering Group, Project Management Office, who are all responsible for aspects of an project management capability in an organization.

  • An introduction to the world of project management
  • Project planning, scheduling and budgeting
  • Project resourcing, monitoring and control
  • The Project Manager’s roles and responsibilities
  • Project evaluation, reporting, closure and hand-over
  • By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

    • Differentiate between a project and business as usual
    • Understand stakeholder roles and view points
    • Develop quality-focused project plans to communicate to key decision makers
    • Lead and develop effective project teams
    • Monitor and control the delivery of project plans

    Maintain effective communication with project stakeholders

  • Day One: The World of Project Management

    • What is a project?
    • Mature project management
    • Selecting projects to meet organizational goals
    • Managing programmes and portfolios
    • Uncertainty in project selection decisions
    • Project data, information and knowledge management


    Day Two: Project Planning, Scheduling and Budgeting

    • Strategic, tactical and operational planning
    • The contents of a project plan
    • Level of detail in scheduling
    • Network logic and dependency analysis
    • Project uncertainty and risk management
    • Fundamentals of budgeting and cost control


    Day Three: Project Resourcing, Monitoring and Control

    • Resource allocation
    • Expediting a project
    • The Critical Chain approach
    • Designing the monitoring cycle
    • Performance indicators and control mechanisms
    • Designing the change control system


    Day Four: The Project Manager’s Roles and Responsibilities

    • Selection of the Project Manager
    • Project Team-building and empowerment
    • Delegating with confidence
    • Communication within the project team
    • Project team leadership
    • Conflict handling


    Day Five: Project Evaluation, Reporting, Closure and Hand-over

    • Evaluation criteria and project auditing
    • Analysing project performance
    • Progress reports and records
    • Determinants of project success
    • Successful project hand-over

    Lessons learned and creating learning culture

  • This course is designed for professionals either directly or indirectly involved in the delivery of projects. It is suitable for a wide range of project management professionals but will greatly benefit:

    • Existing Project Managers
    • New Project Managers
    • Project Team Members
    • Project Sponsors
    • PMO staff
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