Training Courses

Successful Project Management

Two Day Course

Overview

This two day course is designed for those who have had no formal project management training.

The course material is based on Prince 2 and other proven standard techniques and will provide Project Managers with the skills needed to successfully deliver project products throughout the life-cycle of any given project.

A case study and practical exercises will be used during the course. The case study can be specific to your company or organisation's requirements if you wish - please call for details. You need no previous experience to attend this course.

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Course Outline

  • Successful project management
    • What are the fundamental problems to be addressed?
    • Why projects fail

    Project aims and objectives
    • Defining aims and objectives: the business case
    • Preparing a Project Initiation Document
    • Assessing the relative importance of time, cost and quality
    • Project Risk Analysis

    Estimating the workload
    • Realistic forecasting
    • Use of work standards, historical data and standard deviation techniques

    Getting started
    • Deriving a preliminary product list
    • Assumptions and their problems
    • Using a Work Breakdown Structure
    • Producing a project plan using Critical Path Analysis (PERT) techniques
    • Viable dependency relationships
    • Allowing for contingencies
  • Analysis of a project plan
    • Calculating the Critical Path
    • Understanding the importance of the Critical Path
    • Understanding float (slack) and contingency
    • Calculating project costs and obtaining a budget
    • Dealing with resource conflicts

    Keeping control of your Project
    • Setting a baseline
    • Understanding the importance of a Control Cycle for project monitoring
    • Responding to problems and changes
    • The management of change
    • Producing management reports
    • Post implementation reviews

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