Improving Your Project Management Skills: The Basics for Success

Improving Your Project Management Skills: The Basics for Success

Build a solid foundation of project management knowledge, techniques, and tools in this hands-on workshop that covers the entire project life cycle.

Ibis Hotel, Yogyakarta | June 8-10, 2009 | Rp. 4.800.000,-

 

As the business world grows more competitive, and the economy increasingly uncertain, organizations find it necessary to take on an increasing number of projects. Unfortunately, these same organizations often don’t have skilled project managers to handle the work. In this training, you will learn and practice the latest tools and techniques necessary for project management success. In lectures, discussions and exercises, you’ll cover every aspect of managing projects.

While aligned with the Project Management Institute’s (PMI) framework, this course is specifically designed to focus on the practical application of concepts. You’ll return to work with the knowledge and tools you need to get your projects started right and completed successfully.

How You Will Benefit

  • Ensure that a proper business case has been established to gain organizational support for the project
  • Learn the basics for effectively gathering and documenting requirements
  • Understand the role of the project manager, business analyst, and others in managing projects
  • Develop an integrated project plan including realistic scope, schedules, budgets, and risks -and turn that plan into successful action
  • Learn how to effectively track and report on project progress
  • Gain the respect of your project team and build credibility with top management

What You Will Cover

An Overview of the Framework of Project Management

  • Discussing the key concepts, terminology, and roles
  • Defining a “project,” the project triangle, and core PM processes

Initiating the Project

  • Creating a project charter and defining requirements
  • Setting customer, sponsor, and team member expectations

Identifying the Work

  • Building on the charter and product requirements
  • Identifying and assigning ownership

Estimating the Work

  • Discussing industry best practices for creating realistic estimates

Scheduling the Work

  • Creating network logic diagrams that show task dependencies
  • Producing Gantt charts to graph project timelines
  • Determining the critical path and calculating float

Creating the Budget

  • Capturing and tracking personnel and (out of pocket) expenses

Who Should Attend

Individuals who are new to project management, “accidental” project managers (professionals for whom PM is a secondary part of their jobs), business analysts, subject-matter experts from any field who contribute to projects, managers responsible for projects and experienced project managers looking to review current tools, techniques, and processes.

Note: This training features fictional case studies that allow participants to immediately practice course concepts in group exercises, thereby gaining realistic project management experience through practical application. Participants will create key project documents including a business case, charter, product requirements, project plan (scope, schedule, budget, risks), status reports, and lessons learned.

Extended Training Description

Learning Objectives

  • Set Practical Goals for Your Projects-Goals You Can Achieve Regardless of “Hitches”
  • Set Realistic Schedules That You Can Meet
  • Develop a Project Plan-and Get That Plan Implemented
  • Stay on Top of Schedules, Workloads and “People Problems”
  • Save Time and Energy by “Building in Flexibility” Rather Than “Putting Out Fires”
  • Cope with Budget and Time Constraints
  • Delegate in a Fair and Practical Way within the Project Team
  • Build Your Credibility with Top Management

The Project Management Framework

  • Define the Basic Project Management Framework
  • Describe Key Project Management Terminology
  • Explain the Triple Constraint (Project Triangle)
  • Differentiate between Operations and Projects
  • Describe Project Management in a Business Context

Initiate the Project

  • Discuss How Projects are Initiated
  • Describe the Difference between Project Requirements and Product Requirements
  • Describe the Purpose and Content of the Project Charter
  • Describe the Purpose and Content of the Product Requirements Document
  • Use the SMART Model When Writing Requirements
  • Identify Information-Gathering Techniques

Identify the Work

  • Discuss the Purpose of a Kick-Off Meeting
  • Develop a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)

Estimate the Work

  • Discuss Guidelines for Making Better Estimates
  • Demonstrate the Use of Three-Point Estimates

Schedule the Work

  • Describe Task Dependencies
  • Identify the Sequence of Tasks via Precedence Diagramming
  • Develop the Project Schedule

Create the Budget

  • Determine the Personnel Costs Needed for the Success of the Project
  • Determine the Expense Costs Needed for the Success of the Project
  • Differentiate between Bottom-Up and Top-Down Cost Budget Planning, and State Which Is More Appropriate for Different Situations

Complete the Plan

  • Create the Project Communications Plan
  • Describe the Project Risk Management Processes
  • Describe the Purpose of the Project Procurement Plan
  • Discuss the Purpose of Reserves

Execute the Plan

  • Create a Project Status Report
  • Describe the Key Elements Required to Determine Project Health
  • Describe How to Run An Effective Project Status Meeting
  • Describe the Change Management Process

Close the Project

  • Identify the Elements of Both Administrative and Contractual Project Closure Procedures
  • Describe the Different Ways That Projects Can be Terminated
  • Explain the Importance of a Repository and Lessons Learned

 

Instructor
Team Expert

Schedule
June 8-10, 2009
3 days

Venue
Ibis Hotel, Yogyakarta

Tuition Fee
Rp. 4.800.000,- per participant, excluding accomodation & tax.

 

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