PM-001: Project Management Tools and Techniques

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PM-001: Project Management Tools and Techniques

Advanced Issues in Project Management workshop is designed for experienced project managers. It covers several critical topics necessary to achieving project success. It will assist project managers in better controlling the project rather than the project controlling them. Participants are expected to have completed the Project Management tools and techniques Workshop.


Workshop Description

This two-day workshop introduces the participants to the five-step project management approach; define, plan, execute, control, and close, Through the instructor’s presentation, exercises, and group presentations, participants will practice the use of many project management tools and techniques. The workshop is structure to provide participants with an excellent opportunity to immediately apply what they have learned to real-life projects. Participants are also expected to enrich the workshop with their participation by bringing in their own experiences, questions, comments, and discussion about how they will now apply their newly acquired Project management skills.

Who Should Attend

This is an introductory course to project management tools and techniques. The course is an excellent opportunity for new and intermediate Project Managers and project team members. The course is also intended for any one who wishes to learn more about project management. Participants will learn and experience first hand, many of the tools that will help them plan, execute, and control any project.

Learning Objectives

By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to create a detailed and integrated plan for their projects, complete with project execution and control techniques. They will also master several communication tools that will allow them to build project teams and communicate with project team members effectively. Participants will learn how to:

•    Write a project charter
•    Write a project scope statement;
•    Create a four-level work breakdown structure:
•    Set quality standards and a quality control plan;
•    Develop a procurement plan;
•    Carry out a stakeholder’s analysis;
•    Develop a risk management plan, with contingency allowances and mitigation plans for project risks;
•    Estimate project costs;
•    Create a realistic and achievable schedule;
•    Develop a communication plan;
•    Evaluate critical contract administration issues and take corrective actions;
•    Optimize the triple project constraint;
•    Manage stakeholders’ expectations and relationships; and,
•    Solve issues related to scope changes.

Delivery Approach and Methodology

Instructor will walk the participants through a real life project as an example to guide the participants in applying the tools to their own projects. Each group (total of 5) will be assigned their own special project. The groups will get the opportunity to practice and apply all project processes explained by the instructor.

Project Management Toolbox

Participants will take home a PM toolbox. The toolbox is a collection of check lists, forms, and schedules that will enable them to plan and execute any project regardless of its type, size or complexity.

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