Project management is the discipline of planning, organizing, motivating, and controlling resources to achieve specific goals. A project is a temporary endeavour with a defined beginning and end (usually time-constrained, and often constrained by funding or deliverables), undertaken to meet unique goals and objectives, typically to bring about beneficial change or added value. The temporary nature of projects stands in contrast with business as usual (or operations), which are repetitive, permanent, or semi-permanent functional activities to produce products or services. In practice, the management of these two systems is often quite different, and as such requires the development of distinct technical skills and management strategies.
The primary challenge of project management is to achieve all of the project goals and objectives while honouring the preconceived constraints. The primary constraints are scope, time, quality and budget. The secondary – and more ambitious – challenge is to optimise the allocation of necessary inputs and integrate them to meet pre-defined objectives.
Who is this course for?
This Project Management Course is for anyone involved in managing tasks and resources looking for step-by-step guide to successful project management.
What is it about?
This intensive three-day Project Management Course covers all aspects of project management from conception through to completion. Utilising a unique case study, you will learn about the two sides of managing projects – processes and people. You will also learn techniques and procedures that reduce risk, maximise the strengths of others and improve success on both single and multiple projects.
What is covered?
Recognising the key people issues and challenges associated with projects.
Building relationships with your stakeholders – understanding and listening to them; communicating and selling the project to them.
Understanding your own personal strengths and their impact on success.
Enthusing project participants and maintaining their motivation.
Team dynamics and the key factors for project team success.
Strategies and tactics for managing conflict.
Negotiating ‘win-win’ outcomes.
Influencing and persuading key people on your project.
Processes, Tools and Techniques:
Establishing a framework for the project process.
The key steps of project definition.
Risk analysis and management.
Project planning and work breakdown structures.
Analysing networks, derivation and use of Gantt charts.
Simple scheduling techniques for small projects.
Organising for successful implementation.
Progress reviews and reporting procedures.
Tracking progress against the baseline plan.
Closing and evaluating the project.
Budgets, estimates and cost control
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