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Project Management for Non-Technical Professionals

Project management has gone beyond being merely a personal skill set.  It is now considered a vital organisational competency.  So whether you are charged with increasing your organisation’s total project management capability or you are playing a role on a project, you will find this course offering a complete guidance for managing any type of project.  The course is designed to help you master the science of project management and to provide you with a solid foundation for the art of project management and leadership.

Programme Objectives
The bottom line is project management is about applying specific principles to bring in projects on time, within budget, and to specifications. As a result, the key objective of this course is to master planning tools, management techniques, and people skills that will ensure project success.

Who Should Attend?
The course is not industry specific so representatives of all non-technical functional disciplines would benefit from learning the methodologies and mastering the tools and techniques of project management.  The course is recommended for actual or potential non-technical professionals who directly contribute to projects.  It is ideal for candidates who are intending to start managing projects, need to learn project management skills, or need to know how to effectively select and manage projects.

At the end of the course, the delegates will be able to:

  • Explore project management concepts and how to create successful projects
  • Examine the project management process
  • Organize and coordinate the project cycle
  • Identify risks within the process and how to manage them
  • Apply techniques to monitor and evaluate projects
  • Initiate and complete a project during the course

Training Methodology
The course uses both conventional and non-traditional techniques, utilises hands-on case studies and group discussions and provides thorough coverage of concepts, techniques, and relevant case studies.

Benefits to Your Organisation

  • Better understanding of project selection decisions
  • Improved ability of delegates to plan, schedule and control a project
  • Mastering inter-personal skills needed to effectively manage project teams
  • Improved ability to develop appropriate performance measures
  • A wider choice of project planning techniques

Benefits to You

  • Develop an understanding of project selection methods
  • Gain practical tips, advice and insight from an experienced project manager
  • Examine simple and advanced project planning techniques
  • Improve understanding of incorporating risk in project planning 
  • Review best practice in project planning and control.

Programme Outline
Unit #1. The Project Lifecycle

  • What is a project?
  • What is project management?
  • The project lifecycle
  • Project stakeholders
  • Organizational influences

Unit #2. Project Management Processes

  • What is a process?
  • Project Management process groups
  • Project Management knowledge areas

Unit #3. Project Integration Management

  • Project Charter
  • Project Scope
  • Project Management Plan
  • Directing and Managing Execution
  • Monitoring and Controlling Work
  • Controlling Change
  • Closing the Project

Unit #4. Project Scope Management

  • Scope Planning
  • Scope Definition
  • Work Breakdown Structure
  • Scope Verification
  • Scope Control

Unit #5. Project Time Management

  • Activity Definition
  • Activity Sequencing
  • Resource Estimating
  • Duration Estimating
  • Schedule Development
  • Schedule Control

Unit #6. Project Cost Management

  • Cost Budgeting
  • Cost Control

Unit #7. Project Quality Management

  • Quality Planning
  • Quality Assurance
  • Quality Control

Unit #8. Project Human Resource Management

  • HR Planning
  • Team Acquisition
  • Team Development
  • Team Management

Unit #9. Project Communication Management

  • Communication Planning
  • Information Distribution
  • Performance Reporting
  • Managing Stakeholders

Unit #10. Project Risk Management

  • Risk Management Planning
  • Identifying Risk
  • Qualitative Risk Analysis
  • Quantitative Risk Analysis
  • Risk Response Planning
  • Monitoring and Controlling Risk

Unit #11. Project Procurement Management

  • Procurement Planning
  • Contract Planning
  • Solicitation
  • Vendor Selection
  • Contract Management
  • Contract Closure

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