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Successful Project Management

Course Code: STT-SPM
Length: 2 Days
Tuition: $975.00

Schedule for this Course

 DateLengthLocation
Register 10/21/2019 to 10/22/2019 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Instructor: Mary Ann Crow
2.00 Days Des Moines

Course Description:

Course Objective: Students will examine the elements of successful project management and apply the generally recognized practices to manage projects:

  • Understand project management process and concepts and be able to describe a project in terms of its phases and parameters
  • Define a project in terms of project initiation, deliverables, requirements gathering, scope, work breakdown structure and associated duration, resources, time, and cost estimation, risk management, change control and stakeholder engagement for overall customer satisfaction
  • Prepare a project management plan in standard phases throughout the project life cycle
  • Understand the roles and responsibilities of positions related to the effective communication and management of projects
  • Understand the allocation of resources
  • Understand how to develop a realistic schedule
  • Learn and apply risk management techniques
  • Learn techniques for collecting project status and to track a project

Performance-Based Objectives: Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • identify the key processes and requirements of project management
  • initiate a project
  • plan for scope, time and cost
  • plan for project risks, communication, and change control
  • manage a project using monitoring and controlling variance methods
  • execute the project closeout phase

Target Student: This course is best structured to those not wanting or needing certifications offered by the Project Management Institute® and trains those desiring a complete overview of the project management key field areas and its generally accepted practices.

Delivery Method: Instructor led, group-paced, classroom-delivery learning model with structured hands-on activities through a sample project worked by class participants.

Description

Successfully managing a project requires effective planning and adherence to the industry's best practices in every step of the process. By understanding the fundamentals of project management, you will be better prepared to initiate a project in your organization and position it for success. In this course, you will identify effective project management practices and their related processes.

The course is presented in a 2 day course instructor-led format, stressing best practices in project management by use of slides and template examples within a sample project.  The course material stresses project management best practices, consistent with ‘A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®).  Main topics would be drawn from four  key project knowledge areas that would present scope, time, cost and risk management into a language that participants can understand and apply to everyday project work. Stakeholders’ management, scope, time, cost, resource management, project control and tracking would also be integrated around other project management essentials.  As the course proceeds through the two days, learning is reinforced with a sample project using templates that course attendees populate from planning a project to the close project phase.

Prerequisites

On-the-job experience in participating in managing projects is not necessary.

Course Outline:

Day One Lesson 1: Getting Started with Successful Project Management

  • Topic 1A: Describe a Project
  • Topic 1B: Identify the Role of a Project Manager
  • Topic 1C: Understanding Stakeholder Roles
  • Topic 1D: Describe the Project Management Life Cycle

Day One Lesson 2: Initiating a Project

  • Topic 2A: Understand Project Authorization
  • Topic 2B: Identify Key Stakeholders

Day One Lesson 3: Planning for Scope, Time and Cost

  • Topic 3A: Create Project Management Plan
  • Topic 3B: Collect Requirements
  • Topic 3C: Acquire Project Team
  • Topic 3D: Determine the Scope of a Project
  • Topic 3E: Create a Work Breakdown Structure

Day Two Lesson 3: Planning for Scope, Time and Cost

  • Topic 3F Sequence the Project Activities
  • Topic 3G: Create a Project Schedule
  • Topic 3H: Determine Project Costs to a Cost Budget

Day Two Lesson 4: Planning for Risk and Change Control

  • Topic 4A: Identify Risks to a Project
  • Topic 4B: Analyze the Risks to a Project
  • Topic 4C: Plan for Change Control

Day Two Lesson 4: Monitoring and Controlling a Project

  • Topic 4D: Execute the Project Plan
  • Topic 4E: Track Project Progress
  • Topic 4F: Report Performance
  • Topic 4G: Maintain Change Control

Day Two Lesson 5: Performing the Project Closeout Phase

  • Topic 5A: Create a Final Report
  • Topic 5B: Close a Project


The following templates are provided for the sample project:

  1. Project Charter
  2. Stakeholder Register
  3. Project Management Plan 
  4. Project Requirements
  5. Staffing Requirements
  6. Scope Statement
  7. Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
  8. Activity List
  9. Resources/Duration Estimate Worksheet
  10. Cost Estimation Worksheet
  11. Risk Register template
  12. Generic Change Request
  13. Work Results
  14. Variance Analysis
  15. Project Status Report
  16. Project Close Report

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