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Project Management: Launchpad
February 16 @ 9:30 am - February 17 @ 5:00 pm
Are your team working together as one?
A project team or group can lose momentum – or never gain it – if they’re all working as individuals and don’t know what to do. So let’s get everyone clued up, cooperative and on the same page to launch into projects together.
This course covers essential aspects everyone needs to know to plan and execute a project correctly for on–time and on–budget delivery, including the different ways a project may be configured such as Waterfall or Agile. Combining theory with practical exercises, his course is highly interactive with the class split into teams each planning projects.
By the end of this course, you will be able to plan and run a project, engage your team and build the confidence of senior management and stakeholders.
Who Should Attend?
This course is for new project managers as well as those who’ve practiced project management for a while. It is intended for people who have not had formal project management training, or those who would like to refresh their project management skills.
|Introduction & Course Positioning||Round-table introduction Course plan and discussion of any special requirements.|
|Project Lifecycles, Methods & Methodologies||The lifecycle of a project, and how to plan and run it. Methods such as Waterfall, Critical Path & Chain, Agile and Scrum are explained.|
|Organizational Structures & Support||How your organisation can help or hinder your ability to manage a project. How to traverse the structure.|
|Understanding Your Stakeholders||Who are your stakeholders? How to map them, plan for them and handle and balance stakeholder interests.|
|Initiating Your Project||Fixing the project objectives and the mechanism that starts any project.|
|Planning Scope, Cost and Time 1||Planning the project to manage scope, cost, time, risk, quality and other vital measures. Cost & time estimation, tools to analyse project work.|
|Planning Scope, Cost and Time 2||Analysis of dependencies and the production of a project schedule|
|Managing Project Risks||What is risk? Qualitative & quantitative analysis, risk matrices, registers, mitigation and contingency|
|Planning Your Communications||Producing a viable communications plan to incorporate stakeholders needs Project communication skills Kick-off and other meetings|
|Communications & Leadership||How to lead and motivate your project team, the group and other stakeholders|
|Running Your Project||Running and managing your projects, and handling changes, risk triggers Stakeholder requirements and other issues Re-planning and re-baselining.|
|Q&A and Close||Discussion and Q&A|