This training session is for experienced project managers examines advanced project and program management techniques, building on the basics to help ensure success even for large and risky projects and programs. This program stresses project management processes as an integral part of organizational culture and what senior management must do to support it and make it successful within an organization. This course aligns with the Project Management Institute’s (PMI®) Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®).
Project scope management and stakeholder analysis work continues to improve across the project and program management discipline. Learn the newest tools and technologies for handling stakeholders, and building quality into your project.
Learn the newest concepts and techniques for project planning, estimating, and scheduling. Discover how queuing theory, the Theory of Constraints (Critical Chain Project Management), and other advanced concepts can help you develop solid, reliable, efficient and effective project plans.
Continue your development with advanced program risk and uncertainty analysis. Learn strategies for handling uncertainty, discover the network affects of project risks, and discover advanced methods for identifying and qualifying project and program risks.
Improve risk management throughout the project life cycle
Track projects with solid metrics, not with speculation
Better handling of difficult vendors
Improved time and cost estimates for risky and challenging projects
Reduce cost and schedule risks using advanced, proven techniques
Accurately report progress even on complex and risky projects
Improve stakeholder communication and involvement
How you will benefit:
Understand and master the people skills needed for effective project management
Develop skills to communicate horizontally across functional levels and vertically with senior levels of management
Effectively define project objectives and assignments
Effectively utilize scheduling methods and tools to support project control and analysis
Develop and utilize risk management, contingency planning and change control
Effectively prioritize objectives and assignments
And you will learn:
Advanced tools for scheduling and control
Planning for contingencies
Aligning projects to the enterprise by defining project drivers and considerations
Skills to enhance teamwork and managing conflict
To select, develop and evaluate Project Managers
Purchasing, supply chain management and contract administration
Management of supplier relationships
Strategies to survive in a resource constrained environment
Why do we do projects?
What is a project?
What is project management?
Project Delivery Systems / Life-cycle Models
Quantitative techniques – Economic Evaluation
Selecting the right project manager
Project Objectives and Stakeholder assessment – who wants what?
Identification of stakeholders
Management of stakeholders
Task Characteristics and Duration Assessment
Planning and Scheduling Methods
Critical Path vs Critical Chain Scheduling
Resource Allocation Methods
Critical Chain scheduling
Proactive Project Risk Management
What do we mean by risk?
Risk vs. uncertainty
Attitudes towards risk
Risk identification, factors and sources
Risk analysis approaches
Qualification and quantification of probability and impact
Dealing with subjective elements of risk
Lean Construction Strategies
Team Development and Motivation
Leadership vs Management
Management styles and Conflict Handling
Monitoring and controlling
Using Earned Value to report accomplishment
Implementing Risk strategies