Project Management: Skills for Success

Course Properties

Course date: 10-09-2017
Course End Date: 14-09-2017
Location Dubai

Course Objective:

           At the end of this training, the participants will be able to apply 

           Formal project management techniques for:

                   • Defining tasks

                   • Assigning responsibilities.     

                   • Identifying alternatives.  

                   • Forecasting timelines.  

                   • Measuring Progress. 

                   • Identifying critical path.

                   • Developing project plan using MS Project.


Who Should Attend:

         This course is intended for professionals and leaders involved in managing projects.

Course Contents:

               • INTRODUCTION

               • Characteristics of successful project managers

               • Managing the project processes

               • Creating high-confidence plans

               • LAUNCHING YOUR PROJECT 

               • Applying a project framework for success

                                Identifying the project life cycle stages

                                Working with the challenges of project management

                                Selecting and applying best practices

               • Core project leadership skills        

                                Identifying stages of team development

                                Building and managing team effectiveness

               • Building a project charter

                                Identifying and tracking issues

                                Creating and managing an issues list

                                Determining key project stakeholders

               • THE 6-STEP PLANNING METHOD

               • Defining clear project objectives

                                Determining and clarifying the goals

                                Defining key project deliverables

                                Running the objective-setting meeting

               • Structuring project work

                                Defining project scope with Work Breakdown Structures (WBS)

                                Driving the plan down to task level

               • Building high-confidence estimates

                                Eight ways to make better estimates

                                Three-point estimating to refine accuracy

                                Managing the estimating process

               • Scheduling the project

                                Converting WBS to precedence networks

                                Determining the critical path

                                Creating the project timeline with a Gantt chart

                                Setting key milestones to track and control the project

               • Developing a risk management process

                                Identifying the project risks and assumptions

                                Evaluating risk impacts

                                Strategies for managing risks

                                Managing key risks with the Risk Register

                                Reducing risks through contingency plans

               • Effectively matching resources to work

                                Identifying and assigning resources to tasks

                                Analyzing resource use in the schedule

                                Optimizing the use of resources

                                Preparing and agreeing on task contracts

                                Building task ownership through collaboration and delegation

               • RUNNING THE PROJECT

                                Establishing an effective control process

                                Establishing change control procedures

                                Employing milestone tracking

                                Setting the baseline schedule

               • Implementing the plan

                                Monitoring actual task progress

                                Analyzing progress against the baseline

                                Correcting the project plan to achieve the objectives

                                Picking up warnings of trouble ahead

                                Knowing when and how to re-plan

               • Tracking and reporting progress

                                Tracking planned vs. actual task performance

                                Avoiding the 90-percent-complete trap

                                Communicating project status to stakeholders

               • Leading throughout the project life cycle

                                Coping with common project scenarios

                                Managing communications in the project

                                Building ownership, motivation and commitment across the tea

                                SUCCESSFUL PROJECT CLOSURE

               • Managing systematic project close down

               • The payoff of post-implementation review

               • Transferring project and personal lessons learned             

               • Documenting project experience for process improvement

               • Ensuring project closure