Project Management Workshop
Duration: 5 Days
Despite the fact that many project management tools and techniques are available, projects still fail with monotonous regularity - why? The basic principles of project management and the critical success factors to make a project work are frequently ignored.
The critical success factors to make a project work are covered in workshop style. The manual that is provided contains templates and grids that can be put to practical use straight away.
This course is not 'tool-specific' as we believe that a clear understanding of the generic principles and techniques of project management will enable a project manager to 'manage projects' and the tools that are available are then assigned to their rightful place as 'tools - not rules'. In this way the situation of the 'tail wagging the dog' with a complicated project management tool can be eliminated. The notes that are provided are clearly indexed and referenced to facilitate subsequent 'look-ups' of specific material.
Topics Covered In This Course
The project management culture
Trends that show how important project management is becoming
Definitions to achieve a common understanding of terminology
Benefits to be derived from project management
The status quo
Project Characteristics and Phases
Hard skills and soft skills
How to manage projects successfully within different structures
Vertical versus horizontal: reporting lines and how to handle it
The matrix structure
The Project Manager
Skills and characteristics required
Ethics and performance criteria
Team building and group dynamics
This section in the notes constitutes a workbook that can be used in many team situations, also identifying and using behavioral styles in project teams
Written and verbal
Types of conflict
Conflict handling methods
Simple yet effective ways to take control of this scarce resource
The seven-step plan to quality
Using JAD, Structured walk throughs and testing techniques
How to set up and maintain a project file and also how to record information
Roles and responsibilities
The role and job description of each and every player, from Sponsor to one-time JAD attendee. How not to leave ANYTHING to chance.
Scope, Project and Product definition and Set-Up
Identifying the main risks at the hand of comprehensive questionnaires and then adopting a project management style to match and address each risk
Work Breakdown and statement of work
The basis for planning. Here a number of practical exercises are worked through in teams
Critical Path Method
Taught at the hand of a number of case studies with practical work in teams
Control and Managing, including change control
Who Should Take This Course
This course is valuable for those interested in learning the latest process, techniques and industry standards used in project management. It is also for experienced project managers who desire to increase their project management skills and apply a standards-based approach to project management.
Every student attending a Verhoef Training class will receive a certificate good for $100 toward their next public class taken within a year.
You can also buy "Verhoef Vouchers" to get a discounted rate for a single student in any of our public or web-based classes. Contact your account manager or our sales office for details.
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