INTRODUCTION TO PROJECT MANAGEMENT

INTRODUCTION TO PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Duration:  1 Day

PDU: 8

Today project management is not just for technical people or for people who handle technical projects. Executives from many different disciplines are attending project management training as they would be involved in some way or rather in a project in their organisations as project team members or even as project leaders.

Organisations cannot continue without projects and it is imperative that the whole organisation needs to be aware of the benefits of projects and its alignment to the company’s strategic goals.

All supporting departments need to understand and develop the culture of managing by project.

The Introduction to Project Management would be a good start for all those who may or may not be currently active in a project but would be in the future either in a small way or a big way.

It is also applicable for participants who are already involved in a project but have not gone through any formal trainings or methodologies. This training would give them a good idea about projects and what is expected. It would also introduce the right, proper and common terminologies and good practices.

The training includes active participation of participants. It will have lectures, exercises, discussions and quiz.

Target Audience

Anyone who needs to be aware of what projects are and how they are managed in an organization

Course Outline

  • Why do we do projects?
  • Why projects fail or succeed
  • Project Management Phases
  • Project Management Knowledge Areas
  • Scope, Schedule, Cost and Quality
  • Soft Skills in Project Management, Communication
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Project Risk Management
  • Project Governance
  • Closing the project and Lessons Learned

Learning Outcome

  • Comprehend why we do projects
  • Learn about the fundamentals of a project
  • Understand why projects fail or succeed
  • Learn about Stakeholders of a project and their roles
  • Understand the 10 knowledge areas of project management
  • Understand the importance of project execution and control
  • Understand the skills a project manager needs

PROJECT MANAGEMENT FROM STRATEGY TO DELIVERY

PROJECT MANAGEMENT FROM STRATEGY TO DELIVERY

Duration:  3 Days

PDU: 21

This fully participative course is applicable for participants who are already involved in a project but have not gone through any formal training or methodologies and also those who would be involved in future. This training would give them a good idea about projects and what is expected. It would also introduce the right, proper and common terminologies and good practices

Target Audience

All those who will be involved in managing a project and have not attended formal project management training.

Course Outline

  • Demand Management – Origin of Projects
  • Why projects fail
  • Critical success factors
  • Project Framework – Fundamentals of a project
  • Best practises of Project Management: PMI and the 10 Knowledge Areas
  • Manage Project Scope – Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
  • Manage the Triple constraints of a project: Time, Cost & Quality
  • Effective communication with Stakeholders
  • Manage uncertainty with Project Risk Management
  • Soft Skills Required

Learning Outcome

  • Comprehend why and when projects origin
  • Understand the success factors for project implementation
  • Learn about Stakeholders of a project and their roles
  • Learn how to be involved in preparation of a project plan
  • Learn about importance of Controls in execution
  • Understand what skills are required to manage and support

PLAN & MONITOR WITH PROJECT MANAGEMENT TOOLS

PLAN & MONITOR WITH PROJECT MANAGEMENT TOOLS

Duration:  2 Days

PDU: 14

Plan and Monitor with Scheduling tools is a course which will aid Project Managers, Schedulers, Project Engineers and also Project Members to keep projects on track, on time and within the budget. This will also aid Schedulers to Improve visibility into conflicts and utilization resources and tasks in a project. This module also provides sound Project management principles to shape the mindset of all project members to add value to a project.

Target Audience

This course is tailored for project team members, project leaders and project managers who have some knowledge of using scheduling tools (e.g. MS Project)

Course Outline

This course includes the following:

  • Project Management Framework
  • Importance of Planning
  • Project Management Tools
  • Components of a Plan
  • Product & Project Scope
  • How to do Requirement Gathering
  • What is a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
  • Create WBS (e.g. Hierarchical or Mind Mapping)
  • Sequencing Activities
  • Estimating Durations
  • Identify the critical path & Float
  • Benefits using Critical Path Method (CPM) scheduling
  • Identifying Milestones
  • Understanding People
  • RACI Matrix
  • Develop a Resource Management plan
  • How to estimate costs
  • Estimate Costs
  • Prepare Budget
  • Plan how to Monitor Cost through Earned Value Analysis
  • Identify the project manager’s role in cost control
  • Schedule and Cost S-Curves
  • Create a Custom Report

Learning Outcome

At the end of this course, participants will comprehend:

  • Project Management Life Cycle & PMI®’s knowledge areas
  • Importance of a comprehensive project plan
  • How to manage the schedule
  • How to manage the budget
  • How to develop an Integrated Project Plan using tools (e.g. Microsoft Project)
  • How to Monitor & Control Projects Effectively
  • Project Close Activities including Lessons Learned

PROJECT MANAGEMENT PROFESSIONAL (PMP) REVISION CLASS

PROJECT MANAGEMENT PROFESSIONAL (PMP) REVISION CLASS

Duration:  1 Day

PDU: 8

This course is aimed at delegates who are preparing to sit for the Project Management Professional (PMP)® or the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® examination.

This course is designed to revisit all the knowledge areas of Project Management as laid out in the PMI®’s Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK)® and the Project Management Life Cycle.

Target Audience

This course is tailored especially for those who want to get a worldwide recognized Project Management certification (PMP® or CAPM®) from PMI®.

Prerequisites

With a College Degree (or equivalent)

Minimum of 3 years / 36 months unique non-overlapping professional Project Management experience and 35 training hours.

With a Diploma (or equivalent)

Minimum of 5 years / 60 months unique non-overlapping professional Project Management experience and 35 training hours.

Course Outline

  • The Project Manager

The role and responsibilities of a project manager. The required knowledge of the project manager in relation to the PMI Talent Triangle

  • Project Management Environment

Definitions of project, Project Management, project stakeholders

  • Project Integration Management

Critical functions that ensure coordination of the various elements of a project including overall change control system

  • Project Scope Management

Project planning, WBS, project life cycle, project charter, project selection methods, scope statement, scope validation, scope management planning, scope changes

  • Project Schedule Management

Network diagram, critical path analysis, float, precedence diagramming, crashing, fast tracking, scheduling, estimation    techniques

  • Project Cost Management

Broad range of cost issues, earned value analysis and measurement

  • Project Quality Management

Customer satisfaction and continuous improvement through the use of quality standards and tools

  • Project Resources Management

Organisational structures, roles and responsibilities, resource management planning, staff acquisition, team development and management theories, team building, conflict resolution

  • Project Communications Management

Formal and informal communication types and methods, techniques and tools

  • Project Risk Management

Risk identification, qualitative and quantitative risk analyses, risk mitigation, monitoring and controlling Project Procurement Management

  • Project Procurement Management

Types of contracts, consequences of choice of contract, contract administration

  • Project Stakeholder Management

Stakeholder Identification, Stakeholder Analysis, Stakeholder      Engagement

Learning Outcome

At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Know the details of all the Project Management knowledge areas
  • Know the way exam questions are asked and how to answer these questions
  • Watch out for the trend in exam questions
  • Know how to apply for the PMP® examination

PROJECT RISK MANAGEMENT

PROJECT RISK MANAGEMENT

Duration:  2 Days

PDU: 14

Every aspect of a project will have certain risks that need to be managed, be it the scope, the schedule, the budget or the stakeholders. Risks or Uncertainties can be a threat to the project or an opportunity. The people involved in the project need to have a clear view of all the project risks and how to manage them. The main activities during Risk Management are Risk Management Planning, Risk Identification, Risk Analysis, Risk Response Planning and Risk Response Management.

This program will give participants a comprehensive overview of all the processes that are part of project risk management. Participants will learn how to apply a logical, systematic and comprehensive approach to identifying and analysing, resulting in a clear view of the available risk responses.

Target Audience

This course is tailored for Project Managers, Project Leaders, Project Controllers, Project Team Members, members of the PMO, Risk Management team, etc.

Course Outline

  • Introduction to Risk Management
  • Risk Management Framework
  • Risk Management and the Project Life Cycle
  • Risk Management and the 10 knowledge areas
  • Risk Management Planning
  • Risk Identification
  • Risk Analysis
  • Risk Response Planning
  • Risk Response Management
  • Monitoring project risks

Learning Outcome

At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize the different roles in Risk Management
  • Understand and apply the Risk Processes
  • Grasp the importance of being proactive in: establishing a project plan; monitoring work and progress; and managing Risk
  • Be aware, alert and taking ownership to of the Risk Management process
  • Have an understanding of Risk thresholds and Enterprise tolerance levels
  • Understand the objectives of the Risk Process
  • Use templates to map out a Risk Plan

PMP® FAST TRACK

PMP® FAST TRACK

Duration:  3 Days

PDU: 21

This course is aimed at delegates who are preparing to sit for the Project Management Professional (PMP)® or the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® examination.

This course is designed to give delegates clarity on all areas of Project Management as laid out in the PMI®’s Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK)® and the Project Management Life Cycle

Target Audience

This course is tailored especially for those who want to get a worldwide recognized Project Management certification (PMP® or CAPM®) from PMI®.

PRE-REQUISITE

With a College Degree (or equivalent)

Minimum of 3 years / 36 months unique non-overlapping professional Project Management experience and 4,500 training hours.

With a Diploma (or equivalent)

Minimum of 5 years / 60 months unique non-overlapping professional Project Management experience and 7,500 training hours.

Course Outline

  • Becoming a Project Management Professional (PMP®)
  • Project Management Environment

Definitions of project, Project Management, project stakeholders

  •  The Project Manager

The role and responsibilities of a project manager. The required knowledge of the project manager in relation to the PMI Talent Triangle

  • Agile Project Management

Glimpse of Agile Manifesto and Principles

  • Project Knowledge areas

Project Integration Management

Project Scope Management

Project Schedule Management

Project Cost Management

Project Quality Management

Project Resources Management

Project Communications Management

Project Risk Management

Project Procurement Management

Project Stakeholder Management

  •  Project Life Cycle Processes

Initiation

Planning

Execution

Monitoring & Controlling

Closing

  • Exam Preparation and Study Plan
  • Simulated Exam Questions

 

Learning Outcome

  • At the end of this course, participants will be able to:
    • Know the details of all the Project Management knowledge areas
    • Know the way exam questions are asked and how to answer these questions
    • Watch out for the trend in exam questions
    • Know how to apply for the PMP® examination

 

AGILE PROJECT MANAGEMENT

AGILE PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Duration:  2 Days

PDU: 16

This training program is created for those who believe in and want to know more about applying agile principles and practices on projects. It highlights Agile approaches such as SCRUM, XP, LEAN and KANBAN. In this course, participants will learn the generally recognized practices of Agile Project Management. It will focus on the essential knowledge necessary to understand Agile or SCRUM and to decide how applicable it is to the projects the participants are involved in.

This Agile Project Management program can serve as a pre-program for certifications such as SCRUM Master or PMI-ACP.

Target Audience

This 2-day course is designed for persons who have on the job project experience and are keen to learn how to apply agile principles, tools and techniques to their projects. The course is appropriate for these persons if they wish to develop professionally, increase their agile management skills or apply a formalized and standards-based approach to agile project management.

Course Outline

The program will focus on the following domains:

  • Agile Manifesto
  • Agile Principles and Mind-set
  • SCRUM as part of the Agile Eco-system
  • Value Driven Delivery
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Agile Teams
  • User Stories
  • Backlogs and Prioritization
  • Sprints
  • Sprint Planning, Daily meetings and Retrospectives
  • Lean and Kanban Tools and Techniques
  • Team Performance
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Other Agile Techniques

Learning Outcome

  • Being able to apply the principles of Agile
  • Being able to decide where to apply Agile and where not to
  • Understand the main concepts of Agile and SCRUM
  • Ability to work with the different techniques under Agile
  • Ability to analyze and define important Stakeholders
  • Ability to identify how teams work in Agile
  • Ability to apply the scrum tools and techniques
  • Having a working knowledge of the Do’s and Don’ts with Agile
  • Ability to apply other Agile methodologies such as Kanban and Lean

PROJECT MANAGEMENT ESSENTIALS

PROJECT MANAGEMENT ESSENTIALS

Duration:  2 Days

PDU: 14

This course is intended to introduce the art of Project Management to the participants. Project Management is NOT limited to the technical parts of the organization. HR, Corporate Communications and even the Finance department are also involved in projects and need some basic understanding of project management. This course will address all the areas that are important and that need to be managed in order to turn the project into a success.

 

Target Audience

This course is tailored for all those who are and/or will be directly or indirectly involved in projects and who have not attended formal Project Management training. This can be as part of the project team or as someone that has to support project teams.

 

Course Outline

  • Origin of Projects
  • Why projects fail
  •  Critical Success Factors of Projects
  • Project Framework – Fundamentals of a project
  • Understand your stakeholders
  • Differences between Projects and Operations
  • Life Cycles
  • How to plan a Project
  • What to expect in Project Execution
  • Monitoring & Controlling Project
  • Effective Time Management
  • What Soft Skills are essential for Project Management?

Learning Outcome

  • Understand the critical success factors for project implementation
  • Learn to plan a project
  • Learn how to execute and control a Project
  • Adopt best practices directly into your day to day activities

PMI AGILE CERTIFIED PRACTITIONER (PMI-ACP®)

PMI AGILE CERTIFIED PRACTITIONER (PMI-ACP®)

Duration:  4 Days

PDU: 28

If you’re experienced using agile approaches, have good collaboration skills, eagerly embrace complexity and thrive on rapid response times, then your talents are in demand. The PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP®) formally recognises your knowledge of agile principles and your skill with agile techniques. It will make you shine even brighter to your employers, stakeholders and peers.

The PMI-ACP® spans many approaches to agile such as Scrum, Kanban, Lean, extreme programming (XP) and test-driven development (TDD.) So it will increase your versatility, wherever your projects may take you.

Agile is a topic of growing importance in project management. The marketplace reflects this importance, as project management practitioners increasingly embrace agile as a technique for managing successful projects. The PMI-ACP® certification recognizes an individual’s expertise in using agile practices in their projects, while demonstrating their increased professional versatility through agile tools and techniques. In addition, the PMI-ACP® certification carries a higher level of professional credibility as it requires a combination of agile training, experience working on agile projects, and examination on agile principles, practices, tools, and techniques.

This global certification also supports individuals in meeting the needs of organisations that rely on project practitioners to apply a diversity of methods to their project management.

 

Target Audience

If you work on agile teams or if your organisation is adopting agile practices, the PMI-ACP® is a good choice for you. Compared with other Agile certifications based solely on training and exams, the PMI-ACP® is evidence of your real-world, hands-on experience and skill.

PRE-REQUISITE

  • 2,000 hours of general project experience working on teams. (A current PMP®or PgMP® certification will satisfy this requirement)
  • 1,500 hours working on agile project teams or with agile methodologies.

(This requirement is in addition to the 2,000 hours of general project experience.)

  • Minimum 21 contact hours of training in Agile practices

Course Outline

  • Agile values and principles; what are the values and principles that the Agile methodology is based on?
  • Agile frameworks and terminology; the explanation of the framework of the methodology and the terminology used in Agile
  • Agile methods and approaches; The different methodologies that make up the Agile framework
  • Stakeholder management; who are the stakeholders in an Agile environment and how are they managed?
  • Communication management; How is communication done in Agile?
  • Facilitation methods; How is facilitation approached in an Agile environment?
  • Building agile teams; what are the roles in an Agile team?
  • Team motivation; how to motivate self-organizing Agile teams?
  • Physical and virtual co-location; How to best locate Agile teams
  • Global, cultural, and team diversity; How to deal with diversity in the team
  • Participatory decision models (for example, convergent, shared collaboration); the advantages and disadvantages of different decision models
  • Principles of systems thinking (for example, complex adaptive, chaos); how does system thinking work in practice?
  • Incremental delivery; what is incremental delivery of value on an Agile project?
  • Agile discovery; what is Agile discovery?
  • Agile sizing and estimation; How do we estimate work in an Agile environment?
  • Value based analysis and decomposition; How do we apply Value based analysis in Agile?
  • Continuous improvement; what is continuous improvement and how does it apply to Agile?
  • Agile hybrid models; what are the different forms of hybrid models using Agile?
  • Agile contracting; how do we work with 3rd parties in an Agile environment?
  • Regulatory compliance; What are the challenges with Agile and regulatory compliance?

Learning Outcome

  • Understand the contents of the PMI Agile Practice Guide
  • Know the way PMI-ACP® exam questions are asked and how to answer these questions
  • Understand the topics that will be asked on the PMI-ACP® exam
  • Know how to apply for the PMI-ACP® examination

PMI SCHEDULING PROFESSIONAL (PMI-SP)®

PMI SCHEDULING PROFESSIONAL (PMI-SP)®

Duration:  4 Days

PDU: 32

In this course, participants will apply the generally recognised practices of project time management acknowledged by the Project Management Institute (PMI)® to schedule projects successfully. It will serve as a pre-requisite to qualify for the PMI-SP® exam and certification.

 

Target Audience

This course is designed for persons who have on the job experience performing project management tasks, whether or not project manager is their formal job role, who may or may not be certified project management professionals or have received formal project management training. The course is appropriate for these persons if they wish to develop professionally, increase their project management skills, apply a formalized and standards-based approach to project management, seek career advancement by moving into a formal Project Manager job role, as well as to apply for Project Management Institute, Inc. PMI Scheduling Professional (PMI-SP)® Certification.  The total program will focus on the following domains:

  • Schedule Strategy
  • Schedule Planning and Development
  • Schedule Monitoring and Control
  • Schedule Close Out
  • Stakeholder Communication Management

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PRE-REQUISITE

Prerequisite(s) or equivalent knowledge: Project Management Fundamentals

 

ACADEMIC LEVEL PROJECT SCHEDULING EXPERIENCE PROJECT SCHEDULING TRAINING
Degree or Equivalent Minimum 3500 within the last 5 consecutive years 30 hours
Diploma or Equivalent Minimum 5000 hours within the last 5 consecutive years 40 Hours

Course Outline

  • Lesson 1: Understanding Project Management Fundamentals

     

    Identify Project Management Basics

    Examine Organisational Influences on Project Management

    Examine the Project Management Context

     

    Lesson 2: Identifying Project Management Processes

    Examine the Project Life Cycle

    Recognise Process Groups

     

    Lesson 3: Describing Project Initiation

    Describe Project Selection Methods and Processes

    Create a Project SOW

    Create a Project Charter

    Describe the Elements of a Project Management Plan

    Create a Scope Statement

    Identify Enterprise Environmental Factors

     

    Lesson 4: Preparing to Build a Schedule

    Identify Scheduling Process Criteria

    Examine Schedule Models

    Examine Schedule Inputs

    Explore WBS Creation

    Perform a WBS Quality Check

     

    Lesson 5: Defining Activities

    Explore Activity Definition

    Create a Milestone List

    Create an Activity List

    Identify Activity Attributes

    Lesson 6: Sequencing Activities

    Describe the Process of Sequencing Project Activities

    Determine Activity Dependencies and Relationships

    Apply Lag and Lead in Activity Sequence

    Create a Schedule Network Diagram

     

    Lesson 7: Estimating Activity Resources

    Identify Activity Resources

    Determine Activity Resource Requirements

    Create a Resource Breakdown Structure

     

    Lesson 8: Estimating Activity Duration

    Identify Activity Duration

    Determine Activity Duration

     

    Lesson 9: Developing a Schedule

    Describe the Process of Developing a Project Schedule

    Draft a Project Schedule

    Identify the Critical Path

    Optimize the Project Schedule

    Establish a Schedule Baseline

    Create Schedule Data

     

    Lesson 10: Monitoring and Controlling Schedules

    Explore the Control Schedule Process

    Earned Value Analysis Methodology

    Utilize an Integrated Change Control System

    Communicate the Project Status

    Monitor the Schedule

    Calculate Schedule Efficiency

     

    Lesson 11: Managing Risks and Behaviour in Scheduling

    Define the Concept of Risk

    Overcome Risks in Scheduling

    Describe Human Behavior in Project Scheduling

     

    Lesson 12: Exam Preparation:

    A full 170 question mock exam to be done by all participants

    Explanation of the required qualifications for the PMI-SP® certification

    Explanation of the application process and the necessary documents for the PMI-SP® application

Learning Outcome

  • Understand the contents of the PMI Scheduling Practice Guide
  • Know the way PMI-SP® exam questions are asked and how to answer these questions
  • Understand the topics that will be asked on the PMI-SP® exam
  • Know how to apply for the PMI-SP® examination