Provided by: Key Consulting

Project Management Skills for Success

Project Management

Key Consulting
Project Management Skills for Success gives participants a deeper understanding of the different areas of project management and how they are interrelated. They will learn about the tools and techniques used in project management. They will also become familiar with the Project Management Institute's Body of Knowledge. This 5-day, 40-hour course is structured into three modules:
* Project Management Concepts and Project Initiation (1 day)
* Project Planning and Scheduling (2 days)
* Project Execution and Control (2 days)
This course is ideal for existing project managers who are interested in learning more about formal project management techniques, and anyone who is interested in becoming a project manager.
Related Jobs or Careers: Project Manager; Project Administrator, Project Coordinator, Project Assistant
This is primarily ilt training
instructor led trainingThis class may be available at a classroom in Tucson, AZ, or at one of these training facilities: Tucson, AZ, Bellevue, WA, Phoenix, AZ, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands,
Course Level:basic through advanced
Duration:5 days
Training Presented in:English
Training Provided by Key Consulting
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Project Management Skills for Success Seminar Schedule

November, 2017
27th Nov   Tucson, AZ   [Register]
Project Management Skills for Success
Course Details
Length: 40 hours.
Style: Instructor-led, using PowerPoint presentations, facilitated discussions, individual and group exercises.
Format: Classroom no computers required.
Prerequisites: None.
Module One (Project Management Concepts and Project Initiation) Objectives
By the end of Module One you will :
Have a basic understanding of the different areas of project management.
Understand how the different areas of project management are interrelated.
Have seen many of the tools and techniques used by project managers.
Better understand which of the other project management courses available to you may be appropriate, or of interest.
Be prepared to examine various areas of project management in more depth in future classes.
Be familiar with the Project Management Institute s Body of Knowledge.
Understand the basic steps necessary to manage your projects.
Be better able to prioritize projects.
Understand the value of project charter documents, and will have written at least one of your own.
Module Two (Project Planning and Scheduling) Objectives
By the end of Module Two you will know how to :
Consider the impact of the environment or context in which your projects occur on your planning processes.
Develop work breakdown structures to better define your projects.
Develop network diagrams that model how your project will be executed.
Schedule your project and identify the critical path for your project.
Use these various tools and reports in improve project communications.
Build resource information and cost information on top of your project plans.
Module Three (Project Execution and Control) Objectives
By the end of Module Three you will know how to:
Run better project status meetings.
Track issues and action items in a more systematic manner.
Update your project plans on a regular basis.
Measure how your project is progressing.
Work with schedule delays and modify the project plan appropriately to minimize their impact.
Better estimate your project costs and durations.
Implement project quality systems.
Identify, prioritize, and manage, project risks.
Select appropriate contract types for procurements.
Manage the project procurement process.
Plan your project communications to keep all your project stakeholders involved and informed.
Course Content - Module One (Project Management Concepts and Project Initiation)
What is a Project ?
Projects versus Products
What is Project Management ?
Where did Project Management Come From ?
What s Driving the Need for Project Management ?
Project Management Websites
The Project Manager
Some Characteristics Of A Good Project Manager
The Project Management Institute (PMI)
PMI Membership Growth
PMP Certification
CAPM Certification
The Project Management Framework
The Project Management Body Of Knowledge (PMBOK)
Project Integration Management
Project Scope Management
Project Time Management
Project Cost Management
Project Quality Management
Project Human Resource Management
Project Communications Management
Project Risk Management
Project Procurement Management
Project Life Cycles
Project Management Phases
Project Management Stage Overlap
Project Balance
Project Trade-Offs
The Role of the Project Manager
A Simplified Project Management Process
Assemble Team
Define Project Scope
Work Breakdown Structures (WBS)
Develop an Initial Plan
Network Diagrams / Precedence Diagrams
Add Resources, Costs, Risks Etc.
Obtain Stakeholder Buy-In
Publish The Plan
Collect Progress Information
Analyze Current Status
Adjust The Plan, and Manage Project Change
Close Project
Portfolio Management
Project Selection Processes
Typical Project Evaluation Criteria
Weighted Scoring
Financial Models
Risk/ Return Profiles
Portfolio Management - Monitoring
Organizational Considerations
Transition Points
The Project Office
Organizational Structures
Functional Managers Role
The Role of Project Sponsors
Project Initiation
Project Charters
Project Repository
Project Management Software Packages
Course Content - Module Two (Project Planning and Scheduling)
Planning Concepts
Planning Processes
Planning Considerations
Project Balance
Conceptual Integrity
Iterative Expansion
Progressive Elaboration
Project Stakeholders
Stakeholder Management
Keeping Stakeholders Involved
Phase-exit Reviews
Initiation Phase Exit Checklist
Project Scope
Work Breakdown Structures
Project Scope versus Product Scope
Rolling Wave Planning
WBS Checklist
Advantages of Developing a WBS
WBS Dictionaries
Change Control
Change Requests
Organizational Planning
Project Interfaces
Roles and Responsibility Assignments
Staffing Management Plan
Activity Sequencing and Project Schedules
Network Diagrams
Activity Relationships
Network Diagram Principles
Arrow Diagramming Method (ADM)
Network Templates
Estimating Durations
Analogous Estimating
Parametric Estimating
Project Review and Evaluation Technique (PERT)
Estimating Resource Requirements
Resource Requirements
Schedule Development
The Importance of Total Float
Different Kinds of Float
Other Important Scheduling Considerations
Duration Compression - Crashing
Duration Compression - Fast Tracking
Resource Leveling
Reporting the Project Schedule
Gantt Charts
Project Costs
Common Estimating Themes
Cost Estimating Techniques
Finalizing the Cost Estimate
Accuracy of Estimates
Budget Reallocations
Allocation of Indirect Costs
Time-phasing the Budget
Common Budgeting Problems
Pulling it all Together
The Project Plan
Project Plan Review
Course Content - Module Three (Project Execution and Control)
Planning Concepts
Project Plans
The Project Management Environment
Project Balance
Execution Objectives
Control Objectives
Meetings and Reviews
Status Review Meetings
Keys to a Successful Status Meeting
Status Meeting Agendas
Meeting Minutes
Project Reviews
Phase-exit Reviews
Tracking Issues and Action Items
Issue Resolution
Schedule Control
Project Control Processes
Variance Analysis
Schedule Control
Collecting Actuals
Progress Collection Considerations
Progress Collection Approach
Schedule Actuals
Percent Complete
Actuals Collection Strategies
Corrective Action
Fast Tracking
Resource Leveling
Cost Control
Cost Budgeting
Earned Value
Cost Control
Estimate at Completion
50/ 50 Progress Reporting Rule
Types of Costs
Cost Tracking
Project Quality Management
Quality Planning
Project Quality Management
ISO 9000
PMI s Approach to Quality
Quality Policy
Quality versus Grade
Operational Definitions
Quality Improvement
Quality Assurance / Quality Control
Quality Audits
Quality Control Techniques
Control Charts
Inspection/ Testing
Scope Verification
Scope Verification vs. Quality Control
Requirements Traceability Matrix
Pareto Diagrams
Other Quality Control Terms
Project Risk Management
What is a Risk ?
Risk Identification
Risk Categories
Risk Checklists
Assumptions Analysis
Qualitative Risk Analysis
Rating Impact
Probability-Impact Matrix
Risk Response Planning
Risk Avoidance
Risk Transference
Risk Mitigation
Risk Acceptance
Risk Response Plans
Other Risk Terms
Project Procurement Management
Procurement Planning
Make-or-Buy Analysis
Contract Types
Fixed-Price (Lump Sum)
Time and Material (T&M)
Advantages/ Disadvantages
Procurement Management Plan
Procurement Documents
Typical Contents of an RFP
Noncompetitive Procurement
Evaluation Criteria
Source Selection
Screening System
Weighting System
Independent Estimates
Contract Administration
Change Requests
Contract Interpretation
Contract Closure
Closure Activities
Project Communications Management
Work Authorization System
Communication Planning
Communication Requirements
Communication Management Plan
Example Reports
About The Training Provider: Key Consulting
Key Consulting - Key Consulting works with and trains organizations of all sizes to improve the management of projects. With offices in Seattle, Washington and Tucson, Arizona, Key Consulting helps local businesses, nonprofits, and government organizations around the country. If your organization has identified the need for project management training, you re not alone. Project management is being...
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