Overview

This course is intended for executives in technical and non-technical work areas, who need to acquire working knowledge and skill in planning, monitoring or tracking, measuring the implementation of client’s projects (for both generic, engineering, and IT specific projects). Their participation through an action-learning methodology will facilitate an immediate transfer of such competency to workplace.

Participants are encouraged to bring their projects to the session. The appreciation of project management software and techniques will be used to help participants better understand project management concepts; reflecting on their current project practices, and knowing how to improve them. Ample case studies, examples and interactive individual/group exercises are provided.

Duration

2 Days

Who Should Attend

This workshop is designed for executive and managerial level that have some or no project management knowledge who need to strengthen their project management skill sets, or seeking a refresher on fundamental project management knowledge, skills and current tools.

Objectives

By the end of the session, you would be able to:

  • Have comprehensive understanding of the various processes of project management.
  • Evaluate risk management planning of projects.
  • Determine task/project durations, and costs.
  • Determine which task(s) has overwhelming influence in project duration.
  • Track project progress and making project reports.
  • Have a working set of project management tools and techniques for monitoring project progress – appreciate use of MS Project for planning, scheduling and tracking project progress.

Course Outlines

Project Management Background

  • The time-cost-quality & project scope triangle.
  • Project management stakeholders and their implications on projects.
  • Project management context and roles.
  • The project life cycle – initiating-planning-executing-monitoring & controlling-closing phases.

Project Initializing Process

  • Project manager and team member roles, accountability, and responsibilities.
  • Project team assembly.
  • Defining project needs, functional and technical requirements.
  • Defining measurable objectives to meet project requirements (scoping).
  • Initial cost estimates (order-of-magnitude/top-down/budget estimation techniques).
  • Project feasibility studies (financial), e.g. Present Value, Net Present Value, Payback, Return On Investment.

Project Planning Process

  • Scope definition & planning.
  • Work breakdown structure (WBS).
  • Work task listing.
  • Work sequencing and scheduling (Network diagram, Gantt & milestone diagram).
  • Understanding the Critical Path Method.
  • Network logic analysis – earliest start and end times, latest start and end times, and float.
  • Establishing baselines
  • Resource listing – human, material, facility, equipment, etc.
  • Identifying controllable costs – direct and indirect costs.
  • Using bottom-up estimates for scheduling and cost control.
  • Time-phased distribution of costs – cumulative cost curve (S-curve).
  • Responsibility assignment matrix (RAM).
  • Project risk management – planning for risk with contingency (risk management plan and risk management strategies).

Project Execution Process

  • Executing the project plan.
  • Tracking project schedule progress using Gantt Chart.
  • Responding to project risks (executing risk responses, monitor and control the execution of the responses).
  • Work-around risk responses (for risks unidentified in risk management plan).
  • Risk monitoring.
  • Verifying project scope deliverables and stage sign-offs.

Project Closeout Process

  • Administrative close-out checklist.
  • Activity: Product verification (formal acceptance and handover sign-offs), closing project books, post-mortem, documenting lessons learned, archiving project documents, disbanding, rewarding and thanking the team.
  • Contract close-out administration checklist.
  • Activity: Scope verification of supplier deliverables (as per contract), document lessons learned, closing the contract, and thanking the supplier.
  • Project Failure And Success Case Studies

 

Inhouse Training Framework - ADDIE Model

In GIN, we will work with you to modify courses or develop one to meet the specific requirements of your business. To assure your investment on training is not wasted and to maximize the value of the in-house program, we apply the ADDIE model – a dynamic, flexible guideline for building effective training and performance support tools. You may learn more about ADDIE model here.

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