Project Management Fundamentals

This 3-day program focuses on understanding project management and business process improvement.  It is specifically recommended for “seasoned” supervisors or managers who are expected to fulfill their supervisory duties of “getting work done through the efforts of others” as well as work on innovative projects that focus on improvements opportunities.  They are expected to add value based on their in-depth understanding of their organization, their industry and their resources.

– Understand Projects, and project management framework

– Develop the skills a project manager must have

– Develop methods for keeping the team focused and motivated and the customer satisfied

– Identify simple techniques and tools for planning and tracking your project

– Recognize what steps must be taken to complete projects on time and on budget

– Enhance ability to sell ideas to the sponsor, the customer and the team through meetings and presentations

– Understand ways to add value to your organization

Introductions/Learning objectives

What is a “project”? What is project management? How “projects” fit into the 21st century workplace

– Your Role as a Project Manager

– Relationship with your project sponsor

– Understanding the scope of the project

– Dealing with dual responsibilities

– Your leadership role

– Your interpersonal role

– Your informational role

– Your decision making role

The Seven Traits of a Good Project Manager

– Enthusiasm

– Ability to manage change

– Tolerant of ambiguity

– Team builder/negotiator

– Customer service orientation

– Understand priorities (an exercise on prioritizing the project tasks ½ hour)

– Knowledge of the industry

The Team Meeting

– Choosing your team

– Defining roles

– Before the meeting
– – Information gathering
– – Agenda planning

– During the meeting
– – Goals
– – Completion Date
– – Budget

– After the meeting
– – Follow-up
– – Follow through

Resolving Conflict

Planning Tools
– – Cost benefit analysis
– – Dependency chart
– – Milestone & Gants
– – Critical path
– – Other tools

Charts, Costs and other Puzzles
– – Tracking tasks
– – Coping with delays
– – Making adjustments
– – Finding and fixing mistakes

Communication
– – With the sponsor
– – With the team

Controlling Costs
– – Building a budget
– – Budget control
– – Monitoring and controlling the budget

Exiting a Project
– – Inclusion
– – Integration
– – Extinction

Presentation Skills

The Assessment Process
– – What went well
– – What flopped

What is Your Next Project

– Benchmarking
– Best practices
– Critical evaluations

Individual/team presentations

Review

Personal Action Plan

– Three Days
– TBA
– 9am to 5pm
– Dubai Knowledge Village
– 2990 AED per Participant, including High Quality Training, Material, Lunch & Certificate of Attendance

Get in touch for more Details : info@platinum-cpd.com / 04 – 44 68 68 5