Introduction to Project Management

SCHEDULE

September 12 to September 14 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates Register
October 17 to October 19 Dubai, United Arab Emirates Register
October 17 to October 19 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates Register
December 19 to December 21 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates Register

COURSE AIMS

Today’s corporate world contains an increasing number of business initiatives being planned and executed as projects. It is essential that organisations are set up and equipped with the skills, tools, work practices, processes and mind sets that are necessary for a project to be clearly defined, realistically planned and effectively managed.

Discover the necessary tools, best practice techniques and control mechanisms to manage projects and learn how to demonstrate an understanding of the phases of a project life cycle and design a project management team.

WHO WILL BENEFIT FROM THE COURSE?

This programme is ideal for project leaders, project team members, project assistants, new project managers, professionals from other areas who work with project managers or anyone seeking career development in project management.

WHAT WILL YOU GAIN FROM THIS COURSE?

  • Develop, define and administer a project plan
  • Communicate the plan to the relevant personnel
  • Discover how to manage project resources
  • Learn how to gather information related to performance planning and evaluation
  • The benefits of effective leadership skills which will support project completion
  • Know how to make informed, effective decisions that are in line with the organisational goals and objective
  • Review and complete projects
  • Design procedures for employees involved in decision making and acceptance of responsibility for projects
  • Delegate authority, resources and knowledge
  • Review the project life cycle
  • Understand project scope management
  • The importance of communication in the project environment
  • What is project quality management
  • Principles of teamwork and leadership within the project environment

SAMPLE COURSE CONTENT

Below is an example of the course content. The content can be ‘tailored’ to meet the exact requirements of the client.

Project Management Definition
  • What is a Project?
  • What is Project Management?
  • What is a Project Manager?
  • About the Project Management
  • About the Project Management Institute (PMI)
  • About the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK)
  • The Five Process Groups
  • The Nine Knowledge Areas
  • The Triple Constraint
Initiation
  • Identifying Your Stakeholders
  • Assessing Needs and Wants
  • Setting a SMART Project Goal
  • Creating Requirements and Deliverables
  • Creating a Statement of Work
  • Completing the Project Planning Worksheet
  • Completing the Project Charter
  • Project Lifecycles
Planning
  • The Planning Process
  • Managing Expectations
  • Creating a Task List
  • Estimating Time
  • Estimating Resources
  • Estimating Costs
  • Building the Work Breakdown Structure
  • Creating the Schedule
  • Creating a Risk Management Plan
  • Creating a Communication Plan
Planning Tools
  • The Gantt Chart
  • The Network Diagram
  • Using a RACI Chart
  • Going the Extra Mile: Microsoft Project
  • Support Structure
Executing the Project
  • Establishing Baselines
  • Monitoring Project Progress
  • Triple Constraint Reduction Methods
Maintaining and Controlling the Project
  • Making the Most of Status Updates
  • Managing Change
  • Monitoring Risks
  • Project Reporting
Project Quality Management
  • The Importance of Quality Management
  • Quality Planning, Quality Assurance, Quality Control and Continual Improvement
  • The Difference Between Quality Assurance and Quality Control
  • Project Reviews – Gate Post, Benefit, Peer Reviews
Project Management – Communication
  • Defining Communication
  • Methods of Communication
  • Barriers to Commination
  • Effective Communication
Project Management – Leadership and Teamwork
  • Defining Leadership
  • The Role of the Project Team Leader
  • Defining Project Teams
  • Teamwork Models
  • Team Role and Responsibilities
Finalising the Project
  • Project Documentation
  • Records
  • Report Content
  • Project Reviews and Reports
  • Planning Into Action Going Forward
Closing Out
  • Preparing for Closeout
  • Celebrating Successes
  • Learning from Project Challenges
  • Scope Verification
  • A Final To-Do List

METHODOLOGY OF TRAINING

The foundation of our training is anchored in activity-based experiential learning. This methodology takes into consideration different learning and communication styles, and more importantly language and cultural differences. It is through active participation that the adoption and application of theory is expedited.

Our training team pays careful attention to planning and designing effective instructional methods essential for the transfer of knowledge. It is the creative skill of our management trainers and consultants that reveal untapped skills of the delegates through:

  • Group discussion
  • Individual and syndicate activities
  • Individual and group tasks
  • Case studies
  • Role plays
  • Audio and video evaluation
  • Action planning
  • Experiential learning games
  • Presentations

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