Essential Project Management Skills

This workshop will feature:

  • Overview of the project management process
  • Estimate and schedule task work, duration and costs with confidence
  • Implement risk management techniques and mitigation strategies
  • Lead a project team and monitor project progress through successful execution

Description

This workshop seeks to clarify and explain the basic aspects of a project and project management in order for participants to gain confidence in their project environment. It will help individuals to recognise the key aspects of a project and the importance of their role within it. The workshop is also intended for those working in supporting functional departments whose work can impact on project success.

Participants will learn to work within organisational and cost constraints and set goals tied directly to stakeholder needs. They will learn a comprehensive and thorough approach to project management – from the early stages of defining project requirements – to developing work breakdown structures, project change control and closeout.

This workshop will feature:

  • Overview of the project management process
  • Estimate and schedule task work, duration and costs with confidence
  • Implement risk management techniques and mitigation strategies
  • Lead a project team and monitor project progress through successful execution

What are the Goals?

By attending this workshop, you will acquire the following skills:

  • Master fundamental project management skills, concepts and techniques
  • Link project goals and objectives to clear, compelling stakeholder needs
  • Develop work breakdown structures
  • Set realistic, measurable objectives and ensure positive results
  • Estimate project costs and schedules using simple, proven techniques
  • Establish a dependable project control and monitoring system

Who is this Workshop for?

This workshop is suitable to a wide range of professionals with an interest in Project Management methodology but will greatly benefit:

  • Executives
  • Group leaders
  • Project managers
  • Program managers
  • Department heads
  • Others who wish to develop a toolkit to assist them with the budget process

How will this Workshop be Presented?

This workshop combines theory and practice. We use company examples to illustrate how the techniques presented have been applied in real case studies. The purpose is to use a mix of proven learning techniques to ensure maximum understanding, comprehension and retention of the information presented.

The Course Content

DAY  ONE –

  • The role of a project manager
  • Project objectives and organisation
  • Project planning
  • Developing a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)

DAY TWO –

  • Project scheduling – useful tools and techniques
  • Developing a project budget
  • Creating a time-phased budget
  • Controlling the budget

 

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