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Project Management Fundamentals

Industry research shows that a third of all projects are delivered late. To add to this, even more come in over budget and 28% fail altogether.

How you run a project, participate in the delivery of a project or perform in a project team can dictate the success or failure of each initiative or project that you are involved in, regardless of its size or complexity. Our interactive workshop provides you with an introduction to project management techniques, tools and processes.

This certificate will be of value to those contemplating a career change or new to the project management industry; interested in developing a knowledge base and learning introductory skills in project management.

/ WHAT IS

This event provides an introduction into the world of Project Management, developing delegates’ understanding of the nature of projects and how it relates to day-to-day operations.

Delegates will complete the event with an understanding of the project environment, the processes and sub-processes involved in running a successful project, from start-up to closure.

PRINCE2 carries you through all the essentials for running a project, from planning to implementation and delivery, to measuring outcomes. Above all, it keeps your attention focused firmly on the business case to ensure that the project delivers and develops in line with your needs.

Don’t put your career progress at risk, join the thousands, yes thousands of project managers that have benefited from Snap Tech’s PRINCE2 training events, and get an internationally recognized PRINCE2 certification.

/ APPROACH AND DURATION

This event is facilitated by experienced facilitators providing group instruction. Training is provided through hands-on learning, relevant exercises and the provision of a participant handbook.

An examination will be written on the last day of training. The examination will test the delegates understanding of the project management concepts covered during the event.

Delegates will receive a Certificate for successful completion.

We welcome the opportunity to discuss your unique requirements.

Training Events & Consulting Solutions are provided globally by expert Internationally Certified instructors and globally recognised Registered Consultants.

Project Management Fundamentals overviews the basics of project management. It provides the theory and core methodology you will need to manage projects or participate on project teams.

This event does not make use of any project management software application, but instead focuses on the conceptual underpinnings that students must know in order to use any project management software application effectively.

/ CONTENT

What Makes Projects Succeed?

  • Reviewing project successes and their inherent characteristics.
  • Understanding the factors that contribute to project failure and how project management disciplines and processes target these areas to ensure repeatable delivery success.

The Essential Project Management Philosophy

  • Defining a project and project management
  • Exploring project management parameters – ‘Principle of Triple Constraint’ and trade-offs
  • Critical skills for successful project management

The Project Life Cycle

  • Examining life cycles and their significance within a project environment
  • Examining phase activities, milestones and gates
  • Identifying phase deliverables and their importance for ultimate project success

Project Planning with Project Management Fundamentals

  • Scoping the project – understanding and defining the scope, and obtaining key stakeholder sign-off
  • Creating the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) and scheduling
  • Understanding the Critical Path and how a Project Manager utilizes it for greater project control
  • Applying estimating techniques for a more realistic and balanced estimate
  • Introducing procurement planning and vendor selection
  • Conducting/contributing to quality planning
  • Establishing a project baseline, against which to track progress
  • Project Implementation and Control
  • Tracking and controlling the project
  • Applying a disciplined change control management method
  • Managing third parties
  • Managing project quality and understanding its role within continuous organizational improvement
  • Reporting and communication
  • Closing the Project

Conducting formal project closure

Post implementation reviewing – gathering, documenting and assimilating lessons learn

/ OUTCOMES

  • Discuss the phases of the Project Management Life Cycle and a project manager’s role in each phase.
  • List and discuss basic project success criteria and common reasons for project failure.
  • Discuss techniques for setting up a strong project team.
  • List and discuss elements of a Risk Management Plan.
  • Discuss techniques for planning and sequencing project activities, including the Work Breakdown Structure and the Network Logic Diagram.
  • Identify the Critical Path for completing a project on schedule.
  • List and discuss the cost elements that should be included in a project budget.
  • Discuss techniques for controlling for deviation from budgets and schedules.
  • Discuss key elements of project management communications and reporting tools.
  • Discuss key activities of project close-out.

This certificate will be of value to those contemplating a career change or new to the project management industry; interested in developing a knowledge base and learning introductory skills in project management such as aspiring Project Managers, Team Managers, Project Administrators.

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