- Project Management Professional PMP
- Project Management Training: Understanding Project Management
This three-day workshop will teach participants: • What is meant by a project. • What steps must be taken to complete projects on time and on budget. • How to sell ideas and make presentations. • and more!
- Course Outline
Project management isn’t just for construction engineers and military logistics experts anymore. Today, in addition to the regular duties of your job, you are often expected to take on extra assignments and to get that additional job done well, done under budget, and done on time. This workshop is not intended to take participants from a supervisory or administrative position to that of a project manager. However, these three days will familiarize participants with the most common terms and the most current thinking about projects.
This three-day workshop will teach participants:
• What is meant by a project.
• What steps must be taken to complete projects on time and on budget.
• How to sell ideas and make presentations.
• Simple techniques and tools for planning and tracking your project.
• Methods for keeping their team focused and motivated.
Introduction and Course Overview You will spend the first part of the day getting to know participants and discussing what will take place during the workshop. Students will also have an opportunity to identify their personal learning objectives. What is a Project To begin, participants will explore what a project is and isn’t, and how it is different from regular work. Project Management Basics Next, participants will explore what project management is. Participants will also look at the five process groups and nine knowledge areas as defined by the Project Management Institute in their PMBOK guide. How Can Projects Help Me During this session, participants will work through a case study that will demonstrate how projects can benefit us, even if we already feel overworked. A Projects Life Cycle This session will introduce participants to the four phases of a project’s life cycle: conception, planning, execution, and termination. Selling a Project Next, participants will learn some ways to prioritize and sell projects. Preparing Your Project During this session, participants will work in small groups and discuss six things to consider when planning your project. The Role of a Project Manager This session will look at the key skills required for success as a project manager. Project Goals Next, participants will learn about SMART goals, and how they can be modified to ensure project success. Laying Out the Project Day One will conclude with information on the project charter, Statement of Work, and project planning worksheets. Participants will also receive tips on writing project reports. Project Risks During this session, participants will evaluate their personal risk approach. Then, participants will discuss how to identify and reduce project risks. Contingency Planning This session will continue the topic of risks by discussing what contingency plans are and what they should include. What Really Needs To Be Done In this session, participants will help Pete lay out and schedule tasks for his home construction project. Participants will also lay out and schedule tasks for their own project. The Work Breakdown Structure Next, participants will learn about the WBS (Work Breakdown Structure), a key element in planning any project. Planning Tools This session will introduce participants to various project planning tools, including action planning worksheets, milestone charts, PERT, the Critical Path Method, Gantt charts, network diagrams, and flow charts. Budgets During this session, participants will learn about what a project budget should include and ways that it can be built. Teamwork In this session, participants will explore ways to motivate their project team. Developing Teams This session will look at four major issues that are critical to the success of a project team. We will also look at Jensen and Tuckman’s four stages of team development. Earthquake This hour-long case study will give participants hands-on experience with team building and problem solving. Communication Next, participants will learn about four keys to successful project communication. Closing Out a Project During this session, participants will learn about how to plan for successful project termination. Team Meetings This session will give participants some ways to make the most of team meetings. Project Presentations During the afternoon of day three, participants will prepare and present a short presentation on their chosen project (selected as their pre-assignment). Workshop Wrap-Up At the end of the day, students will have an opportunity to ask questions and fill out an action plan.
- Prerequisites & Certificates
Certificate of Completion
- Cancellation Policy
ctc TrainCanada - We Never Cancel*:
We are unique in the corporate training field in that we do not cancel desktop applications courses due to low enrollment. When there are less than 3 students, ctc TrainCanada will personalize the class (students then receive more time with the instructor to address their individual needs allowing the student to complete the full course in less time) or connect the student remotely to a class at one of our other branches via TrainLive remote classroom instruction. *Microsoft Certified Courses and other technical courses require a minimum enrollment of three students. Business Skills courses require multiple students in order to run due to the interactive nature of the training. Selected Desktop Applications courses may require a minimum enrollment of two students to run. ctc TrainCanada® reserves the right to deliver Microsoft Certified and other technical courses via TrainLive remote classroom instruction in order to guarantee the course to run.
ctc TrainCanada Cancellation policy:
You may cancel or reschedule this registration in writing with no penalty with a minimum of 10 business days' notice prior to the first day of the course. Full payment is required if you cancel or reschedule this registration within 10 business days prior to the first day of the course. However, substitutions are welcome. If you do need to cancel or reschedule a publicly scheduled course within the 10 day non-cancellation period (not a client dedicated course), payment is to be made and a training voucher for a public course will be issued to you. This allows you to attend a future date for the same course at no charge (subject to availability).
No-shows will not be issued a training voucher.
Complimentary Service: We offer all our students coffee, tea, juice or pop, muffins or pastries in the morning and cookies baked in our own oven each afternoon.
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