Principles of Project Management

1. INTRODUCTION

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 you from a supervisory or administrative position to that of a project manager. However, these three days will familiarize you with the most common terms and the most current thinking about projects.

2. OBJECTIVES

To provide a standardised approach to project management irrespective of the resources used.
To be practical and easy to implement whilst still ensuring effective project management.
To ensure sound quality output.
To contain enough detail so as to assist and act as a reference guide to the project manager and to outline the basic steps required in establishing and controlling a project from conception to competition.
To prepare the ground so that the project may start in an organised and controlled manner.

3. OUTLINE

Introduction and Course Overview
What is a Project?
Project Management Basics
Pre-Assignment Review
How Can Projects Help Me?
A Project’s Life Cycle
Selling a Project
Preparing Your Project
The Role of a Project Manager
A Project Manager’s Skills
Project Goals
Laying Out the Project
The SOW
Project Planning Worksheet
Writing Reports
Project Risks
Risk Inventory
About Risks
Reducing Risks
Contingency Planning
What Really Needs To Be Done?
Beginning to Plan
Charting Your Course
Milestones
The Work Breakdown Structure
Planning Tools
The Network Diagram
PERT
Gantt Charts
Flow Charts
Scheduling
Budgets
Teamwork
Why is Teamwork Important?
Building a Winning Team
The Team Machine
Developing Teams
Four Issues to Address with Project Teams
Team Development
Earthquake!
Communication
Closing Out A Project
Team Meetings
Presentation Primer
Project Presentations

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