Advanced Project Management Programme

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10 Days

Daily Agenda

Module I: Planning, Organising & Controlling Projects:
DAY 1:
Reviewing the Fundamentals
  • Understanding Projects: Differences between Large / Small and Simple / Complex Projects
  • The 'Project Life Cycle' and the Role of Project Management
  • Current trends in Project Management: Project Management Associations and Qualifications
  • Project Performance: Understanding Why Some Projects Succeed and Others Don’t
  • A Framework for Building Project Success: Improving Project Management Performance
  • The Different Project Roles, Responsibilities and Boundaries: RACI Charts
  • Understanding some Key Financial Concepts: Break-even, Net Present Value, and Discounted Cashflow
DAY 2:
Initiating and Defining Projects
  • Initiating Projects: Project Context and Environment
  • Setting Realistic Objectives: Defining Project Scope and Deliverables
  • Managing Expectations and Agreeing Priorities: Ensuring Value for Money
  • Developing a Work Breakdown Structure: Defining Roles and Specifying Work Packages
  • Developing a Cost Breakdown Structure: Techniques for Making Preliminary Estimates of Time and Cost
  • Choosing and using appropriate Planning Methods: Using Project Management Software
  • Initiating Risk Management: Using Qualitative Risk Analysis Techniques
DAY 3:
Planning Projects for Results
  • Building a Realistic Project Plan: Using Gantt Charts and Activity Networks
  • Using the Plan to Develop Detailed Task and Resource Schedules
  • Identifying the Critical Path and Setting Milestones: Getting Buy-in from the Key Players
  • Techniques for Developing Detailed Estimates for Time and Cost: Managing Estimating Uncertainty
  • Minimising Project Timescales: Exploring Time-cost Options and Understanding Trade-offs
  • Managing Project Risks: Quantitative Risk Management Methods and Techniques
  • The Importance of On-going Planning: Maintaining and Updating Plans and Risk Registers
DAY 4:
Organising and Controlling the Project
  • Handling the Changes and Challenges that Affect Projects
  • Running Effective Change Control Processes
  • Project Performance Tracking, Management and Control Systems
  • Pro-active and Re-active Control: Measures that Give Early Warning
  • Using Predictive Control Techniques: Slip Charts, Burn-down Charts, and Earned Value Methods
  • Managing Project Communication and Decision-making: Running Effective Meetings
  • Exploiting Information Management Technology: Managing Project Documentation
DAY 5:
Project Leadership and Team-working Skills
  • Working in Project Teams: Building Collaborative Working Relationships
  • Understanding Leadership and Management: Qualities and Skills that Enhance Results
  • The Role of the Leader in Building Team Cohesion and Performance: The Team Development Cycle
  • The Keys to Effective Influence and Persuasion: Characteristics of Successful Leaders
  • Improving Communication, Delegation and Motivation Skills
  • Working with Senior Stakeholders: Creating Rapport, Understanding and Managing Expectations
  • Lean Concepts and the Learning Cycle: Implementing Continuous Improvement
Module II: Managing and Supervising Projects, Consultants and Contractors:
DAY 6:
Project Management in the Construction Industry 
  • Introduction to Construction Management
  • Stages of Construction Project Management
  • The role of a Project Manager/Supervisor in Construction Management
  • Defining and understanding the goals, risks and quality of a project
  • The major elements of a Construction Project and Safety Management
DAY 7:
Scope of Work, Detailed Specifications and Construction Pricing 
  • Defining the detailed requirements and Scope of Work
  • Understanding and Managing Project Constraints
  • The absolute importance of collaboration with key stakeholders to determine the actual drawings and specifications
  • Estimation and Costing techniques
  • Construction Price and Cost Indices (PCIs)
DAY 8:
Procurement, Tendering and Selection 
  • Critical importance of Strategic Procurement Planning
  • The Bidding and Bid Evaluation Process
  • Understand Consultants and Contractor Firms’ Pricing Strategies
  • Value for Money and the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) for complex purchases
  • The Fundamentals of Earned Value Management
DAY 9:
Contract Development and Negotiation 
  • Understanding the concept and principle of contract law
  • Analysis of the Contract requirements
  • Model Contract Formats – specific for Consultants and Contractors
  • Contract dispute and responding to a contract breach
  • The Art of Negotiation and Persuasion
DAY 10:
Managing Performance and Decision-Making Skills 
  • Issues in Contract Performance and major causes of change to contracts
  • Managing Supplier Performance and Expectations
  • Service Level Agreements, developing and managing Key Performance Indicators
  • Decision Making Theory: Process, Models and Stages
  • Ability and confidence to make the right decision

Frequently Asked Questions

There are no prerequisites. Our courses are open to students of all backgrounds who are 18 years of age and older. All courses are conducted in English. Video lectures include English subtitles and the option to slow-down, pause, or replay lectures for better retention. Discussion boards are a critical component of each of our courses; therefore, we suggest students have a conversational knowledge of English when pursuing a Certificate of Completion. For any of the art writing courses, students need to be 100% proficient in written English.

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Our classes are kept small, at no more than 30 students, to better facilitate and encourage personalized interaction with the instructor and fellow participants. Your classmates come from all over the globe and contribute their global perspectives and experience. Some are currently working within the arts while others are just beginning. All classmates share in their passion for the art world.

It is recommended that you begin your course promptly. If you do need to start the course a few days late, contact your instructor as soon as possible after the course has opened to discuss your options. Registration closes on the Friday after the course begins.

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14-25 Oct 2024
Fee: $11,900
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