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Essential Project Management Skills

A Project Management Institute, Inc. (PMI)® Approved Training Course

This KC Academy "Essential Project Management Skills" training course offers complete guidance in the essential knowledge, skills and competencies of managing projects holistically and in how to adopt a project management ‘mindset’.

04 - 08 Sep 2022
In-Person:
Dubai
$ 4,950
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Duration:

5 Days

Availability:

Classroom

Many people take on a project management role alongside their other organisational responsibilities, whilst others have dedicated project management roles. This KC Academy "Essential Project Management Skills" training course offers complete guidance in the essential knowledge, skills and competencies of managing projects holistically and in how to adopt a project management 'mindset'. 

This will include how to make use of best practice project management processes (based on the Project Management Institute's Body of Knowledge), tools and techniques, and how to lead the people involved in and impacted by projects. This ensures that projects are conducted as efficiently as possible and meet the requirements and expectations of relevant stakeholders.

This KC Academy training course explores how to ensure projects deliver client-focused and organisationally relevant outcomes. It covers critical aspects of project initiation, planning, monitoring and control to ensure the delivery of proper scope and quality within time, budget and resource constraints. It also considers how to manage uncertainty through risk management techniques.

This KC Academy training course will highlight:

  • An introduction to the world of Project Management
  • Project Initiation and Risk Management
  • Project Planning, Estimating and Scheduling
  • Project Resourcing, Monitoring and Control
  • Managing Performance, Project Reporting and Closure
 

OBJECTIVES

At the end of this KC Academy training course, you will learn to:

  • Apply a project management 'mindset' to projects
  • Write clear project initiation statements and manage risks
  • Plan project quality, timescales, resources and costs
  • Monitor and control projects and project teams
  • Deliver successful projects and lessons learned
 

TRAINING METHODOLOGY

This KC Academy training course will utilise a variety of proven adult learning techniques to ensure maximum understanding, comprehension and retention of the information presented. Small group discussions will enable delegates to share their own experiences and discuss the course concepts. Hands-on exercises and case studies will provide the opportunity to practice the use of the models, techniques and competencies covered. Personal assessment, reflection and action planning will ensure that delegates know how to put the learning into practice.

ORGANISATIONAL IMPACT

As a result of completing this KC Academy training course, your organisation will benefit from:

  • Better project selection decisions
  • Better alignment of projects with organisational goals
  • Clearly defined project goals and scope
  • Comprehensive project plans which reflect organisational constraints
  • Application and visibility of appropriate performance measures
  • Beneficial projects delivered to quality, on time and within cost
 

PERSONAL IMPACT

As a result of attending this KC Academy training course, delegates will benefit from:

  • Developing an understanding of the organisational context of projects
  • Knowing how to clarify and enhance what you are committing to deliver
  • Use effective project planning techniques to gain confidence that you can deliver
  • Reducing uncertainty by incorporating risk management techniques
  • Having a framework for learning lessons from every project you engage with
  • Gaining practical tips, advice and insight from an experienced project manager
 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

This KC Academy "Essential Project Management Skills" training course is designed for anyone involved in delivering projects. That includes those who have overall responsibility for whole projects, are members of project teams or have responsibility for providing parts of projects.

This course is suitable for a wide range of project professionals but will greatly benefit:

  • Existing Project Managers
  • New Project Managers
  • Project Management Team Members
  • Project Technical Leads
  • Project Management Professionals

Course Outline

DAY 1

The World of Project Management

  • What is a project?
  • The problems and difficulties of projects
  • The project life cycle
  • Project roles: responsibilities, authority and accountability
  • The critical dimensions of project management
  • Project Management processes

DAY 2

Project Initiation and Risk Management

  • Identifying project stakeholders
  • Collecting project requirements
  • Determining project objectives
  • Project scope and constraints
  • Managing risk on projects
  • Documenting and communicating the project

DAY 3

Project Planning, Estimating and Scheduling

  • The contents of a Project Management Plan
  • Using a Work Breakdown Structure
  • Creating the Project Network
  • Project estimating
  • Time schedule: Critical path and float

DAY 4

Project Resourcing, Monitoring and Control

  • Resource scheduling and budgeting
  • Preparing for project execution and communicating the plan
  • Project monitoring
  • Analysing project performance
  • Project control
  • Change control

DAY 5

Managing Performance, Project Reporting and Closure

  • Managing the performance of the team and its members
  • Managing stakeholder relationships
  • Project communication and reporting
  • Successful project hand-over
  • Project closure
  • Learning lessons from the project
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