Project Management Masterclass

Master the Art of Leading High-PerformingProject Teams from Start to Finish

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10 Days

Introduction to the course

Project Management is a critical discipline that involves the application of methodologies, techniques, and tools to plan, execute, monitor, and control projects from start to finish. In this Project Management Masterclass, you will learn about the fundamental principles of project management, including project leadership, management and communications, project planning, organizing & controlling projects, budgeting, and risk management. You will also learn how to use project management software tools to plan and manage your projects effectively, and you will gain insights from experienced project managers who will share their best practices and lessons learned.

Additionally, by attending this Project Management Masterclass, you will gain a deep understanding of time management, which includes developing and managing project schedules, and cost management, which involves estimating, budgeting, and controlling project costs. Whether you are a seasoned project manager looking to enhance your skills or someone new to project management, this masterclass will provide the knowledge and practical experience needed to excel in your role.

This KC Academy training course will highlight:

  • How to make the real and measurable shift from project manager to project leader?
  • Best practice methodologies to improve decision-making.
  • The essential project management skills needed to maximize project performance.
  • Methods for identifying, engaging, and managing project stakeholders.
  • Techniques for establishing the full scope of the project and prioritizing deliverables.
  • How to create realistic plans, proactively manage risks and exploit opportunities?
  • The use of tools and techniques for tracking and managing project performance.

Course details

By the end of this Project Management Masterclass training course, attendees will be able to: 

  • Improve decision-making skills to deliver important and timely responses
  • Understand how to identify and manage project complexities
  • Engage project stakeholders and manage their expectations
  • Cultivate project teams in preparation for project success
  • Develop effective project plans and budgets
  • Adapt to the dynamic nature of projects

This Project Management Masterclass training course will incorporate both theory and skill training components, applying hands-on exercises, facilitation of group discussions, practical case studies and real-life examples.

The organization will benefit by:

  • Developing a skilled workforce, capable of effectively delivering new projects
  • Improved efficiency in the management of projects
  • Increased project success rate in meeting quality, time, and budgetary goals
  • More efficient utilization of company resources
  • Reduction in wasted time and money

Participants will develop additional and valuable project management skills through:

  • Improving their ability to deliver projects effectively, while balancing competing objectives
  • Proactive identification of risk sources and minimization of their impacts
  • Learning to optimise the use of project resources
  • Knowledge of best practices in management of change
  • Effective control of project uncertainties
  • Learning to close projects out in a controlled and orderly manner

This KC Academy training course is intended for project management professionals, leaders, and project team members who are engaged in all types of projects, from simple to complex.

The Project Management Masterclass training course is suitable to a wide range of professionals, but will greatly benefit:

  • Project Directors & Managers
  • Plant Managers & Superintendents
  • Project Planners & Estimators
  • Quality Assurance Managers & Engineers
  • Contract & Procurement Managers
  • Project & Discipline Engineers
  • Specialist Technicians & Technical Assistants

Daily Agenda

{heading_content}Module I: Project Leadership Management and Communications:
DAY 1:
Transition from Manager to Leader
  • The Need for the Shift from Project Manager to Project Leader
  • Defining a Thought Process to Make Better Decisions
  • Enhance Personal Development through Increased Self-awareness
  • Practice Emotional Intelligence in a Project Environment
  • Develop an Executive-type Presence
DAY 2:
Expand Your Own Perspective
  • Become a thought Leader
  • Learn How to Expand Your Strategic Scope
  • Learn How to Become Innovative
  • Improve Your Decision-making
DAY 3:
Commit to People and Relationships
  • Objective of Project Leadership
  • Limitations of Project Management and Team Relationships
  • Recognize the Place for Talent Management
  • Use of Mentoring to Develop Future Project Leaders
  • Cultivate Conditions for Project Team Success and Growth
DAY 4:
Body Language for Leaders
  • Understand How Body-language Symbols and Perceived by Others
  • Have Your Body Language Match Your Message for Positive Communication
  • Six Ways to Make a Positive First Impression
  • Establishing a Leadership Presence
  • Conveying Confidence in a Warm and Empathetic Manner
DAY 5:
Putting It All in Practice
  • Make the Shift: Moving from Technical to Relational Skills
  • Nurturing Emotional Quality
  • Expand Your Perspective
    • Think in Terms of Team Results
    • Consider Client Relationships
    • Consider Business Perspective
  • Commit to People and Relationships
  • Understand the Value of Developing Future Leaders
{heading_content}Module II: Planning, Organizing & Controlling Projects :
DAY 6:
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 Measurement: 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
  • Key Financial Concepts: Net Present Value, Internal Rate of Return, and Payback Periods
DAY 7:
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
  • Using appropriate Project Planning Methods: Applying a structured approach
  • Initiating Risk Management: Using qualitative risk analysis techniques
DAY 8:
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
  • Minimizing Project Timescales: Exploring time-cost options and understanding trade-offs
  • Managing Project Risks: Qualitative and Quantitative Risk Management methods and techniques
  • The importance of continuous planning: Maintaining and Updating plans and risk registers
DAY 9:
Organizing, Implementing, and Controlling Projects
  • 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: Gantt 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 10:
Project Leadership and Team-Working
  • 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 and understanding, managing expectations
  • Lean Concepts and The Learning Cycle: Implementing continuous improvement

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.

You should have an up-to-date web browser such as: Chrome, Safari, Firefox, or Internet Explorer. For more detailed information, please see the guides for supported browsers and basic computer specifications. Our Online Courses can be accessed on a mobile or tablet device, although we strongly encourage you to have access to a desktop or laptop computer and reliable internet connection for certain course components. Former students have told us it is easiest to read discussion threads and complete written assignments on a laptop or desktop computer.

Registration is available on our website. Just follow these simple steps: Click the “Apply Now” button in the top right corner of your screen. Select “Online Courses.” Choose your course(s). You will be asked for basic contact information and your credit card payment. We require full payment at the time of registration and all tuition is billed in US dollars. Be sure to check with your bank or credit card company, as your financial institution may charge a foreign transaction fee.

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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