Jumpstart in Project Management
More details about this course:In-Class Exercises:
In-class exercises help you identify and examine first-hand problems that you may be experiencing. Through group effort, you and your peers will discuss ways your department or company should be handling problems up front, and how you can utilize project management tools and techniques to optimize project success. Specifically:
- Personality profiling
- Participants review a pre-prepared case study, recognize the key issues and develop a project charter
- Based on the previous project charter, groups use cause and effect tools and work to define project requirements
- Participants utilize additional case study information and apply valuable planning tools including: A work breakdown structure, specific estimating techniques, as well as scheduling and work flow tools such as network diagrams
- Groups will apply qualitative and quantitative risk analysis tools to anticipate possible risks to project execution and the fulfillment of project objectives
- Participants are challenged by the introduction of a potentially negative situation and work to minimize its impact on their case study project
21 Immediate benefits of this cours
- Break the bad habits that may have been instilled by a multi-tiered agile approach.
- Appreciate the challenges of a project team and its manager.
- How to qualify a body of work as a project.
- Realize the need for “line of site” to some mission.
- Gain insight into the people side of projects.
- See project results as interdependent systems.
- Understand and apply the project triangle.
- The ability to define a successful project.
- Identify and prioritize project stakeholders.
- Define team roles and responsibilities.
- Estimate project durations more accurately.
- Qualify the necessary amount of project plan detail.
- Negotiate for win/win contracts.
- Recruit better team members for optimum results.
- Apply effective tools to analyze project risks.
- Create an effective communication plan.
- Recognize project trends and know when to respond.
- Define and understand critical project terminology.
- Reduce the tendency for “scope creep”.
- Identify opportunities for project templates.
- Increase the residual benefits of lessons learned.
Who Should Attend This Course:
Whatever level of experience, you will leave this course with the working knowledge you need to do an effective job managing any project. This course is a must for:
- Project Managers
- Project Team Members and Team Leads
- Business Analysts
- Systems Engineers
- Operations Managers
- Business Executives
- IT Managers/Directors