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Principles of Project Management

Duration: 2 days
Course Code: WPMPOPM
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The event covers the basic principles of a structured approach to project management as well as understanding the human factor behind project successes and failures.

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Arrow London - Farringdon Lane, London 18 October 2006 £595
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Course Objectives
On completion of the course the delegate will be able to:
• Define a project
• Produce Product Breakdown Structures
• Demonstrate an understanding of Critical Path Analysis
• Define Project Control
• Formulate a personal action plan to be actioned on future projects
Intended Audience
The event is recommended for people new to Project Management or those who have experience of working on projects and would like to move into Project Management.
o The two-day course breaks Project Management down into two main areas of Planning and Control
o Delegates will learn a structured approach to planning a project from initial concept through to a risk assessment of the plan
o Delegates will learn the importance of project control as a means to contain cost and to remain within timescale
Course Outline
Module 1 -Course Introduction
Module 2- Introduction to Projects

• Concept of projects and some advantages and disadvantages
• Differences between projects and other management structures
• Concept of a project lifecycle and methodology

Module 3- Starting up the Project

• The importance of information gathering and communicating
• Tasks required to start up the project
• Defining the project goal, customers and deliverables
• The concept of cost/benefit analysis

Module 4 -Introduction to Project Initiation exercise

• The Project Initiation document
Module 5- Risk Analysis
By the end of this module the participants will have:
• The concept of Risk Analysis
• Practising applying risk analysis to their project
Module 6 - Detailed Planning

• The concept of a Work Package
• Generating a Product Breakdown Structure
• Types of task dependency and will produce a network diagram
• Critical Path Analysis and calculating the critical path
• An introduction to PERT (Program Evaluation and Review Technique)
Module 7- Estimation Techniques

• Understanding the different varieties of estimates
• Using the different methods
Module 8- Resource Planning and Scheduling

• Scheduling resources on tasks
• The difference between schedule driven and resource driven tasks
• Using resource smoothing and levelling
Module 9- Project Costing

• Detailed resource requirements for the duration of the project
• Producing a project plan detailing the cost of the project
Module 10- Quality Planning

• Understanding the meaning of quality
• The primary areas of the project affected by quality issues
• Different quality methodologies
Module 11 -The Project Organisation

• The role and responsibilities of the Project Manager
• understand the issues of delegation of responsibility
• have been introduced to issues of team dynamics
• know Belbins categorisation of team roles
Module 12- Administration for Project Control

• The main components of project control
• Understanding the process steps to be followed
Module 13 -Project Reporting and Communication

• The use of Tolerance for monitoring projects
• Different types of reports
• The concept of Earned Value Analysis and how to use it
Module 14 -Closing a Project

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