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Professional project manager, basic level

Classroom training: 2 x 1 day *

Webinar: 2 x 3 hrs *

* Modules can be done separately

The basic level course consists of 2 modules and it gives you a broad view of current project management tools and methods. It is intended for people who already have some background knowledge and experience of project management. Modules are described in the 'Program' section and they can also be taken separately. Exercises, groupworks and discussions are used to deepen the understanding of course items.

Target audience: project & program managers and coordinators, project portfolio managers, project team members, middle and upper level management, business controllers, analysts and experts

Working methods: lectures followed with groupwork, exercises and review questions

Prerequisites: basic experience or training such as 'Get started in PM'

Program

1st module

Project characteristics and implementation model
  • characteristics and special features of projects
  • standards and certificates
  • project challenges and success factors
  • project implementation models
Project objectives and requirements
  • setting goals and requirements
  • metrics and acceptance criteria
Managing the project organization
  • project organizational models
  • defining responsibilities
Project initiation and planning
  • project charter
  • design principles
  • project plan
  • project phases
Project scope management
  • scope definition
  • project work breakdown and task packages
Project stakeholder and communication management
  • stakeholder identification and classification
  • the golden rules of communication
  • communication skills
  • communication planning
Leading project team
  • building a project team
  • project team development
  • motivation and creative problem solving

Support materials: ‘Before starting’, ‘Definition’ and ‘Planning’ phases and related project checklist, project charter and project plan templates in the Project manager’s guide for registered users.

2nd module

Project time management
  • calculating task durations
  • building the project schedule
  • critical path
  • resource allocation
  • monitoring project schedule
Project cost management
  • cost assessment
  • budgeting
Project control
  • phase-gate reviews
  • progress evaluation
  • project change management
Project quality management
  • quality assurance and control
  • quality costs
  • audits
  • quality tools
Risks and opportunities
  • identification
  • impact assessment
  • risk and opportunity responses
  • monitoring actions
Project close-out
  • close-out activities
  • documentation and project audit
  • results and benefits assessment
Training summary

Support materials: ‘Planning’, ‘Implementation’, ‘Close-out’ and ‘Benefits assessment’ steps in the Project manager’s guide for registered users, as well as the related project plan, project checklist, status report and project final report templates.

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