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Step through the full life cycle of project management in three days and gain the proficiency and expertise to manage the toughest projects. Designed by skilled project managers, this course targets project managers with difficult projects even in a matrix environment. Aligned with the PMBOK® Guide, this seminar covers the basics of project management — requirements writing, work breakdown structures, and planning techniques, then introduces phase/gate reviews, work packages, risks, and other advanced topics. Master the development of strong cross-functional teams, create solid project scope statements, contend with changes and scope-creep while maintaining the support of your senior management. In addition, learn about working efficiently and eliminating waste.
Who Should Attend
This seminar is intended for project managers running small, medium, and large-scale projects. It is also relevant for managers of cross-functional projects. Line managers, functional managers, and architects who act as group leaders on projects with responsibility for developing parts of projects or sub-projects should also attend.
- Project models and frameworks
- How to write project requirements
- Characteristics of successful requirements
- Project team building in project and matrix environments
- The Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
- Work packages and project phases
- Gantt charts for developing “what-if” scenarios
- Critical Path Methodology (CPM)
- Resource assignment matrix
- CPM and balancing resources across project and functional responsibilities
- Project change management
- Precedence diagrams
- Risks and strengthening your project plan
- Project team, client, senior management, and stakeholder communication
- Methods to handle project risk and change management to prevent scope creep
Benefits to You
- Do things right—the first time
- Get your projects done on time, every time
- Distinguish between achievable and unachievable goals
- Create a successful plan—even with difficult projects
- Develop a project scope that generates buy-in from senior managers and stakeholders
- Work with functional managers to balance resources across the organization
- Handle changes throughout the full project life cycle
- Reduce or eliminate poorly defined requirements
- Build and maintain senior management support
- Develop strong project teams, both inside your department and across departments