In this four-day hands-on Workshop, you will use one of your own projects as the basis for practicing the skills necessary to plan, schedule, and control a project. You'll gain experience identifying and assessing project risks and developing appropriate risk management strategies. In the process, you'll gain an understanding of the project manager's role and responsibilities, and how these change across the different phases of the project. Throughout this Workshop, you will apply project management concepts and techniques to the task of developing an initial project charter for your project.
This Workshop is designed for both IT and non-IT personnel who have (or soon will have) project management or supervisory responsibility. Even professionals who already have significant project management experience will benefit from participating with their project teams in this Workshop.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to understand:
- Project management concepts and definitions
- Project participants: roles and responsibilities
- A value-driven model for successful projects
- The Project Manager
- The project life cycle
- Developing your Initial Project Charter
- WBS - the Work Breakdown Structure
- Project estimating
- Risk assessment & management
- Initiating the project
- Scheduling concepts, techniques, & tools
- Issues and techniques in project control
- Change management and project scope
- Behaviors of effective (and ineffective) project managers
- Managing project completion
The only prerequisite for this Workshop is a need for learning or enhancing skills in managing projects of any sort.