Gain indispensable project planning and scheduling skills from a practicing project manager and accredited Microsoft Project expert.
|Providing an invaluable introduction to project planning, this workshop provides delegates with the fundamental skills they need to initiate, plan, schedule, and execute projects in the real world. Thought-provoking industry-specific exercises will test your understanding of the concepts, methods and processes discussed within the workshop’s tutorials.
As a core component within our Contractor Solutions suite of training workshops for Microsoft Project users, this workshop is a perfect partner to our Microsoft Project Foundation and Microsoft Project Planning & Execution workshops.
|Closed-Company delivery. One x 4-hour segment.
|After completing this workshop, delegates will have a solid foundation of project planning skills, knowledge, and abilities. They will:
|Project Manager, Contracts Manager, Site Manager, Project Coordinator.
|Project planning fundamentals
This first workshop section provides an insight into what project planning and project management are all about. It commences with an understanding of what makes for a successful project and why effective planning and execution influence project success. Next, delegates will learn the importance of managing the interrelationships between a project’s fundamental objectives. Finally, the phases and stages of a project’s lifecycle are discussed, together with the key deliverables produced within each stage.
|Initiating the project
The second workshop section commences by discussing how projects are initiated and how project teams are created and mobilised. Next, project stakeholders are considered, along with how to satisfy their needs and communicate effectively with them. Finally, the importance of understanding and articulating client requirements is investigated, together with project charter creation and techniques for appraising project investments.
|Planning the project
Workshop section three is all about creating flexible forward-looking project plans. Several key project development strategies are discussed in detail, all with the aim of creating a model of the real world that is both accurate and flexible. Analysis techniques are introduced to provide a comprehensive understanding of how and when tasks and work will be delivered within the project, together with an appreciation for expediency when resolving potential project bottlenecks.
|Executing the project
The fourth workshop section concentrates on managing the multitude of risks that can determine a project’s success – or its failure. From investigating qualitative risk causes and effects through to risk qualification and mitigation strategies, from cost/work/schedule variances compared to project baselines; delegates will receive a toolbox of techniques to manage all types of project risks – for all points within a project’s lifecycle.
|Closing a project
The final workshop section considers projects in the latter stages of their lifecycle. By conducting quantitative and qualitive analyses of as-built projects, delegates will gain invaluable lessons that they can apply to future projects.
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