An introductory course in project management theory and practice
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There is no substitute for experience in managing projects. It is at least as much an art as it is a science, and perhaps even more so. Nevertheless, a thorough understanding of the fundamentals of best practice is essential if that experience is to lead to rapid competence as a project manager without jeopardising organisational budgetary and customer satisfaction goals.
This two-day seminar introduces the theoretical basis of best practice, based upon the millions of hours of practical experience that have been distilled into the Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBoK Guide®) standard of practice by the Project Management Institute. The focus will be on projects where:
- The customer is not expecting assistance from the project team in understanding the business need to be addressed nor in defining broad requirements.
- Similar projects have been completed in the past.
- Many of the required activities are known in advance but must be adapted to the needs of the current project.
- The general form of the required process output is specified by the organisation but the details must be planned specifically for each project.
Each principle is clearly presented and discussed. The problems that can arise if the principle is ignored are evaluated. Groups of related principles are incorporated into a series of integrated project simulation exercises (using free software which the delegates can immediately put to use on their current projects) which give the delegates an opportunity to apply their learning to nearly-realistic project challenges. Mistakes can be freely explored as sources of learning without having any real-world consequences.