An introductory course in project management theory and practice

Dieses Seminar gibt es auch auf Deutsch

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.

  • Understanding the information expectations of stakeholders and communicating appropriately so that their projects will complete successfully.
  • Understanding and using the principles of conflict management to identify and resolve communication barriers to successful completion of processes.
  • Be able to create and use an Input-Process-Output diagram to describe recurring activities and to identify the key steps that require input from others.
  • Learn how to group activities into workflow diagrams that identify interfaces with management, customers, suppliers and other team members. These diagrams are proven tools that support better communication and efficiency because they show clearly the key roles and process control points.
  • Be able to use past experience as a basis to estimate both the time that will be required and the uncertainty of that estimate to complete a similar future activity.
  • Learn key techniques for prioritizing activities and managing time effectively.

Day 1

  • The nature of projects and the project life cycle
  • Understanding stakeholders and determining their needs
  • Determining the desired final result
  • Modeling the processes and activities required to produce that result

Day 2

  • Determining a schedule and budget
  • Managing communications
  • Identifying and responding to problems
  • Project execution, monitoring and control

This seminar is ideally suited for new project managers and team leaders with less than 18 months experience as well as for project team members who aspire to be managers or simply want to enhance their ability to contribute to project success.

  • Daily from 09:30 to 17:30
  • Group size max. 8 participants per seminar
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Seminar language: English with a native speaker trainer
  • Seminar is customised to the individual learning styles of each participant
  • Seminar documentation
  • Beverage, break snack and delicate lunch
  • Seminar fee: 990 Euro zzgl. 19 % MwSt. p.P.

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