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Effective Project Management

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Description

Effective projects techniques help you reduce spend, beat deadlines and plan for problems before they occur. All projects need a beginning, middle and end. This manual will show you the essential components required in planning the project and give you the confidence and immediately useful tools to put them into practice at work.

This manual provides you with all the fundamental planning tools and methodology you need to become successful project manager.

Manual Content:

PROJECTS AND PROJECT MANAGEMENT

  • PROJECT MANAGEMENT – AN OVERVIEW
  • What is project management?
  • When is it used?
  • How does it work?
  • What does a project manager do?
  • What are the benefits?
  • PROCESSES, PRINCIPLES AND GUIDELINES
  • Project initiation
  • Planning
  • Programme plan
  • Infrastructure projects
  • Implementation
  • Procurement process
  • Evaluation
  • Monitoring and reporting
  • Contractual relationships
  • Risk management
  • Quality assurance
  • Communications
  • Organisational change management
  • What project auditors should look for
  • PROJECT MANAGEMENT METHODOLOGIES
  • What is a methodology?
  • Types of methodologies
  • Project management methodologies
  • WHY PROJECTS FAIL
  • A PROJECT BUSINESS CASE
  • The importance of the business case
  • Making the case
  • What a business case should cover
  • COST/BENEFIT ANALYSIS
  • Principles of cost/benefit analysis
  • Running the numbers
  • WHAT MAKES A GOOD PROJECT MANAGER
  • The competencies required
  • Project managers or project leaders
  • THE PROJECT MANAGEMENT OFFICE
  • The two traditional PMO models
  • The support role model
  • The centralised supervisory model
  • The alternative model – a facilitating, consulting role
  • THE PROJECT CONTROL OFFICER
  • The emergence of the PCO role
  • Job responsibilities of the PCO
  • SCOPE MANAGEMENT
  • STAKEHOLDER ANALYSIS AND STAKEHOLDER
  • MANAGEMENT
  • Introduction
  • Stakeholder analysis

MANAGING PROJECT RISK

  • MANAGING RISK
  • Constraints and assumptions
  • Definition of risk
  • Risk management
  • Risk concepts
  • Types of Risks
  • Risk management structure
  • Risk management tools
  • FAILURE MODES AND EFFECTS ANALYSIS (FMEA)
  • Introduction to FMEA
  • Types of FMEA's
  • FMEA usage
  • Benefits of FMEA
  • FMEA timing
  • FMEA procedure

PLANNING THE PROJECT

  • PRINCE2
  • PRINCE
  • PRINCE2
  • Benefits
  • Processes
  • Components
  • Techniques
  • Strengths and weaknesses
  • INITIAL DISCOVERY PROJECT
  • WORK BREAKDOWN STRUCTURE
  • Introduction to Work Breakdown Structure
  • WBS numbering and dictionary
  • Mapping WBS for cost management
  • Organizational standards
  • PROJECT SCHEDULE ESTIMATING
  • Introduction
  • Resource levelling
  • "Crashing" the schedule
  • ESTIMATING TIME ACCURATELY
  • PROJECT RESOURCING
  • Define the Resource Requirements
  • Match Resource Skills
  • WORKING WITH GANTT CHARTS
  • CRITICAL PATH ANALYSIS & PERT CHARTS
  • Introduction to Critical Path Analysis
  • Drawing a Critical Path Analysis chart
  • “Crash” action
  • PERT (Program Evaluation and Review Technique)

MONITORING AND CONTROL OF THE PROJECT

  • PROJECT MONITORING AND CONTROL
  • Tailoring monitoring and control activities
  • Tailoring roles
  • Tailoring deliverables from monitoring and control
  • Responsibilities for monitoring and control
  • Monitoring and control activities
  • Verification Activities
  • PROJECT QUALITY PLANNING
  • A definition of quality
  • Judging quality
  • Project quality v deliverable quality
  • Quality terminology
  • Quality materials
  • Quality events
  • Planning quality
  • Example Quality Plan
  • PROJECT AUDIT CHECKLIST

HUMAN ASPECTS OF PROJECT MANAGEMENT

  • DYNAMIC SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT METHOD (DSDM)
  • THE ESSENCE OF LEADERSHIP
  • The leadership relationship
  • Pull, not push leadership
  • PROJECT COMMUNICATION PLAN
  • Schedule
  • Stakeholder communication matrix
  • Ideas into action

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