Project management is considered as a management tool, as well as a process embracing planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluating. The course is designed to provide participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to identify, formulate, plan and implement projects in their work environment. The course caters to non-PMPs who manage projects and team members that work on projects whether in private, public or non‐governmental organizations. It is designed to provide participants with an understanding of the theoretical underpinnings and practical tools of project management.
Topics covered include:
- Project management process groups and their interrelation
- Role of the project manager in relation to the client organization structure
- Defining, clarifying, and validating project work ‒ understanding project scope, elicitation methods
- Building and managing budget ‒ estimating costs of the activities, determining risk and management contingencies
- Monitoring and managing issues, scope and risks ‒ earned value management – project performance variances, issue logs and integrated change control
- Communicating proactively with project stakeholders ‒ stakeholder engagement planning, communications planning, people management
- Defining and managing quality and metrics ‒ overview of quality management tools, interpreting the metric results
- Managing procurement ‒ types of project procurement contracts, impacts of procurement decisions on risks, human resources, schedule and budget
- Group presentations.