Management

Course Description

PROJECT EXECUTION, OPERATIONS, AND MANAGEMENT

This course will provide a broad understanding of the purpose and role of project management and project managers. It is designed to help participants learn to apply a variety of management practices and planning tools as a means of administering, directing, and coordinating projects.

I. TOPIC: INTRODUCTION TO PROJECT MANAGEMENT AND PROJECT CYCLE
SCOPE: Role of Project Management
The Project Cycle
Project Feasibility
Project Planning and Implementation
II. TOPIC: INTRODUCTION TO PROJECT IMPLEMENTATION
SCOPE: What is Project Management?
Overview and Definitions
Project versus Functional Management
The Project Life Cycle
Examples of Projects
Defining Project Objectives and Scope of Work
The Hierarchy of Objectives
A Process for Project Management
The Quadruple Constraints: Time/Cost/Performance Specs and Resources
III. TOPIC: ANALYZING THE PROJECT ENVIRONMENT
SCOPE: Relevant Environment
Key Stakeholders
Dependencies
Risk
IV. TOPIC: ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE AND THE ROLE OF THE PROJECT MANAGER
SCOPE: Concepts of Organizational Design
Functional, Matrix and Project Structures
Authority and Responsibility
Managing in Matrix Structures
Role of the Project Manager
V. TOPIC: BUILDING THE TEAM
SCOPE: Project Teambuilding Principles
Leadership, Power, and Management Styles
Communication and Motivation Strategies
Meeting Management, Group Dynamics, and Problem Solving
Conflict Management
VI. TOPIC: PROJECT BREAKDOWN STRUCTUR
SCOPE: Define sub-projects
Identify Phases and Resources
Chart of Accounts
Work Packages
Prepare Master Summary Plan
Level of Detail
Planning Assumptions
VII. TOPIC: PROJECT PLANNING WITH CRITICAL PATH METHOD (CPM)
SCOPE: Lists of Activities
Gantt or Bar Charts
Precedence Diagrams (CPM)
Arrow Diagrams and PERT
Time Estimating
PMS software for PCs
VIII. TOPIC: SCHEDULING AND RESOURCE ALLOCATION
SCOPE: Resource Allocation
Manpower Leveling
Time/Cost/Risk Tradeoffs
Reducing Duration (Crashing)
Buy off on schedule and resources
Managing Project Execution
Risk Analysis
Coping with Changes and Problems
Interface management
IX. TOPIC: BUDGETING AND COST CONTROL
SCOPE: Budget Formulation
Cost Estimating
Concepts of Costs Control
Integrating Time, Cost and Performance
Earned Value Reporting
Maintaining the Baseline Plan
Variance Analysis
Configuration Management
Potential Problem and Analysis and Contingency Planning
X. TOPIC: PROJECT REPORTING AND MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS
SCOPE: Purposes of reporting
Key Factors Analysis
Modes of Reporting
Monitoring a portfolio of projects
Management Information System
XI. TOPIC: CLOSING THE PROJECT
SCOPE: Closing out project accounts, contracts
Obtaining required deliverables acceptance and approvals
Coordinating transition
Conducting end-of-project audit
Project files and documentation archival

 

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