Topic outline

  • Project Management Skills

    This course provides an overview of all significant aspects and considerations of project management skills for those in-charge of projects such as senior planners, Level 2 planners, team leaders, managers, engineers and other technical staff.

    Project Management Skills

    • Training Methodology & Objectives

      Training Methodology

      This Trainee-centered course includes the following training methodologies:-

      • Talking presentation Slides (PPT with audio)
      • Simulation & Animation
      • Exercises
      • Videos
      • Case Studies
      • Gamification (learning through games)
      • Quizzes, Pre-test & Post-test

      Course Objectives

      After completing the course, the employee will:-

      Apply and gain a comprehensive knowledge on project management skills Have an overview of key project management concept discussing key concepts, terminology and role
      The project triangle The definition of the "project"
      The five-core PM-Initiating the project Creating a project charter and tying it to the business case
      Gathering and documenting requirements Setting customer, sponsor, and team member expectations
      Identifying the work Creating the work breakdown structure (WBS) based on the charter and product requirements
      Assigning ownership to tasks-estimating the work Discussing industry best practices for creating realistic estimates
      Scheduling the work Creating precedence (network logic) diagrams to show task dependencies
      Producing Gantt charts to graph project timelines Determining the critical path and calculating float
      Creating the budget Estimating and tracking personnel and (out of pocket) expenses
      Apply project management skills and initiating the project Discuss the origins of project management, PM techniques, PM associations and body of knowledge and the PMBOK 9 knowledge areas
      Recognize PMI certification requirements, project life cycle phases and their management Carryout project quality management, project risk management, project management skills and toolkit and planning tools & techniques
      Organize and administer tools and techniques as well as apply leadership tools and control tools and techniques Illustrate project work breakdown structure, task duration – pert method, forward and backward calculations, project network and project plan
      Apply bicycle puncture repair and tyre change planning as well as discuss schedules, committed cash flow and resource requirements Perform projected cash flow and baseline plan, organize and administer your project and review tender/contract clause coverage
      Carryout scope management, fill up scope change control form, identify some major causes of project failure or poor results and apply project risk management
      • Course Description

        Project management has evolved from a management philosophy restricted to a few functional areas and regarded as something nice to have to an enterprise project management system affecting every functional unit of the company.  More and more companies are now regarding project management as being mandatory for the survival of the firm. Almost all of today’s executives are in agreement that the solution to the majority of corporate problems involves obtaining better control and use of existing corporate resources, looking internally rather than externally for the solution
        As part of the attempt to achieve an internal solution, executives are taking a hard look at the ways corporate activities are managed.  Project management is one of the techniques under consideration. The project management approach is relatively modern. It is characterized by methods of restructuring management and adapting special management techniques, with the purpose of obtaining better control and use of existing resources.
        Project management is a simple, logical and easy to use management style and has been recognized as the most appropriate form of management for the new generation of managers.
        As the use of projects becomes more pervasive, so more managers are entering the field of project management.  Their success will be helped by their ability to develop a fully integrated information and control system to plan, instruct, monitor and control large amounts of data, quickly and accurately to facilitate the problem-solving and decision-making process.
        Successful project management is about getting the job done on time, within budget and to the client’s required specifications.  This course will systematically cover the main activities performed by a project manager from inception to completion as well as the techniques required during the project life cycle to achieve these objectives.

        The course will outline the latest planning and control techniques used by industry, commerce, sport and domestic projects, and particularly those used by the project planning software and referred to in the Project Management Institute’s (PMI) project management body of knowledge (PMBOK), and the Association of Project Manager’s (APM) body of knowledge (bok).

        This E-Learning course is designed to take you step-to-step through the latest planning and control techniques, particularly those used by the Project Management Software and the Project Management Body of Knowledge (both APM’s bok and PMI’s PMBOK).  The course is in line with the PMI knowledge requirements and with the relevant experience will enable the participant to apply to the PMI for acceptance to their examination for the PMI-PMP registration .(Details of the full PMI requirements are available on the PMI web-page, www.pmi.org ).
        The course is carefully developed to reflect the best practices that also match the training requirements of distinguished professional organizations such as the Project Management Institute (PMI) and FIDIC. The Professional Development Units/Hours (PDUs) or Continuing Education Units (CEUs) awarded to our participants are recognized by the Project Management Institute (PMI) and by the International Association for Continuing Education & Training (IACET-USA).
        • Module 01 - Introduction to Project Management & Initiating the Project

          Contents:
            • Course Title: Project Management Skills
            • Course Objectives
            • Module 1: Introduction to Project Management
            • & Initiating the Project
            • What is a Project?
            • Origins of Project Management
            • The Origins of PM and PM Techniques
            • PM Associations and Body of Knowledge
            • PMBOK 9 Knowledge Areas
            • Project Management Basics for Beginners: 13 Simple Project Management Tips - Video
            • The Environment in which Projects Take Place
            • Project Management
            • PMI Certification Requirements - PMP
            • Project Life Cycle Phases and their Management
            • Project Quality Management
            • Project Risk Management
            • Triangle of Forces
            • Examples of Projects
            • Project Management Skills
            • Project Management Toolkit
            • Time, Cost and Quality – Video
            • Module Quiz
          • Module 02 - The Project: Objective & WBS

            Contents:
              • A “Small Project” Plan
              • Project Management Toolkit
              • Project Tools – Former Example
              • A Project Definition
              • Class Examples of Projects
              • The Project Managers Job Description
              • Project Management: What is a Work Breakdown Structure?- Video
              • The Project Work Breakdown Structure
              • The Project WBS – Its Uses
              • The Project WBS & SOW
              • The Project Budget
              • Making a Budget : Developing a Project Budget - Video
              • The Project OBS (Organisation Breakdown Structure)
              • Module Quiz
            • Module 03 - Activities & Tasks

              Contents:
                • Activities Make Up a Project
                • Activities from WBS
                • Project Activities - Video
                • Activity Work Content and Costing
                • Task Duration – Pert Method
                • Activities Data
                • Determining Activity Data
                • Sequence Activities Demonstration – Video
                • Module Quiz
              • Module 04 - Project Networks

                Contents:
                  • Networks for Activity Logic - Overview
                  • Networks for Activity Logic - Convention
                  • Critical Path Analysis - Video
                  • Common Network Errors
                  • Project Tools –Former Example
                  • Forward Calculations – Early Start Calculations
                  • Backward Calculations – Late Start Calculations
                  • Project Network – Float Calculations
                  • Project Network – Bar Chart
                  • Project Plan – Network Calculations
                  • Project Plan – Network Logic
                  • Bicycle Puncture Repair
                  • Tyre Change Planning
                  • Finding Critical Path – Video
                  • Module Quiz
                • Module 05 - Schedules, Committed Cash Flow, Resource Requirements

                  Contents:
                    • Project Schedules
                    • Resources Required
                    • Schedules: Resource Requirements
                    • Project Scheduling - Video
                    • Project Schedules: Resource Requirements
                    • Schedules: Committed Cash Flow
                    • How to Create a PERT Chart – Video
                    • Module Quiz
                  • Module 06 - Projected Cash Flow & Baseline Plan

                    Contents:
                      • Projected Cash Flow
                      • Exercise: Projected Cash Flow
                      • How to Accurately Project Cash Flow: Your Complete Guide- Video
                      • Base Line Plan
                      • Review Through Baseline Plan
                      • Calculating Annual Project Cash Flow - Video
                      • Module Quiz
                    • Module 07 - Organisation & Administration of Your Project

                      Contents:
                        • Starting your Project
                        • Project Management Toolkit
                        • Organising Tools & Techniques
                        • Most Important Communications
                        • Tenders / Contracts
                        • Tender / Contract Clause Coverage
                        • Exercise: Tender / Contract Clause Coverage
                        • The Project OBS (Organisation Breakdown Structure)
                        • What is a Work Breakdown Structure? - Video
                        • Organisation for Projects
                        • The Matrix Organisation
                        • The Matrix Organisation - Video
                        • Organisation
                        • Organising
                        • Administration
                        • Module Quiz
                      • Module 08 - Practical Project Control

                        Contents:
                          • Client ExpectationsSatisfactionOn Time – ScheduleOn Cost – BudgetFit for Purpose - Quality
                          • Control Cycle
                          • Practical Project Control
                          • Project Management Toolkit
                          • What Goes Into a Project Management Status Report - Video
                          • Project Team Progress Meetings: A Demo - What Works and What Doesn’t – Video
                          • Module Quiz
                        • Module 09 - Scope Management

                          Contents:
                            • Scope Management
                            • Controlling Project Scope: Top 5 Project Scope Control Tips - Video
                            • Scope Control
                            • Project Management
                            • Project Charter
                            • Project Charter – Video
                            • Module Quiz
                          • Module 10 - Advanced Project Management Topics & Common Causes of Project Failure

                            Contents:
                              • Other Project Management Topics
                              • Some Major Causes of Project Failure or Poor Results
                              • Why Projects Fail: Top 10 Reasons For Project Failure - Video
                              • Risk Management
                              • Case Study
                              • Risk Management Prioritizing
                              • Risk Management Plan Table
                              • Activity
                              • Positive vs Negative Risks on Projects - Video
                              • Risk Management Risk Response
                              • Project Management
                              • Group Project
                              • Outputs of Session
                              • Practical Project
                              • Module Quiz
                            • Post-Test

                              Kindly complete the post-test to assess your knowledge about the topic after the course.