PROJECT MANAGEMENT ESSENTIALS

DELIVERY MODES

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OVERVIEW

This program is designed for participants who are new to project management and those requiring a refresher.  The content is based solely on the PMBoK® (Project Management Book of Knowledge) developed by the Project Management Institute (PMI®), with some comparison to the Agile approach. 

KEY TOPICS

Module 1:  Understanding Projects and the Project Management Framework 

  • Definition of a project 
  • Aspects of project success 
  • Waterfall and Agile compared 
  • Project Management framework

Module 2:  Initiation 

  • Business strategy 
  • Project selection 
  • Document the need 
  • Identify the stakeholders 
  • Outline the scope 
  • Determine project priorities 
  • Make the business case 
  • Write the vision 

Module 3: Planning 

  • The Project Sponsor
  • Customers and users
  • Project communication
  • The Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
  • Introduction to scheduling
  • Responsibility Assignment Matrix (RAM)

Module 4: Execution, Monitoring, Controlling and Closing 

  • Risk management 
  • Productive meetings 
  • Status reporting 
  • Closing the project 
  • Project retrospectives 

Each module can be extended or reduced depending on the specific learning objectives of the participants.