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Course #:TP2943

Project Management Extended Skills Training

Once project managers have developed basic project management skills, they can work on fine- tuning those skills. In this workshop, we will review the basics of project management and then discuss techniques for project kick-offs, creating effective team communications, and coping with project politics. We will also discuss tracking and using project performance metrics and enhancing project plans.

Objectives

After completion of this course, the participant will be able to:

  • Expand project management skills beyond the basic tools and techniques;
  • Improve ability to manage expectations;
  • Improve understanding and handling of project politics;
  • Use tools for special situations including Virtual teams, Offshore teams, Resource allocation, and Performance measurement; and
  • Discuss and explore project management ideas, concerns, and issues

Duration

Three days

Outline of Project Management Extended Skills Training

Chapter 1. Introduction

  • Course Objectives and Structure Activity: Participant Introductions/ Objectives

Chapter 2. A Review of the Basics

  • Nature of a Project
  • Project Success and Failure
  • Project Manager's Role & Objectives Project Constraints
  • Life Cycles and Methodologies Project Initiation
  • Components of a Plan Planning Tasks
  • WBS Tasks/Work packages Uses of the WBS
  • Estimating Scheduling Managing Risk Control plans Cost of Planning
  • Project Completion

Chapter 3. Enhanced Project Start Up Purpose of Kick-off Meeting Setting Expectations Educating Stakeholders Getting Commitment

  • Exercise 1: Conduct a Kick-Off Meeting

Chapter 4. Communicating with Team Members

  • Systems Thinking Understanding Personality Styles Dealing with Personality Styles The Communication Model
  • Activity: Determine Your Personality Style Activity: Understanding Social Styles

Chapter 5. Managing Virtual Teams Building Virtual Teams Team Communication Building Trust

  • Bridging Time Zones
  • Dealing with Cultural Differences Task Allocation
  • Technical Infrastructure
  • Activity: Team building

Chapter 6. Project Politics Politics and Power Political Behavior

  • Dealing with Politics in and Around a Project

Chapter 7. Stakeholder Management

  • Knowing the Stakeholders
  • Creating a Stakeholder Management Plan Influencing Stakeholders
  • Exercise 2: Perform a Stakeholder Analysis

Chapter 8. Change Leadership

  • Impact of Change on People Needs of Affected People Managing the Change Process
  • Exercise 4: Develop Selected Control Plans

Chapter 9. Leading The Team Situational Leadership Leadership Styles

  • Selecting Appropriate Styles Taking Charge
  • Activity: Leadership

Chapter 10. Establishing Project Metrics Objectives of Software Measurement What to Measure

  • Creating a Measurement Culture Traps to Avoid
  • Activity: Create a Metrics Gathering Plan

Chapter 11. Monitoring Performance and Quality

  • Defining Quality Setting Standards
  • QM Principles and Practices
  • Capability Maturity Model (CMM) and Similar Tools
  • Developing the Quality Plan

Chapter 12. Using the Earned Value Technique

  • How Earned Value Works EV Metrics
  • Assessing Performance
  • Projecting Final Cost and Delivery Date
  • Exercise 3: Perform Earned Value Analysis

Chapter 13. Using Critical Chain Technique

  • How Critical Chain Works Critical Chain vs Critical Path Applying Three Part Estimates
  • Using Critical Chain on Your Project
  • Exercise 4: Calculate Critical Chain

Chapter 14. Summary and Conclusion

  • Review Next steps
We regularly offer classes in these and other cities. Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Calgary, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Jacksonville, Miami, Montreal, New York City, Orlando, Ottawa, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Seattle, Toronto, Vancouver, Washington DC.
US Inquiries / 1.877.517.6540
Canadian Inquiries / 1.877.812.8887