Introduction to Project Management

WAPM01
(Project Management)

Outstanding Features

What makes a project a project? What makes Project Management different from other types of management?
Project Management may have a lot in common with general management, but it is a fundamentally different way of managing activity. We will see in more detail why this is, during this 5 day in-depth course where you take the opportunity to learn about the basic concepts and terminology used in Project Management and how they are applied to a real life projects.

Course Overview

This course will give the participant a grounding in the concepts and terminology of project management. The course will cover project fundamentals in the context in which they are used.

Target Audience

It is expected that attendees need to learn about project management, but no knowledge of project management or prior experience of project management is assumed.

You Will Learn How to

Upon successful completion of this course, you will learn how to:

Describe the project life-cycle and its phases
Interpret the management structure under which projects work
Use planning fundamentals
Outline project scope fundamentals
Explain the basics of scheduling and resource management
Identify basic risk and issue management
Explain the basics of project quality management
Describe project communications and communications planning
Interpret the basics of project leadership and team work

Topics

Project Management and its operating environment
Project life-cycle
Management structures for projects
Project management planning
Scope management
Scheduling and resource management
Risk and issue management
Project quality management
Communication
Leadership and teamwork

Course Details

Day 1

Project Management and its operating environment

Definition of a project, also contrasted with definitions of a programme and a portfolio

Definition of project management, and relation to programme and portfolio management

Purpose and benefits of project management

Difference between a project and business as usual

PESTLE definition

Project life cycle

Definition and phases

Reasons for phase structure

Handover and closeout stages

Day 2

Management structures for projects

Project roles and responsibilities, including: project manager, project sponsor, project team, project steering board, project management office, project end user

Purpose and benefits of a project management plan

Ownership and approval of the project management plan

Introduction to the business case and relationship to project manager and project sponsor

Benefits management – introduction and purpose

Key performance indicators

Stakeholders – introduction to analysis and management

Project success criteria and success factors

Introduction to estimating

Introduction to project reporting

Project management planning

Purpose and benefits of a project management plan
Ownership and approval of the project management plan
Introduction to the business case and relationship to project manager and project sponsor
Benefits management – introduction and purpose
Key performance indicators
Stakeholders – introduction to analysis and management
Project success criteria and success factors
Introduction to estimating
Introduction to project reporting

Day 3

Scope management

Scope management defined
Introduction to product breakdown structure (PBS) and work breakdown structure (WBS)
Introduction to change control
Introduction to configuration management
Project definition configuration and change control

Scheduling and resource management

Introduction to basic terms (float, critical path, Gantt chart, baseline, milestone)
Introduction to resources and resource management, including levelling and smoothing of resources
Introduction to procurement

Day 4

Risk and issues management

Definition of risk management and issue management
Introduction to risk management process, including use of risk register
Introduction to issue log and escalation process

Project quality management

Definitions of quality terms, including quality, quality management, quality planning, quality assurance, quality control, continual improvement
Differences between quality control and quality assurance
Project reviews, including gate, peer and benefit reviews

Day 5

Communication

Definition of communication

Methods of and barriers to
communication

Effective communication and
communication plan

Leadership and
teamwork

Definition of project
leader and project team

Role of a project team and models of teamwork

Course Length

5 Days

Course Director

Peter Benton

Certifications

Upon completion of this course, you will receive a Worley Academy Certificate of Completion.

Course Schedule

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