Project Management (PM)
Nowadays, modern businesses increasingly organise work on a projects basis, not just companies working to order or manufacturing businesses. Working on a projects basis is a new working culture which involves planning for the various results desired, and then control during the phases of execution of the various activities planned. Compliance with times and costs becomes an absolute essential.
The PM course is generally divided into two parts:
The duration is agreed directly with the client on the basis of the degree of depth of coverage desired and the delivery procedures.
The theory part provides participants with the knowledge and the technical and organisational skills needed to draw up the project plan, and to use tools for the planning and control of activities, times, costs and people. The various phases of the project are discussed, including launch, planning, execution, monitoring/control and closure.
Relevant examples and exercises from within the organisation where the training is delivered are provided.
The programme is structured as follows.
Module 1: Introduction, phases and cycles, structures, standards
- Projects and Project Management
- Implementing Project Management
- Systematic Approach and Integration
- Management by Projects
- Project Phases and Life Cycles
- Project Development and Assessment
- Project Success and Failure Criteria
- Project Launch
- Project Closure
- Project Organisation
- Project structure
- Organisational structures
- Tasks of the Project Manager (PM)
- Tasks of the Head of Function
- Standards and regulations
Module 2: Techniques and tools, risks, control and quality
- Project contents, purpose and structure
- Network techniques
- Aggregation of resources
- Materials and equipment
- Key resources
- Gantt Chart Example_ Example of overallocated and underused resources
- Types of scheduling
- Project costs and funding
- Configuration and modifications
- Project risks (brief outline)
- Control phase_ The Earned Value (EV) method
- Management of co-supplies_Procurements (brief outline)
- Multiproject management systems (brief outline)
- Quality management (brief outline)
- Information, documentation, reporting
The practical part involves the use of both open source software and Microsoft Project and provides participants with the skills needed to plan and monitor the progress of project works using the most common IT tools. Here again, examples and exercises taken directly from within the organisation concerned are used.
At the end of each course, participants are given an assessment form to survey their level of satisfaction.
Project Managers and all those working on a project basis in general.