Applied Project Management
With organisations experiencing budget reductions, limited access to skilled resources and ever-increasing complexity, the successful consistent delivery of projects is essential. This means project managers need to be able to blend technical ability with strong business, leadership and people skills.
Aligned to the global standard for project management theory – the Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBoK), attending this practical course will give 'accidental' project managers comprehensive knowledge of key project management concepts, practical management skills to develop a range of outputs, and the interpersonal skills to influence positive outcomes.
This includes working on your own project throughout the course to kick start your project management journey.
The role of the 21st century project manager
Why projects fail
How to adapt your approach depending on the type of project
Identify and communicate project benefits
Understand the phases of a project, related process and outputs
How key project management concepts relate to your projects
Capturing the desired outcomes of clients, sponsors and other stakeholders
Identify and confirm project deliverables
Develop a project charter to ensure you understand the sponsor’s needs and objectives
Create a project management plan that describes how each of the knowledge areas are to be planned, executed, monitored, controlled and closed.
Develop a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) to ensure deliverables, timeframes and costs are identified.
Estimating durations and resource allocation
Project Cost Estimate vs Budget vs Cash Flow
Stakeholder analysis, engagement and communication
Risk identification, assessment and management
Develop a procurement plan to ensure goods and services can be purchased as required
Techniques for controlling time, cost and variance (change)
Conduct a post implementation review and closing a project
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“I absolutely loved this course. Not just the tools being presented, but being able to apply them to real‐life projects during the course gives me confidence in applying the concepts at work. An eye opener and a really positive experience for me.”