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Practitioners Approach to Project Management - PAtPM®

Professionals should be aware that when talking about a Sales/Marketing Campaign, Strategic Planning, New Product Development, HR Initiative, Organizational Change, Policy Roll out, Product Deployment, Mergers and Acquisitions, Outsourcing, etc. - they are speaking about varied initiatives that have to executed in the form of projects of various sizes.

No matter What You do – Project Management in becoming one of the most critical skill set required in any kind of job at all levels.

Sales, Marketing, Operations, Finance, Product Development, HR, Training, Procurement, Legal, Risk – all of them deal with projects.

KnowledgeWoods Three (03) Days Practitioners Approach to Project Management program has been designed to expose participants to Best Practices in Project Management in an interactive & collaborative way and Learn to Apply the same using project management software – Microsoft® Project.

Throughout the program, participants manage a project throughout its life cycle in the context of a Case Study project.

Focus of this program is on ensuring & encouraging - “How the participants can make a difference in their work environment by applying the Best Practices in Project Management using Microsoft® Project”

As such, over and above understanding key project management concepts, they also create important project management documents in a trainer led safe environment.

Also, Practitioners Approach to Project Management adopts jargon-free training approach to Project Management and as such, participation levels are considerably high throughout the program.

Who should attend Practitioners Approach to Project Management Program:-

  • Project Staff with 0-4 Years Experience
  • PMO Staff, Project Coordinator, Project Controls Specialist, Project Supervisor
  • Professionals from Sales, Marketing, Operations, Finance, HR Department, Procurement, Legal Departments responsible for project execution
  • Professionals looking to make a career in the field of Project Management
  • Mid Level Project Staff (4-8 Years Experience) looking to build their Project Management Competency and appear for PMI® Certifications
  • Business Owners who are looking to learn How to plan, execute and control a project effectively

Program Outline

PATPM® - With MSP
MODULE I: INTRODUCING PROJECT MANAGEMENT
  • What is a Project?
  • What is Project Management?
  • Why Organizations Undertake a Project?
  • Life cycle of a Project
  • Factors Influencing a Project
MODULE II: BEFORE INITIATING A PROJECT
  • Overview – How to Pick the Right Project?
MODULE III: INITIATING A PROJECT (STARTING THE PROJECT)
  • Introduction to the Project Case Study
  • Gaining Support for a Project
  • Identify Who has a Stake in the Project
  • Document Stakeholders
  • Preparing a Project Charter
  • Publicizing a Project and its Manager

    Lab Exercises using MSP:

  • Creating the Project Plan
  • Creating the Project Calendar – Holidays, Workweeks, Workdays, etc
  • Entering Project Information
  • Customizing the Project Plan as per the requirement
MODULE IV: PLANNING A PROJECT (HOW WE PLAN TO MEET THE PROJECT OBJECTIVES)
  • Collecting Requirements
  • Defining Scope
  • Building WBS – Work Breakdown Structure
  • Creating Activity List & Milestone List
  • Understand the logical sequence of the activities
  • Estimating resources, duration - Ways to estimate resources, duration
  • Developing Schedule - Critical Path Method
  • Working with Cost, Quality, HR, Communications, and Risk
  • Working with Procurement
  • Obtaining approval for the Plan
  • Setting a Baseline

    Lab Exercises using MSP:

  • Creating WBS
  • Creating Tasks – Manual, Automatic
  • Sequencing Tasks
  • Adding Leads, Lags
  • Creating Resource Pool
  • Customizing Resource Availability, Cost
  • Creating Activity Duration
  • Developing the Schedule
  • Adjusting Leads, Lags, Relationships
  • Assigning Resources
  • Analyzing Schedule, Resources
  • Finalizing the Schedule – Baseline
MODULE V: EXECUTING A PROJECT (DOING THE WORK)
  • Directing and Managing Project Work
  • Checking if the quality processes, standards, etc. are being followed
  • Acquiring, Developing and Managing the Team
  • Manage Communications
  • Conducting procurements – selecting vendor/s, awarding contracts
  • Managing stakeholder engagement

    Lab Exercises using MSP:

  • Understanding the various ways of updating a Plan
  • Updating the Plan
  • Sending the Reports
MODULE VI: MONITORING AND CONTROLLING (CHECKING IF WE ARE ACCORDING TO THE PLAN)
  • Obtaining Progress, Cost and Schedule Data
  • Checking if the Project is on Time - Schedule variance analysis
  • Checking if the Project is within budget - Cost variance analysis
  • Checking if all the work planned is actually being done and nothing is left out - Scope variance analysis
  • Earned Value analysis
  • Control Stakeholder Engagement – Optimum involvement of all stakeholders
  • Getting the Project back on Track – Fast Tracking, Crashing
  • Reporting project performance

    Lab Exercises using MSP:

  • Monitoring the Plan
  • Analyzing a Plan using EVM
  • Taking corrective actions
  • Creating Various Reports
  • Customizing Reports
  • Customizing Graph Reports
MODULE VII: CLOSING THE PROJECT
  • Obtaining Project acceptance
  • Producing Project Closeout reports
  • Understanding Project Formal Closure procedures

    Lab Exercises using MSP:

  • Updating the entire plan
  • Saving it for future use

     

     

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