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Advanced Project Management Course

By: HRODC Postgraduate Training Institute, A Postgraduate-Only Institution


03 - 28 Sep, 2018  26 days

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GBP 20,000

Delegates will be armed with effective people management skills, ensuring that workers are motivated intrinsically and extrinsically, taking account of contingent issues. They will learn how to identify the stages of development that their team operates at, thereby, utilizing the most effective leadership and management skills for ultimate project and organizational success.

Advanced Project Management: The Planning Process

Project Management: Overview

  • Project Defined;
  • Distinction between Project and Task;
  • Project Classification;
  • Pre-Project Commissioning;
  • The Project Management Concept;
  • Pre-feasibility and Feasibility Studies;
  • Project Life Cycle;
  • Project Life Cycle Phases:
    • Project Initiation;
    • Project Planning;
    • Project Execution:
    • Project Evaluation.
    • Project Completion;
    • Project Commissioning.
  • Project Life Cycle Management;
  • Project Portfolio Management System;
  • Project Co-ordination;
  • Project Sustainability;
  • The Project Manager.

Project Initiation 

  • Pre-feasibility and Feasibility Studies;
  • Pre-Project Commissioning;
  • Basic Steps of the Project Initiation Phase;
  • Using Project Selection Models/Methods:
  • Criteria for Choosing Project Selection Models;
  • Nature of Project Selection Models:
    • The Sacred Cow;
    • The Operating Necessity;
    • The Competitive Necessity;
    • The Product Line Extension;
    • Comparative Benefit Model.
  • Payback Period;
  • Average Rate of Return;
  • Discounted Cash Flow/Net Present Value Method;
  • Internal Rate of Return;
  • Profitability Index.
  • Critical Factors to Ensure your Project is Successful:
  • Project Initiation Document:
    • The Project Charter;
    • The Project Mandate;
    • Other Project Initiation Documents.
  • Identifying and Performing Stakeholder Analysis.

Project Planning Process

Defining the Project Scope:

  • Project Objectives;
  • Technical Requirements;
  • Limits and Exclusions;
  • Reviews with Customers.
  • Project Priority;
  • The Triple Constraints;
  • Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
  • Process Breakdown Structure
  • Responsibility Matrix;
  • Project Planning Process;
  • Resources Needed for the Project Time Management:
  • Defining Activity;
  • Sequencing Activity;
  • Estimating Activity Resource;
  • Estimating Activity Duration;
  • Schedule Development;
  • Schedule Control;
  • Activity-on-Arrow (A-o-A) Diagrams and Critical Path Analysis;
  • Activity-On-Node (AON) Diagram;
  • Network Computation Process;
  • Using Forward and Backward Pass Information;
  • Other Practical Considerations in Developing Networks.
  • Project Cost Management:
    • Cost Estimating;
    • Cost Budgeting;
    • Cost Control.
  • Project Quality Management:
    • Quality Planning;
    • Performing Quality Assurance;
    • Performing Quality Control.
  • Developing the Project Plan;
  • Creating a Project Network Diagram;
  • Obtaining Plan Approval;
  • Evaluating the Project Charter.

Advanced Project Management: Project Monitoring, Evaluation and Control

Project Execution

  • Executing the Tasks Defined in the Project Plan;
  • The Roles of the Team;
  • The Pure Project Organisation;
  • Matrix Management;
  • Structure Selection;
  • Mixed Organisational Structures and Coordination;
  • Project Human Resource Management:
    • Human Resource Planning;
    • Acquire Project Team;
    • Develop Project Team.
  • Team Work;
  • Managing Personalities in Teams;
  • Effective Team Work;
  • Managing the Team:
    • Running Effective Meetings;
    • Working with Geographically Remote People and Groups.
    • Management and Leadership in Project Environments:
  • The Role Of Leadership and Management in Projects;
  • Individual Skills and Attitudes;
  • Individual Motivation;
  • Structural Implications for Project Managers;
  • Cultural Implication for Project Managers;
  • Management Style;
  • The Development of Management Thinking;
  • The Development of New Management Paradigm.

Project Monitoring

  • Introduction to Project Monitoring;
  • Monitoring Mechanisms;
  • Monitoring tools;
  • Participatory Monitoring;
  • Steps to Participatory Monitoring Techniques;
  • The Purpose of Project Monitoring and Evaluation;
  • Key Principles of Project Monitoring and Evaluation;
  • Critical Success Factors of Project Monitoring and Evaluation;
  • Project Audit;
  • Types of Project Audit;
  • Contents of the Project Audit;
  • A Format for a Project Audit;
  • The Project Audit Life Cycle;
  • Phases of Project Auditing;
  • The In- Progress Project Audit;
  • Post Completion Project Auditing;
  • Verification Activities During Project Monitoring and Control;
  • Quality Assurance and Project Monitoring;
  • Project Monitoring Process Description;
  • Types of Project Monitoring Activities;
  • Elements of Project Monitoring;
  • Post- Programme or Post- Project Monitoring.

Project Evaluation

  • Introduction to Project Evaluation Phase;
  • Programme Evaluation;
  • Evaluation Outputs and the Project/Programme Cycle;
  • The Objectives of Programme Evaluation;
  • Evaluation Steps;
  • Broad Evaluation Design Strategies;
  • Performance Logic Chain Assessment;
  • Pre-implementation Assessment;
  • Process Implementation Evaluation;
  • Rapid Appraisal;
  • Case Study;
  • Impact Evaluation;
  • Meta- Evaluation;
  • Characteristics of Quality Evaluations;
  • Types of Evaluation;
  • Methods of Evaluation Data Collection;
  • Analysis of Evaluation Data and Interpretation;
  • Planning and Managing and Evaluation;
  • Substantive Monitoring of the Evaluation Exercise;
  • Relationship Between Monitoring and Evaluation;
  • The Relationship Between Evaluation and Audit Evaluation, Audit and Research;
  • When do we need Monitoring and Evaluation Results during the Programme Cycle?;
  • The Role of Evaluation in Results-Based Monitoring and Evaluation;
  • Key Features of Implementation;
  • Monitoring Versus Results Monitoring;
  • Projects, Program. And Policy Applications of Results-Based Monitoring and Evaluation (RBME);
  • Some Characteristics and Expected Benefits of Introducing Results-Based Monitoring and Evaluation (RBME) Project Review;
  • Monitoring and Evaluation and The Programme/Projects Cycle;
  • Constraints and Challenges to Monitoring and Evaluation.

Project Control

  • Achieving Team Member Self-Control;
  • Project Control System;
  • Characteristics of a Project Control System;
  • Designing the Right System Project Review Meetings The Three Types Of Control;
  • Control of Major Project Constraints;
  • Progress Tracking Using Spending Curves: Examples;
  • Responding to Variances;
  • Using Percentage Complete to Measure Progress;
  • Scope and Change Control;
  • Scope Change Control;
  • Change Control Vs. Issue Management;
  • Scope Management;
  • Importance of Project Scope Change Management;
  • When Scope is not Managed;
  • Starting Up the Change Control Process;
  • Managing Scope and Change Requests During Project Tools and Techniques for Integrated Change Control;
  • Stage-Gate Approach to Project Control;
  • Effecting Change Control;
  • Tips and Techniques for Effecting Change Control;
  • Change Control Sheet.

Project Termination/Closure

  • Appropriate Project Termination Activities;
  • Activities in Closeout Phase;
  • Reasons for Stopping in Mid-Stream;
  • Early Termination Analyses;
  • Modes of Project Closure/Termination;
  • Project Disposition Phase;
  • The Objective of Project Disposition Phase;
  • Roles and Responsibilities During The Disposition Phase;
  • Deliverables During The Disposition Phase;
  • Final Project Report;
  • Mid-Term Evaluation Report: Sample Outline;
  • Annual Programme/Project Report.

Project Communication

  • Resonation;
  • Communication Planning;
  • Communication Requirements;
  • Communication Technology;
  • Constraints;
  • Assumptions;
  • Communications Management Plan;
  • Tools and Techniques for Information Distribution;
  • Performance Reporting;
  • Tools and Techniques for Performance Reporting;
  • Information Distribution Tools and Techniques;
  • Administrative Closure;
  • Tools and Techniques for Administrative Closure;
  • Project Reporting.
Durban; Dubai; London;Kuala Lumpur; Amsterdam; Paris; Brussels Sep 03 - 28 Sep, 2018
GBP 20,000.00 + 1,000.00 (VAT)(The course cost does not include living accommodation. However, delegates are treated with the following: Continuous snacks throughout the Event Days; Hot Lunch on Event Days; City Tour; Hand-outs; Stationery.)
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