This course equips delegates with an understanding of how to manage a project in the most effective manner can mean the difference between success or failure. The fundamentals of effectively managing a project from start to finish requires a team of individuals with different talents and skills. Those people are responsible for planning and executing the project objectives and that takes more than just labour and materials. Each project follows a Project Life Cycle and every project has certain phases of development.
Planning is key to project management success. Choosing to rush through or ignore the project planning process can be a formula for failure. A clear understanding of these phases allows managers and executives to maintain control of the project more efficiently.
This course is registered with the Project Management Institute (PMI)® R.E.P. Programme
As an R.E.P., GTC has been approved by PMI to issue applicable Professional Development Units (PDUs) for its Training courses. PMI allows credential holders to apply PDUs to the maintenance of their credentials. One (1) PDU is equivalent to one (1) contact hour of Training. The PDUs to be earned are agreed during the course design phase and are included on your individual course attendance certificates.
Who Should Attend
- This course is for heads of departments, project and operations directors, practitioners and team members. This course also benefits those who wish to take a holistic, integrated approach to managing projects, addressing both technical and management challenges.
- Those who wish to broaden their focus beyond the traditional project management activities of planning and scheduling, project control, and termination, to a more general, inclusive, and hence, more valuable perspective of the project management process
Delegates will gain knowledge and skills to:
- Understand the importance of project leadership and strategic alignment
- Take the practical steps to establish a clear method for tracking and controlling a project
- Identify and engage with key project stakeholders and end users
- Control and monitor the inefficient use of resources
- Identify risks and develop risk management strategies
- Manage the elements in project closeout – the phase in which the project is concluded and resources (both monetary and human) are reassigned
- Clearly communicate methods that lead to trustworthiness, transparency, focus and stability, objectivity and fairness, confidence, energy and motivation, consistency and flexibility, accessibility, clarity, and respect
Key Course Highlights
- The core principles of project management
- Dynamic project management - from concept to reality
- Developing a clear project scope and objectives
- Project leadership throughout the project life-cycle
- Project risk management
- Stakeholder management
- The critical elements of planning a successful project
- The absolute importance of proactive controls and monitoring activities
- Resource management throughout the project lifecycle
- Critical aspects of project success or failure
- Project closeout and handing over a successful project