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Setting Up Projects For Success

DURATION

This is a one-day training course structured into 13 modules

COURSE AIMS

This intensive one-day training course teaches delegates basic project management techniques, and is intended to familiarise delegates with the most common terms and the most current thinking about projects. It will also provide the basic knowledge required to attend more advanced project management courses.

TARGET AUDIENCE

This one day workshop is targeted at people who have little or no knowledge of project management tools or techniques, but have become involved with projects. They may be new or intended Project Managers, project administrators or support staff, who need to acquire a basic understanding in the shortest possible time.

THE NEW PROJECT MANAGER

Project Management isn’t just for construction engineers and military logistics experts any more. Today, in addition to the regular duties of your job, you are often expected to take on extra assignments - and to get that additional job done well, under budget, and on time. Whether you are a full time Project Manager, or have part of your job that requires the effective completion of projects, you need Project Management skills.

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Learning Objectives

At the end of the day, delegates will be able to:

  • Understand what is meant by a project
  • Understand what project management means
  • Identify benefits of projects
  • Identify the phases of a project’s life cycle
  • Enhance your ability to sell ideas and make presentations
  • Prioritise projects
  • Begin conceptualising your project, including goals and vision statements
  • Use a target chart and other planning tools
  • Complete a Statement of Work

Course Content

MODULE 1:  Course Overview and Learning Objectives
MODULE 2:  Defining Projects and Project Management
Topics covered:
  • What is a Project?
  • What is Project Management?
  • Who are the Key Players?
MODULE 3:  The Role of a Project Manager
Topics covered:
  • The Role of a Project Manager
MODULE 4:  Eight Aspects of a Project
Topics covered:
  • Eight Aspects of a Project
MODULE 5:  How Can Projects Help Me?
Topics covered:
  • The Benefits of Projects
  • Case Study
MODULE 6:  A Project's Life Cycle
Topics covered:
  • The Four Phases of a Project
  • Milestones
  • Why do Projects Fail?
  • Three Ways to End a Project
MODULE 7:  Selling a Project
Topics covered:
  • Tom Peters
  • The Priority Matrix
MODULE 8:  Creating a Vision
MODULE 9:  Project Goals
Topics covered:
  • SMART Goals
  • Your Project's Goals
MODULE 10:  Using a Target Chart
Topics covered:
  • Using a Target Chart
MODULE 11:  Preparing Your Project
Topics covered:
  • Preparing Your Project
MODULE 12:  Laying out the Project
Topics covered:
  • The SOW
  • The Purpose Statement
  • The Scope Statement
  • The Project Deliverables
  • The Goals and Objectives
  • SWOT Analysis
  • Cost and Schedule Estimates
  • List of Stakeholders
  • The Chain of Command
  • Assumptions and Agreements
  • The Communication Plan
  • Individual SOW
  • Project Planning Worksheet
MODULE 13:  Your Personal Action Plan

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