Modules

This program provides high quality training for 2 or 3 days, on average every other week over 4 months.

 Program Introduction (1 day)

  • Overview of the knowledge areas of project management as defined by the Project Management Institute® and others
  • Introduction to the project simulation to be used throughout the program*
  • Establish teams
  • First bidders’ conference

* Participants will receive a short assignment after each class. Each of these assignments will be used to tie the whole program together and serve as the background work for project simulation in Module 9.

 Project Planning & Control (3 days)

  • How to form a project team, scope projects and manage within a Matrix Environment
  • Developing detailed and high-level project management plans
  • Creating activity-based network diagrams and working with the critical path
  • Understanding Earned Value Management
  • Meeting stakeholder requirements with various control strategies
 Leadership, Communication and Stakeholder Management (2 days)
  • Understanding communication dynamics and your communication style
  • Team development: Understanding yourself, stakeholders and team members
  • Linking team life cycle stages with project communication needs
  • The impact of change curve stages on your project team and stakeholders
  • Building a communication plan and templates for your project
  • Communication strategies for virtual teams
 Project Quality Management (2 days)
  • The basic process for achieving quality
    How preventive quality action reduces project cost dramatically
    Reducing total cost of quality through problem-solving
    Overcoming obstacles to front-end planning and achieving results

 Effective Project Cost Management (2 days)

  • Cost estimating: Micro versus macro
  • Resource planning, budgeting and cost control
  • Earned value concepts
  • Fixed, variable and unit costs
  • Status reporting (2 days)

 Procurement and Contracting Management (2 days)

  • Procurement and solicitation planning
    Solicitation and negotiation principles
    Source selection
    Contract close-out and contract law

Assessing & Managing Project Risk (2 days)

  • Risk management in project planning and execution
    Quantitative and team facilitation techniques to identify risks and responses
    Utilizing decision trees and expected monetary value
    Applying techniques such as Delphi method and Monte Carlo simulation
Filling in the Gaps & Final Exam (2 days)
  • Review of complex issues in scope, time, cost, quality, human resource, communications and risk management
  • Review all areas covered in the program to-date
  • The PMBOK® Guide as a complete unit
  • Preparing for the Masters Certificate final test
  • Preparing for the PMP certification examination
  • Review question styles to improve your chances of success
  • Final exam spanning all program material (marks to be handed out the same day)
Project Simulation (2 days)
  • In Project Simulation all participants will apply their learning to propose, plan, execute and deliver a full-scale realistic project in teams