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Project Selection and Portfolio Management

  • Project selection
  • Approaches to project screening and selection
  • Financial models
  • Project portfolio management

Leadership and the Project Manager

  • Leaders versus managers
  • How the project manager leads
  • Traits of effective project leaders
  • Project champions
  • The new project leadership
  • Project management professionalism

Project Selection and Portfolio Management Project selection Approaches to project screening and selection Financial models Project portfolio management Leadership and the Project Manager Leaders versus managers How the project manager leads Traits...

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Course Content

Scope Management

  • Conceptual development
  • The scope statement
  • Work authorisation
  • Scope reporting
  • Control systems
  • Project closeout

Project Team Building, Conflict, and Negotiation

  • Building the project team
  • Characteristics of effective project teams
  • Reasons why teams fail
  • Stages in group development
  • Achieving cross-functional cooperation
  • Virtual project teams
  • Conflict management
  • Negotiation

Risk Management

  • Risk management: a four-stage process
  • Project risk management: an integrated approach

Cost Estimation and Budgeting

  • Cost management
  • Cost estimation
  • Creating a project budget
  • Developing budget contingencies

Project Scheduling

  • Developing a network
  • Duration estimation
  • Constructing the critical path
  • Gantt charts
  • Crashing projects

Resource Management

  • The basics of resource constraints
  • Resource loading
  • Resource levelling
  • Resource-loading charts
  • Managing resources in multi-project environments

Project Evaluation and Control

  • Control cycles – a general model
  • Monitoring project performance
  • Earned value management
  • Using earned value to manage a portfolio of projects
  • Issues in the effective use of earned value management
  • Human factors in project evaluation and control

Project Closeout and Termination

  • Types of project termination
  • Natural termination – the closeout process
  • Early termination for projects
  • Preparing the final project report

Scope Management Conceptual development The scope statement Work authorisation Scope reporting Control systems Project closeout Project Team Building, Conflict, and Negotiation Building the project team Characteristics of effective...

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Additional Information

Target audience

  • Chief operations officers
  • Project and operations directors, managers, practitioners and team members
  • Those who wish to take a holistic, integrated approach to managing projects, addressing both technical and management challenges
  • Those who wish to place an equal emphasis on both individual project execution and the strategic perspective, to be equipped with the means with which to manage projects at both the programme and portfolio levels
  • 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

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of this project management training courses, you will be able to understand:

  • The process of project screening and selection
  • The challenges of project management from the perspective of the project leader
  • Project scope management and the key features in the overall plan
  • The behavioural challenges project managers face in terms of effective team building and conflict management
  • How to ensure as far as possible that project selection choices are appropriate, that all the risks and downside potential have been considered, and where appropriate, contingency plans have been developed
  • That project managers and teams are held to both standards of performance and standards of cost control
  • Various project-scheduling tools
  • How to allocate the resources needed to support the various project activities that have been identified
  • How to take the practical steps to establish a clear method for tracking and controlling a project
  • The elements in project closeout – the phase in which the project is concluded and resources (both monetary and human) are reassigned

Target audience Chief operations officers Project and operations directors, managers, practitioners and team members Those who wish to take a holistic, integrated approach to managing projects, addressing both technical and management challenges Those who wish to place an equal emphasis on both individual project execution and...

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