This workshop takes the mystery out of how to organise and plan projects, meet deadlines, and keep the budget under control. You’ll benefit by saving time and money through improved plans, schedules, and communications. Through presentations, small group discussions, and hands-on activities, you will learn:

This fast-paced, hands-on workshop is specially designed to meet the "instant" project manager's needs.  It provides:

  • Basic project management (PM) principles and terms, reinforced with a self-check quiz 

  • An easy-to-use set of tools to help new managers, step-by-step, plan and implement their projects 

  • Hands-on experience using these tools to plan a case study project or (optionally) an actual project as assigned by your organization 

  • The opportunity for participants to create tangible PM work products which are immediately usable to support their projects 

What You Can Expect

This is an intensive, hands-on workshop to help you develop project management background knowledge and specific project planning skills. By using case study situations or one of your organisation's preliminary project concepts, you will apply reference tools to define specific project activities by using a work breakdown structure (WBS), sequence those activities in the form of a network diagram, create a schedule and cost estimate, and detailed project budgets. You will also learn how to build a budget and spending plan, create a formal project communications plan, get organised to acquire staff, and identify potential risks to the project plan, along with ways of minimising these risks.

 Workshop Objectives

You will learn to:

  • Define basic project management terms. 

  • Distinguish projects from ongoing operations and programs. 

  • Explain the benefits of organising project activities into phases. 

  • Describe the Generic Project Life Cycle. 

  • Develop, plan, schedule, and chart project information

  • Work with calendars and implement scheduling methods such as the Critical Path Method to keep projects on track

  • Create task dependencies and work with flexible and inflexible task constraints

  • Work with multiple, consolidated projects and multiple critical paths

  • Use Gantt charts to visualize project progress

  • Create PERT charts to understand the relationships between tasks

  • Compare actual progress against planned baseline projections

  • Describe project scope. 

  • Define and sequence project activities. 

  • Estimate durations for activities and resources required. 

  • Estimate durations for activities and resources required. 

  • Develop a project schedule. 

  • Estimate costs. 

  • Build a budget and spending plan. 

  • §Describe elements of a good project communications plan. 

  • Organise to acquire staff. 

  • Identify risks and plan to respond. 

Who Should Attend

Business owners, managers, supervisors, project managers (or leaders) who want to improve their project management skills.


Last updated
08 March 2002
at 3:56 pm

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