Introduction to Project Management

2 Day Course
Code PPD012

This course has been retired. The Project Management Introduction course is strongly recommended as an alternative.

Modules

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INTRODUCTION, AGENDA, AIMS (6 topics)

  • 1. WHY PROJECT MANAGEMENT?
  • When to use Project Management
  • The benefits & pitfalls
  • The barriers to effective Project Management
  • Discussion

THE PROJECT DECISION (8 topics)

  • The 5 Stage Decision
  • The right question?
  • Checking assumptions
  • Evaluating alternatives
  • Force analysis
  • Setting project objectives
  • Exercise, Discussion

CREATIVE DECISIONS (5 topics)

  • Creativity release techniques
  • Group creativity
  • Brainstorming
  • Exercises, Discussion

ALTERNATIVE APPROACHES (4 topics)

  • Precedence Notation
  • Activity on Arrow & on Node
  • Discussion

PROJECT PLANNING (6 topics)

  • Network Planning
  • The steps to produce a project plan
  • Activity lists, Bar Charts, Histograms
  • Network Planning conventions
  • Exercise, Discussion

NETWORK ANALYSIS (6 topics)

  • Critical Path Analysis
  • Phasing & Crash Actions
  • Reducing timescales
  • Contingency planning
  • Exercise, Discussion

CALCULATING COSTS (6 topics)

  • Project costing
  • Delay costing
  • Alternative costing methods
  • Crash costs
  • Discussion

MANAGING PROJECT MEETINGS (5 topics)

  • Preparing for the meeting
  • Setting meeting objectives & agenda
  • Common errors and their causes
  • Exercise, Role-Play, Discussion

MEETING CONTROL SKILLS (9 topics)

  • Chairing the meeting
  • Controlling digression
  • How to 'interrupt without being rude'
  • Answering awkward questions
  • Note taking and allocating actions
  • Gatekeeping
  • Handling conflict
  • Exercises, Discussion

SUMMARY, ROUND-TABLE, PERSONAL ACTION PLAN

Prerequisites

There are no prequisites to this course.

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