PROJECT MANAGEMENT - 5 Days - Cost : £2120
(price includes meals+accomodation)

WHO WILL BENEFIT

Newly appointed Project Leaders or Senior Analysts who have been given responsibility for managing a project.

COURSE OBJECTIVES
Upon successful completion of the course delegates are able to:
o Define the characteristics of a project and the role of the project manager
o Plan the project and estimate effectively
o Construct and interpret a project network, Gantt Chart and resource histogram
o Select a balanced team
o Recognise the importance of time recording
o Set up effective project reporting structures and run efficient meetings
o Motivate the team
o Control and complete a project

COURSE CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION
Characteristics of an IT project
o Role of the project manager
o Project success and failure

SETTING UP THE PROJECT
Defining the objectives and scope
o User and Client roles
o Steering Committees
o Project constraints and resources
o Defining deliverables
o The Project Initiation Document
o User Involvement
o Quality Assurance

PLANNING THE PROJECT
Decomposing project deliverables
o User and technical deliverables
o Limiting risk
o The planning cycle

ESTIMATING
Personal deliverables
o Estimating methods
o Factors affecting estimating Structured techniques
o Improving accuracy

PLANNING AIDS AND TECHNIQUES
Precedence Diagrams
o Project Networks
o Critical Paths
o Planning Software

TEAM DESIGN
Team size and organisation
o Team types

PROJECT MONITORING
Progress measurement
o Time recording
o Reviews Walk-throughs and Sign-off's
o Slippage and re-planning

REPORTING
Reporting structures
o Report layout

MEETINGS
Managing meetings
o The people side of meetings

MOTIVATION
Management style
o Motivation
o Coping with project fatigue
o Leading the team

ENSURING SUCCESSFUL PROJECT COMPLETION
Achieving sign-off
o Review meetings
o Documenting experience

COURSE FEATURES
Specially designed to confront delegates with the real problems of Project Management in today's world the practical work on this course does just that. Working in small teams delegates learn how to make things happen - on time and within budget. Key issues include:
* Project set up with achievable objectives
* Creating realistic plans
* Foreseeing problems and dealing with crises
* Keeping control
* Winning and making it happen

Schedule

Public schedule Dec 18 Jan 19 Feb 19 Mar 19 Apr 19 May 19 Jun 19 Jul 19 Aug 19 Sep 19 Oct 19 Nov 19

We can run this course just for you - at our locations, a local hotel, or on your site. Please ask for details.

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