PROJECT PLANNING TECHNIQUES - 3 Days - Cost : £1050

WHO WILL BENEFIT

Project Managers or Senior Analysts who have been given responsibility for managing a project
or overseeing a number of projects.

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 Recognise the importance of time recording
o Set up effective project reporting structures and run efficient meetings
o Control a project successfully

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

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

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 deal with the key issues which include:

* Project set up with achievable objectives
* Creating realistic plans
* The keys to estimating
* PrecedenceDiagramming
* Critical Path Analysis
* Reducing risk
* Reporting effectively
* Keeping control

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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