Foundations of Project Management Workshop



Electric cars now travel our roads. Devices you can only imagine 10 years ago is now a reality. From the Pyramids of Giza to Lexus’ Hoverboard— all are results of careful and meticulous observance of the Project Management discipline.
This one-day workshop-based Project Management course provides participants fundamental Project Management skills and concepts that can benefit business leaders of small to medium-sized projects and undertakings. The modules are designed to follow the natural Project Life Cycle while purposely relating the PMBOK’s 9 Project Management Areas of Knowledge to every step of the Project Management process.

     *Create a working definition of the term “Project Management”
     *Identify the high-level steps in the Project Management Life Cycle
     *Determine how each of the 9 Project Management Knowledge Areas can help improve project performance
     *Understand the role of the “triple constraint” in Project Management and apply it in different stages of the project
     *Recognize the 3 key PM documents (Project Charter, Responsibility Matrix & Communication Plan) and how to create them
     *Identify, quantify and create response plan to risks in managing projects
     *Create a Work Breakdown Structure
     *Sequence activities within a project based on discretionary and mandatory dependencies and accurately estimate their durations
     *Calculate the project’s Critical Path and develop a strategy to keep the project on track
     *Understand the framework to building high-performance project teams
     *Recognize the 4 major communication needs when communicating within the project team
     *Understand the Change Management Process to manage changes in any of the elements of the project once it is underway
     *Use tools for measuring project progress in terms of time, costs, and deliverables
     *Recognize the attributes of a successful project closure
     *Capture valuable project lessons learned and use them to define and improve project management practices within your organization

    Interactive Group Discussions
     Operations Leaders, Project Team Members, others


I – Welcome and Introduction of Participants

II – Introduction to Project Management

     a. Definition of Project Management
     b. Definition of Project Success
     c. Project Life Cycle (Initiate – Plan – Execute – Close)
     d. Project Management Body of Knowledge’s (PMBOK) 9 Project Management Areas
         1. Project Integration Management
         2. Project Scope Management
         3. Project Time Management
         4. Project Cost Management
         5. Project Quality Management
         6. Project Human Resource Management
         7. Project Communications Management
         8. Project Risk Management
         9. Project Procurement Management

III – Initiating the Project
     a. The Triple Constraint (Cost – Schedule – Quality)
     b. Building a Project Charter
     c. Defining Project Scope
     d. Creating a Responsibility Matrix
     e. Creating a Communication Plan

IV – Planning for the Project
     a. Managing Risks
     b. Building a Work Breakdown Structure
     c. Realistic Scheduling and Accurate Estimation

V – Executing and Controlling the Project
     a. Building your Project Team
     b. Communicating with your Stakeholders
     c. Change Management Process
     d. Measuring Progress

VI – Closing the Project
     a. Turnover of Responsibility for Deliverables
     b. Lessons Learned and Continuous Improvement

VII – Culminating Activity and Debrief