Effective Project Management from Concept through to Close Out

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Effective Project Management from Concept through to Close Out

Courses Overview:

Potential and current Project Managers will be equipped with an armoury of PM knowledge on this 1-day course. A must-have for all Project Managers, this course not only covers principle skills of PM, such as programming, stakeholder management, working structures and project monitoring, but also provides a wealth of key tips to get ahead in PM.

Highly qualified speakers will guide delegates through the course, providing real, anecdotal evidence of what to do to be a successful Project Manager, and what not to do!

Benefits of this course:

  • Get to grips with the technical jargon, buzzwords and acronyms in Project Management
  • Feel confident engaging with Project Managers and construction professionals
  • Understand how to be a dynamic, self-assured Project Management
  • Benefit from a post-seminar helpline facility
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The Effective Project Manager
• Establishing criteria for effectiveness
• Leadership role explained
• Knowing the stakeholders’ needs
• Understanding project constraints
• Identifying project aims and goals

Project Stages
• Defining the concept and the business case
• Identifying the key development stages
• Planning implementation
• Confirming hand over
• Final close out timing

Project Definition
• What is the project management plan?
• Understanding project life cycle concepts
• Creating a work breakdown structure
• Establish an effective communications plan
• Identifying the organisation breakdown structure

Risk Management
• Identifying the risks
• Managing the risk through risk meetings
• Appointing risk champions
• Understanding the dynamics of risk management
• Controlling the risk plan

The Team
• Motivating the team
• How to delegate effectively
• Dealing with ‘obstructions’
• Responding to spoken, written and silent language
• Knowing people types
Programming
• What is a programme?
• Knowing the types of programme
• Understanding basic Gantt charts
• Terms used in programming
• Critical path analysis

Control of Projects
• How to manage conflict
• How to monitor progress simply
• Keeping an eye on KPIs
• Reviewing with feedback
• Review the PMP

Managing Change
• Configuration management
• Change control
• Tools for valuing change
• ‘Don’t forgets’ when dealing with change
• Rescheduling with change

Earned Value Analysis
• Mixing time, cost & quality
• Monitoring project using earned value – understanding cost & programme performance
• Indicators

Closing Out
• Careful definition of the stage
• Plan for the completion
• Avoiding unwanted termination
• Post implementation project evaluation
• And don’t forget to praise & reward!

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