Overview of Project Management

The ChallengeWithin virtually every enterprise there is a growing understanding of just how crucial successful projects are to financial well-being. After all, our ability to reach Strategic Objectives largely depends on the success of our major initiatives. However, project success depends on participation at all levels of the organization. It is only through a shared understanding of how projects are defined, funded, planned and executed that we can regularly obtain the long-term value we need from our projects. The SolutionOverview of Project Management provides a full day of practical training in critically important project management concepts and techniques. Participants are shown how to support selection of the best projects, obtain stakeholder buy-in to project goals and approach, create a project plan that is an effective guide to project action, prevent scope creep, minimize issues through proactive risk management, execute a successful project delivery and more. This course supplements PMBOK concepts with a project approach that is designed to overcome common sources of project failure. The importance of maintaining a focus on the delivery long-term project value (Project Value Management) is a recurring theme. In clear and simple language, this course explains how to successfully complete a project that can deliver Business Value.
This course assumes minimal experience with project work.
1 Day/Lecture & Lab
This course is ideal for functional managers, project team members, key project stakeholders, and anyone with project responsibility who needs a basic understanding of core project management practices.
Sources of project success and failure::Project and product lifecycles::Purpose of every project: Realization of Business Value::Identifying, analyzing and managing stakeholders::Project Charter: Supporting the work of project selection::Defining scope, schedule and budget::Project procurement::Resource Planning::The Communication Strategy::Using change control and risk management to keep scope, time, and cost in balance::Building quality into deliverables::Keeping management informed: status reports and forecasts::Delivering the goods: Planning and executing an effective Transition::Using Project Close to lock in value

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