The Art of Project Management®

Master Project Management tools, techniques and people’s skills

Online Live Sessions with the instructor with workshops and group exercises

New dates to be announced.

Earn 24 PDUs


We introduce you to the basic functions of project management: Planning, Organizing and Staffing, Directing and Leading, Controlling, Reporting and Risk management. You will also get useful techniques and practical tips on how to manage the people side of projects and lead high performing cross functional teams.

This is highly interactive hands-on project management seminar with 20% theory is blended with 80% present workshop time, as project management can only be taught through practice and on-the-job simulation projects.

Learn how to:

  • Make good project plans
  • Identify and manage risks
  • Monitor and control projects
  • Be a team payer and lead your project team
  • Communicate effectively across the team and clients and project stakeholders.

How you will learn

We use a variety of lectures, workshops, individual exercises, presentations and role-playing. One of the key features of this course is the time devoted to in- class application workshops where you will apply the techniques to typical project situations and present your approach.  During presentation, the course leader reinforces the learnings and provides additional practical insight and input.

Technically, the group is divided from day 1 to teams of 5 people and each team is working on tools and techniques under the guidance and supervision of the instructor. 

The course starts with identifying key issues and difficult situations in daily project management and ends with lessons learnt, when you can match the tools and the techniques you learned to the initial issues of concern.

You prepare a basic project plan which consists of: project objectives (requirements, SOW), a work breakdown, (WBS), a project organization (OBS), a project schedule, project baseline (budget) and risk management plan.

Optional:  participants have also the option to arrange one extra one-to-one 3 hour coaching session with the instructor at an extra cost.

Who Should Attend: 

New project managers and team members as well as those who have practised project management for a while. It is intended for people who want a thorough review of project management basic principles and  tools.

Instructor: Anthony Eve, PMP, APM, Prince2, Head of Consulting, Global Business Management Consultants

Outline

Pre-course Session:  setting up the course's online classroom

Session #1 - The Project Management Method

Understand what is Project Management as a management method, what is the role of the Project Manager and how Project Management is applied to everyday projects. In this module we also discuss Stakeholders, Stakeholder Management tools and practices.

  • Project management as a management methodology
  • Project organization structures
  • The role of the Project Manager
  • Working through cross-functional project teams
  • Project Life Cycles
  • Stakeholder Management tools & practices
  • Exercise:  Identifying issues and opportunities related to your projects
  • Workshop: Stakeholder Management

Session #2 – Initiation & Planning

Understand the basic project planning elements and behaviors. Learn how to manage customer requirements, verify project objectives and start planning task assignments. Develop a Project Charter, a Statement of Work (SOW), a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) and a Project Organizational Structure.

  • Project Charters
  • Project objectives
  • Workshop: Define Projects Objectives and develop a WBS
  • Workshop: Develop a RACI chart
  • Workshop: Develop an Activity Network Diagram

Session #3 – Scheduling & Budgeting
Learn how to develop realistic schedules. Understand the difference in phasing and paralleling. Schedule activities using Gantt Charts, define Critical Paths from ADM or PDM network of activities. Learn how to assess scheduling of activities using PERT or CPM and how to schedule slack or float to accommodate project risk.  Develop the project baseline and budget. Learn how to allocate and balance resources.

  • Networks, and Critical Path
  • Workshop: Develop a Project Network of Activities and define the Critical Path. Work around the Critical Path with PERT and other tools.
  • Workshop: Develop a Project Baseline
  • Workshop: Develop a Budget
  • Workshop: Define Risks and develop a Risk Management Plan

Session #4 - Controlling & Reporting

Learn techniques to control projects through ownership, team participation, performance measurement and coaching. Learn how to manage change in project deliverables, time and cost.

  • Project control techniques
  • Activity-based techniques for measuring performance: earned value method
  • Controlling quality performance, schedule and budget
  • Managing change in project deliverables, time and cost
  • Designing a reporting system
  • Project Closure activities and lessons learned
  • Workshop: Creating a management Reporting System for project control

Session #5 - The People Side of Projects

Understand the people side of Projects. Learn to appreciate cultural differences and differences in individual vs group responsibility

  • Leadership challenges
  • Cultural differences
  • Leadership styles
  • Workshop: Assess your personal problem solving Style

Session #6 – Leading without authority, Communication, and Closing the Project

Understand how to build high performing cross-functional project teams. Get practical tips for high impact communications within your team, client, stakeholders and corporate management. Learn how to close the project.

  • Building the project team
  • Cognitive Styles
  • Cognitive Assessment
  • Project Communications
  • Workshop: Project Communications
  • Empowering and motivating different members of the project team
  • Conducting high value project meetings
  • How to use project agendas, action items, and minutes
  • Workshop: Motivation
  • Closing the project

Questions, Actions Plans

Exercise: Lessons learned: Matching the Project Management methodology techniques learnt to the issues and problems identified earlier in the course – Develop an Action Plan

Information

Course Code P5028
Department Vocational Training
Instructor George Merguerian, PMP, Tony Eve, PMP, P2, George Merguerian, PMP
Instruction Languages EN
Level Introductory
Prerequisites None
Who should attend Project managers, team members, operational and functional managers, stakeholders, senior executives
Certificate of AttendanceYes
Certification Track PMP®, IPMA
Continuing Education Credits 24 PDUs
Offered OnlineYes
Course Fees €1,100.00 €750.00
Partner Institution Global Business Management Consultants
Last Update At: 2021/03/22 - 10:12:17

  

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10680 Athens
Telephone:
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Email: project@hau.gr

 

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