Presently available in virtual classroom format using white board.

Course Objectives:

The role of the Project Manager is a very challenging one. Understanding what processes are to be used in a specific project, how they are inter-connected, what are their inputs and outputs, and what tools & techniques are recommended to be used for their effective implementation – is extremely important for project success. This requires a thorough understanding of the ten knowledge areas (like scope, time, cost, risk, quality etc.) and the five process groups (initiating, planning, executing, monitoring & controlling, and closing) and where these processes are most active. The PMI® believes that the value and purpose of the PM role is only just beginning to be understood by businesses (and many aspiring project managers). An experienced and highly competent project manager can make a challenging project a complete success, provided he or she is supported by the Business.

Far greater levels of maturity are required in the selection process of individuals with the personal competencies to be a successful project manager than are currently being employed within most organizations. The Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification by Project Management Institute, Inc., headquartered in Pennsylvania, USA is critical requirement to ascertain the quality standards of project managers.

Pedagogical Methods

A blended learning approach will be adopted consisting of lectures to explain the underlying concepts of project management, along with live examples from the industry. The course will also include periodic quizzes and a final test after completion of the course.

Who will benefit from this course?

The course is primarily designed for the aspiring Project Managers looking to hone their raw skills.

Class Participation

Students must ensure full attendance in our virtual classroom sessions.

Course Outline

1. Creating a High-performing Team
A) Build a Team
B) Define Team Ground Rules
C) Negotiate Project Agreements
D) Empower Team Members and Stakeholders
E) Train Team Members and Stakeholders
F) Engage and Support Virtual Teams
G) Build Shared Understanding About a Project

2. Starting the Project
A) Determine Appropriate Project Methodology/Methods and Practices
B) Plan and Manage Scope
C) Plan and Manage Budget and Resources
D) Plan and Manage Schedule
E) Plan and Manage Quality of Products and Deliverables
F) Integrate Project Planning Activities
G) Plan and Manage Procurement
H) Establish Project Governance Structure
I) Plan and Manage Project/Phase Closure

3. Doing the Work
A) Assess and Manage Risks
B) Execute Project to Deliver Business Value
C) Manage Communications
D) Engage Stakeholders
E) Create Project Artifacts
F) Manage Project Changes
G) Manage Project Issues
H) Ensure Knowledge Transfer for Project Continuity

4. Keeping the Team on Track
A) Lead a Team
B) Support Team Performance
C) Address and Remove Impediments, Obstacles, and Blockers
D) Manage Conflict
E) Collaborate with Stakeholders
F) Mentor Relevant Stakeholders
G) Apply Emotional Intelligence to Promote Team Performance

5. Keeping the Business in Mind
A) Manage Compliance Requirements
B) Evaluate and Deliver Project Benefits and Value
C) Evaluate and Address Internal and External Business Environment Changes
D) Support Organizational Change
E) Employ Continuous Process Improvement