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LONG 515 - Project Management Skills (26 Weeks)

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Course Description

A Project Management course enables project managers and management team to be ready to meet the complex demands of projects across the globe. This course provides a general introduction to project management, ranging from the project planning process, setting up project aims and objectives and budgeting to adoption and structure. It uses a variety of useful strategic project planning tools, including Marketing analysis and management. It also examines the role of project manager and project team

Note: "The minimum number of participants to conduct this course is 3 person"

Course Objectives

  • Understand basic project management terminology, methodology and the role of project manager;
  • Understand the fundamentals of management information systems
  • Appreciate why projects fail and how failure can be avoided;
  • Appreciate the effect of project management on third parties;
  • Understand how to produce a project plan with effective budgeting;
  • Understand the strategic management

Who Should Attend?

  • Managers
  • Supervisors
  • Executives
  • Officers
  • Anyone who is or will be involved in management

Course Details/Schedule

Week 1

Management Skills 

  • Best practices of contemporary management
  • Setting the Stage for Great Management
  • Identifying stakeholder needs
  • Applying a Model for Management Excellence
  • Managing with Emotional Intelligence (EI)
  • Applying emotional intelligence day to day
  • Motivating Individuals for Performance
  • Matching motivators to individual expectations
  • The Art of Delegation
  • Getting the job done: task and process
  • Achieving Goals through People
  • Amplifying individual contributions through synergistic teamwork
  • Helping your team work more productively
  • A Proactive Approach to Managing Performance
  • Effectively managing workplace disruption
  • The Power of Vision

Week 2

Budget and Financial Management

  • Identifying and examining strategy
  • Business trends
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Aggressive asset management
  • Outsourcing
  • Legislative and regulatory scrutiny
  • Balanced scorecard
  • Managing Stakeholder Expectations
  • Identify and analyze stakeholders
  • Getting buy-in
  • The Basics of Finance
  • Financial basics
  • Accounting
  • Costs, profits and profitability
  • Financial statements
  • Balance sheets
  • Income statements
  • Cash flow statements
  • Budgeting Skills
  • Budgeting basics
  • Budget cycles
  • Budgeting processes: planning, approving, managing and reporting
  • Budget elements
  • Gather and categorize
  • Prioritize
  • Develop initial estimates
  • Compile and total estimates
  • Perform tradeoffs
  • Finalize initial budget for approval
  • Presenting a Budget for Approval
  • Communicating budgets to decision makers
  • Negotiating for resources
  • Managing and Reporting Budget and Financial Results
  • Monitoring performance
  • Variances
  • Earned value technique
  • Taking corrective action
  • Budget reporting
  • Closing out budgets
  • Revenue recognition

Week 3

Marketing Management

  • Introduction to Marketing
  • Preparation for Placement
  • Marketing Simulation
  • Marketing Research
  • Consumer Behaviour
  • Routes to Market
  • Work Based Learning
  • Marketing In The Supply Chain
  • Advertising
  • Digital Marketing
  • Data Analysis for Management
  • Management and Consulting Practice and Critique
  • Work Based Learning
  • Strategic Marketing
  • The Management of Marketing
  • Advanced Topics in Consumer Behaviour
  • Marketing Learning Community - Final year
  • Business-to-Business Marketing
  • Work Based Learning
  • Brand Strategy

Week 4

Management Information Systems

  • What information do I need to run my part of the organisation?
  •  Management Information Systems support business strategy and planning?
  • Where can I find financial and operational information in my organisation?
  • How do the existing information systems support my efficiency and effectiveness?
  • What are my highest priority information requirements?`
  • How can I assess the quality of the information available to me?
  • What is the rôle of Enterprise Resource Planning systems?
  • What are decision-support systems?
  • How do I match the level of detail to operational requirements of the user?
  • What basic analysis tools are available to convert raw data into information?
  • How do I prevent the system from becoming resource intensive?
  • How can the information system work effectively across functional areas?
  • What are the HR issues involved in developing the MIS.

Week 5

Project Management

  • Definition of a project
  • Introduction to Project Management
  • Definition of project management
  • Project constraints
  • Project life cycle
  • Project management process groups
  • Roles and responsibilities of the project manager
  • Project manager skills
  • Project Initiation
  • Stakeholder identification
  • Influences on a project
  • Understanding the roles of senior management
  • Project charter
  • Needs assessment
  • SMART objectives
  • Requirements and specifications
  • Functional and technical requirements
  • Requirements documents
  • Project requirements document
  • Project Planning
  • Core team
  • Scope management
  • The work breakdown structure (WBS)
  • Estimating practices
  • Estimating techniques
  • Schedule planning
  • Scheduling tools (network diagram, Gantt chart, milestones chart)
  • Forward pass, backward pass, total float and critical path
  • Cumulative cost curve
  • Resource planning and tools (responsibility matrix, resource Gantt chart)
  • Risk management planning
  • Other planning processes: quality, communication, and procurement
  • Elements of a project management plan
  • Project baselines
  • Project Execution and Control
  • Assessing project performance
  • Monitoring project performance
  • Project evaluation
  • Managing change
  • Configuration management
  • Managing risk
  • Project teams
  • Scope verification and customer acceptance
  • Stakeholder expectations
  • Project Closeout
  • Guidelines for project closeout
  • Procurement and project or phase closure
  • Lessons learned

Week 6

Strategic Management 

  • How organisations use strategic management
  •  The principles of strategic management, including:
  • Strategic management theories and processes
  • How to apply Porters Five Forces Model and use it for business analysis
  • Potential strategic positions for organisations
  • Scanning, monitoring and analysing industries and markets for signs of strategic shift
  • Competitive strategic management strategies, including:
  • The bargaining power of buyers and suppliers
  • Competitor analysis
  • Management errors, including:
  • Management biases, commitment errors, and reasoning errors
  • How to improve strategic decision making

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