Course Benefits & Description

Successful project managers combine the application of knowledge, skills, tools and techniques to the project activities in order to meet the project requirements and achieve the project objectives.

By end of this training course, attendees should be able to:

  • Recognize the importance of implementing the best practices in project management to grant project success
  • Determine the key factors to manage their projects successfully
  • Develop an integrated project management plan
  • Know how to implement the full project management life cycle with all related processes according to the latest edition of the  Guide.

Course Benefits & Description

Successful project managers combine the application of knowledge, skills, tools and techniques to the project activities in order to meet the project requirements and achieve the project objectives.

Course Outlines

 Project Management Overview

  • Defining project & project management
  • Project constraints

Project management knowledge areas

  • Program & Portfolio
  • The Project Management Office (PMO)
  • Roles of the project manager
  • Skills of good project managers
  • What makes a project successful?
  • Ethics and professional responsibility

 Project Lifecycle

  • Project phases
  • Product vs. project life cycle
  • Client vs. vendor project life cycle
  • Project management process groups

 Project Initiation

  • How projects are initiated?
  • Importance and contents of the project charter
  • Identifying Stakeholders
  • Influence of stakeholders’ over time
  • Stakeholder analysis & management strategies

Project Planning Guidelines

  • Accuracy of estimates during project life cycle
  • Implementing the rolling-wave planning concept
  • Contents of the Project Management Plan
  • Planning Roles & Responsibilities

 Project Scope Management

  • How to collect project requirements?
  • Defining business requirements
  • The Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
  • Setting the scope baseline
  • Developing the scope change control system
  • Verifying and controlling the project scope
  •  Project Time Management
  • Defining and sequencing activities
  • Estimating resource requirements
  • Estimating duration requirements
  • Developing and tuning the project schedule

 Project Cost Management

  • Types of projects costs
  • Estimating project costs
  • Project budgeting process
  • Managing cost reserves
  • Costing incomplete project work
  • Establishing the cost baseline

 Earned Value Management

  • Project performance indicators
  • Project forecasts
  • Communicating the Earned Value
  • Using EVM to define preventive and corrective actions

 Project Quality Management

  • Quality terms and theories
  • Creating a quality management plan
  • Perform quality assurance and control

 Project Human Resource Management

  • Understanding project organization
  • Staffing management plan
  • Roles & responsibilities
  • Developing an effective project team
  • Planning for rewards and recognitions
  • Ways to motivate the project team
  • Conflict management

 Project Communication Management

  • Recognizing the importance and complexity of project communication
  • Types of project meetings and communication
  • Planning effective project communication
  • Distributing and the sharing project information  

 Project Risk Management

  • Understanding risk concepts and terminology
  • Contents of the risk management plan
  • How to identify project risks?
  • Developing the probability and impact scales
  • Perform qualitative risk analysis      
  • Quantitative risk analysis techniques
  • Planning risk response strategies
  • Monitoring and controlling project risks

 Project Procurement Management

  • Make vs. buy decisions
  • Types of procurement contracts
  • Developing the Statement of Work (SOW)
  • Planning procurement contracts
  • Selecting and negotiating sellers
  • Administering and closing procurement

 Project Execution, Monitoring & Control

  • Direct and Manage Project Execution
  • Implementing a change control system
  • Project Management Information System (PMIS)

Closing the Project

  • How projects are ended?
  • Project closing guidelines

 Preparing for the PMP® exam

  • Eligibility Requirements
  • Focus Areas
  • Study tips
  • Exam Tips

Rapid Growth Institute is a project management solutions provider operating in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. they aim to utilize modern techniques to enable their customers accelerate their projects, achieve high performance and excellence.

their solutions range from training, coaching, recruiting skilled project management restheirces, consulting and project management office (PMO) setup.

Founded in 2010 by a consultant with 30 years of experience delivering services to customers in telecoms, government, banking, manufacturing, oil & gas, mining, airlines, information technology and business sectors in the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Jordan, Sudan and Libya.

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