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The Practice of Project Management

Duration: 1-day

Target Audience: New Project Managers, Business Analysts, and Developers

Description:
The course provides an overview of the project management profession to new recruits and describes the knowledge areas encompassing the learned processes and soft skills needed to bring it together.  It further provides a structured approach to project management and its application in the software industry.  Participants will come away with a better understanding of the challenges, opportunities and success factors in project management through strategy and theory and be more prepared to deal with the realities of day-to-day Project Management. 

Objectives:

  • Provide background on project management and its evolution into the service industry

  • Promote the Project Management Methodology and life cycle

  • Point out the General Management Skills and the PM realm of reality

  • Discuss strategy and project alignment

  • Review tools and techniques applied to PM

  • Point out the softer aspects of PM

  • Provide exercises in Network Diagrams, Critical Path and Earned Value Analysis

  • Understand behavior and team development

Course Outline:

History and Overview of Project Management

Project Management origin and needs

Evolution and future direction

Project Management definition

Purpose of Project Management

Knowledge and Processes
Project Management Methodology

PMI Body of Knowledge

Project process groups

Phases and Challenges
Phases of the life cycle

Challenges and difficulties facing development

PM skills and responsibilities

Impact on business

Setting the Foundation
Project documents

Management by SMART objectives

Work Breakdown Structure

Network Diagrams

Project constraints

Establishing the baseline

Earned Value Management

Change management
Human Dimension
Theory and needs

Team development stages
Summary

Prerequisites:  None



 


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