Mastering the Project Management Discipline

In this training course you will learn how having project management discipline skills can differentiate your organization.

AMS Course Code: 102

Course Description

Mastering the Project Management Discipline is an intensive course that will provide you with a solid foundation on which to build the skills and expertise for managing projects within your own organization’s environment. The course also explores the impact of Agile on the practice, rapid development, and compressed scopes within traditional and scrum models. Exercises in this course focus on the skills that ensure delivery of value to your customers and make positive economic impact to the business. Participants will learn the complete discipline of project management along with industry best practices for applying those principles.

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Delivery Options

This program is delivered on-site in three full days or virtually in six 3.5-hour sessions.

Course Modules

The PMI and the PMBOK

  • Definition & evolution of the PMBOK

  • PMI, PMBOK & PMP certification

  • PMI and agile methods

  • PMBOK and this Program

Defining Project and Program Management

  • Project Management vs Program Management

  • Project management role

  • Triple constraint

  • Project life cycle – agile considerations

Project Initiation

  • Project request and charter

  • Preliminary scope statement – content and use

  • Project execution panning - preliminary

  • The project plan – high level

Scope Development in Technical Environments

  • Scope management for development

  • Criticality of thorough technical requirements development

  • Work breakdown structure (WBS) – definition & types

  • Uses of the work breakdown structure

Project Risk Management

  • Risk life cycle

  • Risk identification and assessment

  • Risk response planning

  • Risk monitoring and control

Project Planning

  • Stakeholder considerations

  • Stakeholder identification and analysis

  • Project execution planning

  • Project plan – detail level

Project Cost Estimating Basics

  • Estimate types and uses

  • The basis of the estimate (BOE)

  • The accuracy – probability dilemma

  • Estimating techniques

Project Scheduling Fundamentals

  • The schedule development process

  • Scheduling methods: simple to complex

  • Rolling wave planning & scheduling

  • The schedule model, tool & maintenance

Project Communications Management

  • Communication plan and management

  • Defining roles & responsibilities

  • Effective stakeholder management

  • Stakeholder relationship management

Project Monitoring and Schedule Control

  • Variation in control practices

  • Project control components

  • Scope & change management

  • Schedule control tools and agile techniques

Project Cost Control & Closeout

  • Developing manageable cost baseline

  • Cost analysis techniques I: burn rate & estimate-at-complete

  • Cost analysis techniques II: earned value analysis

  • Closing the project

Recovering Challenged Projects

  • Distinctions of challenged projects

  • Entering a challenged project

  • Challenged project analysis & assessment

  • Execution & control for recovery

Who Should Attend

Program, Project Managers, Technical Leads, Agile and Scrum Leaders, or any Stakeholder who would benefit from understanding the Discipline of Project Management at a skills and execution level.

Client-Centric Engagement Model

Professional Development Training

Each learning module in our course descriptions represent 90 minutes of instruction. Your selection of learning modules and sub-topics, preferred delivery modality, and custom design elements (as noted below), will determine the course duration and ultimate “best solution” to meet your unique learning needs. Our proprietary and innovative “4x4” design model, expert level facilitators, and modulated content library is the gateway to high-impact and agile learning experiences that result in immediate skills application.

AMS Professional Development Training Model for Engagement

For the Team

  • Teams of eight or more participants, delivered On-Site or Live Online with the option to customize your learning experience.

For the Individual

Customize your Learning Experience

  • Customize with instructional design options including scenarios, thought leader questions, and exercises
  • Select delivery modality and manage course durations based on content selection
  • Mix and match learning modules & sub-topics to create the most highly customized learning experience
  • Create learning tracks by linking courses & learning modules with connective application exercises over a predetermined timeline
  • Support content with correlating Research Articles
  • Enhance skills application with Performance Coaching
  • Earn select industry and academic accreditations
  • Organizational Learning & Development (L&D) Framework Best Practice
  • Integrate Digital Resources – Thought Leader Interviews  Insights Podcast

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