Professional Development Training

Project Management Discipline

Course Code: AMS102

Project Management Discipline is a compilation of skills that define the most elite organizations, teams, and individuals. These constituents are not limited by scope, enterprise size, or industry; the discipline itself is the differentiating factor that separates world-class from the rest. As stakeholders and clients of your projects grow more demanding and value becomes paramount, the ability to deliver optimal quality, on-time, and in budget is a critical success factor above all others. This intensive course 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.

Learning 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.

Engagement Options

Enterprise – for corporate groups of eight or more participants, delivered On-Site or Live Online with options to customize your learning experience as noted below. Contact Us to Discuss Your Unique Needs> 

  • On-Site
    • Accelerated Course = 6 learning modules delivered in one and a half days
    • Full course = 12 learning modules delivered in three days
  • Live Online
    • Thought Leader Series = topical overview delivered in a 1-hour session
    • Accelerated Course = 6-curated learning modules delivered in three 3.5-hour sessions
    • Full course = 12 learning modules delivered in six 3.5-hour sessions 

Open Enrollment – for individual learners or cohorts of less than eight participants, delivered Live Online. Contact Us for Scheduling Options>

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