Basic Project Management

(Product, Schedule and Resource Planning and Control)

- Detailed Outline -

This program will:
  • Provide a structured approach for project scope, schedule and resource planning
  • Present techniques for working successfully in a matrix environment
  • Present a systematic process for schedule and resource control

Topics addressed in this program include:

  • Project Life Cycle
  • Project Management Process
  • Defining Project Authority, Responsibility and Participation: the Linear Responsibility Chart
  • Keys for Successful Matrix Management and Project Teams
  • Power and Influence: How to Get It and Use It
  • Identifying Project Audiences
  • Defining Project Outcomes: the Statement of Work
  • Identifying Project Activities: the Work Breakdown Structure
  • Developing the Project Schedule: the Network (Dependency) Diagram
  • Displaying the Schedule: the Gantt (Bar) Chart, Key Events List and Activity List
  • Estimating Required Personnel Resources: the Skills Roster, Human Resources Matrix and Person Loading Chart and Graph
  • Tracking and Controlling Schedule and Resource Performance
  • Preparing Written and Oral Project Reports

This highly experiential program includes:

Theory...  Practical applications...  "How-to" techniques...  Discussion...  Class and group exercises...  Tailored Case Study...

Intended Audience and Program Length:

  • Managers and team members of small, medium and large projects
  • Up to 20 participants
  • Typically 3 days, can be tailored to either 2 or 4 days

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