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      CORPORATE LEARNING >> Public Workshops

Effective Project Management

Today’s competitive business world requires that successful people deliver results not only on time, but also within other restrictions such as manpower and budget constraints.  To be able to achieve this, a person has to work well with his project team members and manage conflicts that may arise from time to time.  Effective project management becomes an essential skill for leaders.  This 2-day program will provide you with the processes, tools and techniques necessary to handle complex activities and tasks.  From starting a project to motivating a team, from the hard and soft skills required of a project leader, from overcoming problems to successful project conclusion, all major aspects of professional project management are taught so that you can be assured of optimum results every time.

Program Objectives

At the end of the 2-day program, participants will be able to know:

·          The critical stages of a project and what to do at each stage

·          How to plan and commit resources

·          How to use the various tools and techniques of project scheduling

·          How to manage a project team, including solving problems and managing conflicts

·          How to monitor progress of project

·          How to effectively terminate a project

Program Outline

·          INTRODUCTION

o         What is Project Management?

o         Some common projects in our everyday life

o         The Bechtel project in Kuwait – example of huge international project

o         What makes a good Project Manager?

o         Project constraints

o         Importance of a systematic approach to project work

·          PHASES OF A PROJECT

o         Project life cycle

o         The Godzilla Principle

·          PROJECT DEFINITION

o         Defining the problem

o         Mission and vision

o         Project objectives

o         Terms of reference

o         Project sponsor 

·          PLANNING THE PROJECT

o         Planning is indispensable

o         Project pain curves

o         Plan ingredients

o         Changing the plan

o         Effective planning

·          PROJECT RISK MANAGEMENT

o         Categories of risks

o         Risk identification

o         Risk qualification

o         Comparative risk ranking

o         Risk impact assessment

o         Risk response planning

·          WORK BREAKDOWN STRUCTURE

o         Characteristics of WBS

o         WBS in a matrix organization

o         Milestone plan

o         Estimating

·          SCHEDULING PROJECT

o         Purposes of scheduling

o         Gantt chart

o         Assigning resources

o         Cash flow projection

·          NETWORK TECHNIQUES

o         Activity-on-node network

o         Activity-on-arrow network

o         Questions answered by network techniques

o         The critical path

o         CPM

o         PERT

o         Project and activity times

o         Project crashing

·          PROJECT CONTROL & EVALUATION

o         Types of control

o         Team member self-control

o         Characteristics of a project control system

o         Purposes of evaluation

o         Progress reviews

o         What to do when there are project deviations

·          EARNED VALUE ANALYSIS

o         Types of project costs

o         Earned value analysis

o         Formula

o         Using % completion

·          MANAGING MEETINGS

o         Types of project meetings

o         Conduct of effective meetings

o         Reaching a consensus

o         Negotiation meetings

o         Authority and negotiation

o         Review meetings with stakeholders

·          PROBLEM SOLVING

o         Defining the problem

o         4 techniques of problem solving

·          MANAGING THE PROJECT TEAM

o         Importance of people

o         Organizing a project team

o         Recruiting team members

o         Basic team requirements

o         Stages in team development

o         Developing commitment

·          THE PROJECT MANAGEMENT BODY OF KNOWLEDGE

o         What is PMBK?

o         The 9 minimum areas of project knowledge

·          PROJECT TERMINATION

o         Post project activities

o         The handover

o         The final report

o         Critical success factors

·          THE “DISC” BEHAVIOURAL PROFILE

o         Why do conflicts occur?

o         Human behaviour

o         The universal language of DISC

o         History of DISC

o         The 4 categories of human behaviour response

o         Recognizing the behavioural styles of others

o         Blending

o         How to communicate with DISC

·          TOOLS & TECHNIQUES

o         Work Breakdown Structure

o         Gantt chart

o         Network diagram & CPM

o         Time estimates & PERT

o         Project crashing

o         Earned value analysis

o         Flow chart

o         5 W’s

o         Think-out-of-the-box

o         Brainstorming

o         Ishikawa diagram

o         DISC

Methodology

  • Phase 1 – Diagnostic: before the workshop, discussions will be held with the company to determine the main issues, if any, to be addressed during the program.

  • Phase 2 – Program Design: based on the inputs from Phase 1, the key considerations of the company will be incorporated in the program teaching.

  • Phase 3 – Workshop: examples, case-studies, role-plays, self-analysis, group discussions and hands-on exercises on the various tools and techniques for project scheduling will ensure participants can apply them back at their workplaces.

Target Audience

Anyone who handles projects, regardless of whether the projects are large or small.  Particularly useful for project managers, leaders and supervisors who want to handle a project effectively and successfully.

Date

Dates to be advised

Duration


2 days (9am-5pm)

Venue

To be confirmed or to be advised by our consultant

Registration Form

 

Upon receiving your registration, we will send you a confirmation email, TWO WEEKS before the start of the workshop to inform you if it is a confirmed run or will be cancelled (due to low participant rate).

Fees

SHRI Member

S$630.00

SHRI Corporate Friend*

S$675.00

Non-Member

S$733.00

All fees quoted exclude 7% GST.

For further information, please contact Ms Stella / Ms Mars via phone (65) 6438 0012, fax (65) 6299 4864, or email stella@shri.org.sg / mars@shri.org.sg

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