Successful Project Management

Course Introduction

All organisations run projects – whether they are large or small, short or long term in scope,  service-oriented  or manufacturing  based. Projects represent the future of an organisation. Without projects there would not be any new product development,  research  and development, feasibility studies, market surveys, market launches, quality and productivity improvement studies, technology upgrades, installation  and commissioning  of new equipment,  IT-supported activities, mergers and acquisitions, etc. Project management is now seen as a required management skill.

Successfully  planned  and managed  projects could translate  into higher returns for a company’s  investment  in its projects and more productive  subsequent utilisation  of its resources.  Together, these issues may have a significant impact on a company’s competitiveness. Organisations may conduct their projects informally but this is not the same as saying that they do not need to acquire and develop project management skills and knowledge.

Companies that are able to manage their projects will also realise an improvement in their work culture and relationship with external parties such as customers, suppliers, government agencies and the general public.  The trends indicate that companies face increasing pressure to reduce their costs, improve quality, shorten lead times, and upgrade  their service  levels.  A  well-trained  project team led by capable  managers  would enhance a  company’s  competitive positioning and this is an issue that they cannot afford to ignore. Changes  in the business  environment  demands  that projects be planned and managed well to ensure continued survival and success.

This programme is based on the framework developed by the Project Management  Institute (PMI) in the U.S.A.  and described  in the publication  A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge,

4th edition (PMBOK® Guide).

This programme is also suitable as an introduction to participants who are planning to take the Project Management Professional (PMP®) examination.

  • Project Managers
  • Those who are involved in projects but do not manage them,

such as subject matter experts, team members, project sponsors, contributors, facilitators and coordinators.

  • Describe the basic principles, processes, techniques and practices of project management and its place in the overall management of an organisation
  • Identify and describe the critical aspects of the project management framework as depicted by the PMBOK® Guide (4th edition)
  • Determine a project’s requirements based on the PMBOK® Guide (4th edition)
  • Describe the development of an appropriate project work culture in the project teams and throughout the organisation
  • Identify the role of human relationships with various project stakeholders in a complex work environment
  • Apply selected techniques  as illustrations  of best practices  in project management
  • Describe the common pitfalls in the management of projects and how these may be avoided
  • Experiential learning with hands-on applications
  • Enhanced workbook with frameworks and toolkits for ease of post training use
  • Engaging methodologies for better training results
  • Introduction
  • The Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®)
  • Modern Developments in Project Management
  • Initiating Projects
  • Planning Projects
  • Project Time Management
  • Project Cost Management
  • Managing Project Quality
  • Project Risk Management
  • PMBOK® Knowledge Areas Covered