The ultimate foundation course for anyone involved in project management, whether embarking on their career or seeking to consolidate their knowledge through formal learning.
This course has been designed to provide participants, in just 3 days, with a thorough, concentrated coverage of the key skills needed for successful project management. It is an outstanding course on the fundamentals and is based on the Project Management Institute’s (PMI®) Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®), recognised as a major global standard in project management practices.
The course covers the essential building blocks required for good, effective project management. It includes workshop style exercises and case studies to ensure that participants learn the practical application as well as the PMBOK® theory.
This course is the ideal starting point for the journey towards the globally recognised Project Management Professional (PMP®) certification.
The objective of this course is for each participant to be able to:
The course is pitched at an introductory level, but would be useful for experienced project personnel who have had no formal project management training. It would also be an excellent introduction for those who are starting to get involved in projects, either as team members or team leaders requiring a basic understanding of theory and concepts. Job titles include:
Processes and activities needed to identify, define, combine, unify and coordinate the various processes and project management activities within the five process groups.
Processes required to ensure that the project includes all the work required, and only the work required, to complete the project successfully.
Processes required to accomplish timely completion of the project.
Processes involved in planning, estimating, budgeting and controlling costs so that the project can be completed within the approved budget.
Processes include all the activities of the performing organisation that determine quality policies, objectives and responsibilities so that the project will satisfy the needs for which it was undertaken.
Human Resource Management
Processes required to organise and manage the project team.
Processes required to ensure timely and appropriate generation, collection, distribution, storage, retrieval and ultimate disposition of project information.
Processes concerned with conducting risk management planning, identification, analysis, responses and monitoring of the risks throughout the project.
Processes to purchase or acquire the products, services or results needed from outside the project team to perform the work.
Initiation Process Group
Defines and authorises the project or a project phase.
Planning Process Group
Defines and refines objectives, and plans the course of action required to attain the objectives and scope that the project was undertaken to address.
Executing Process Group
Integrates people and other resources to carry out the project management plan for the project.
Monitoring and Controlling Process Group
Regularly measures and monitors progress to identify variances from the project management plan so that corrective action can be taken when necessary to meet project objectives.
Closing Process Group
Formalises acceptance of the product, service or result and brings the project or a project phase to an orderly end.
This section summarises and brings together the key skills, knowledge and processes necessary for successful project management.
This course does not lead to a qualification nor include any of the PRINCE2 exams.