Project Management Level 2

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Description

This programme is designed to extend your project management knowledge and skills.  It consists of two major topics:

  • The Art of Project Management: focuses on leadership, communications and the human aspects of project management.
  • The Science of Project Management: focuses on the quantitative aspects of project management; in particular, financial, schedule and risk management.

The course is highly interactive to enable you to benefit from the experience of the other participants and the presenter. Hands-on exercises will develop your practical skills.

Who should attend:
The course is designed for project managers who seek to enhance their knowledge and skills in order to maximise their contribution to projects. It will also benefit project sponsors who want to add value to the projects they sponsor and improve their organisation's project management maturity.  It is expected that you have attended either Practical Project Management or Project Management Level 1 or have equivalent knowledge.

Outcomes:
Participants will gain:

  • increased knowledge and new insights about strategic project management.
  • enhanced skills using proven tools and techniques.

Learning objectives:
You can expect to:

  • gain new insights into project management
  • learn from shared project experiences
  • develop a deeper understanding of project management best practices
  • expand their set of practical tools and techniques
  • learn from successful case studies.

Questions that will be answered:

  • How can I ensure the project is linked to the organisation's strategy?
  • How do I get a project back on track?
  • How can I assess and forecast the project's performance?
  • What are some practical techniques for making crucial project decisions in an uncertain environment?

Course topics

The Art of Project Management:
Leading effective project teams

  • high performance project teams
  • human performance formula
  • above the Line behaviour
  • maximum value.

Managing multiple projects and stakeholders

  • stakeholder identification and analysis
  • securing management commitment to your project
  • dealing with resistance
  • problem solving and decision-making.

Communication

  • communication styles
  • communication template
  • project status reports
  • post project reviews
  • communications management template.

The Science of Project Management:
Project cost and schedule control

  • tracking and forecasting project performance
  • escalation
  • critical path analysis
  • cost/schedule analysis
  • project decision audit trail
  • assessing the project portfolio multiple projects.

Risk management

  • risk identification and quantification
  • probability analysis
  • quantifying the impact of change
  • project warning signs.

Project evaluations

  • project performance indices
  • project administrative closure
  • project handover.

Course format:
The workshop is highly interactive to enable you to benefit from the experience of the other participants and the presenter. Hands-on exercises will develop your practical skills to ensure that you can apply immediately what you learn from the workshop in your own organisation. Participants will work in project teams on projects of their own choosing. You will receive extensive resource materials to take away.

Presenter:
Ron Eckman

Further details:
If you would like more information about this programme, please contact us on:
Ph: 64 4 463 6556 Email: profdev@vuw.ac.nz

Customised workshops:
Victoria Professional and Executive Development are able to customise many of our workshops to meet specific individual or organisational requirements. Please contact us for further information.

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