Project Management Short Courses
The project management short courses deal with the effective management of commercial projects, from inception to roll-out. The courses teach structured project management schemes, together with current trends for ‘agile’ development and ‘lean’ management of large projects.
The basic course deals with key project-planning and control issues for large-scale or complex projects. The course characterizes the key project planning phases and project control techniques. Added emphasis is placed on the use of structured methodologies for project initiation, estimation, control and closeout. The risks associated with running large projects are discussed, as well as measures for mitigating these risks.
The follow-on course deals with advanced techniques for managing complex commercial projects, to ensure adequate control of their temporal, fiscal and scope constraints. There is detailed treatment of scheduling, reporting and resource leveling issues, including fine-grained dependency analysis. The course also discusses stochastic and deterministic methods for risk analysis, as well as the latest trends in project management.
Various case studies and simulations are utilized to show how to plan, manage and successfully close out complex projects.
The courses are designed primarily for working professionals wishing to acquire contemporary knowledge and learn techniques for effective management of commercial projects. A common theme is the application of formal methods designed to give greater control of large or complex projects.
Prime Project Management Short Courses Learning Outcomes
Delegates attending the courses will learn how to –
• Critically assess the impact of project triple constraints (time, scope and cost) on project outcomes
• Schedule large or complex projects, taking into account scoping, costing and resourcing issues
• Organize project initiation, execution, termination and closeout phases
• Formulate viable risk management schemes for commercial projects
• Plan the use of agile and lean techniques for project management