This Course is Designed For:

 Business Angels;
 Chief Executive Officers;
 Chief Executives;
 Chief Secretaries;
 Civil Engineers;
 Consultants;
 Cost Accountant;
 Directors;
 Dragons;
 Entrepreneurs;
 Executive Directors;
 Functional Managers;
 Fund Holders;
 General Investors;
 Lecturers;
 Non-Executive Directors;
 Performance Measurement Specialists;
 Productivity Specialists;
 Programme Managers;
 Project Commissioners;
 Project Evaluators;
 Project Managers;
 Project Monitoring Personnel;
 Project Team Leaders;
 Senior Financial Advisors;
 Senior Financial Officers;
 Sharks;
 Team Members;
 Value Analysts;
 Value Engineers;
 Venture Capitalists;
 Vice Presidents;
 Individuals with a genuine interest in Issues associated with Project Management;
 All others desirous of enhancing their expertise in Project Management.

Duration: 20 Days (4 Weeks)

Course Contents, Concepts and Issues

Advanced Project Management: The Planning Process

Part 1: Project Management: Overview

 Project Defined;
 Distinction between Project and Task;
 Project Classification;
 Pre-Project Commissioning;
 The Project Management Concept;
 Pre-feasibility and Feasibility Studies;
 Project Life Cycle;
 Project Life Cycle Phases;
 Project Life Cycle Management;
 Project Portfolio Management System;
 Project Co-ordination;
 Project Sustainability;
 The Project Manager.

Part 2: Project Initiation

 Pre-feasibility and Feasibility Studies;
 Pre-Project Commissioning;
 Basic Steps of the Project Initiation Phase;
 Using Project Selection Models/Methods:
 Criteria for Choosing Project Selection Models;
 Nature of Project Selection Models;
 Nonnumeric;
 Numeric;
 Critical Factors to Ensure your Project is Successful:
 Project Initiation Document;
 Identifying and Performing Stakeholder Analysis.

Part 3: Project Planning Process (1)

 Defining the Project Scope;
 Project Priority;
 The Triple Constraints;
 Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
 Process Breakdown Structure.

Part 4: Project Planning Process (2)

 Responsibility Matrix;
 Project Planning Process;
 Resources Needed for the Project Time Management;
 Defining Activity;
 Sequencing Activity;
 Estimating Activity Resource;
 Estimating Activity Duration;
 Schedule Development;
 Schedule Control;
 Activity-on-Arrow (A-o-A) Diagrams and Critical Path Analysis;
 Activity-On-Node (AON) Diagram;
 Distinctions between Activity-on-Arrow (A-o-A) and Activity-On-Node (AON) Diagram;
 Network Computation Process;
 Using Forward and Backward Pass Information.

Part 5: Project Planning Process (3)

 Other Practical Considerations in Developing Networks.
 Project Cost Management;
 Project Quality Management;
 Developing the Project Plan;
 Creating a Project Network Diagram;
 Obtaining Plan Approval;
 Evaluating the Project Charter.

Part 6: Project Execution (1)

 Executing the Tasks Defined in the Project Plan;
 The Roles of the Team;
 The Pure Project Organisation;
 Matrix Management;
 Structure Selection;
 Mixed Organisational Structures and Coordination;
 Project Human Resource Management:
 Team Work.

Part 7: Project Execution (2)

 Managing Personalities in Teams;
 Effective Team Work;
 Managing the Team;
 Management and Leadership in Project Environments.

Part 8: Project Monitoring (1)

 Introduction to Project Monitoring;
 Monitoring Mechanisms;
 Monitoring tools;
 Participatory Monitoring;
 Steps to Participatory Monitoring Techniques;
 The Purpose of Project Monitoring and Evaluation;
 Key Principles of Project Monitoring and Evaluation;
 Critical Success Factors of Project Monitoring and Evaluation;
 Project Audit;
 Types of Project Audit;
 Contents of the Project Audit.

Part 9: Project Monitoring (2)

 A Format for a Project Audit;
 The Project Audit Life Cycle;
 Phases of Project Auditing;
 The In- Progress Project Audit;
 Post Completion Project Auditing;
 Verification Activities During Project Monitoring and Control;
 Quality Assurance and Project Monitoring;
 Project Monitoring Process Description;
 Types of Project Monitoring Activities;
 Elements of Project Monitoring;
 Post- Programme or Post- Project Monitoring.

Part 10: Project Evaluation (1)

 Introduction to Project Evaluation Phase;
 Programme Evaluation;
 Evaluation Outputs and the Project/Programme Cycle;
 The Objectives of Programme Evaluation;
 Evaluation Steps;
 Broad Evaluation Design Strategies;
 Performance Logic Chain Assessment;
 Pre-implementation Assessment;
 Process Implementation Evaluation;
 Rapid Appraisal;
 Case Study;
 Impact Evaluation;
 Meta- Evaluation;
 Characteristics of Quality Evaluations;
 Types of Evaluation.

Part 11: Project Evaluation (2)

 Methods of Evaluation Data Collection;
 Analysis of Evaluation Data and Interpretation;
 Planning and Managing and Evaluation;
 Substantive Monitoring of the Evaluation Exercise;
 Relationship Between Monitoring and Evaluation;
 The Relationship Between Evaluation and Audit Evaluation, Audit and Research;
 When do we need Monitoring and Evaluation Results during the Programme Cycle?;
 The Role of Evaluation in Results-Based Monitoring and Evaluation;
 Key Features of Implementation;
 Monitoring Versus Results Monitoring;
 Projects, Program. And Policy Applications of Results-Based Monitoring and Evaluation (RBME);
 Some Characteristics and Expected Benefits of Introducing Results-Based Monitoring and Evaluation (RBME) Project Review;
 Monitoring and Evaluation and The Programme/Projects Cycle;
 Constraints and Challenges to Monitoring and Evaluation.

Part 12: Project Control (1)

 Achieving Team Member Self-Control;
 Project Control System;
 Characteristics of a Project Control System;
 Designing the Right System Project Review Meetings The Three Types Of Control;
 Control of Major Project Constraints;
 Progress Tracking Using Spending Curves: Examples;
 Responding to Variances;
 Using Percentage Complete to Measure Progress;
 Scope and Change Control.

Part 13: Project Control (2)

 Scope Change Control;
 Change Control Vs. Issue Management;
 Scope Management;
 Importance of Project Scope Change Management;
 When Scope is not Managed;
 Starting Up the Change Control Process;
 Managing Scope and Change Requests During Project Tools and Techniques for Integrated Change Control;
 Stage-Gate Approach to Project Control;
 Effecting Change Control;
 Tips and Techniques for Effecting Change Control;
 Change Control Sheet.

Part 14: Project Termination/Closure

 Appropriate Project Termination Activities;
 Activities in Closeout Phase;
 Reasons for Stopping in Mid-Stream;
 Early Termination Analyses;
 Modes of Project Closure/Termination;
 Project Disposition Phase;
 The Objective of Project Disposition Phase;
 Roles and Responsibilities During The Disposition Phase;
 Deliverables During The Disposition Phase;
 Final Project Report;
 Mid-Term Evaluation Report: Sample Outline;
 Annual Programme/Project Report.

Part 15: Project Communication

 Resonation;
 Introduction;
 Communication Planning;
 Communication Requirements;
 Communication Technology;
 Constraints;
 Assumptions;
 Communications Management Plan;
 Tools and Techniques for Information Distribution;
 Performance Reporting;
 Tools and Techniques for Performance Reporting;
 Information Distribution Tools and Techniques;
 Administrative Closure;
 Tools and Techniques for Administrative Closure;
 Project Reporting.

We offer very attractive discount for groups of 3 and more people, from the same organisation, taking the same course. This discount is between ten percent (10%) and thirty three percent (33%), depending on the group size. Even with these discounts, we can also deliver courses for groups in the country of your choice.

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