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Project Management in Practice - 2-day course in English

Success in practical project management is based on two pillars:
  • Understanding that a project plan may only be "good enough", but it will never be "perfect" (or else the case is actually not a project, but a different kind of task...).
  • Implementing such rules of monitoring project realisation that enable early notification about emerging threats and that ensure the maximum flexibility of resources engaged in realising specified tasks.
This 2-day workshop aims at giving the participants the tools enabling the implementation of these rules in practice and working out a proper attitude of each project team member. The training is based on the assumption that the participants will spend about 60% to 70% of the workshop on applying the tools they have learnt to their own projects, from everyday life of their organisation.

Course objectives

  • Preparing the participants to plan and supervise project realisation on their own
  • Establishing a common language and tools deployed for planning and supervising project realisation
  • Discussing practical experience in different planning techniques, managing risk in a project, planning and monitoring project costs
  • Evaluating the advantages and the disadvantages of the specific tools and learning to use the ones that are the most suitable for a specific project

Who is this course for?

  • People who wish to learn or refresh the basic knowledge and skills related to project management
  • People who are about to begin their adventure with project management

The method

Real projects submitted by the participants form the basis of the workshop. 2-3 projects are selected and exercises are formed in relation to those projects. All exercises are completed in groups of 3-6 persons. Participants perform them, drawing up a case study of the historical project, which are demonstrated rules for implementing the individual steps. 50% of the time can be devoted to work on your own projects. 

Benefits 

After completing the workshop the participant is able to: 
  • Determine when one should use the design approach
  • Assess which project management tools should be used in a given context
  • Use various tools for planning and supervising the project
  • Compose an isolated plan and order the execution of a small project
As a result: 
  • Improved communication between team members
  • People are clearly assigned to the tasks, roles and responsibilities in the project
  • Improved teamwork
  • Lower amount of stress when planning the project

Programme

Introduction
  • What is a project and what makes it different from the other ways of work?
  • Why can a project plan be only “good enough”, but never “perfect” and what are the consequences? How to formulate a project mission statement?
  • What are the phases of planning a project? Which of them is the most difficult and which one is the most important? 

Defining the project

  • Why is project defining the most difficult area in project planning?  
  • What are project goals? What kinds of goals should be considered? Why is the discussion about defining targets one of the most difficult discussions while planning a project? 
  • What are project products and how do they differ from project goals? Why does it take place?
  • How to set priorities in a project? Why is it necessary to set them before commencing the detailed planning of a project, whereas later it will be practically impossible to set them? 
  • Why mustn’t the WBS be first prepared with a computer?
  • Why, when working on the WBS, is the process more important than the result?
  • What is a project network and what is it created for? 
  • How to verify the accuracy of the project network?
  • What does the stage project planning consist in? What are the advantages?
  • What does the model structure of project management look like? What roles does it include? 

Estimating resources

  • What are the methods of estimating resources and when should they be applied? 
  • How to define who is needed for realisation and managing work in a project? 
  • How to establish the accountability for realisation and managing work? How to write down the accountability?

Preparing a schedule

  • What is a schedule and what is it used for?
  • What does the standard approach to preparing a schedule consist in and why doesn’t it work in practice? 
  • How to enhance the critical path method to ensure it helps and does not hinder in everyday project management? 

Supervision of project realisation

  • What methods of monitoring progress of work in the project can be applied and what negative consequences will it entail? What does practical experience show? 
  • Why does every experienced project manager intuitively adapt a number of good practice behaviours, which, at first, may appear to be inconsistent with the art of project management?  
  • What rules and code of conduct does a project manager have to establish and implement to make sure that they do control the progress of work? 
  • What early “warning system” should be implemented in the scope of these rules to ensure practical risk management in projects? 
The price, which covers all materials, coffe and lunch breaks is 2200 PLN + 23% VAT per person or 520 EUR net per person.
Cena 2200,00 PLN (+ 23% VAT)

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