COURSE # MGM-211
This course introduces the concepts and methods of successful project management and develops the necessary skills in order to achieve it.
Often viewed as solely an administrative, or financial or technical function, project management is a hybrid of all the above, and then some. Although volumes have been written on this subject, it inevitably seems as if things are "different this time around" and yet, some commonalities can be identified, quantified and addressed, thus formalizing the process, improving the timeliness and reducing the project's risks.
This course provides a sound understanding of the concepts, processes and tools employed in all phases of a project including the initiation, planning, execution, monitoring, controlling, and closing of the project. Project management areas are examined and linked to industry practices and the Project Management Institute (PMI) international standards for successful management of projects. The goal is to gain a solid understanding of how to successfully manage each phase of the project lifecycle, work within organizational constraints, set goals that are directly linked to stakeholder needs, and utilize proven project management tools to complete projects on time and within budget while meeting the specifications. Essential concepts, processes, and techniques are applied through the use of several examples and hands on case studies.
Applications and benefits:
You will benefit by enhancing your understanding of:
- The project management objectives and expectations.
- The planning, monitoring and execution phases of the project.
- The proven project management methodology and tools.
- ...and the unexpected.
Who should attend:
This course is designed for first-line supervisors, project, program, and technical managers in technology-focused organizations, both private and public. The case studies presented come from service and manufacturing industries as well as from the public sector. Senior level managers should also find the course an informative refresher for the latest advances in project management techniques.
- I Basic Concepts
- What is a project? What is Project Management?
- Basic Concepts
- - The Project Success Triangle
- - Project Management
- - Stakeholders
- - Project Team
- - Project Manager
- - Project Documentation
- II The Initiation Process
- Defining the Scope
- - Customer-focused Scope Decisions
- - Customer Expectations
- - Building and Using a Delivery-oriented WBS
- Cost and Duration Estimation of Work Packages
- Determining Work Packages
- - Estimating Work Package Effort
- - Including Risk Identification in Work Package Estimates.
- - Translating Effort to the Cost of a Work Package
- - Factors Influencing the Quality of Estimates.
- - Estimating Guidelines for Times, Costs, and Resources
- - Top-Down Versus Bottom-Up Estimating
- - Methods for Estimating Project Times and Costs
- III The Planning Process
- Developing the project network
- From work package to network
- Constructing a project network
- Activity-on-Node (AON) fundamentals
- Using the forward and backward pass information
- Level of detail for activities
- IV Managing Risk
- Risk Management Process
- Contingency Planning
- Contingency Funding and Time Buffers
- V Scheduling Resources and Costs
- Overview of the resource scheduling problem
- Types of resource constraints
- Classification of a scheduling problem
- Resource Allocation Methods
- Computer demonstration of a resource-constrained scheduling.
- Benefits of scheduling resources
- Multi-project resource schedules
- Using a resource schedule to develop a project cost baseline.
- VI The Execution and Controlling Process
- Establishing A Performance Measurement Baseline
- Budget at completion
- - Displaying the baseline on the network schedule
- - Changing baseline
- The Project Control Process
- Monitoring Time Performance
- Development of an earned value cost/schedule system
- Developing a status report
- Indexes to monitor progress
- Forecasting the final project cost
- Project human resource management
- VII Project Audit and Closure
- Project audits process
- Project Closure
- Team, team members, and project manager evaluations
- Contract performance reports required by the Federal Government
About the Instructor
Dr. John O. Aje is the Dean of the School of Applied Science and Technology at Thomas Edison State College, in Trenton, New Jersey. Prior to his present position, he was the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and the Chair of the Technology and Engineering Management department at the University of Maryland University College. He has over thirty years of experience in developing and delivering educational programs and training to managers at all levels in business, industry and especially in the military. He is a member of the editorial board of several professional journals such as the International Institute of Electronics and Electrical Engineers (IEEE) journal, "Transactions On Engineering Management"; "Procedia Computer Science" and "Technovation: The International Journal of Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Technology Management." He is the President of International Association for Management of Technology (IAMOT), the premier professional association for practitioners and academicians in the field and was a member of the Board of Examiners of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award for over ten years.
Dr. Aje received his B.S. degree from Clemson University, M.S. degree from North Carolina State University, Master of Engineering Management, (M.E.M.) and D.Sc. from the George Washington University School of Engineering and Applied Science.
Course: MGM-211 Duration: 3 Days FEE: $1,499 CEUs: 2.16
Please direct any additional inquiries regarding this course to Anita Hellstrom, Program Coordinator, by e-mail, FAX: (240) 371-4488 or TELEPHONE: (800) 683-7267 from anywhere in the Continental U.S. or CANADA.
Last modified January 29, 2017.