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Project Management Training

5 Day Training

Dates: 20 – 24 May 2024

Locations: Johannesburg, South Africa

Platform: Available In-Class / Online

Price: Available on Request

Course Introduction

In a world reshaped by the pandemic, the field of project management has adapted to new ways of working, emphasizing the leadership of projects through adapted traditional methodologies. This 5-day course reasserts the importance of mastering project management fundamentals while incorporating post-pandemic insights for realistic and effective application.

Course Objectives

By the end of the Project Management Training, participants will:

  • Refresh their understanding of project management tools and processes with a focus on risk management in the context of COVID-19.

  • Learn the genesis of projects and the mechanics of project initiation.

  • Enable project teams to be productive and deliver on commitments.

  • Master win-win negotiation techniques and effective communication for project success.

Participants will develop competencies to:

  • Align project goals with organizational strategy and convey this to stakeholders.

  • Comprehend the leadership dynamics of project management roles.

  • Establish success and performance metrics with stakeholders for project outcomes.

  • Craft SMART plans for project teams, promoting accountability and honest project reporting.

Who should attend?

Ideal for:

  • Project Managers and Team Leaders.

  • Technical Leads and PMO Staff.

  • Project Sponsors and Business Functional Managers.

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Training Methodology

Our diverse instructional approaches ensure effective learning:

– Lectures & Presentations: Engage with expert-driven, stimulating content.
– Course Material: Access well-crafted supporting resources.
– Group Work: Collaborate on discussions and case studies for practical insights.
– Workshops & Role-Play: Participate in immersive, scenario-based activities.
– Practical Application: Focus on applying theoretical knowledge in real situations.
– Post-Training Support: Receive extensive support after training for skill implementation.

Training Outline

Day 1: Project Starting Points

  • Understanding organizational vision and strategy in the context of a pandemic.

  • Defining project management roles and stakeholder engagement.

  • Criteria for project selection and initiation.

Day 2: The Project Manager’s Role and Team Dynamics

  • Criteria for selecting a Project Manager.

  • Building and leading a project team, including empowerment and delegation.

  • Communication strategies and conflict resolution.

Day 3: Project Planning and Scheduling

  • Work breakdown and sequencing.

  • Time estimation and resource allocation.

  • Utilization of planning tools for effective communication.

Day 4: Risk Management and Project Baselining

  • Cost estimation and budgeting.

  • Implementing risk management strategies.

  • Establishing monitoring and control systems.

  • Change management and meeting structuring.

Day 5: Monitoring, Control, Evaluation, and Closure

  • Application of Earned Value Management for project tracking.

  • Review and reporting of project achievements.

  • Project handover and evaluation of success.

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