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Project Management Skills

Project Management Skills

Why Attend

This course aims to provide participants with the skills required to plan their projects by creating work breakdown structures, estimating duration and resources, and developing a project schedule. Additionally, participants will learn how to utilize earned value performance indicators to monitor and control their project schedule and budget. The course will also assist participants in appraising their projects' feasibility by applying capital budgeting techniques. Finally, the course will cover how to plan project stakeholders’ engagement and manage their expectations effectively.

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Overview
Course Methodology

The course uses interactive techniques, such as brief presentations by consultant and participants. The course also features several group exercises and case studies followed by plenary discussions.

Course Objectives

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Plan projects using statement of work and Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
  • Schedule projects activities and build the project network model
  • Calculate project budgets and schedule variances using Earned Value (EV) techniques
  • Select the suitable projects using capital budgeting techniques
  • Manage project stakeholders by analyzing their needs and applying several engagement techniques
Target Audience

Project managers, members of project offices, project sponsors, functional managers, senior management, and individuals keen on improving their competence in project management.  

Target Competencies
  • Planning projects
  • Organizing projects
  • Executing projects
  • Controlling projects
  • Budgeting
  • Managing stakeholders
Note

Meirc has been reviewed and approved by the PMI® Authorized Training Partner Program. This course is worth 30 Professional Development Units (PDUs).

Course Outline
  • Planning Projects
    • Project management definitions
    • Applications of project management
    • Managing project constraints
    • Project charter
    • Project scope statement
    • Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
  • Scheduling Projects

    • Program Evaluation and Review Technique (PERT)
    • Gantt chart
    • Milestone chart
    • Critical Path Method (CPM)
    • Forward and backward scheduling
    • Slack management
    • Schedule compression techniques
    • Resource planning and leveling
    • Project baselining
  • Organizing and Controlling Projects

    • Organizational structures
    • Mastering Earned Value Management (EVM)
    • Schedule and budget variances
    • Schedule and cost performance indexes
    • Project management reporting
    • Auditing a project
    • The role of software in project management
  • Selecting Projects Using Capital Budgeting Techniques

    • Capital budgeting and cost of capital
    • Accounting Rate of Return (ARR)
    • Payback Period (PP)
    • Net Present Value (NPV)
    • Internal Rate of Return (IRR)
  • Managing Project Stakeholders

    • Identifying project stakeholders
    • Types of project stakeholders
    • Managing stakeholder engagement techniques
    • Skills and competencies for project managers
Associations
Associations
Project Management Institute (PMI)®

Meirc is a member of the PMI ATP Program. PMI does not specifically endorse, approve, or warrant ATP’s products, courses, publications, or services. The PMI ATP seal is a registered mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

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