Understanding of fundamentals of project management methods and practices needed to achieve project goals effectively and efficiently.
At the end of this course participants will know and understand:
- terms and concepts typical of management of projects,
- characteristics of different types of projects as well as methods and approaches to project management practices
- main problem management rules and principles and their influence on achieving projects targets
Participants will possess the basic knowledge which will allow them to:
- manage simple projects,
- involve in project tasks as members of project teams,
- control and coordinate work in projects.
- Main project management concepts and terms: project, project management, project management method and the most common approaches towards management of projects: traditional approach (waterfall) and agile approach
- Project environment: program management, project portfolio, project management office, stakeholder analysis
- Initiation of the project: activities and required documentation
- Project team: project management levels, steering committee, project manager, project team communication
- Project scope: project products and their types, product breakdown structure, product flow diagram, work breakdown structure (WBS)
- Schedule: scheduling, task interdependence, time and resource estimation and balancing, Gantt diagram, budget, critical path method, agile planning.
- Quality in projects: definition of quality, quality expectations and acceptance criteria, quality management activities, product description
- Risk: definition of risk and types of risk, risk management activities
- Changes in projects: reporting and documenting changes, possible reactions to changes
- Project closure: making decisions and actions taken when closing the project
All the people involved in projects, particularly project managers, project coordinators, member of projects teams (consultants, business analysts, project support staff – PMO) and everybody seeing the need for a controlled approach to managing projects.