Short Course Description:
The course “Project Management Tools and Techniques”, introduces the participants to the “Art of Project Management”. It provides the participants with the necessary vocabulary, definitions, and terms and terminology. The course guides the participants through a project in 10 easy to implement steps combining theory and practical applications. After completing the course, the participants will be able to apply their freshly obtained knowledge in their day-to-day jobs.
Project Management has become a need for any company to survive in these fast-changing times. Successful projects drive companies and determine their success over other companies.
This course follows PMI standards and terminology. It is a practical application of how the project should be run to be successful. Training has been defined as a major contributor to project success of projects. This training will provide you all you have to do in a logical and step-by-step approach.
The Project Management Tools and Techniques course starts with evaluating where projects come from and how projects are selected. This is followed by definitions of important terminology every project manager should know about and after the introduction of the project management process and life cycle, the projects is divided in 10 logical steps that will help you to make your projects a success.
Projects and the Project Management environment change constantly. Project Managers have to adjust to these changes constantly. Since the industry went “lean”, the lean revolution also influenced projects and project management. Lean principles have changed the way projects are done today. Project Management was typically done in a deterministic way, using waterfall, and that lead to problems in many projects. A deterministic approach is NOT flexible and changes are discouraged, complex and even avoided even when they would be necessary. The deterministic approach has lead to project disasters in a specific type of project. In an adaptive approach, lean approach, projects are managed differently, there is more freedom to manage changes.
In Project Management Tools and Techniques, both waterfall, agile and kanban are discussed and compared. You will understand how to apply these principles in your projects to increase success. The tools and techniques presented in the course can be used in waterfall and agile environments.
After completing the course, you will have reviewed more than 80% of the tools and techniques that are described in the PMBOK, sixth edition. Taking this course will prepare you for your future certification exams and of course for you new job as Project Manager. The practical and logic approach of this course will give a head start over your colleagues and competitors for promotions and jobs.
The course Project Management Tools and Techniques is based on PMI terminology and follows the PMBOK, sixth edition. You can use the certificate of the course to claim the training hours for your certification application or for claiming PDUs when you are PMI certified. The course contains about 14.5 hours of video materials, additional tests after each section and a final test at the end of the course, in total 7 hours of time for tests. During the course, you will have the opportunity to complete practical exercises that will give you even more practical training time.
Those of you who want to claim the training time or PDUs for certification at the PMI can claim the total course time of 21.5 hours. In case you are audited, you can contact us to give you the certification to prove your participation in this course.
When you claim PDUs or use the course to specify your formal training you can use the following information to complete the application related to the talent triangle:
Provider: De Ceuster Academy @ APraCom, s.r.o.
Strategic & Business: 3.5
- Introducing Project Management Definitions, Terms and Terminologies
- The Project Management Process and Life cycle
- Define the project
- Generate Tasks
- Determine Resources, Roles, and Responsibilities and Develop estimates
- Define Task Interdependencies and Analyse Critical Path
- Develop Schedule
- Perform Resource Loading and Leveling
- Generate Project Budget
- Uncertainty and Risks in Projects
- Develop a Risk Management Plan
- Project Execution, Follow up and Reporting
- Project Close-Out Phase and lessons learned
- Case studies/Exercises
- Intermediate and Final Tests
- Certificate of Successful Completion
At the end of the course, the participants will be able to:
- Define and describe what a project is and what the major steps are to define, plan, execute, monitor & control and close out a project
- Paraphrase the main terminology related to projects according to the PMBOK® Guide, Sixth Edition, 2017
- List the main steps in the project life cycle: define, plan, execute, monitor and control, and closeout
- Decompose a project and create a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) and identify tasks to complete
- Create a project schedule using the Precedence Diagramming Method, calculate and interpret the critical path
- Allocate resources to Activities and calculate the duration and cost of individual tasks
- Calculate the time-phased and cumulative budget and S-curve
- Determine the critical path position of the project
- Identify, Qualify and Quantify Project Risks
- Create a risk management plan
- List the advantages and disadvantages of projects
- Apply the tools and techniques on an in-class project and projects in their company