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Advanced Project Management

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Course duration

  • 3 Days

Course Outline

The Advanced Project Management training gives seasoned project managers the knowledge and skills necessary to successfully manage increasingly complex project issues to meet desired goals and objectives. Assuming a mastery of project planning, this Advanced Project Management class extends skills to the remaining project management processes covering areas such as avoiding mistakes when executing and controlling a project, dealing with evolving stakeholder expectations, using trend analysis to measure project performance and improving project outcomes.

  • Learn guidelines for project initialization and prioritization
  • Learn Project Execution Methodology
  • Learn to measure and control project variance
  • Learn about Project Closure Reporting and Archiving Processes
  • Learn about selecting a Project Management Methodology
  • Learn about managing multiple projects simultaneously
  • Learn to assess and respond to Stakeholder Change
  • Learn to scale Project Management to meet the needs of the project
  1. Project Selection and Initiation
    1. Initiating Projects
    2. When Do Projects Start? Defining the Project Life Cycle
    3. Tips for Defining the Start of a Project
    4. Considerations for Initiating Projects
    5. Strategic Planning
    6. Prioritizing Projects
    7. Selecting Projects
    8. Key Elements of the Initiating Process
    9. Guidelines for Project Initiation
  2. Project Execution Methodology
    1. Project Execution Methodology
    2. Starting Project Work
    3. The Value of a Good Start
    4. Ensuring a Successful Start to Project Work
    5. Stakeholder Commitment and Team Resources
    6. Inhibitors to Future Success and How to Deal with Them
    7. The Process for Commencing Project Work
    8. Getting Work Done
    9. Facilitating Project Work
    10. Communicating Work Expectations
    11. Managing Issues and Action Items
    12. Key Learning Points
    13. Progress, Status, and Forecasting
    14. Capturing Progress
    15. Updating the Schedule
    16. Forecasting - Predicting Future Project Work
    17. Recognize Process Groups
  3. Project Variance and Control
    1. Project Variance and Control
    2. Performance Metrics
    3. A Framework for Performance Reporting
    4. Understanding Different Types of Metrics
    5. How Metrics Interact
    6. Measuring Projects and Generating Metrics Reports
    7. Interpreting Project Metrics
    8. Baseline Metrics
    9. Earned Value Analysis Metrics
    10. Understanding the Causes of Variance
    11. Defining Project Variance
    12. Understanding Different Types of Project Variance
    13. Root Contributors to Variance
    14. Methods for Identifying Root Contributors
    15. Taking Corrective Action to Overcome Variance
    16. Definition/Intention of Corrective Action
    17. Understanding Points of Leverage
    18. Managing Change, Quality, and Risk
    19. Responding to the Dynamic Nature of Projects
    20. Using Process to Create Transparency
    21. Control Processes for Project Change
    22. Quality Control
    23. Quality Assurance
    24. Risk Monitoring and Control Process
  4. Project Closure and Learning
    1. The Closing Process
    2. The Challenge of Project Closure
    3. When and How to Learn from Projects
    4. Initial Sizing
    5. Detailed Estimating
    6. Unforeseen Events
    7. Project Closure Reporting and Archiving Processes
    8. Step 1 - Obtain Formal Acceptance
    9. Step 2 - Shut Down the Work Engine
    10. Step 3 - Analyze Metrics, Baseline, and Change Data
    11. Step 4 - Evaluate Processes and Documentation
    12. Step 5 - Documenting Project Events and Circumstances
    13. Step 6 - Generating Lessons Learned
    14. Step 7 - Finalize and Share the Project Closure Report
    15. Step 8 - Celebrating the End of the Project
    16. Step 9 - Archive the Project Records
    17. Step 10 - Conduct Follow-Up Surveys as Negotiated
  5. Summary and Conclusion
    1. Where We've Been
    2. Where to Go Next

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