Project Management Essentials

Master Project Management

Improve your Project Management Skill Set through this one-of-a-kind how-to approach!

4x4 Onsite Targeted Training Course (4 Students for 4 Days)


From: Richard Frederick, PMP, MCP
Saturday 12:59 PM

Dear Friend,

Project management is the discipline of planning, organizing, and managing resources to bring about the successful completion of specific project goals and objectives.

A project is a temporary endeavor, having a defined beginning and end (usually constrained by date, but can be by funding or deliverables), undertaken to meet unique goals and objectives, usually to bring about beneficial change or added value.

The temporary nature of projects stands in contrast to business as usual (or operations), which are repetitive, permanent or semi-permanent functional work to produce products or services. In practice, the management of these two systems is often found to be quite different, and as such requires the development of distinct technical skills and the adoption of separate management.

The primary challenge of project management is to achieve all of the project goals and objectives while honoring the preconceived project constraints. Typical constraints are scope, time, and budget.

The secondary, and more ambitious, challenge is to optimize the allocation and integration of inputs necessary to meet pre-defined objectives.

In this introductory course, you will learn key concepts and the language used by those involved in project management.

You will learn techniques for ensuring success every step of the way; from initiating and planning projects to making sure that the final product meets the requirements you identified.

Through hands-on exercises, you will learn to master project management techniques that are effective for a wide variety of industries and audiences.

You will consider the unique needs of key stakeholders: customers, shareholders, employees, vendor partners, and the community as you work toward analyzing, building, and documenting the project plan.

NOTE: The class is built around the Project Management Institute (PMI): Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK).

Who Should Attend?

Anyone wanting to enhance their strategic planning skills including:

* Application Support Analysts
* Business Analysts
* Business Consultants
* Business Customers, Users or Partners
* Business Intelligence
* Business Systems Analysts
* Developers
* IT Business Analysts
* IT Project Managers
* Leader of Systems Projects or Teams
* Management Consultants
* Portfolio Managers
* Programmer Analysts
* Project Analysts
* Project Consultants
* Project Leaders
* Program Managers
* Project Managers
* QA Professionals
* QA Specialists
* Requirements Analysts
* Requirements Engineers
* Senior Business Consultants
* Senior Project Managers
* Senior Technical Business Analysts
* Systems Analysts
* Systems Architects or Designers
* Systems or Application Developers
* Software Engineers
* Systems Testers
* Team Leaders
* Testers

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Course Overview:

  • Section 1: Introduction to Project Management - Project Management is a universally recognized discipline that encompasses the application of skills, knowledge, tools, and processes required to meet the expectations and needs of key stakeholders. As an effective project manager, you organize scarce resources, work under tight deadlines, control project change and generate maximum team performance. Through a targeted personalized case study, you learn how to successfully plan, manage and deliver your own projects. You also learn how to implement project management processes, develop leadership skills and respond to real-world scenarios. At the end of the course, you have working documents for use back at the office.
  • Section 2: Project Initiation - The initiation processes determine the nature and scope of the project. If this stage is not performed well, it is unlikely that the project will be successful in meeting the business? needs. The key project controls needed here are an understanding of the business environment and making sure that all necessary controls are incorporated into the project. Any deficiencies should be reported and a recommendation should be made to fix them.
  • Section 3: Project Planning - After the initiation stage, the project is planned to an appropriate level of detail. The main purpose is to plan time, cost and resources adequately to estimate the work needed and to effectively manage risk during project execution. As with the Initiation process group, a failure to adequately plan greatly reduces the project's chances of successfully accomplishing its goals.
Richard is an outstanding instructor with a thorough understanding of how to take the Project Management Framework and convert theory into practices. His design of forms and processes that meet and exceed the Project Management Book of Knowledge, PMBOK, discussions of best practices makes him one of the true leaders in Project Management. I would recommend him to any corporation that is just starting to form the Project Management Office

Maximilian Steinbuchel, MBA, CCEA, PMP http://www.linkedin.com/pub/maximilian-steinbuchel-mba-ccea-pmp/4/357/131

 

  • Section 4: Project Execution - Executing consists of the processes used to complete the work defined in the project management plan to accomplish the project's requirements. Execution process involves coordinating people and resources, as well as integrating and performing the activities of the project in accordance with the project management plan. The deliverables are produced as outputs from the processes performed as defined in the project management plan.
  • Section 5: Project Control - Monitoring and controlling consists of those processes performed to observe project execution so that potential problems can be identified in a timely manner and corrective action can be taken, when necessary, to control the execution of the project. The key benefit is that project performance is observed and measured regularly to identify variances from the project management plan.
  • Section 6: Project Close - Closing includes the formal acceptance of the project and the ending thereof. Administrative activities include the archiving of the files and documenting lessons learned.
Ric is very knowledgeable in the areas of Project Management and Requirements Management. He did an excellent job instructing my team.

Matt Rigney, VP Technology http://www.linkedin.com/pub/matt-rigney/2/32/835

 

Summary of Benefits:

Specifically, you will learn...

* The fundamental skills project managers need to be effective
* Why business and project alignment is essential for project management success
* How to create project plans that leverage the input, understanding, and support of your stakeholders
* Why getting the most from your project team means getting the right players as well as developing them
* How controlling change, not resisting it, will ensure that changes are beneficial - and how to manage it!
* How to describe the project management framework, including the five processes groups and nine knowledge areas
* Define roles and responsibilities of each project stakeholder and discuss the importance of collaboration to better manage projects
* Develop a scope statement to establish the project baseline
* Learn how to identify and quantify risks and develop risk-mitigating strategies in a risk management plan
* Estimate tasks using top-down and bottom-up methods
* Complete a work breakdown structure (WBS)
* Understand how to read Project Network Diagrams (Gantt and PERT)
* Control projects using project tracking techniques, while recognizing common obstacles to project tracking
* Discuss issues related to effective communications and develop a Communications Plan
* Distinguish between status, progress and forecasting reports and learn how to choose the most appropriate report for each stakeholder
* Understand the importance of Quality Planning, Quality Assurance and Quality Control
* Describe the importance of formally closing projects, celebrating successes and completing lessons learned sessions
* Describe three issues behind "scope creep" and apply four effective change management strategies
* Understand the importance of managing conflict and describe the five key conflict management techniques
* Learn the key to successful closure

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Richard conducted at three day course on Project Management at VMware in March 2010. The class was very well run and Richard brought many personal experiences and stories to liven up what many regard as "dry" course material. My key take way from his class was how to better communicate and manage "up" to project sponsors in different phases of a project.

Robert Novak, Senior Engineer http://www.linkedin.com/pub/robert-novak/1/8b1/1

 

Richard was a Great Teacher of the Project Management course i attended. But the knowledge and Information he provided far exceeds just Project Management. If you have a chance to take a class with Him. I urge you to do so. You will not be dissappointed and will walk away with a Greater knowledge of information IT related.

Bill Baker, IT Coordinator http://www.linkedin.com/pub/bill-baker/15/336/58b

 

Rick is simply the best project management trainer with strong knowledge of project management fundamentals and how business operates. I learned a lot on how to manage risk in projects in his classes. I strongly recommend folks to attend his project and risk management training classes.

Jitendra Sharma, Team Lead http://www.linkedin.com/pub/jitendra-sharma/14/683/a44

 

Richard is an excellent instructor/ trainer. He is a walking encyclopedia of practical knowldege! He readily and successfully tranmits learning instruction, advice and industry nuances with an interesting and engaging style.

Carlos Mongiello, Project Manager http://www.linkedin.com/in/cmongiello

 

In Closing...

Onsite training is becoming more and more common today as organizations are looking for ways to train their personnel without having to pay for travel.

The prevalence of computers today have made onsite training easier than ever before.

There are many advantages to this type of training that benefit not only the organization but also the employee who is being trained.

One of the primary benefits is the ability to be trained in an environment that is familiar.

Many studies have shown that people who are trained in a familiar environment learn better than those who are in an unfamiliar environment.

When you are able to learn in a familiar environment the student will be better able to focus on the new material instead of their surroundings.

In addition, having training onsite is preferential because of the cost savings.

Instead of paying to send people to receive training elsewhere, organizations are choosing to train onsite because it saves a lot of money.

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Sincerely,
Richard Frederick, PMP, MCP

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Benefits of training include maintaining a competitive position, improving quality and productivity, and increasing employee retention and morale.

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This is especially true for IT organizations, where technology advances at a gallop and the cost of keeping up is relentlessly weighed against potential productivity gains.

Companies must maximize their return on IT hardware and software investments.

Performance must be finely tuned.

Employees must have the skills to get the most out of their organizations network, applications, data centers, operating systems, managed services, and other IT infrastructures.

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Staffing and budgets are flat or declining, but the IT workload is rising. Yet even with todays lean budgets, many IT professionals are getting the valuable training they need by locating training funds hidden in the most interesting places.

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Many companies offer tuition reimbursement programs for their employees.

These companies view continuing education as a plus for the companys bottom line.

Employees who keep up their knowledge and skills tend to be more productive; employees working in a company that fosters employee growth tend to be more loyal to that company.

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Considered an employee benefit, tuition reimbursement programs are often managed by the human resources (HR) department. In some cases, they may be tied to each departments training budget.

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