Training Courses in Management Of Projects from Activia

Project Management: Tools For Effective Execution

A 1-Day Training Course

Course Content

Planning and Control

Once a project has been set up correctly, the work needs to be planned, executed and controlled in response to events. In order to do this effectively, it is necessary to be familiar with a range of tools that assist in the successful implementation of the plan.

Course Aims

This intensive one-day training course builds on the fundamentals taught in our Project Management Introduction course. It takes delegates through the remaining three stages of the project lifecycle: planning, execution, and termination, providing the knowledge required for the technical aspects of managing a project.

Who Should Attend

This workshop is intended for those who understand the conceptual phase of a project’s life cycle, including setting goals, creating a vision statement, and creating the Statement of Work. They should have attended our Setting Up Projects For Success course or be fully familiar with the subjects it covers.

Learning Objectives

By the end of the day, delegates will be able to:

  • Identify your project's tasks and resources
  • Order tasks using the Work Breakdown Structure
  • Schedule tasks effectively
  • Use basic planning tools such as a Gantt chart, PERT diagram, and network diagram
  • Prepare a project budget
  • Modify the project budget and schedule to meet targets
  • Identify and manage risks
  • Prepare a final project plan
  • Execute and terminate a project
  • Develop and manage a change control process

Course Outline
This course is a 1-day training course structured into 12 modules.
Module 1
Course Overview and Learning Objectives
Module 2
What Really needs to be Done?
Topics covered
  • Identifying Tasks
  • Identifying Resources
  • Module 3
    The Work Breakdown Structure
    Topics covered
  • Milestones
  • Module 4
    Scheduling and Planning
    Topics covered
  • Preparing a Basic Schedule
  • Float Time
  • Scheduling Checklist
  • Activity Scheduling
  • Planning Tools
  • Action Planning Worksheets
  • Milestone Charts
  • PERT
  • Along the Critical Path
  • Gantt Charts
  • The Network Diagram
  • Five Steps to Create a Network Diagram
  • The Flow Chart
  • Module 5
    Topics covered
  • Budgeting Basics
  • Module 6
    Project Risks
    Topics covered
  • Types of Risks
  • Five Steps to Manage Risk
  • Module 7
    Preparing the Final Plan
    Topics covered
  • Preparing the Final Plan
  • Module 8
    Making it Fit
    Topics covered
  • Schedule and Budget Compression
  • Compressing the Schedule
  • Compressing the Budget
  • Case Study
  • Module 9
    The Execution Phase
    Topics covered
  • The Execution Phase
  • Maintaining the Rhythm
  • The 95% Phenomenon
  • Module 10
    Controlling Changes
    Topics covered
  • Controlling Changes
  • Module 11
    Closing out a Project
    Topics covered
  • Closing Out A Project
  • Lessons Learned
  • Module 12
    Your Personal Action Plan

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