Missouri State University

Successful Project Management

September 28-29, 2017Check for other dates
Th and F from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, 2 sessions
John Fleming

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Course Description

Managers are constantly called upon to manage projects or to be part of a project team. The effective management of projects - completions within a deadline and a budget, subject to performance criteria - is the cornerstone for business success. All projects are undertaken to achieve specific results.

Day 1

What is a project?

What is a successful project?

Why do projects fail?

The Project Lifecycle

  • Initiation

  • Planning
  • Execution
  • Closeout

The Triple Constraints to Projects - Scope, Time, Cost

Processes & Practices

  • Scope, Time, Cost Quality Management

  • Risk Management
  • Communications Management

Managing the Scope

  • Defining the objectives of the project

  • Defining the work to be done
  • Work Breakdown Structure
  • Managing scope changes

Managing Project Time

  • Estimating time to complete project tasks

  • Resource loading and leveling
  • Controlling project costs

Day 2

Managing Project Quality

  • Project specifications

  • Quality assurance and control

Managing Risk Management

  • Risk identification

  • Planning for risks
  • Responding to risks

Managing Project Communications

  • Who needs what, when, how, etc.?

  • Reporting project status
  • Measurement metrics
  • Earned Value

Managing Multiple Small Concurrent Projects

  • Managing multiple independent projects

  • Small concurrent projects

Organizing For Project Management

  • Traditional and matrix organizations

  • Project office

The Successful Project Manager

  • Roles and responsibilities

  • Qualities for success

Project Infrastructure

  • Change management system

  • Project management information system

The Project Team

  • Reasons teams fail

  • Situational leadership
  • Creating shared commitment
  • Instilling team values
  • Stages of team development

Project Closeout

  • Overcoming the "90% complete" phenomenon

  • Exit review

Methodology - Putting It All Together

More About Why You Should Attend
This seminar is applicable to any management level. This includes the manager who has responsibility for many varied projects: needs a framework to help accomplish an important new objective; faces new challenges and needs to organize, define objectives, communicate and instruct.

Learn the critical concepts and techniques needed to complete your projects within their cost, schedule, and performance targets. As a result of attending this seminar, you will be able to complete projects on time, manager resources more effectively, meet or beat budget objectives, achieve successful, quality outcomes, and minimize "redo" by doing it right the first time.

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