- To understand the basic methods of project management
- To learn how to use simple and efficient techniques to manage your projects during their complete life cycle
- To learn how to clearly define goals, to transform a contract into deliverables
This training is intended for project managers or managers, team members and any person in the company concerned with mastering both dimensions of the business world and having a few years of experience.
Introduction to the methods of Project Management
- What is a project?
- What is project management
- The triple constraint “cost-time-quality” (content). The life cycle of a project
Starting up a project
- Identify the concerned parties, analyse and define the needs, define the goals
- Write a specification
- Choose the projects (selection methods and criteria). Give life to the project (charter)
- Launch the project (charter)
Environment and organisation of the project
- Identify the environment, impact by the organisation of the company
- The project office
- Define the team. Organise the team (structure) and the resources of the team
- Dynamics and life cycle of the team (motivations, conflicts). Authority and responsibilities of the project manager
Communication and documentation of the project
- Matrix of responsibilities
- Keep people informed: plan communication, set up meetings
- Plan the project documentation
- Create a project plan taking into account organisational constraints regarding cost, time and quality
- Set up an efficient organisation and team
Plan the project
- The content of the project: structure and deliverables
- Using the method of predecessors and successors. Create a graph (diagram, network) of the project (PERT)
- Optimise the schedule (critical path and margins). Estimate costs, time, duration, resources
- Assess the risks. There is no project without risk. Establish a basic reference frame
- Finalise the project plan (resources, workload and schedule)
- What we haven't addressed: risk management, contracts, etc.
Implement the project (Plan-Do-Check)
- Obtain resources on time. Authorize work
- Carry out the work
- Check progress (earned value)
Project adaptation (managing changes)
- Why do I have to manage changes?
- How to manage changes; procedures, approvals etc.
- Document and pass on changes (variants)
Closing the project
- When is a project completed? Check the content of the project?
- Close a project "administratively" and "legally". Dissolve the project team
- The end of the project: transmission, review, audit, ...
- Feedback and best practices