Project management is the process whereby a single manager/ leader is responsible for planning, organizing, coordinating, directing, monitoring, motivating and controlling the efforts of all functional, staff and project groups in accomplishing the project’s objectives. Project management is one of the most complex, demanding management concepts in existence.
The course described below is designed to provide a comprehensive knowledge of project management. It includes in-depth coverage on the various types of project management organization and all of the detailed business and technical management procedures necessary to plan, organize, staff, direct and control any size project in the areas of research, development, production, shipbuilding, services and construction. It is supported by extensive reference material from both Government and industry sources.
Course Learning Outcomes
Provide an overall framework of the project management process.
State the desired characteristics and qualifications of a project manager.
Describe the roles and relationship of project stakeholders.
Discuss and diagram the basic types of project organizations.
Define the project planning process and establish the planning steps for a project.
Construct a project plan.
Explain how a project's scope of work is established.
Illustrate the basic scheduling techniques.
Specify the basic estimating and budgeting techniques.
Compare the different risk analysis and management techniques.
Integrate scope, schedule, budget and risk into a project baseline.
Describe and demonstrate the use of formal and informal project control techniques.
Utilize project performance measurement and forecasting techniques.
Explain project quality management techniques and review a quality report.
Outline the contracting and procurement process.
Analyze the characteristics of leadership and management in projects.
Explain the key elements of team building, communication, conflict resolution and negotiation in a project environment.