A proven process that can be immediately understood and implemented by your whole team
At a Glance
Who Should Attend:
Anyone, novice or veteran, who manages, supports or initiates projects.
A 3-day workshop using case study projects to implement theory and techniques for success. Participants will plan and work in teams to complete 4 case study projects of increasing scope and complexity.
A Comprehensive Learning Guide
A Complete Project Planning Kit
The book 'Making it Happen - a Non-Technical Guide to Project Management'
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Regardless of the diversity among people, locations, departments, or disciplines involved, this program provides a streamlined overview of the basics, while focusing on a vastly improved methodology to meet the rigorous challenges of developing a project execution plan.
This course goes beyond the standards in the Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), the recognized learning designation in this field and has 21 PDUs (Professional Development Units) recognized by the Project Management Institute. Priority Management is also registered with the Project Management Institute as a Global Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.)
This course will help you:
Develop a complete and comprehensive Objective Statement; the foundation of a successful project
Create a detailed Execution Plan using a unique process called Objective Driven Logic, applied to a Time-Scaled Dependency Chart
Apply a simple, yet powerful method to resolve complex resource constraints
Calculate a detailed Budget and Cash Requirement Projection
Integrate contingency planning through "Scenario Estimating"
Determine where and when to best apply project management software
Bring final closure to the project through the application of a 3-level review process
Project Planning Breakthroughs
"The Project Management (Planning) Breakthroughs programme gives in two days a perfect global view of the very specific requirements of a project environment. After a first session dedicated to our Engineers, we decided to spread it throughout the whole Puratos organization as we all regularly work on projects in an interdependent way. Starting with Belgium, we have already run a specific session in China for an important new project. The Team Members were so enthusiastic!
The methodology and the proposed tools are simple, down to earth, very practical and so easy to implement that a lot of trainees decided to use them immediately in their new projects, The Objective Statement in particular, when used correctly, is the right answer to regular issues due to uncontrolled changes of scope. For several months time, this tool has been commonly used when starting work on projects. No doubt that the near future will show us the benefits of the other steps and tools of the methodology!"
Group Engineering Director
The Project Planning Breakthroughs Workshop focuses on the challenge of providing practical improvement solutions to organizations that often already know the basics of project management. This is accomplished by two important breakthroughs: For the novice, Project Planning Breakthroughs provides a streamlined overview of the basics, while focusing on the rigorous challenges to developing the crucial element of the project Execution Plan. For the veteran, PPB provides a brief, yet relevant overview of the basics with a strong emphasis on a vastly improved method for developing the project Execution Plan.
You will consider how to define a project and learn the five stages in a new framework for managing projects.
Unit 1: Genesis
In this unit you will learn to lay a solid foundation for the project.
Unit 2: Design
We will show the design framework and the importance of performance criteria.
Unit 3: Execution Planning
You will learn how to create an execution plan.
Unit 4: Execution
You will learn how to manage the project plan, including changes.
Unit 5: Reviews
We will show you how to learn from the experiences.
Unit 6: Supplements
Additional tools and techniques: In this section we have compiled additional tools and techniques to use in planning and managing projects, starting with a Project Survival Guide.
"The Project Management (Planning) Breakthrough Course was just that - a breakthrough for me! It enabled me to look at planning in a completely different way, giving me strategies and handy hints to help me with my project planning. The principles I learnt can be applied to any type of project, no matter how big or small. In fact, I rushed home from my course and used these principles to plan some small renovations at home - which I am proud to say were completed on time and on budget! Thank you Priority Management for giving me yet another skill to improve my productivity in the workplace."
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