Core Project Management Concepts

Does your organization face similar issues in Project Management?

  • Too many Projects facing severe cost and time overruns
  • Consistent PM processes are not being followed for Projects
  • Junior Project Managers lack proper orientation to PM processes
  • Technical team members need an appreciation of PM processes
  • Project Managers are aware of PM processes in parts and need a holistic view of the end to end Project Management.

If yes, CorePM could be just the appropriate training program for your project team.

This workshop has been conducted by QAI many a times across various organizations and across diverse industries successfully. It has been highly appreciated and has gathered very favorable feedback.

The broad framework of the workshop is based on the contents of the latest version of the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBoK®) Guide, propagated by the Project Management Institute (PMI®), USA. [The PMBoK Guide® is a collection of best practices in project management, which are proven traditional practices, known to deliver successful results]

Workshop Objectives

After the completion of the course, the participants would be able to:

  • Understand the complete processes of Project Management
  • Understand the Project Management Life Cycle
  • Learn about managing the key elements of the Project, that includes: Scope, Time, Cost, Quality, HR, Communication, Risks, and Procurement
  • Learn about Project Integration Management

Workshop Format

The course is a mix of instructor led, and self paced learning.
The course includes:

  • Pre-workshop assessment
  • Discussion of topics through presentations
  • Participant involvement through discussions/ interactions
  • Case studies & Exercises to be solved during the workshop

The course has been designed to enable participants learn, experiment and implement the concepts involving application of key Project management concepts / techniques.

Participants’ Takeaways

Participants completing the Core PM course are entitled to get:

  • Training Course-notes in Hard copy
  • Fourteen (14) PDU certificate

The target audience for the program can be:

  • Aspiring/Junior Project Managers
  • Team leaders
  • Project Leaders
  • Technical Leaders
  • Project Coordinators

The course is industry generic and professionals from any industry can participate.

1. Introduction to Project Management

  • What is Project & Project Management?
  • Why Project management?
  • Different characteristics of Project Management
  • Project Phases and Project Life Cycle
  • Project Stakeholders and Stakeholder Management
  • Organizational Influences impacting the Project
  • Project triple Constraint description
  • Concept of Sub-Project, Phases, Program, Portfolio, and PMO

2. Project Management Processes

  • Introduction to PM Processes & Process Group, i.e.:
  • Initiation
  • Planning
  • Execution
  • Monitoring & Control
  • Closing

3. Project Initiation

  • Process of Project Initiation
  • Need identification
  • Introduction to Business Case
  • Calculate profitability using various Benefit Measurement techniques
  • Project Charter preparation

4. Project Planning – Scoping & Scheduling

  • Scope Planning Process
  • Preparation of a Scope Statement
  • Creating a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) preparation and decomposition techniques
  • Sequencing of activities by identifying dependencies & creating a Network Diagram
  • Estimation – duration, resource & effort
  • Arriving to a project schedule using CPM & schedule compression techniques

5. Project Cost Management

  • Cost Estimation techniques
  • Different types of Cost estimates
  • Cost Budgeting process & Preparation of Cost Baseline
  • Cash flow reports & S-curve techniques

6. Project Quality Management

  • Concepts of Quality Management in Project Management
  • Quality Planning techniques
  • Quality Assurance & Quality control process
  • Application of various Quality Control tools & techniques – Pareto, Fishbone, Control charts, etc.
  • Quality Audits process

7. Project HR & Communication Management

  • HR Planning & team structures
  • Preparing a Staffing management plan
  • Role definition and Responsibility Assignment Matrix preparation
  • Staff Acquisition Activities, team building
  • Conflict resolution techniques, Motivation techniques
  • Communication planning & skills
  • Collating and distributing information
  • Document control relevance & procedures
  • Issue management

8. Project Risk Management

  • Overview of Project Risks
  • Risk Management process
  • Information gathering Techniques –Brainstorming, Delphi techniques etc.
  • Risk assessment & prioritization
  • Risk Response Planning, and contingency planning
  • Risk Monitoring & Control
  • Risk Reporting

9. Project Procurement Management

  • Project Manager’s responsibilities in Procurement
  • The Procurement Management Lifecycle
  • Source selection process
  • Contract administration process
  • Contract closure

10. Project Monitoring & Control

  • Project Monitoring – its importance
  • What to monitor and how
  • Progress reporting, Performance reporting, and Status reporting process
  • Monitoring & Forecasting technique – EVM
  • Project review process
  • Taking preventive/corrective actions
  • Change management & configuration management process
  • Managing changes to the project across all knowledge areas
  • Revision of baseline

11. Project Closure

  • Project closure process
  • Project data archiving
  • Lessons Learned process & Feedback process