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Advanced Project Management

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Introduction

As you move into a more senior role as a project manager, you will increasingly take on larger and more complex project work. Our advanced project management courses give you the specialised skills you will need to deliver a higher standard of work.  It will enhance the learning of experienced Project Managers by helping them to develop, manage and evaluate projects more effectively. 

Delegates attending this course will learn advanced techniques to enable them to plan, manage, deliver and evaluate projects more effectively, whilst utilising resources and leading teams with a greater efficiency and effectiveness.  

Who should attend

This practical and enlightening course is designed for Project Managers and Directors seeking to enhance their effectiveness and skills, as well as all those working in project teams looking to advance their careers and develop themselves for future management roles.  It will also be of great benefit to those working in the procurement or contract function or for those working in technical areas who are regularly involved in projects. 

COURSE PROFILE

Effective Leadership of the Project Team

  • Understanding and adapting your personal style of leadership
  • Communicating your vision of the project and motivating your team
  • Creating and delivering a project communications plan
  • Establishing the project schedule and agreeing KPI’s
  • Balancing the need of the organisation, the project team and the customer 

Project Management Risk Planning

  • Identifying areas of risk in your project
  • Creating a plan to mitigate the project risks
  • Performing a risk analysis
  • Developing a project risk matrix
  • Creating a plan to respond quickly when things go wrong

Understanding Project Finance and Preparing Project Budgets

  • The Pricing Process and determining your budget
  • Understanding where costs may be hidden in the contract
  • Cost estimation and forecasting techniques
  • Reporting and communicating changes to budget requirements

Stakeholder Management for Project Success

  • Stakeholder analysis
  • Recognising and prioritising the needs of relevant stakeholders
  • Stakeholder communications plans and managing expectations
  • Managing stakeholders competing interests
  • Effective management and influencing techniques for key stakeholders 

Ensuring the Successful Delivery of the Project

  • Understanding why projects fail and identifying the common causes of failure
  • Creating a criteria and definition for project success
  • Creating a plan to eliminate strategic reasons for failure
  • Overcoming skills deficiencies 
SKILLS

At the end of the course delegates will be able to: 

  • Lead their project team with authority and purpose 
  • Assess risk factors and develop contingency plans
  • Create a plan to react quickly to changes and risks in projects 
  • Establish systems for monitoring and evaluating projects
  • Understand project finance and how to manage a project budget
  • Develop a more effective approach to interacting with project stakeholders
  • Understand why projects fail and develop strategies to avoid these pitfalls
COMPETENCIES
  • Building Project Teams
  • Communication
  • Leadership
  • Motivating Staff
  • Project Evaluation
  • Project Finance and Budgeting
  • Project Management
  • Project Risks
  • Project Planning
  • Report Writing
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