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Advanced Project Management

PL31

Introduction

The pressure on companies to deliver projects on time and to budget is growing. This means that project managers need to be using high-level project management skills and operating with the most up-to-date approaches.

This advanced project management course has been designed to provide delegates with an overview of modern best practice methodologies and techniques to meet the demands of managing multiple and complex projects.

In an uncertain world, the only certainty is your individual skill set and approach. This advanced course will provide delegates with the tools to deliver effectively.

Who should attend

This practical and enlightening course is designed for Project Managers and Directors seeking to enhance their effectiveness and skills in Project Management, 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

Project management in a fast changing world     

  • Deliver real business benefits
  • The need for agile businesses and agile people
  • The value of highly trained project managers and project personnel
  • Organisational project management
  • Change management – its link to project management and project management delivery

Project Leadership 

  • Identifying and understanding your own leadership style
  • Types of leadership; choosing how to use leadership power
  • Leading upwards (and sideways and downwards)
  • Understanding and managing the behaviour of others
  • Giving feedback – the power of feedback 

Project control

  • Project governance and its importance to project control
  • Developing overall project governance approach
  • Stage gates – their value in the overall project control
  • Prioritisation – ensuring the project is a ‘must have’ project
  • Using earned value management to check on a projects progress

Project management finance

  • The pricing process and determining a budget
  • Understanding where costs may be hidden in contracts
  • Cost estimation and forecasting techniques – the importance of cash flow
  • Risk assessment to minimise project costs
  • Developing your project management budget profile

Traditional and modern approaches to delivering projects

  • Comparing the benefits of Waterfall v agile v Kanban v scrum
  • Critical chain method
  • Keeping on track - effectively delivering against the project benefits
  • Influencing others
SKILLS

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

  • Appreciate project benefits and how to develop them
  • Understand the project management maturity model and its implications
  • Understand how change management and project management are aligned
  • Lead your project team with clear authority and clear purpose
  • Ensure clear governance processes are in place to support project delivery
  • Understanding project finance and how earned value management supports project delivery
  • Apply different approaches to project management, including waterfall project management, agile project management, Kanban and Scrum
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