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|Topic: Project Management Tools & Techniques
Course: PM 101
Length: 2-Day Workshop
Managing projects is important to every business, yet many projects managed by companies do not meet their expectations. Using proper project management techniques you can achieve your project and business goals, save money on your projects, control costs, set a schedule and keep to it, and have your customers totally satisfied with your services.
This intensive introductory workshop provides the project management principles, processes, and tools you need to effectively plan, manage, and control projects. Participants are provided with the theory and practical examples of these techniques and tools. Workshop exercises are also provided to enhance learning and encourage participation. Walk away with skills which you could apply immediately on the job.
PM Tools & Techniques provides the basic fundamentals and framework of project management based on the Project Management Institute (PMI) standards and guidelines. This workshop is a prerequisite for any of the more advanced project management workshops or project management certificate programs.
Following completion of this workshop, participants should be able to understand and apply project management techniques on their projects at work. They should be able to effectively manage small to medium size projects and achieve immediate improvement on project performance.
What You Gain
- The Project Management Framework based on PMI standards
- Techniques to priorize your projects and workload
- Identify and agree on realistic client/customer requirements
- Establish SMART project goals
- Recruit a high performing project team
- Create a work breakdown structure to manage your project
- Estimate project costs using reliable data
- Establish a project schedule that is realistic and manageable
- Implement project tracking techniques to measure performance
- Effective strategies to control the project budget, schedule, quality
- Master basic project management skills, methodologies, tools
Who Should Attend
This workshop is appropriate for those who manage projects, manage teams, manage programs, or manage stakeholders at all levels of experience. For new project managers, it offers new skill sets, for more experienced project managers, it offers a project management methodology that is consistent with standards of the Project Management Institute (PMI), the professional association for project managers.
Typically most participants of this workshop want an understanding of the Project Management Framework, based on the PMI standards, or are working towards a Project Management Certificate.
The project management workshop material is non industry specific. The techniques you learn apply to any industry, include:
- High Tech
- Service Sector
- Consumer Goods
- …and more
- Project Management Concepts
- Project Organization Design
- Roles and Responsibilities
- Managing Project Teams
- Team Building
- Project Planning
- Work Scope Definition
- Schedule Development
- Budgeting and Cost Control
- Project Performance Tracking
- Project Control
- Managing Communications
- Conflict Management
- Risk Management
- Customer Satisfaction
This workshop addresses several of the PMI Project Management Subject Areas.
PMBOK Knowledge Areas
- Project Integration Management
- Project Planning
- Project Scope Management
- Project Time Management
- Project Cost Management
- Project Risk Management
- Project Human Resource Management
- Project Communications Management
Earn Project Management Certificate
Each participant receives a Project Management Certificate of accomplishment.
Earn Project Management Credits
NPM is a recognized PMI Educational Provider which permits participants to earn credits towards professional certification from the Project Management Institute (PMI).
Obtaining Project Management Certification
If you are working towards obtaining professional certification from PMI, this course provides credits towards project management experience which is required as a prerequisites to your application for registration.
Maintaining Project Management Certification
If you are already a project management professional (PMP®), the Project Management Institute requires that you earn 60 professional development units (PDUs) every three years to maintain certification.
This workshop provides the following credits towards maintaining your PMP® certification:
Each of our instructors are seasoned Professional Project Managers with at least 20 years industry experience. These are actively working professionals from prominent project management firms that are experts in their area of project management. They bring a wealth of hands on expertise in their subject area which participants say is an important value they receive from our workshops and which enhances their learning.
What Participants Say
“Would recommend this course to others, I thought it was well presented…the information was very valuable” Facilities Management Officer
“A very good workshop, I came away with a greater understanding of project management and tools which I can use manage my projects” Architectural & Engineering Project Manager
“Exercises brought home project management concepts” Projects Coordinator
“Would recommend this course to those working on project teams” Telecommunications Consultant