Advanced Project Management course
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Advanced Project Management course


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Introduction:

In an ever-evolving business landscape, effective project management and a comprehensive understanding of advanced tools are paramount for organizational success. This "Project Management and Advanced Skills Program" aims to equip professionals with the necessary expertise to effectively lead projects, navigate complexities, and make informed decisions. Through an in-depth exploration of project management methodologies, organizational dynamics, and advanced tools, participants will enhance their abilities, fostering a culture of efficiency and innovation within their organizations.

This program offers a holistic approach, covering fundamental concepts and delving into advanced techniques, enabling participants to optimize project outcomes, manage stakeholders, streamline processes, and leverage technology for efficient project execution. Through a combination of theoretical knowledge and practical applications, this program seeks to empower professionals to drive strategic initiatives, thereby contributing significantly to their organizations' growth and competitiveness.

Course Objectives:

  1. Develop a thorough understanding of project management principles, methodologies, and best practices.
  2. Enhance project initiation and planning skills, including stakeholder management and risk assessment.
  3. Master advanced project management tools, such as MS Project, Excel, and Access, for efficient project scheduling, resource allocation, and data management.
  4. Acquire proficiency in scope, time, cost, quality, and risk management to ensure project success and stakeholder satisfaction.
  5. Cultivate effective communication, leadership, and conflict resolution skills crucial for managing project teams and stakeholders.
  6. Learn qualitative and quantitative data analysis techniques, enabling evidence-based decision-making and project evaluation.
  7. Gain insights into procurement and contract management, empowering effective supplier relationships and project cost control.
  8. Understand the integration of ICT tools in monitoring, evaluation, and stakeholder engagement for improved project outcomes.
  9. Apply a strategic and holistic approach to project management, aligning projects with organizational goals and enhancing overall business value.
  10. Foster a culture of continuous improvement and learning, enabling professionals to adapt to evolving project management trends and challenges.

Organization Benefits:

  1. Enhanced Project Efficiency: Equipping professionals with advanced project management skills and tools enhances project efficiency, leading to timely and cost-effective project delivery.
  2. Improved Stakeholder Management: Effective stakeholder engagement and management strategies result in better collaboration, reducing conflicts and ensuring project alignment with stakeholder expectations.
  3. Optimized Resource Utilization: Skills in resource optimization and advanced scheduling lead to optimal resource allocation, reducing resource wastage and project costs.
  4. Higher Project Success Rates: A comprehensive understanding of project lifecycle, methodologies, and integration of advanced tools contributes to increased project success rates and customer satisfaction.
  5. Informed Decision-making: Proficiency in data analysis and reporting facilitates data-driven decision-making, enhancing project outcomes and organizational strategies.
  6. Competitive Advantage: Organizations gain a competitive edge by fostering a highly skilled workforce capable of effectively managing and delivering complex projects in diverse environments.
  7. Effective Risk Mitigation: A thorough understanding of risk management enables proactive identification and mitigation of project risks, reducing potential negative impacts on project timelines and budgets.
  8. Optimized Procurement Strategies: Skills in procurement and contract management lead to better negotiation, contract interpretation, and cost control, ensuring maximum value from supplier relationships.
  9. Strategic Alignment: Aligning projects with organizational goals ensures a strategic approach, enhancing the overall value and contribution of projects to the organization.

Target Participants:

This program is designed for professionals across various industries who are involved in project management, including project managers, team leaders, executives, and individuals seeking to enhance their project management skills. It is ideal for those looking to advance their understanding of project lifecycles, methodologies, and advanced tools to lead successful projects and contribute to their organization's strategic objectives.

Course Outline:

Module 1: Introduction to Project Management

 

1.1. Design and Structure of the Course

1.2. Importance of Project Management

1.3. Project Management Methodologies Overview

1.4. Role of Project Managers

1.5. Key Concepts and Terminology

 

Module 2: Project Initiation and Organization Influence

2.1. Introduction to Project Initiation

2.2. Project Deliverables and Objectives

2.3. Project Selection Methods

2.4. Difference Between Operational Work and Projects

2.5. Project Management, Program Management, and Portfolio Management

2.6. Organizational Project Management and Governance

2.7. Project Management Office (PMO) and Types of PMOs

2.8. Project Manager's Role and Competencies

2.9. Stakeholder Management

2.10. Types of Organization Structures

 

Module 3: Project Management Process Groups

 

3.1. Introduction to Project Management Process Groups

3.2. Initiating Process Group

3.3. Planning Process Group

3.4. Executing Process Group

3.5. Monitoring and Controlling Process Group

3.6. Closing Process Group

 

Module 4: Project Life Cycle Management

 

4.1. Introduction to Project Life Cycle

4.2. Project Phases and Characteristics

4.3. Project Management Frameworks

4.4. Agile vs. Waterfall Project Management

4.5. Hybrid Approaches to Project Management

 

Module 5: Integration Management

 

5.1. Introduction to Integration Management

5.2. Develop Project Charter Process

5.3. Project Selection Methods

5.4. Economic Models for Project Selection

5.5. Develop Project Management Plan Process

5.6. Change Management and Control

5.7. Close Project Process

 

Module 6: Advanced MS Project

 

6.1. Introduction to MS Project Software

6.2. Project Calendar and Task Management

6.3. Critical Path Method in MS Project

6.4. Resource Management in MS Project

6.5. Custom Views, Tables, and Reports in MS Project

6.6. Working in a Multiple-Project Environment

 

Module 7: Scope Management

 

7.1. Introduction to Scope Management

7.2. Project Scope vs. Product Scope

7.3. Scope Planning and Definition

7.4. Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)

7.5. Scope Validation and Control

7.6. Scope Creep and Change Control

 

Module 8: Time Management

 

8.1. Introduction to Time Management

8.2. Schedule Planning and Development

8.3. Critical Path Analysis

8.4. Estimation Techniques

8.5. Schedule Compression

8.6. Resource Optimization and Critical Chain Method

 

Module 9: Cost Management

 

9.1. Introduction to Cost Management

9.2. Cost Estimation Techniques

9.3. Budget Development and Control

9.4. Earned Value Management

9.5. Cost Variance Analysis

9.6. Estimate at Completion and Forecasting

 

Module 10: Quality Management

 

10.1. Introduction to Quality Management

10.2. Quality Planning and Control

10.3. Quality Tools and Techniques

10.4. Performance Metrics and Quality Assurance

10.5. Continuous Improvement and Six Sigma Concepts

10.6. Quality Audits and Inspections

 

Module 11: Human Resource Management

 

11.1. Introduction to Human Resource Management

11.2. Role of the Project Manager in HR Management

11.3. Staffing Management and Team Development

11.4. Conflict Resolution and Motivation

11.5. Leadership Styles and Communication in Teams

11.6. Cultural Sensitivity and Diversity Management

 

Module 12: Employees Database Management using MS Access

 

12.1. Introduction to MS Access

12.2. Creating and Managing Tables

12.3. Forms, Queries, and Reports in MS Access

12.4. Interlinking Database Tables for Project Management

 

Module 13: Communication Management

 

13.1. Introduction to Communication Management

13.2. Communication Planning and Stakeholder Engagement

13.3. Effective Communication Techniques

13.4. Communication Channels and Reporting

13.5. Conflict Resolution and Crisis Communication

 

Module 14: Risk Management

 

14.1. Introduction to Risk Management

14.2. Risk Identification and Assessment

14.3. Risk Response Planning and Contingency Planning

14.4. Risk Monitoring and Control

14.5. Risk Reporting and Mitigation Strategies

 

Module 15: Procurement Management

 

15.1. Introduction to Procurement Management

15.2. Procurement Planning and Vendor Selection

15.3. Contract Types and Negotiations

15.4. Contract Administration and Closure

15.5. Procurement Risk Management

 

Module 16: Stakeholder Management

 

16.1. Introduction to Stakeholder Management

16.2. Stakeholder Identification and Analysis

16.3. Stakeholder Engagement Strategies

16.4. Managing Stakeholder Expectations

16.5. Stakeholder Communication and Reporting

 

Module 17: ICT in Monitoring and Evaluation

 

17.1. Mobile-Based Data Collection using ODK

17.2. Data Visualization and Dashboards

17.3. Real-Time Monitoring and Evaluation with ICT Tools

 

Module 18: Qualitative Data Analysis

 

18.1. Principles of Qualitative Data Analysis

18.2. Data Preparation and Coding

18.3. Thematic and Content Analysis

18.4. NVivo Software for Qualitative Analysis

 

Module 19: Quantitative Data Analysis

 

19.1. Introduction to Statistical Concepts

19.2. Data Entry and Cleaning

19.3. Descriptive and Inferential Statistics

19.4. Hypothesis Testing and Regression Analysis

19.5. SPSS/Stata/SAS/Excel for Data Analysis

 

Module 20: Advanced Excel

 

20.1. Excel Formulas and Functions

20.2. Conditional Statements and Logical Operators

20.3. Statistical and Lookup/Reference Functions

20.4. Data Visualization and Charts in Excel

20.5. Array Formulas and Custom Views

General Notes

·         All our courses can be Tailor-made to participants' needs

·         The participant must be conversant in English

·         Presentations are well-guided, practical exercises, web-based tutorials, and group work. Our facilitators are experts with more than 10 years of experience.

·         Upon completion of training the participant will be issued with a Foscore development center certificate (FDC-K)

·         Training will be done at the Foscore development center (FDC-K) centers. We also offer inhouse and online training on the client schedule

·         Course duration is flexible and the contents can be modified to fit any number of days.

·         The course fee for onsite training includes facilitation training materials, 2 coffee breaks, a buffet lunch, and a Certificate of successful completion of Training. Participants will be responsible for their own travel expenses and arrangements, airport transfers, visa application dinners, health/accident insurance, and other personal expenses.

·         Accommodation, pickup, freight booking, and Visa processing arrangement, are done on request, at discounted prices.

·         Tablet and Laptops are provided to participants on request as an add-on cost to the training fee.

·         One-year free Consultation and Coaching provided after the course.

·         Register as a group of more than two and enjoy a discount of (10% to 50%)

·         Payment should be done before commence of the training or as agreed by the parties, to the FOSCORE DEVELOPMENT CENTER account, so as to enable us to prepare better for you.

·         For any inquiries reach us at training@fdc-k.org or +254712260031

 

 

 

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