project management techniques

Project Management

Course Description

Project Management (PM) is the process by which resources are allocated, monitored, and utilized to achieve a particular objective within a specified period of time. QSG’s PM course is designed to provide an intensive overview of the tools and methodologies associated with project management. It includes training on the quantitative and analytical techniques of project management (defining/designing, planning, estimating, scheduling, executing, etc.), as well as qualitative, team building, and people-management skills (leadership, communication, etc.), and the criticality of integrating these techniques and skills towards rendering the completion of a successful project.

During training, students will examine in detail the entire process of designing, implementing, and completing a project, from project definition and the evaluation of feasibility, to scheduling, financing, risk, and budgeting. Students will develop their understanding of project management principles through practical application, by participating in scenarios drawn from real world case analyses. This course also includes a review of contemporary PM techniques and current software options (Microsoft Project).

Who Should Attend
This course is appropriate for a wide range of professionals, from experienced managers seeking formal training in PM, to individuals new to PM who would like to enhance and advance their careers.

Learning Objectives
Upon successful completion of this course, students will have developed a broad and comprehensive understanding of project management and its associated methodologies and skill requirements.

Course Outline

  • Definition and Overview
  • How the PM functions within an organization
  • The five PM processes and the role of the project manager within those processes
  • Understanding and applying the “triple constraint” concept
  • Developing a basic project plan
  • Developing work breakdown structures (WBS) to organize and delineate the steps required to execute a project
  • Developing a project schedule using PERT/CPM diagrams
  • The importance of the project schedule’s critical path
  • Organizing project teams using organizational breakdown structures
  • When and how to conduct efficient project status review meetings
  • Applying basic risk management techniques
  • Ensuring commitment to the project through the use of participative management
  • Conducting a lessons learned review at the end of the project

Course Format

32 hours
Combination lecture and classroom exercises
Available at QSG’s training facilities and on-site at your organization.

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