- Course Code: PMGI 0115D
- Course Name: Techniques and Practices of Project Management certificate
- Short Name: TPPM-ON
- Duration: 7 weeks
Today, almost everyone in all professions is expected to report on results and get the job done satisfactorily, within budget and on time. That is a component of the art and science of Project Management!
FOR THE EQUIVALENT OF ONLY $30 PER MODULE, LEARN THE PRINCIPLES & PRACTICES OF PROJECT MANAGEMENT
The Techniques and Practices of Project Management (TPPM) is a comprehensive 30 contact hours course, which will introduce you to various project management tools, techniques and some best practices within the industry. You will be exposed to various theories and based on the interactive nature of the programme; you will also get hands-on experience through various in-class practice exercises. On successful completion you will receive 30 project management education hours/professional development units.
*This course is a pre-requisite to the Project Management Principles & Practices simulation capstone project.
This Course will also equip you with skills required to immediately start setting priorities; controlling your budget and reporting on project results. It will help you to better define and understand Project Management; Project Lifecycles and Stakeholders; Project Process Groups and Initiating a Project; Project Planning and how these are applied in the real-world. In this course, you will also be exposed to other critical areas such as Risk Management, Quality Management and Procurement Management. You will also get hands-on experience in the use of Microsoft Project software.
This Course will also equip you with skills required to immediately start setting priorities; controlling your budget and reporting on project results. It will help you to better define and understand Project Management; Project Lifecycles and Stakeholders; Project Process Groups and Initiating a Project; Project Planning and how these are applied in the real-world. In this course, you will also be exposed to other critical areas such as Identifying and Responding to critical Risks, Quality Management, How to Manage Resources, Key Communication Techniques and Procurement Management.
The course will cover the following subject areas:
The Project Management Framework
- The meaning of “project management” and the PMI global standards, network and focus
- The roles of a “project manager” and the different types of management
- Introducing the 10 knowledge areas and 5 process groups of the project management
- Reflect upon your role as a manager/ leader within a project management framework.
Project Management Governance
- Project life cycle and phases
- Understanding stakeholder influence and management
- The impact of organizational cultures and structures on project management
Team Selection & Development
- How to develop group competencies
- Selecting high performance teams
- Facilitating teamwork and team building
Managing Communications and Stakeholders
- Describe communication planning, and the best use of communication skills, tools and technology
- Develop a project communications management plan to address the needs of all project stakeholders
- Identify stakeholders and develop management strategy
- Strategies for controlling stakeholders
Project Management Planning
- Developing a project charter
- Key components of a project plan
Project Scope Management
- Define scope and understand requirements
- Identify root-cause of changes to the project scope.
The Work Breakdown Structure
- Process for Creating a WBS
- WBS Display formats
- Decomposing a project via a WBS
Project Quality Planning
- Determine quality metrics
- Distinguish between process and quality metrics
- Develop a quality metrics plan and cost of quality
- Risk Planning
- Risk management and its relationship with the project management processes
- Identify project risks and their impact
- Assess and rank project risks
Risk Response Strategies
- Importance and techniques of risk triggers
- Develop appropriate risk response strategies
- Planning responses to project risks
Project Procurement Management
- Understand the scope of procurement management in the contemporary project management environment and the role and responsibility of the procurement manager.
- Learn to establish project scope, develop a procurement management plan, select the proper contract type, define strategic teaming agreements, evaluate and select suppliers, and track supplier performance.
Project Reporting & Closure
- Best Practices for Performance Reporting
- Closing a Project or Phase
- Course Wrap Up
The TPPM capstone project is a multifaceted assignment that serves as a culmination of the learning and experience that the course has engendered for the learner. Students will be given a project where they will be required to develop various project management components and documents.
At the end of the course, participants would have created:
- Project Charter
- Requirements Documentation
- Project Scope Statement
- Work Breakdown Statement
- Activity List
- Communication Plan
- Risk Register
- Risk Response & Management Strategy
- Action Plan to Address Personal Knowledge Gaps
Each participant will receive loads of tools that may be immediately applied on the job.
This course will introduce you to various project management tools, techniques and some best practices within the industry. This course is designed for persons who have never completed a formal project management course or have done one more than 3 years ago.
This course is designed for persons who have never completed a formal project management course or have done one more than 3 years ago.
Complete this course and receive a badge for your efforts