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Project Management: Case Study Workshop

Course Overview

This final course in the PMP series allows you to apply the principles of project management to an experiential real case study. Demonstrate the knowledge, skills and tools needed to effectively manage a project in a simulated environment of challenges, stress and troubling vendor relations. Learn to build and use key project management documents. The unique challenges of projects are emphasized and groups get to compare their strategies and learn from the shared experience. You may take this final course regardless of whether your earlier courses were under the Fourth Edition PMBOK or the current Fifth Edition PMBOK.

Prerequisites Required

  • Project Management Introduction: Fundamentals to Successful Projects

  • Project Management: Managing Risk and Procurements

  • Project Management: Communicating within Teams

  • Project Management: Delivering the Triple Constraint

Who Should Attend?

Project managers who must be able to complete projects on time and on budget without sacrificing project quality, professionals preparing to transition into a new career in project management, professionals without formal training who charged with managing large, complex projects or smaller, more tactical projects, seasoned project managers interested in refreshing their skills while earning PMI-approved PDUs, business analysts working with project managers and project teams in challenging environments, technical team leaders, managers

Course Objectives:

  • Apply project management processes and techniques to a real-life project.

  • Identify the critical phases of managing a successful project.

  • Exercise sound techniques for planning, estimating, tracking and controlling projects.

  • Develop a project charter and use it as a key political tool.

  • Develop clear project definitions and establish a change-control process.

  • Identify constraints and methods for dealing with them.

  • Develop a work breakdown structure and build a project schedule.

  • Estimate project costs by identifying and quantifying cost drivers.

  • Identify and analyze risks and develop mitigation plans.

  • Implement risk strategies in meeting the challenges of vendor management.

  • Employ scheduling techniques to minimize schedule variance.

Contents:

  • Principles of project management

  • Introduction to the case study

  • Project charter

  • Responding to risks

  • Precedence diagrams

  • Critical path method

  • Getting the work done

  • Managing stakeholders

  • Vendor management

  • Scope planning

  • Developing the WBS

  • Building an effective schedule

  • Developing a project budget

  • Identifying project milestones

  • Risk response management

  • Controlling variance

  • Final team presentation

 

 

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