Essentials of Project Management Boot Camp (4 Days)

Good project management is part of good business management. Today’s challenging business environment (tight budgets, fierce competition, demanding customers, tight labor market) is making project management more complex than ever for business executives and line managers as well as professional project and program managers.

The truth is there is much more to successful project management than using GANTT and PERT charts. You need effective techniques to:

  • Align with Strategic Objectives
    The first step to achieving meaningful business results
  • Organize and Plan
    “By failing to prepare you are preparing to fail.”
  • Manage Tasks and People
    Gain buy-in and make the most of your project team’s capabilities
  • Control Risks and Costs
    Stay within budget and avoid costly failures

To help you achieve these outcomes, Orion has created the Project Management Boot Camp. This comprehensive, four-day seminar delivers a critical subset of skills from the Project Management Institute’s PMBOK. It focuses on the day-to-day tools and techniques you need to manage projects that deliver good business results on time and on budget, regardless of project size or nature.

Who Should Attend

  • Business Analysts
  • Systems Analysts and Requirements Professionals
  • Business Product Owners, Project/Program Managers and PMO Directors
  • Team Leaders, Development Managers
  • Process Improvement Professionals, Management Consultants
  • IT Management at all levels

What You Will Learn

  • Select high impact projects and abandon low-return projects
  • Apply tools to thoroughly plan a project
  • Establish yourself as a leader of high-performing project teams
  • Create a cost management plan
  • Analyze risks qualitatively and quantitatively

Seminar Outline

Open enrollment class participants will receive a free copy of the Fast Forward MBA in Project Management

DAY 1

  • Projects and Business Strategy
  • What Drives Success?
  • The PMO
  • Project Initiation
  • Selection and strategic alignment
  • Statement of Work (SOW)

DAY 2

  • Project Planning
  • Work Breakdown Structure
  • Tools for work and resource evaluation
  • Risk Management
  • Identification and analysis
  • Response planning and project audits
  • Managing and Controlling Projects
  • Change management
  • Monitor and Control
  • Closing Projects
  • Validating completion
  • Leveraging efforts and results

DAY 3

  • Project Cost Management
  • Cost-Benefit Analysis
  • Budgeting and control
  • Earned Value Analysis
  • Communication Planning
  • Building the Communications Plan
  • Behavioral Styles
  • Behavior Styles Profile Workshop
  • Generational differences and project management

DAY 4

  • HR Management
  • Project organization structure
  • Staff and skills management plans
  • Developing the Project Team
  • Development phases
  • Conflict management
  • Managing the Virtual Team
  • Putting It All Together
  • Measuring success
  • Practical applications