Advanced Project Management

PM-102 (3 Days)

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Advanced Project Management Training Overview

Accelebrate's Advanced Project Management training course gives seasoned project managers the knowledge and skills necessary to successfully manage increasingly complex project issues to meet desired goals and objectives.

Location and Pricing

Most Accelebrate courses are delivered as private, customized, on-site training at our clients' locations worldwide for groups of 3 or more attendees and are custom tailored to their specific needs. Please visit our client list to see organizations for whom we have delivered private in-house training. These courses can also be delivered as live, private online classes for groups that are geographically dispersed or wish to save on the instructor's or students' travel expenses. To receive a customized proposal and price quote for private training at your site or online, please contact us.

In addition, some courses are available as live, online classes for individuals. See a schedule of online courses.

Advanced Project Management Training Objectives

All students will learn to:

  • Avoid mistakes when executing and controlling a project
  • Deal with evolving stakeholder expectations
  • Use trend analysis to measure project performance and improve project outcomes.

Advanced Project Management Training Outline

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Project Selection and Initiation
  • Initiating Projects
  • When Do Projects Start? Defining the Project Life Cycle
  • Tips for Defining the Start of a Project
  • Considerations for Initiating Projects
  • Strategic Planning
  • Prioritizing Projects
  • Selecting Projects
  • Key Elements of the Initiating Process
  • Guidelines for Project Initiation
Project Execution Methodology
  • Project Execution Methodology
  • Starting Project Work
  • The Value of a Good Start
  • Ensuring a Successful Start to Project Work
  • What Planning Outputs are Needed, and How Good Must They Be?
  • Stakeholder Commitment and Team Resources
  • Inhibitors to Future Success and How to Deal with Them
  • Estimates that Don’t ‘Work’
  • Non-Participating Stakeholders
  • Vague or Uncommitted Resources
  • Other Inhibitors to Getting Work Done
  • The Process for Commencing Project Work
  • Communicating the Start of Project Work
  • Coordinating the Start of Project Work
  • Key Learning Points
  • Getting Work Done
  • Facilitating Project Work
  • Communicating Work Expectations (Work Authorization)
  • Managing Issues and Action Items
  • Key Learning Points
  • Progress, Status, and Forecasting
  • Capturing Progress
  • Updating the Schedule
  • Forecasting – Predicting Future Project Work
Project Variance and Control
  • Performance Reviews
  • Work Performance Information
  • A Framework for Performance Reporting
  • Understanding Different Types of Metrics
  • How Metrics Interact
  • Measuring Projects and Generating Metrics Reports
  • Interpreting Project Metrics
  • Baseline Metrics
  • Earned Value Management
  • Earned Value Management Variance Analysis
  • Earned Value Management Forecasting
  • Earned Value Management To-Complete Performance Index (TCPI)
  • Understanding the Causes of Variance
  • Defining Project Variance
  • Understanding Different Types of Project Variance
  • Root Contributors to Variance
  • Methods for Identifying Root Contributors
  • Taking Corrective Action to Overcome Variance
  • Definition/Intention of Corrective Action
  • Understanding Points of Leverage
  • Managing Change, Quality, and Risk
  • Responding to the Dynamic Nature of Projects
  • Using Process to Create Transparency
  • Control Processes for Project Change
  • Quality Control
  • Quality Assurance
  • Risk Monitoring and Control Process
Project Closure and Learning
  • The Closing Process
  • The Challenge of Project Closure
  • When and How to Learn from Projects
  • Initial Sizing
  • Detailed Estimating
  • Unforeseen Events
  • Project Closure Reporting and Archiving Processes
  • Step 1 — Obtain Formal Acceptance
  • Step 2 — Shut Down the Work Engine
  • Step 3 — Analyze Metrics, Baseline, and Change Data
  • Step 4 — Evaluate Processes and Documentation
  • Step 5 — Documenting Project Events and Circumstances
  • Step 6 — Generating Lessons Learned
  • Step 7 — Finalize and Share the Project Closure Report
  • Step 8 — Celebrating the End of the Project
  • Step 9 — Archive the Project Records
  • Step 10 - Conduct Follow-Up Surveys as Negotiated
Summary and Conclusion
  • Where We’ve Been
  • Where to Go Next
  • Appendix A – Managing Projects Better with Process
  • Intent and Ownership of Processes
  • Process as a Tool for Success in Project Management
  • Differentiating Between Project Management and Product Development
  • Overviews of Methodologies
  • Value of a Project Management Methodology
  • Using a Methodology
  • Creating a Methodology
  • Appendix B – “Special Situations” (That Happen All the Time)
  • Managing Several Projects Simultaneously
  • Priority
  • Process
  • Workflow
  • Taking Over Ongoing Projects
  • Establishing Credibility and Project Visibility
  • Inventory the Project to Find Leverage Points
  • “Threading” Your Methodology to an Ongoing Project
  • Stakeholder Change
  • What is a Stakeholder Change?
  • Assessing the Impact of Stakeholder Change on Your Project
  • Responding to Stakeholder Change
  • Scaling Project Management to Meet the Project Needs
  • Factors in Scaling Project Management
  • Identifying and Protecting the Core Project Management Processes
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Lecture percentage

50%

Lecture/Demo

Lab percentage

50%

Lab

Course Number:

PM-102

Duration:

3 Days

Prerequisites:

All students should have experience in:

  • Reading and analyzing outputs from scheduling software such as Microsoft® Project.
  • Managing projects.
  • Fast Start® In Project Management or Project Management for Information Systems.

Training Materials:

All attendees receive comprehensive courseware covering all topics in the course.

Software Requirements:

No computers are needed for this interactive class.

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