Project Management Training Courses
Overall Objectives of Courses
Our project management training courses aim to cut through the potential complexity of project management itself and arm you with the key concepts, knowledge and skills to enable you to manage and deliver successfully large projects to time and to budget. You will be able to identify risks and mitigate against them ensuring the required triple contraints of scope, quality and time are balanced appropriately.
You will develop a structured and methodical approach to good project management practice. You can work out the answers to questions such as:
- What would I like to achieve and why?
- How long will it take to complete this project and therefore when do we need to start?
- What are the resources that we have available such as people, money and time in order to complete this project?
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What is a project?
A project is a temporary drive to create a unique result. Every project has an exact starting point and ending point in time. When the required result has been achieved, the project is over.
What is project management?
Project management is the administration and supervision of projects using a well-defined set of skills, knowledge, tools, and methods. Project management is both an art and a science that — when done correctly — ensures projects are completed on time, within budget, and according to specified requirements .
Q: What are the most important areas to manage in a project?
A: Triple Constraint
Scope, Time, and Cost are by far the most important knowledge areas. So much so that they are referred to as the triple constraint. These knowledge areas are intrinsically linked; any change in one will impact the others. Tools such as Microsoft Project are firstly intended to help project managers handle Scope, Time, and Cost rather than the other six knowledge areas. Project managers must constantly watch out for scope creep, which is the slow, progressive widening in a project’s scope. A myriad of seemingly small scope changes can add up to large time delays and cost overruns.
Project Sponsors and Stakeholders
A project sponsor is the key person in the organization who authorizes, supports, and approves the project. Often, the project sponsor is a member of senior management. A project stakeholder is anyone who has an active involvement in the project or has an interest in its outcome. Stakeholders can be internal to your organization or external to it. For example, if the project is to drill a vertical hydraulic fracturing gas well, insider stakeholders might include geologists, construction workers, and drill operators. Outsider stakeholders could include landowners, environmental pressure groups, and state regulators.