PROJECT MANAGEMENT FUNDAMENTALS

Online Training

COURSE DESCRIPTION

The Project Management Fundamentals Online training is for Project Managers and anyone else who works in, or is planning to be involved in project planning, scheduling, budgeting and/or monitoring. It provides essential knowledge about the Project Life Cycle processes common to any endeavor -- economic enterprise, infrastructure, industrial product, social, others – as well as best practice methodologies, project management tools and techniques for their management.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

By the end of this course, successful participants will be able to:

  • Understand generic project management concepts and terminologies
  • Recognize the Project Manager’s Roles and Responsibilities within various organizational structures and at different stages of project processing
  • Appreciate the value of a working-style personality test, and apply it to build effective project teams
  • Apply interrelated Tree and Log frame methodologies for identifying, scoping and planning projects
  • Apply several tools and techniques for systematically identifying, estimating and assessing the extent of project risks, and how to deal with them
  • Understand classic Work Breakdown Structure (WBS), Gantt Chart and Milestone techniques basics
  • Use Critical Path network diagramming to develop Project Implementation Plan schedules from a WBS
  • Monitor projects with Milestone and Critical Path Analysis
  • Appreciate the value of dedicated software programs to monitor projects
  • Develop a project Cost Baseline for effective Earned Value Analysis (EVA) using network diagramming
  • Monitor integrated project progress using the Earned Value Method (EVM)
  • Apply the 'Just-in-Time' / Line of Balance (JIT/LOB) technique to efficiently schedule and effectively monitor repetitive-type projects, as well as repetitive components and processes in 'one-off' projects.

 

COURSE METHODOLOGY

The Project Management Fundamentals Online is an interactive virtual training where the facilitator and participants interact in real time.  The facilitator discusses a specific project management related-topic and participants can join in the discussions.  It also allows participants to raise or ask questions during the live lecture.  The session may include individual exercises.

Requirements for the online training include:

  • Laptop or Desktop preferably with earphone or headset, camera, and Zoom application
    • Note: use of mobile phone instead of laptop or desktop is not recommended
  • Reliable Internet Connection
  • MS Office (Excel, Word, Powerpoint)
  • PM Tool Kit (Specific tool kit will be provided a day prior to the Session)

 

ABOUT THE FACILITATOR

Formerly a program and project manager, evaluator, trainer and advisor for the US Agency for International Development (USAID), a consultant for Asian Development Bank, the World Bank Group and United Nations, and a management systems specialist for the US Defense Department, Dr. Kenneth Smith is now a freelance project management consultant. He earned his Doctor of Public Administration (DPA) in monitoring & evaluation from the George Mason University (GMU) in Virginia, an MS from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology/MIT (Systems Analysis Fellow, Center for Advanced Engineering Study) and MA & BA in Government & International Relations from the University of Connecticut. Dr. Smith is a Project Management Institute (PMI)® Certified Project Management Professional (PMP®), and a member of the International Project Management Association (IPMA) and the PMI Honolulu Chapter.

TRAINING INVESTMENT (PER PERSON)
  • PHP 42,000.00 for PMI Philippines Chapter Members
  • PHP 44,000.00 for Non-Members
  • Group Rate: PHP 42,000.00 per participant (Minimum of 5 participants from the same organization)

 

All rates are VAT-inclusive. If your sponsoring company is zero-VAT or VAT-exempt, please e-mail to us your company's PEZA Certificate (if zero-VAT) or BIR Tax Exempt Certificate (if VAT-exempt).

The training investment includes soft copy of the training deck and the latest version of the PM Tool Kit.

COURSE OUTLINE AND SCHEDULE

The Project Management Fundamentals Online is a 25-day 1.5-hour session per day training. Each session will be held from 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM via Zoom, from July 23, 2020 to August 28, 2020. Participants need to log into Zoom to be able to listen to the lecture, and join in the discussions and exercises, both individual and group.

Session TOPICS Session TOPICS Session TOPICS
1
  • Individual Working Styles, Team Building and the "Smith" Grid
9
  • Milestone Charts for Scheduling & Monitoring Implementation Progress
17
  • Benefit Cost Analysis & FIRR (Financial Internal Rate of Return) for Multi-Year Projects
  • EFSPE Go/No Go Analysis, an Exercise

 

2
  • PMI and the PMBOK®
  • The Language of Project Management
10
  • Introduction to the Critical Path Method
18
  • Best Practice Procurement Processes
3
  • The Team Life Cycle
  • Organizational Structure Options for Managing Projects
  • Team Size & Communication Channels
  • Span of Control and Management Options
11
  • Estimating Activity Durations, Touch Time & Probability
19
  • Traditional vs Earned Value Management (EVM) Monitoring & S-Curves
4
  • The Logframe/DMF (Design & Monitoring Framework) for Identifying Organization Strategic-Level Objectives
  • The Problem Tree, Solution Tree & Results Tree for Initiating Projects
12
  • How to Calculate the Critical Path
  • Demonstration of MS Project Software
20
  • Earned Value Analysis & Project Performance Index (PPI) Monitoring
5
  • Stakeholder ID, Analysis, and Management Strategy
13
  • Time-Scaling CPM Project Plan & Bar-Charting from CPM Networks
21
  • Logframe / DMF, an Exercise
6
  • Risk Identification, Analysis & Response
  • Demonstration of Tool Kit Templates
14
  • Activity Cost Estimating, and Crashing Alternatives
22
  • Participants’ Presentations of Their Case Projects
7
  • The Results Tree & Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
15
  • Cost Baseline Budgeting – Traditional
  • Cost Baseline Budgeting with Earned Value
23
  • Just-in-time (JIT) / Line of Balance (LOB) for Scheduling Repetitive-type Projects and Repetitive Components in One-Off Projects
     
8
  • Gantt/Bar Charts for Planning, Scheduling & Monitoring Implementation Progress
  • Pros & Cons of Gantt/Bar Charts & Milestones 
16
  • Risk Analysis – Decision Tree for Time & Cost Buffering
24
  • Monitoring Repetitive-Type Projects with JIT/LOB

 

* 1.5 hours is allocated for each session. For daily sessions of 1.5 hours per session, total days allocated is 25.

25
  • Review & Summary of PMF
  • About PMI and the Philippines Chapter
  • Post Course Assessment and Course Evaluation

 

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