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Learn the essential tools and techniques for project management success in this hands-on workshop. Gain the knowledge and skills to effectively manage projects from start to finish, ensuring success and building credibility with top management. Ideal for new project managers or professionals looking to enhance their project management abilities.

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Comprehensive Project Management Workshop

American Management Association @ 780 Mission St, San Francisco, CA

Master the art of project management and ensure success with this comprehensive workshop aligned with PMI's PMBOK®. Gain valuable skills, knowledge, and the confidence to lead projects effectively and become a certified PMP.

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Technical Project Management

Learn how to overcome the unique challenges of managing IT and technical projects in just 3 days. Discover step-by-step approaches to planning, scheduling, and managing scope, and gain tools and techniques for effective project tracking and communication. Perfect for R&D professionals, IT admins, and project managers.

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  • 21 and older
  • $2,695
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  • 780 Mission St, San Francisco, CA
  • 22 hours & 30 minutes over 3 sessions

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Description

What you'll learn in this project management training:

A best-selling seminar for managers and team members involved in IT and technical project management

In just 3 days, you'll understand the unique challenges of managing IT and technical projects and discover how applying project management methodology can give you a step-by-step approach to tackling your toughest challenges. You'll discuss the value of planning, scheduling and how to manage scope. Use tools and techniques to establish a sound estimating process. Find out how to keep projects on track and evaluate project performance. And participate in communications exercises to help successfully lead project teams.

Who Should Attend

  • R&D professionals, IT, developers, engineers and scientists
  • Analysts and plant managers
  • Anyone else who administers IT and technical projects
How You Will Benefit

  • Apply WBS and network development
  • Identify potential problems and solve them using troubleshooting techniques
  • Track projects more effectively
  • Create status reports that show top management where budgeting, scheduling and manpower trends are headed
  • Cope with tight IT and technical project schedules
What You Will Cover

Overview of Essential Project Management Tools
  • Project management framework and terminology—process groups and the Nine Knowledge Areas of the PMBOK
  • Life cycles in a technical environment
Essentials for Leading Project Teams
  • Leading in an IT or technical environment
Project Planning: Beginning with Scope Management
  • Using the SMART model when writing objectives
  • Creating the detailed scope statement
Defining Project Activities
  • Creating a customized WBS
  • IT and technical project WBS examples
Developing a Dynamic Project Schedule
  • Types of network diagrams
  • Overview of critical path methodology
Establishing a Sound Estimating Process
  • Five considerations when making estimates
  • Consideration of risks when estimating—three-point estimates
Components of Project Planning
  • The planning process group
  • Project performance baselines
Technical Project Planning Methodologies
  • Identify different approaches to planning IT and technical projects: rolling wave planning…stage gate process…critical chain project management
  • Common construction project life cycle
  • Common pharmaceutical project life cycle
Monitoring and Controlling Projects
  • Status reports… project baselines…identifying variances
Project Closure
  • Administrative closure vs. contractual closure
Outline

The Project Management Framework
  • Define the Basic Project Management Framework
  • Describe Key Project Management Terminology
  • Explain Project Constraints and the Project Triangle
  • Differentiate Between Operations and Projects
  • Describe Project Management in a Business Context
Initiate the Project
  • Discuss How Projects Are Initiated
  • Identify the Difference Between Project Requirements and Product Requirements
  • Describe the Purpose and Content of the Project Charter
  • Describe Two Methodologies for Developing Software—Waterfall and Iterative
  • Describe the Purpose and Content of the Product Requirements Document
  • Use the SMART Model When Writing Requirements
  • Identify Information-Gathering Technique
Identify the Work
  • Discuss the Purpose of a Kickoff Meeting
  • Develop a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
Estimate the Work
  • Discuss Guidelines for Making Better Estimates
  • Explain the Use of Three-Point Estimates
  • Demonstrate the Concept of Rolling Wave Estimating
Schedule the Work
  • Describe Task Dependencies
  • Identify the Sequence of Tasks via Precedence Diagramming
  • Develop the Project Schedule
Create the Budget
  • Determine the Personnel Costs Needed for the Success of the Project
  • Determine the Expense Costs Needed for the Success of the Project
  • Differentiate Between Bottom-Up and Top-Down Cost Budgeting, and State Which Is More Appropriate for Different Situations
Complete the Plan
  • Create the Project Communications Plan
  • Describe the Project Risk Management Processes
  • Describe the Purpose of the Project Procurement Plan
  • Discuss the Purpose of Reserves
Execute the Plan
  • Create a Project Status Report
  • Describe the Key Elements Required to Determine Project Health
  • Describe How to Run an Effective Project Status Meeting
  • Describe the Change Management Process
Close the Project
  • Identify the Elements of Both Administrative and Contractual Project Closure
  • Describe the Different Ways That Projects Can Be Terminated
  • Explain the Importance of a Repository and Lessons Learned

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For Classroom, Live Online, Express Skills Courses and Webinar programs, you may transfer to a future session, send someone to take your place, or cancel for a 5% fee up to 23 days prior to your program.

If you provide AMA with less than 23 days’ notice, or fail to attend, you will be liable for the entire program fee.

Programs included in AMA On Demand offerings are not eligible for substitution, transfer, cancellation, return, or refund. We appreciate that this is an important investment for you and your company and would like to accommodate your needs the best we can.

Please email us at [email protected]

In any event where a customer wants to cancel their enrollment and is eligible for a full refund, a 5% processing fee will be deducted from the refund amount.

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