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PROJECT PLANNING SCHEDULING AND CONTROLLING by iha98898

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									              PROJECT PLANNING SCHEDULING
                    AND CONTROLLING
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Date                 July 18 - 22, 2010
Venue                 Amman, Jordan
Price                   US$ 2,950


Learn How To
   •    Use simple and effective ranking techniques to select "high-opportunity" projects
   •    Link project goals and objectives to clear, compelling stakeholder needs
   •    Recruit and manage a high-performance team
   •    Develop work breakdown structures
   •    Estimate project costs and schedules using simple, proven techniques
   •    Establish a dependable project control and monitoring system
   •    Master fundamental project management skills, concepts, and techniques
   •    Use the work breakdown structure to develop a network diagram
   •    Calculate schedules using PERT/CPM
   •    Identify, assign, and tabulate resource requirements
   •    Predict costs and work time using specific levels and estimate types
   •    Develop a time-phased project budget
   •    Plan for contingencies and anticipate variations
   •    Predict future project performance based on historical data
   •    Monitor changes and close out projects on time


Who should benefit most: Managers and Professionals involved in implementing or
influencing process change:
• Business Process Re-engineering Teams
• Business Analysts
• Computer Systems Analysts
• Continuous Improvement Analysts
• Quality Improvement Teams
• Total Quality Management Teams
• H. R. Analysts and Designers




Course Topics
MANAGING PROJECTS

Understanding the Process of Managing Projects
• What are “projects”?
• Why project management?
• The project life cycle

                  UAE P. O. Box 24459, Dubai . Tel: +9714 3124376 . Fax: +9714 3124377
            Kuwait P. O. Box 3356, Salmiya 20034 . Tel: +965 25723540 . Fax: +965 25723541
        e-mail: intech@emirates.net.ae . email: info@intech-online.com . web: www.intech-online.com
Building Projects from a Clear Need
• Identifying stakeholders
• Reviewing stakeholders’ needs
• Assessing the organization
• Building SMART objectives
• Developing requirements

Project Selection: Keys to Success
• Stakeholders in the project selection process
• Benefit/cost ratios
• Present value—using today’s monetary values
• Opportunity costs: the forgotten variable

Defining the Project
• Using the Project Definition Worksheet
• Establishing the project’s requirements and constraints
• Evaluating and managing risk
• Setting implementation strategies
• Defining project success criteria

How Realities of Organizational Life Affect Projects
• Matrix vs. functional organization
• Task force organization
• Establishing the project team
• The responsibility matrix
• Resource loading

Capable People: The Heart of Every Project
• Characteristics of the successful project team
• Team recruiting
• Managing team dynamics
• Succeeding in the high-responsibility/low-authority environment
• Sources of authority
• Leadership and communication skills
• Managing teams involving subcontractors

Setting the Project Course: Tools and Techniques for Planning
• Work breakdown structures
• Network diagrams—PERT, CPM
• Building project budgets
• Responsibility matrices
• Resource loading and leveling

Managing Change: Keeping the Project on Course
• Change control procedures that work
• Evaluation and control
• Crucial role of project documentation
• Tracking variance (cost and schedule)
• Integrated cost and schedule control systems
• Reporting on project personnel

                 UAE P. O. Box 24459, Dubai . Tel: +9714 3124376 . Fax: +9714 3124377
           Kuwait P. O. Box 3356, Salmiya 20034 . Tel: +965 25723540 . Fax: +965 25723541
       e-mail: intech@emirates.net.ae . email: info@intech-online.com . web: www.intech-online.com
Closing Out the Project with Positive Results
• Validating project success
• Documenting and publicizing results
• Meeting all contractual obligations
• Transferring lessons learned to future projects


SCHEDULING CONTROL

Essential Background
• Overview of the project management life cycle
• The triple constraints
• Planning tools
• Project requirements—a review
• The work breakdown structure—a review
• Challenges in scheduling and cost control

Scheduling
• Network scheduling
• Validating schedules
• Arrow diagrams and precedence diagrams
• Basic scheduling and network calculations
• Advanced precedence relationships and the critical path
• Alternative constraints
• Gantt and milestone charts

Baselining the Project
• Establishing baselines
• Creating and using reserves
• Time and cost trade-offs
• Using the least-cost method in trade-off analysis
• Resource leveling
• Resource smoothing for effective cost control

Managing Change
• The process of control
• Identifying sources of change
• Screening change
• Updating the project plan
• Communicating change

Evaluation and Forecasting
• Causes of variances
• Establishing the "data date" for evaluation
• Conducting trend analyses
• Components of the project audit
• Considerations in establishing a monitoring system
• Earned value
• Advanced earned-value forecasting tools



                 UAE P. O. Box 24459, Dubai . Tel: +9714 3124376 . Fax: +9714 3124377
           Kuwait P. O. Box 3356, Salmiya 20034 . Tel: +965 25723540 . Fax: +965 25723541
       e-mail: intech@emirates.net.ae . email: info@intech-online.com . web: www.intech-online.com
The Exit Strategy
• Steps in completing the project
• Controlling costs and schedule late in the project
• Scope verification
• Contract closeout
• Administrative closure




                  UAE P. O. Box 24459, Dubai . Tel: +9714 3124376 . Fax: +9714 3124377
            Kuwait P. O. Box 3356, Salmiya 20034 . Tel: +965 25723540 . Fax: +965 25723541
        e-mail: intech@emirates.net.ae . email: info@intech-online.com . web: www.intech-online.com

								
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