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RMC Project Management Tricks of the Trade - Course Information
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Name: RMC Project Management Tricks of the Trade
Category: Business Soft Skills
Length (Days): 3
Course Price (CAD): 1800
Description:
Let us help you translate the International Standards for Project Management into real-world project management technologies and real-world applications.

This course is designed for project managers, team members and senior management who want to use the International Standards of Project Management to help complete projects faster, cheaper and easier. It is also an ideal course for those people who need a refresher course in project management before they take the Project Management Institute's PMP® exam or our PMP® Exam Prep course.

This course entails 21 hours of training over the course of three consecutive 7-hour days with one hour lunch breaks.
Prerequisites:
n/a
Outline:
• Understanding Project Management
o What is project management?
o The project management life cycle

• Project Initiating
o Tricks of the Trade® for getting started
o Providing the target - the Project Charter
o Individual Exercise - Charter

• Project Planning
o Clarifying and defining project objectives - the Scope Statement
o Tricks for obtaining a finalized scope of work
o Tricks for determining what needs to be done - The Work Breakdown Structure
o Group and individual exercises - Work Breakdown Structure
o Determining who does what - Staffing the project with Responsibility Charts
o The role of team planning
o Determining how the project will be completed - Network Diagrams, Critical Path
o The role of the team in planning
o Determining how the project will be completed - Network Diagrams, Critical Path
o Individual Exercise - Network Diagram, Critical Path
o Determining how long it will take - Estimating (overview only)
o The role of the project manager during estimating
o Determining how much it will cost - Budgeting
o Determining when each part will be done - Scheduling
o Adjusting time and cost to any required objectives - Crashing and Fast Tracking
o Exercise - Creating Communications Plans, Management Plans
o Determining areas of potential problems - Risk Management (overview only, see RMC's Tricks of the Trade® for Risk Management course for more information)
o Gaining buy-in
o Tricks of the Trade® for preventing common project problem

• Project Executing and Controlling
o Tricks of the Trade® for controlling projects
o Meeting goals, objectives and deadlines - Scope Management
o What needs to be controlled - Project Control
o What to watch for during executing
o Common problems during executing
o Rules for effective meetings
o What should be included in a project report - Reporting
o Preventing padding
o Collecting task status
o Percent Complete
o Group Exercise - Creating a project control system
o Tricks of the Trade® for ensuring performance
o Improving cooperation and communication
o Group Exercise - Leadership and cooperation Conflict Resolution
o Tricks of the Trade® for Change Management
o Tricks of the Trade® for preventing common problems during executing

• Project Closing
o Finishing the product
o Lessons learned
o Creating historical records
o Gaining final acceptance
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