Basics of Project Management
250.00 EURPrice without VAT
Despite what your job title and job description says, it is more likely that your everyday work is associated with a variety of project management tasks. Fulfilling customer orders, introducing a new product, a communication campaign, a celebration at the workplace, appraisal interviews and similar. Irrespective of the scale of a job to be completed or its specific nature, they are all projects with a similar structure and internal logic. Your capacity to undertake this work is determined by your ability to plan and organize, to attract people, agree about their involvement and the criteria, and in undertaking other prudent and purposeful activities to achieve an ideal result.
The content of the course has been created to gain an understanding of, and to practically apply the Waterfall project managements method, as well as to gain an insight into the Agile project management technique for managing small and medium-sized projects.
Aim of the course: to provide basic knowledge, practical tools and methods for effective everyday project management at various businesses.
- an understanding of the nature of a project and methods for its organization;
- an understanding of project management principles for the realization of a successful project;
- techniques, instruments and systems in project management;
- the ability to identify challenges and risks in project management in a timely way, and methods for their management;
- differences in the management of various size projects;
- an understanding about the importance of communication and leadership in project management;
- basic principles for the supervision of projects.
Duration: 1 day, 6 hours.
Work methods: active and engaging work format. The theoretical part is supplemented with examples and practical tasks, individual and group work, discussions and case studies.
Target audience: company employees who manage or are involved in various everyday projects and organizational tasks.
1. Various project management methodologies (Waterfall, Agile)
2. Life cycle of a project (phases)
3. Commencement of a project
- Defining the project’s goal;
- Development of the project team and definition of roles;
- The role of company management in a project.
4. Project planning
- Starting a project with a team;
- Defining the content of the project (what has to be done during the project?);
- Developing the WBS (Work Breakdown Structure) with the team;
- AS IS - TO BE process planning technique;
- Definition and control of the project budget;
- Creating plans - communication plan, risk management plan and risk definition;
- Creating the project plan/timeline. Milestones.
5. Project implementation
- Project work coordination and monitoring the implementation of the project plan;
- Communication with the project team and the company;
- Importance of communication and leadership (active listening, empathy, focus on results, maintaining high standards - keeping promises, preparing high-quality material, creating and observing minutes of meetings, maintaining high standards in meetings/phone calls etc.);
- Generally important things – team energy and celebrating wins;
- Changes in the scope of the project – what to do with them?
6. Project conclusion
- Project evaluation – has the goal been achieved? Have there been any divergences in the timeline and budget and what were they? What went well and what could have been done better?
- Preparing for the delivery of the project;
- Project team awards and celebrations to honour the work achieved;
- Archiving of documents.
Venue: TRIVIUMS training centre, Blaumaņa 11/13 - 12, IV, Riga
Participation fees include handouts, coffee breaks and lunch.
For company training, the programme can be adapted for the specifics and needs of the company.