Project Management Best Practice is a complete and step-by-step guide to manage project professionally.
This course is designed for everyone who wants to know what it takes to manage project effectively and efficiently and wants to be able to apply professional skills and tools to arrive at a better result.
This course discusses several topics such as Project Initiation, Project Planning, Project Execution, and Project Delivery.
It also talks about how to get ideas, how to develop a project team and how to build relationships. So with this course, you can manage any project professionally.
This course features all the various aspects of Project Management. Everything has been arranged in sections and in topics.
- Project Initiation
- Project Planning
- Project Execution
- Project Delivery
- Project Framework
- Project Stakeholders
- Alternatives analysis
- Critical Thinking
- Project charter
- Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
- Procurement Planning
- Types of Contract
- The Critical Path
- Risk Management
- Contingency Planning
- How leaders make decision
- Developing Project Team
This is the first phase of every project. In this section, everything that needs to be put into consideration before striking the deal is mapped out and this helps to identify pitfalls, distractions and even helps one to know if the project is really worth embarking upon. Although there is a form of planning at the initiation phase, but there is another phase that is dedicated for planning is strictly for planning. This is called the planning phase.
It should be noted that project is different from “business as usual” in the sense that it is a temporary endeavour/activity. Therefore, proper measures must be taken to put things in the right perspective before embarking on any project.
Some of the things considered in this phase are contingencies and risks, alternatives analysis, procurement and so on.
Some of the things that should be considered are:
Duration of the project
Time of the project
Location of the project
People involved in the project (Project Stakeholders)
Resources (financial, material, human resource, etc)
Purpose of the project
This is the second phase of the project and probably the most critical aspect in the sense that it requires much mental effort and reasoning. Except if one is embarking on a small project, it is not advisable to plan all alone; There should be a group of professionals to brainstorm different ideas and weigh suggestions together and qualified experts for consultancy.
This is another phase in every project and probably the most interesting phase where you go practical and make what you have in your plan/on the paper become real. Although many people (especially people who are not involved in the project) usually think this is the beginning of a project, it is not so. Every project begins with the initiation phase where you come up with ideas, brainstorm, and plan on your ideas before it comes to execution. The reason why many people think that the execution phase is the beginning of a project is not far fetched, it is because it is at this stage that everything becomes visible to everyone especially if it is a big project, people now see what you have been planning or what you are working upon even if they have no part to play in the project. An example is a road construction project, everyone sees the project at the execution phase, but this does not deny the fact that there have been a planning phase and initiation phase and these could have even taking several months or years even before the project is executed.
This is the last phase of every project. It is at this phase that you check to make sure that you deliver on all the promises made in the project and that everything is intact, It is also at the phase that you dissolve the project team. Why do you have to dissolve the team? You dissolve the team because the goal of the project has been achieved, but this does not mean that you cannot engage them in service for another project later, it is just because project is a temporary endeavour, so once the goal has been achieved, then the house must be dissolved, except if you now want to make what has been the result of the project a “business as usual” thing. An example is, working on a pain reliever drug and the project produced a positive result, having achieved the project goal, you can now decide to continue producing more and even open a manufacturing firm or a pharmaceutical store for that, to keep producing the drug.
But, what if the project is unsuccessful? Although as a project manager, you should make every endeavours to make sure that the project arrives at success, and that is why you must use everything at your disposal in your professionalism (your skills, knowledge, etc) to make sure you achieve your goal. but even if, for any reason, the project is unsuccessful, still, don’t shift the blame to any of the team members, and don’t condemn anybody for the failure. It is part of professionalism to encourage your team members that they can achieve it some other time and that they can do it better even when you know that some of them caused the failure.
Are there any course requirements or prerequisites?
Who should take this course?
- Everyone who wants to know how to go about his vision
- Everyone who wants to turn his dream to reality
- Everyone who wants to know how to manage project
- Business owners
- Team builders
What you’ll learn
- Manage project effectively and efficiently
- Identify Stakeholders
- Develop and build relationships
- Get support for your project
- Build project team
- Create risk management register
- Do proper planning and how to implement the plan
- Create a good Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
- Analyze the critical path
- Build and organize your project
- Calculate float, forward pass and backward pass
After completing this course, you should be able to know which project is worth doing and be able to carry out any kind of project effectively and efficiently. You should also be well informed and fully loaded with what it takes to build and manage project team.