No foundational project management or technical knowledge is required.
The need for urgent change in response to demands for improved service, quality, development cycles and flexible organisation structures has meant that organisations are undertaking many projects. Development of new business products and services with information technology support must be managed and deployed to reflect organisational strategic direction. This one day workshop may cover the essential project management requirements for small projects that may not require the full spectrum of project management procedures.
Topics covered include:
- Project definition
- Project Management : A new paradigm
- Project Management Information Sets
- Project Success - initial definition
- Project Life Cycle
- Micro versus Macro-planning
- Project Justification/Business Case
- Scope / Objectives
- Stakeholders and Related Project
- Project Development Strategies
- Project Risk Assessment
- Proactive Risk Management
- Estimation - Wide-band Delphi
- Effort and duration mapping
- Scheduling people and tasks
- Project Tracking
- Project Reporting
- Development Change Control
This intensive one day workshop introduces the essential and integrated information set required for project planning and control. The techniques have been developed, adapted and applied by Thomsett International in many businesses and IT projects over the past 18 years. They are considered by experts as Best Practice and have been adopted by many leading organisations as a standard.
Who Should Attend?
This workshop is designed for any person who is starting out in the field of project management, whether they be a project manager or the most junior member of a project team; or 'old hands' who simply need an update on contemporary project management techniques; business people for whom the project is being undertaken and who will have an essential input to the project management process; busy people who would like to pick up some project time and resource saving techniques to add to their skill set; their immediate supervisors, whomever they may be; and any other person who has a direct interest in seeing the successful conclusion of a project. No technical knowledge in any discipline is required for the course; nor is any previous project management experience required
The documentation provided during the workshop contains basic notes on Thomsett project management tools and techniques for managing business projects.