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The Project Planning & Management course provides comprehensive coverage of essential principles, methodologies, and tools for effective project planning, execution, and control. Participants will learn how to initiate, plan, execute, monitor, and close projects successfully while managing risks and stakeholders throughout the project lifecycle.

Who is this course for?

This course is designed for project managers, team leaders, business analysts, and professionals involved in project planning and execution across various industries. It is suitable for individuals seeking to enhance their project management skills or transition into project management roles.

Goals

  • Develop a thorough understanding of project management principles, methodologies, and best practices.
  • Learn essential techniques for project planning, scheduling, resource allocation, and budgeting.
  • Gain proficiency in using project management tools and software for effective project execution and monitoring.
  • Learn how to identify, assess, and mitigate project risks to ensure project success.
  • Enhance communication and stakeholder management skills to effectively lead project teams and stakeholders.

Prerequisites

  • Basic understanding of project management concepts is helpful but not required.
  • Familiarity with common business practices and terminology is recommended.
  • No prior experience with project management software is necessary.

Project Management Fundamentals

  1. Overview of project management principles and methodologies
  2. Project lifecycle phases: initiation, planning, execution, monitoring & controlling, and closing
  3. Roles and responsibilities of project managers and project teams

Project Initiation and Planning

  1. Project initiation: defining project objectives, scope, and stakeholders
  2. Project planning: developing project plans, schedules, and work breakdown structures (WBS)
  3. Stakeholder identification and management

Project Execution and Monitoring

  1. Project execution: managing project resources, tasks, and deliverables
  2. Project monitoring and control: tracking project progress, identifying variances, and taking corrective actions
  3. Change management and configuration management

Project Risk Management

  1. Risk identification: identifying potential risks and uncertainties
  2. Risk assessment: analyzing and prioritizing project risks
  3. Risk response planning: developing strategies to mitigate, transfer, avoid, or accept risks

Project Communication and Stakeholder Management

  1. Effective communication strategies for project teams and stakeholders
  2. Stakeholder engagement and relationship management
  3. Conflict resolution and negotiation techniques

Project Closure and Post-Project Evaluation

  1. Project closure activities: handing over deliverables, documenting lessons learned
  2. Post-project evaluation: assessing project performance, identifying areas for improvement
  3. Project closure report and celebration

Project Management Tools and Software

  1. Overview of popular project management tools and software (e.g., Microsoft Project, Asana, Trello)
  2. Hands-on training in using project management software for planning, scheduling, and tracking projects

Practical Projects and Case Studies

  1. Developing a project plan for a real-world scenario
  2. Creating project schedules and resource allocation plans
  3. Conducting risk assessments and developing risk mitigation strategies

Final Project

  1. Apply acquired knowledge and skills to develop a comprehensive project plan for a complex project scenario.
  2. Present the final project plan, including project objectives, scope, schedule, resource allocation, risk management strategies, and communication plan.
  • Comprehensive coverage of project management principles, methodologies, and best practices, ensuring participants gain a solid foundation in project planning and execution.
  • Practical focus on essential techniques for project initiation, planning, execution, monitoring, and closure, providing actionable insights applicable to real-world projects.
  • Emphasis on risk management, equipping participants with the skills to identify, assess, and mitigate project risks effectively to ensure project success.
  • In-depth exploration of stakeholder management and communication strategies, fostering strong collaboration and buy-in from project teams and stakeholders.
  • Hands-on training in popular project management tools and software, enabling participants to efficiently plan, schedule, and track projects using industry-standard tools.
  • Practical projects and case studies offer opportunities for participants to apply learned concepts and techniques to real-world project scenarios, enhancing their understanding and skills.
  • Final project allows participants to demonstrate their proficiency by developing a comprehensive project plan for a complex project scenario and presenting their findings and recommendations.

About this Course

  • Duration 4 Weeks
  • Certificate on Completion
  • Level Beginner
  • Price UGX 400,000 350,000

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