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This comprehensive course covers essential principles, methodologies, and tools for effective project planning, execution, and control, with a special focus on using Microsoft Project software. Participants will learn to initiate, plan, execute, monitor, and close projects successfully while managing risks and stakeholders throughout the project lifecycle. The course equips participants with practical skills in using Microsoft Project for project scheduling, resource management, budgeting, and reporting.

Who is this course for?

  • Project managers, team leaders, business analysts, and professionals involved in project planning and execution across various industries.
  • Individuals seeking to enhance their project management skills or transition into project management roles.
  • Anyone interested in learning how to effectively plan, execute, and control projects using Microsoft Project software.

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 Microsoft Project 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.
  • Introduction to Project Planning & Management and Microsoft Project
    • Overview of project management principles and methodologies.
    • Understanding the project life cycle.
    • Introduction to Microsoft Project software.
  • Project Initiation and Planning
    • Defining project objectives, scope, and stakeholders.
    • Developing project plans, schedules, and work breakdown structures (WBS).
    • Stakeholder identification and management.
    • Creating project schedules and timelines in Microsoft Project.
  • Resource Management
    • Identifying project resources (human, material, and financial).
    • Assigning resources to tasks in Microsoft Project.
    • Managing resource allocation and availability.
  • Budgeting and Cost Management
    • Estimating project costs and budgeting.
    • Tracking project expenses and managing budgets in Microsoft Project.
    • Analyzing cost performance and variance.
  • Project Execution and Monitoring
    • Managing project resources, tasks, and deliverables.
    • Tracking project progress, identifying variances, and taking corrective actions.
    • Using Microsoft Project to monitor task progress and update schedules.
  • Risk Management
    • Identifying potential risks and uncertainties.
    • Analyzing and prioritizing project risks.
    • Developing strategies to mitigate, transfer, avoid, or accept risks.
  • Communication and Reporting
    • Effective communication strategies for project teams and stakeholders.
    • Generating project reports and dashboards in Microsoft Project.
    • Conducting project reviews and post-mortems.
  • Project Closure and Post-Project Evaluation
    • Handing over deliverables and documenting lessons learned.
    • Assessing project performance and identifying areas for improvement.
    • Project closure report and celebration.
  • Final Project and Presentation
    • Applying project management principles and using Microsoft Project to manage a real-world project.
    • Developing a comprehensive project plan, including project objectives, scope, schedule, resource allocation, risk management strategies, and communication plan.
    • Presenting the final project plan and performance analysis.
  • Comprehensive Coverage: Extensive coverage of project management principles, methodologies, and best practices.
  • Hands-On Learning: Practical, hands-on experience with Microsoft Project software.
  • Real-World Application: Emphasis on applying project management principles to real-world projects.
  • Project-Based Learning: Participants work on a final project, applying the concepts and tools learned throughout the course.
  • Risk Management: Skills to identify, assess, and mitigate project risks effectively.
  • Stakeholder Management: In-depth exploration of stakeholder management and communication strategies.
  • Industry-Relevant Skills: Equips participants with skills applicable to various industries and project types.
  • Certification Preparation: Prepares participants for the Microsoft Project certification exam, if desired.
  • Collaborative Environment: Encourages collaboration and peer learning through group discussions and project work.

About this Course

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

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