INTRODUCTION TO STRATEGIC PROJECT DESIGN AND MANAGEMENT TRAININGEffective management of a project is process and not an event. This training is meant to show the participant how to start a project, manage the inevitable uncertainties that may crop up along the way, organize information, and communicate effectively about it. The participants will be taught effective project monitoring, how to provide progress reports, hold review meetings, and keep to schedules. They will also be taught how to control costs, avoid unwanted expansion boundaries, and manage the risk of getting off course.
This training will teach participants how to conceive, plan, implement, monitor, and complete the complex projects that are today’s pressing workplace priorities. Each of the modules simplifies the means and reasons of project design and management and provides useful guidelines.
A crucial phase in the effective management of any project is the close-down, or conclusion. At the end of the course, participants will develop an understanding of the benefits or a thorough plan for closing each project, how to create one, and how to allocate resources for it.
The workshop is meant for project managers, government officials, NGO Programme managers, and any other person engaged in project management activities
By the end of the course participants will be able to:
• Define their expectations for successful projects and develop means of implementing them through improved planning, communication, and project monitoring.
• Describe tools and methods that can be used to better understand the community they serve.
• Work through the steps of project planning, develop a potential project for their community, and learn a process they can replicate with their communities.
• Develop a plan for how they will apply the skills and knowledge learned in the course to their jobs and share them with others.
Participants will be equipped with tools for planning and managing, a successful project. The training provides effective strategies that will help participants undertake each new project successfully by working smarter.
1. Introduction to Strategic Project Design and Management
• Project versus Process
• Project Characteristics
• Historical overview of project management
• Project management and process management
• Project Management vs. General Management
2. Project Organization
• Functional Organization
• Production Organization
• Matrix Organization
• Advantages and Disadvantages of Pure Matrix Form of Organization
• Modified Matrix Structures
• Pure Matrix Organization Structure
• Project Organization and Responsibilities
• Selection of Project Organization Structure
• Work Breakdown Structures (WBS)
3. Project Scope and Estimation of Times and Cost
• Project Kick-Off Meeting
• Project Scope Management
• Activity Resource Estimating
• Project Time Management
• Cost of the Project
• Components of Capital Cost of a Project
• Order of Magnitude Estimate
4. Project Planning and Scheduling
• Project Scheduling
• Scheduling Techniques
• Developing a Project Network
• Plan Activity-On-Node Network techniques
• Time Calculations
5. Progress and Performance Measurement
• The Project Control Process
• Performance Indicators
• Project Monitoring, Evaluation and Control
6. Project Risk Management and Management (PRAM)
• Why Risk Management is Important to a Project
• Benefits of using Project Risk Analysis and Management
• When to use Project Risk Analysis and Management
• Who should do Project Risk Analysis and Management?
• Techniques and Methods for Project Risk and Management
7. Documentation, Audit, Termination, and Closure
• Project Documentation and Audit
• Project Termination and Closure
• Celebrating and Thanking
• Assessment of Project Management in Participants’ Organization
• Final Examination
• Participants Evaluation of Course/Feedback
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Kenyan residents: Kshs 200,000/= International USD 2,000/=
The course fee covers tuition, training materials, two break refreshments, lunch, and study visits.
All participants will additionally cater for their, travel expenses, visa application, insurance, and other personal expenses.
Accommodation is arranged upon request.
Mode of Payment
Payment should be made by electronic money transfer to Africa Development Resources account 7 days before commencement of training.
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