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MGTSK - Skill Development module

Project Management II (For Management & Excluded)

Duration: 1 days
Target population: All staff members in management and excluded positions
Prerequisite: Project Management
Cost: $0
Course objectives:
(N.B. Project Management I is a pre-requisite to this course.)

The course is designed to provide students with:

• Apply specific templates and tools (including Microsoft Project) to set up and plan projects.

Course format:

• 5 hours classroom, 2 hours ‘computer lab’

• Each participant performs the set-up of a ‘real project’ that they bring to the course


By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

• Customize and apply project management templates and tools to fit the specific needs and situation of a real project.

• Create a Project Plan including a work breakdown structure and time estimates.

• Use Microsoft Project to assess and adjust the plan, assign resources and present the high level schedule.

• Gain tools for furthering the learning of MS Project using self-learn materials.
The course is designed to provide students with: • a generic “5-step” framework for managing projects that is consistent with the worldwide “Project Management Institute Book of Knowledge”, and can be applied on any project • the ability to “read” project environments, detecting and diagnosing barriers and roadblocks, and prepare strategies for moving their projects forward • the skills and methods that they can apply at their workplaces immediately • a broad context of the subject and potential avenues for continued learning The course includes a combination of lectures, demonstrations, and group work using real life case examples. Class size is limited to ensure a high level of interactivity. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- By the end of this course, participants will be able to: • position projects and deadlines within a common “5-step” framework • quickly map out an action plan for moving a project forward, or getting a project back on track • use and adapt key templates and processes supporting the 5-step framework • understand the role and challenges of the “project manager” function • understand how a project management tool (ex MS Project) may help him/her fulfill this role

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