Training on Project Management 

Date

Venue

Registrations

8th to 12th Jan 2024

Nairobi

5th to 9th Feb 2024

Mombasa

4th to 8th March 2024

Nairobi

1st to 5th April 2024

Istanbul

6th to 10th May 2024

Nairobi

3rd to 7th June 2024

Dubai

1st to 5th July 2024

Nairobi

5th to 9th Aug 2024

Nairobi

2nd to 6th Sept 2024

Nairobi

7th to 11th Oct' 2024

Mombasa

4th-8th Nov' 2024

Nairobi

2nd to 6th Dec 2024

Nairobi

In recent times, there is a growing demand, in organizations, for efficiency in the use of time and resources. More businesses increasingly adopt a project-based paradigm to meet their business goals. Project Management is used to initiate, plan, execute, monitor, control, and close projects by applying appropriate skills, knowledge, tools, and techniques to fulfill the project requirements and plan actionable strategies and implement solutions to challenges as they arise. With current disruptive technologies, project managers need to be keen o emerging issues such as expanding automation and artificial intelligence, the increasing business value of “soft skills”, a growing tendency for method melding, shifting, globalized gig economy, increasingly competitive landscape, human-centered design and a greater focus on data. The programme aims to empower individuals and organizations with standards, knowledge, tools, methods and techniques that describe good practices, globally recognized credentials that certify their project management expertise. We shall cover key concepts, trends and emerging practices, tailoring considerations and considerations for adaptive environments.

Training Objectives

By the end of the training you will be able to:

  • Analyze project risks.
  • Close a project successfully.
  • Develop cost estimates, and budgets.
  • Develop project schedules
  • Initiate a project.
  • Monitor and control project quality, staffing, and communications.
  • Monitor and control project risks and contracts.
  • Monitor and control project schedule and costs.
  • Monitor and control project work.
  • Plan and manage project procurement.
  • Plan project quality, staffing, and communications.

Who Can Attend?

This course is strongly recommended for persons performing project management tasks, those that want to increase their project management skills, apply a formalized and standards-based approach to project management.

  • Project managers responsible for delivering medium-to-large scale cross-functional projects
  • Personnel or managers assigned to projects, who want to learn a structured method and approach for managing projects
  • Functional support managers who wish to obtain a clear understanding of the project management process and how they fit into the process
  • Middle and senior managers who are responsible for supporting the project management process across an organisation an want a solid understanding of project management

Project managers, economists, human resource specialists, scientists, finance managers, team leaders, project engineers, design engineers, project leaders and administrators, program managers, project coordinators, operating managers, functional managers, information technology professionals, software developers, quality & testing engineers, sales & marketing professionals, procurement specialists, and r&d managers among others.

 

Course Outline

1.Fundamentals of project management

  • Components of Project Management
  • Functions of a Project Manager
  • The Art and Science of Project Management
  • The Triple Constraints in Project Management
  • The project Lifecycle

2.Project Identification and Design

  • Stakeholder Analysis
  • Problem Analysis; Problem tree
  • Objectives Analysis; Objectives tree
  • Strategy Analysis
  • Design of Project Intervention Logic using Logical Framework

3.Project Set Up

  • Project Governance Structure
  • Project Charter
  • Project Launch

4.Project Planning

  • Scope Identification
  • Estimating Duration Assessment
  • Planning and Scheduling Methods
  • Critical Path Scheduling
  • Resource Allocation Methods
  • Time-Cost Trade-off
  • Lead / Lag
  • Critical Chain Scheduling

5.Project Scope Management

  • What is Project Scope?
  • Project and Product scope
  • Use of Work Breakdown Structure in Scope definition
  • Scope Creep

6.Project Time Management

  • Activity Definition and Sequencing
  • Activity Duration Estimating
  • Activity Resource Estimation
  • Schedule Development
  • Optimizing schedule
  • Schedule Control

7.Project Resources Management

  • Why is managing resources important?
  • Managing Project Finances; Budgeting, Cost Estimation, Cost baseline, Monitoring Budgets and Expenditures
  • Project Earned Value Analysis
  • Managing the Supply Chain
  • Human Resources Management

8.Project Risk Management

  • Examine a Risk Management Plan
  • Identify Project Risks and Triggers
  • Perform Qualitative Risk Analysis
  • Perform Quantitative Risk Analysis
  • Develop a Risk Response Plan

9.Planning Project Procurement

  • Plan Project Procurements
  • Prepare a Procurement Statement of Work
  • Prepare a Procurement Document

10.Project Implementation

  • Identifying the Direct and Manage Project Execution Process
  • Managing Issues
  • Managing project team
  • Manage Stakeholder Relationships and Expectations
  • Managing Internal Controls

11.Project Monitoring, Evaluation and Control

  • Monitoring and Evaluation activities in Project Lifecycle
  • Project M&E Plan
  • Project Evaluation Approaches
  • Project Control

12.Project Closure

  • Effective Project Closure
  • Project Closure Objectives
  • Project Closure Plan
  • Administrative Closure
  • Contract Closure
  • Project Closure and Contract Closure Interaction
  • Lesson Learned
  • Post-Project Evaluation
  • Success Celebration
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