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Project Management Institute

Fast Track Training

The lessons learned in this workshop will provide you with what you need to produce quality output, on time, and within budget. Learn a comprehensive project start-up, planning, and control process that provides practical techniques for successfully completing projects given the competing demands of scope, time, cost, quality, and risk. As part of the workshop, you will work in a project team and follow the full life cycle of a project of your choice from initiation through to close out. By using case studies, interactive exercises, and discussions you will learn to apply Project Management best practices and avoid many of the common problems that occur on projects.


Three Day Workshop

How You Will Benefit

  • Apply each of the tools and techniques of planning and ensure that you can apply them on your projects back at work.
  • Avoid over planning  - Discover what is essential planning for your project
  • Be guided by the best practices in project management. The way DMS has integrated them into this program makes it like having your own personal coach once you are back at work

You Will Learn

  • To understand which tools and techniques are applied to drive different processes
  • To identify your transferable skills, leadership style, and where to focus to get even better
  • How to take into account the triple constraint faced by every project
  • How to protect your project against the six most likely problems
  • To familiarize yourself with the 4 principal estimating techniques
  • How to strengthen your execution and prevent problems by learning to address Risk management, Quality management, Change Control, and the streamlining of Communication
  • Tips and tricks of seasoned project managers.

Course Outline

  • Key Points of Reference
    • Learn to distinguish between the 'need to have' and 'nice to have' of each project phase
    • Explore actual strategies for staying on track every step of the way 
  • Getting Started
    • Identify your transferable skills, leadership style, and where to focus to get even better
    • Recognize the recommended sequence and crucial components for moving forward
    • Put into place the foundations for effective project teams
    • Tame the paper tiger up-front:
      • Outline essential versus discretionary plans
      • Employ the shortcuts offered by templates, checklists and the focused strategies provided
      • Define effective tracking for your particular project
  • Pivotal Plans
    • Take into account the triple constraint faced by every project
    • Use ‘The Rule’ for determining how much to plan (more is a waste)
    • Apply the technique that best protect your project in high risk, high change environments
    • Survey the uses and creation of time tools to define which best suit your needs: Schedules, Tracking Gantts, Milestone charts, Critical Path Method, PERT
    • Investigate the techniques for completing your project faster
    • Avoid the pitfalls that lead to missed deadlines
  • Positioning for Success
    • Protect your project against the six most likely problems
    • Structure your project to meet expected and intended outcomes that will be interpreted as 'success' by all
  • Estimating
    • Familiarize yourself with the 4 principal estimating techniques
    • Acquire the knowledge necessary to improve your estimating
    • Review the 'how to' of cost estimating and budgets
    • Acquaint yourself with the most current monitoring and control techniques based on your integrated estimates
  • Integrate and Iterate
    • Strengthen your execution and prevent problems by assessing the need for:
      • Risk Management
        • Experience the process of identifying, analyzing, classifying and responding to your project risks
        • Develop tracking that ensure that if a risk becomes a problem it is identified in a timely fashion
      • Quality
        • Establish the checkpoints and milestones necessary to monitor, review and correct quality issues
      • Change Control
        • Keep unnecessary change in check
        • Investigate change control mechanisms
      • Communication
        • Get the right information for managing
        • Refine standard status reports so that they meet the needs of your particular project and stakeholders
        • Compensate for what reports can't tell you
        • Communicate strategically

Professional Recognition

21 Professional Development Units (PDU) recognized by PMI - Project Management Institute. The PDUs can be used towards gaining and/or maintaining the designations of PMP® (Project Management Professional), CAPM® (Certified Associate Project Manager), or PgPM® (Program Management Professional).

Who Should Attend

If you want a real-world approach, fundamental skills required for successful management of projects, and you need to get up to speed in a hurry, this is for you.

What You Will Receive

  1. A soundly researched, unabridged workbook including: Helpful recaps, Worksheets, Templates, Self-assessments, Checklists for taking over projects as well as running them from start to finish, and a Personal Development Plans.  A glossary of terms and English/French Lexicon are also included.
  2. 21 Professional Development Units recognized by the Project Management Institute
  3. Certificate of attendance

Training Options and Costs

Customized or Adapted Options

  • You may choose to have us bring our training right to your door. Click here to ask us how
  • For training tailored to your business and corporate culture that uses your own real world examples, click here to ask us how.
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