What makes a project successful? What can you do to make your projects succeed? Numerous problems cause many projects either to fail, or to create headaches for the project team. In order to meet the project requirements or to meet the changing expectations of others, project teams must understand these and manage them. There are techniques that can be implemented which have been shown to make projects more successful and to make life easier for the project manager and the team. This short seminar provides broad coverage of project management methods, supplemented by real project examples, mainly from the telecommunications environment.
The course touches on key process areas described in the Project Management Institute's "Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge", including Project Integration, Scope Management, Cost Management, Time Management, Risk Management, Procurement Management, Quality Management, Communications Management, Human Resources. Techniques addressing the key areas of scope definition and management, risk assessment, managing the people aspects, schedule preparation, and budget management will be introduced. These techniques can be applied to engineering projects large or small, no matter how simple or complex.
We will focus on:
- Project Management definition
- Project Scope Definition and Management
- Project Time Management
- Project Cost Management
- Project Risk Management
- Managing the people aspects of projects
In each area the processes are discussed, and some techniques are described. Examples of problems encountered in actual projects illustrate the use of many of the techniques.