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Project Management seminar Modules and Topics

The seminars aim to foster a sense of the wider context of managing projects. They outline widely used practices, methods and tools of project management.

Modules and Topics

Project management overview

  • Cornerstones, background concepts, definitions
  • Introducing project mindset principles and how it differs from the classic approach
  • Project lifespan
  • Project organisation elements and structure
  • Classification of the PM discipline using the Project Management Institute Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMI PM BOK) – PMI standards
  • Project management resourcing, human and otherwise
  • Project management qualifications & requirements

Project brief and scope

  • The four elements of a project
  • How to organise a project (structure and supporting systems)
  • The logical framework matrix (drawing up project goal dependencies, considering the options, specifying objectively verifiable indicators, defining external prerequisites and risks)
  • Decision-tree problem-solving
  • Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
  • Project Communication Plan
  • Implementation timetable
  • Supporting methods for project formulation
  • Project risks, Strength analysis, Stakeholder analysis

Project Planning, Implementation, Completion

  • Planning time, resources and costs, network diagrams — critical path analysis
  • Tracking and Monitoring, Earned Value Analysis
  • Project control mechanisms
  • Project meetings
  • Tips & tricks in project evaluation and monitoring
  • Project completion taskset

Time management principles

  • Modelling workflows
  • Project structure
  • Activity duration estimating
  • Logical activity relationships
  • Critical Path Method (CPM

Timetabling software support

  • Overview of software types
  • Low-end software
  • High-end software
  • Interfacing project management software with Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems

Software supported Modelling

  • Activity definition
  • PMI-based Good practice
  • Activity structure assignment
  • Relationship mapping
  • Prime outputs — timetabling

Baseline scoping and updating

  • Baseline scoping and and benchmarking modes
  • Data collection and rescheduling
  • Supplier management during implementation
  • Implementation update regimen tools
  • Contracted progress reporting, monitoring and feeedback

Earned Value Analysis

  • Baseline concepts
  • Budgeted Cost of Work Scheduled (BCWS)
  • Budgeted cost of Work Performed (BCWP, Eearned Value)
  • Actual Cost of Work Performed (ACWP)
  • Indices and trends (SPI, CPI)

The role of the Project and of Project Management in the company

  • Project management
  • Configuration management
  • Integration management
  • Scope management
  • Time management
  • Budget management
  • Quality management
  • Project HR management
  • Project communication management
  • Project Risk management
  • Contract management (project supply chain)

Translation: Václav Pinkva