PM 103: Managing, Controlling, and Closing

PM 103: Managing, Controlling, and Closing

475.00

Delivery Method: In-Person | Duration: 6 Hours

Overview

In this course, continue digging into the mechanics of planning in order to ensure that your next project is a success. You will also learn to use critical path methodology to predict how long a project will take and discover what to do when faced with unexpected delays. Experiment with the tools that are used by experts in this field and modify them to work for your benefit. This course will teach you to build a communication plan and schedule with a work-breakdown structure while keeping effort, duration, and resources in mind.

Learn How To:

  • Apply Project Management Best Practices

  • Create a Plan for Tracking Project Deliverables

  • Develop Remedial Plans when Encountering Pitfalls and Changes

  • Create a Project Closure Checklist to Account for Lessons Learned

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Course ID: B2805

Duration: Full Day (9:00 am - 4:00 pm PST)

Location: In-Person, San Francisco | Click here to schedule private course

Overview

In this course, continue digging into the mechanics of planning in order to ensure that your next project is a success. You will also learn to use critical path methodology to predict how long a project will take and discover what to do when faced with unexpected delays. Experiment with the tools that are used by experts in this field and modify them to work for your benefit. This course will teach you to build a communication plan and schedule with a work-breakdown structure while keeping effort, duration, and resources in mind.

Learn How To:

  • Apply Project Management Best Practices

  • Create a Plan for Tracking Project Deliverables

  • Develop Remedial Plans when Encountering Pitfalls and Changes

  • Create a Project Closure Checklist to Account for Lessons Learned

+ Who Should Attend

This course will benefit anyone who wants to learn how to monitor and control projects and track project progress. It will benefit anyone who does project work, collaborates with project management professionals, or wants to enter the field.

+ Course Outline

Observe and Track Project Progress

  • Project Management Process Groups
  • How PMs Keep Busy: Monitoring and Controlling
  • What is the Monitoring and Controlling Process?
  • What Should You Monitor and Control?
  • Determine Project Status with Earned Value Analysis (EVA)
  • Understand Earned Value
  • Earned Value Analysis
  • Example: Earned Value Analysis
  • Debrief: Earned Value Analysis
  • Mini Action Plan

Run an Effective Project Meeting

  • Status Meetings
  • Best Practices: Project Status Meetings
  • Project Team Meeting Agenda – Template
  • Project Team Meeting Minutes – Template
  • Streamline Project Updates: STARR
  • Example: STARR
  • Mini Action Plan

Manage Risks, Scheduling, and Quality on a Project

  • What is Risk Management?
  • 5 Basic Steps of Risk Management
  • Step 1: Identify Risk Factors
  • Steps 2 & 3: Assessing Potential Risks & Planning for Contingencies
  • Sample Risk Management Plan
  • Steps 4 & 5: Monitor Progress Reports
  • Date-Based Progress Measuring
  • Physical Percent Complete
  • Quality Control
  • Cause and Effect Diagrams
  • How to Make a Cause and Effect Diagram
  • Cause and Effect Diagram: Example
  • Mini Action Plan

Closing the Project

  • Closing Process Group
  • When is the Project Complete?
  • Sample Project Closing Checklist
  • Sample Project Closure Report Outline
  • Small Project Checklist

+ Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this class.

+ Certifications

N/A

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