P908 Managing Multiple Projects

In today’s dynamic and demanding market, organizations that want to lead and achieve growth that far exceeds what their competition is planning for as well as what they have been used to in the past, cannot afford to be just a good organization, but rather a Great Organization.

Great Organizations need to adopt aggressive, well-balanced and coordinated strategies to achieve their desired vision. These strategies need to identify attainable and measurable goals, for which the organization can assure that their strategies will be deployed as planned. To achieve these goals successfully, tactics, which are known as projects need to be initiated by the organization.

Who Should Attend

This course targets Chief Executive Officers, Finance Managers, Human Resources Managers, Project Managers, Engineers and Planners, Information Technology Managers.

In What Industries

Government, Real Estate Development, Aerospace, Defense, Engineering and Construction, Manufacturing and Industrial, Oil and Gas, Petrochemical, Power and Water Utility Plants, Education and Training, Retail, Financial Services, Information Technology, Telecommunication, Automotive, Media Production, E-Business Enablers, Marketing and Sales, Pharmaceuticals, Environmental Management, Hospitality Management, Shipbuilding and Repair Yards.

Course Outline

Day One

Strategic Planning and Projects

  • What is Strategic Disconnect?
  • Vision, Mission, Values, Goals and Objectives
  • Implementing Strategy
  • Case study

Introduction, PM Concepts & Organizational Impacts

  • Project management context, life cycles, nine knowledge areas and five processes
  • Balancing the triple constraint of a project; serving the stakeholders, Project Manager skills
  • Portfolio Project Management
  • Project Management Maturity Levels
  • Organizational impacts of project management, Project Management Office
  • Building the Multi-Project Management Environment

Project Initiation Phase

  • Project Selection Techniques
  • Developing the Project Charter

Day Two

Project Planning Phase, Response Plan

  • Project scope planning, definition and WBS
  • Developing the project detailed schedule
  • Resource loading and leveling
  • Cost Estimating and Budgeting
  • Quality Plan
  • Communication Plan
  • Organization structure, Responsibility Matrix and Staff Plan
  • Risk Planning, Risk Identification, Qualitative Analysis, Quantitative Analysis and Risk
  • Procurement Management Plan
  • Project Management Plan (PMP)

Day Three

Project Implementation: Execution and Control

  • Deliverables Acceptance and Scope Control
  • Schedule and Cost Control
  • Earned Value Management
  • Quality Assurance and Control
  • Staff acquisition activities, Team development
  • Information distribution, Status Reporting
  • Risk response and control
  • Proposal evaluation and selection, Contract Administration
  • PMP Execution and Control

Project Closeout

  • Administrative closure
  • Contract closeout