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Objective of the Enterprise Project Management Course

This program exposes the candidate to the various aspects of Project Management including key definitions, concepts, and processes. Areas covered includes different development models, Effort estimation techniques, Triple constraints of project Management - Scope, Time & Cost.

Course Outline

This program exposes the candidate to the various aspects of Project Management based on Project Management Institute's (PMI) Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK)  and covers all important areas of project management including key definitions, concepts, and processes. 

The PMBOK is a collection of processes and knowledge areas generally accepted as best practice within the project management discipline. As an internationally recognised standard (IEEE Std 1490-2003) it provides the fundamentals of project management, irrespective of the type of project be it construction, software, engineering, automotive etc.

PMBOK recognises 5 basic process groups and 9 knowledge areas typical of almost all projects. The basic concepts are applicable to projects, programs and operations. 

The five basic process groups are:

Initiating

> Planning

> Executing

> Monitoring and Controlling

> Closing

Processes overlap and interact throughout a project or phase. 

Processes are described in terms of:

> Inputs (documents, plans, designs, etc.)
> Tools and Techniques (procedures, mechanisms applied to inputs)
> Outputs (documents, products, etc.)


The nine knowledge areas are:
> Project Integration Management
> Project Scope Management
> Project Time Management
> Project Cost Management
> Project Quality Management
> Project Human Resource Management
> Project Communications Management
> Project Risk Management
> Project Procurement Management
          

Each knowledge area contains some or all of the project management processes. For example, Project Procurement Management includes:


> Procurement Planning
> Solicitation Planning
> Solicitation
> Source Selection
> Contract Administration
> Contract Closeout

Much of PMBOK is unique to project management e.g. critical path and work breakdown structure (WBS). Some areas overlap with other management disciplines. General management also includes planning, organising, staffing, executing and controlling the operations of an organisation. Financial forecasting, organisational behaviour and planning techniques are also similar.


Areas covered includes different development models, Effort estimation techniques, Triple constraints of project Management - Scope, Time & Cost.  Examples based on specific cases. Extensive questions bank and Mock tests.

Summary of Process Groups & Knowledge Areas

The 9 knowledge areas are as follows 

1) Integration Management 

This is about keeping everybody working towards the same goal and dealing with changes. This area teaches about following processes

  1. Develop Project Charter.
  2. Develop Project Management Plan.
  3. Direct and Manage Project Execution.
  4. Monitor and Control Project Work.
  5. Perform Integrated Change Control.
  6. Closing a Project or Phase.

2) Scope Management 

This is about defining the work, that will and that won't be done on the project. In other words, tells about processes required to ensure that project includes all the work required, and only the work required, to complete a project successfully. This area teaches me about following processes

  1. Collect Requirements.
  2. Define Scope.
  3. Creat WBS.
  4. Verify Scope.
  5. Control Scope.

3) Time Management 

This is about estimating how much time is needed to do the project and making sure that it gets done by the deadline. This area teaches about the following processes

  1. Define Activities.
  2. Sequence Activities.
  3. Estimate Activity Resources.
  4. Estimate Activity Durations.
  5. Develop Schedule.
  6. Control Schedule.

4) Cost Management 

This is about Budgeting the project and tracking all of the money that is spent on a Project and ensuring that the project is completed successfully, within the approved budget. This area teaches about following processes

  1. Estimate Costs.
  2. Determin Budget.
  3. Control Costs.

5) Quality Management 

This is about making sure that the right project is built that satisfies the needs for which it was undertaken, and does it as efficiently as possible. This area teaches about following processes

  1. Plan Quality.
  2. Perform Quality Assurance.
  3. Perform Quality Control.

6) Human Resource Management 

This is about getting the people who will do the work, and make the most effective use of the people involved in the project, and keeping them motivated. This area teaches  about following processes

  1. Develop Human Resource Plan.
  2. Acquire Project Team.
  3. Develop Project Team.
  4. Manage Project Team.

7) Communications Management : 

This is about who should talk to who to keep everyone in the loop on the project and ensuring timely and appropriate generation, collection, dissemination storage & ultimate disposition of project information. This area teaches me about following processes

  1. Identify Stakeholders.
  2. Plan Communications.
  3. Distribute Information.
  4. Manage Stakeholder's Expectations.
  5. Report Performance.

8) Risk Management 

This is about planning for things that could happen (both positive & negative) and how to identify, analyze and respond to risks. This area teaches about following processes

  1. Plan Risk Management.
  2. Identify Risks.
  3. Perform Qualitative Risk Analysis.
  4. Perform Quantitative Risk Analysis.
  5. Plan Risk Response.
  6. Monitor and Control Risks.

9) Procurement Management 

This is about defining contracts, acquiring goods and services from outside the performing organization, like choosing a contractor to do work for the project. This area teaches about following processes

  1. Plan Procurements.
  2. Conduct Procurements.
  3. Administer Procurements.
  4. Close Procurements.
The above 9 knowledge areas summarizes a total of 42 processes.

Pictorial  Representation of the Process Groups &  Knowledge Areas is given below


Process Groups & Knowledge Areas

Target Audience of the course

This course is aimed at executives, managers and individuals aspiring to successfully execute projects  across various industries with the combination of hands on experience and the knowledge of latest project management practices.  


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