Project management foundamentals

The introductory course of Introduction to Project Management aims to share motivations and principles of project management. The course is based on the framework described in the PMBoK®, taking into consideration, where appropriate, also distinctive elements of other methodologies and framework, in particular Prince2®, SMC® and ITIL®.
Duration: online (two half-day modules).

 

 

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Description

Objectives

The introductory course of Introduction to Project Management aims to share motivations and principles of project management with the participants and provide an overview of the main processes, tools and operating methods for managing and communicating the project and its contents. The course is based on the most general project management methodological framework worldwide described in the PMBoK® (Project Management Body of Knowledge) and on the ISO 21500 "Guide to project management" and further edition (ISO 21502:2020), taking into consideration, where appropriate, also distinctive elements of other methodologies and framework, in particular Prince2®, SMC® and ITIL®.

Recipients

Anyone who needs to manage simple or complex projects and wants to learn the basics of theoretical and applicative knowledge of project management.

Take away

A precise knowledge of the following issues

  • What is a project
  • Why a professional or a company should adopt a project management method
  • What impacts on the organisation and how should it be structured?
  • How to determine its maturity
  • What are the characteristics of the project manager
  • Who are the other project stakeholders
  • What are the areas of knowledge, the supporting processes, the main tools and methods to plan and control a project
  • and capitalize on its experiences
  • How to govern and manage multiple projects at the same time

Program

The fundamental theoretical elements

  • Project Management: Context, motivations and history
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  • ssociations, organizations and principal methodologies

The Project: Definitions and characteristics, life cycle

  • The multi-project: program and portfolio
  • The Project manager, organizational structures and project stakeholders
  • The knowledge areas and process groups of project management
  • Notes on AGILE methodologies
  • Hints on project management software

From theory to practice

  • START a project
  • PLAN a project
    • The project plan
    • Elements of Planning of the Area, Time, Costs and Risks of the project
  • RUN, MONITOR and CONTROL a project
    • Deliverables, data, information, reports and change requests
  • CLOSE a project
  • Hints on project management software

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