Project Cycle Management - PCM

Objectives:

  • Understanding project management discipline.
  • Gaining practical knowledge in related project management areas such as: project selection, project planning, and project evaluation.
  • Enhance participants’ skills in the project management field.
  • Training participants to using proper and effective project management tools and techniques.

Topics:

Aligning Projects with Strategic Intent

  • Project selection criteria
  • Feasibility studies
  • Projects and organizations’ strategies.

Foundation Principles of Project Management

  • What is project and why projects are needed?
  • Project management vs. operations management.
  • Types of project life cycles
  • Essential processes in project management.
  • Organization structure and culture and their effect on projects.
  • Project environment and inflicting forces.
  • Project Phases

Project Planning

  • Defining scope and creating work break down structure.
  • Estimation technics for duration and cost.
  • Project schedule development.
  • Risk identification, analysis, and response planning.
  • Using proper quality tools.
  • Contract types and procurement processes.

Project Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Data analysis and decision making
  • Problem solving and conflict resolution
  • Managing change.
  • Reporting and documentation.
  • Measuring project progress, success, and impact.

Project’s Relations

  • Stakeholders and communications management
  • Defining roles and responsibilities.
  • Team formation and motivation

Recent Trends in project Management

  • Lean management in the project context

Prerequisites

Practical experience in a work environment.

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