26 July 2019
on course website
Project Management, From Theory to Practice
The main objective of this course is to introduce you to modern methodologies, principles and tools required for defining and managing projects in complex environments. You are going to prepare a formal project plan and business case of a selected project. In addition, all participants will get hands on experience in managing complex projects by creating and managing them by using various online tools.
Franceso worked for world-renowned companies such as DHL, IBM or Interoute. Currently, he is working for Axians redtoo AG as a Senior Project Manager.
Young professionals and university students with intermediary level of English, considering working as a Project Manager or improving your project management skills to the next level
Understand modern project management using methodologies such as PMI and PRINCE2
Use Visual Studio Online to Manage a project based on SCRUM
Develop and implement a project plan and business case.
Day 1 – Project Management Fundamentals (The Concepts)
Welcome, course admin (teams setup)
Project & project management (PM) defined, basic characteristics
Project life cycle & constrains (magic triangles)
Project manager & project team: traits & skills
Project stakeholders: overview
Day 2 – Hands-on Training (Individual), Part #1; The Concepts (cont’d)
Professional aptitude (self-assessment) tests
Project stakeholders: engagement
Line manager v. project manager (stability X flexibility & change)
Projects and company organization: enablers v. inhibitors
Day 3 – Projects & company organization (cont’d); Project Plan, Part #1
Matrix structure: pros & cons
Project plan: methodologies & standards (PMBOK, PRINCE2, Agile, Asana etc.)
Guest speaker: PM methodologies (Agile, Asana, …)
Day 4 – Project Plan, Part #2
Project initiation: business case & feasibility study, management buy-out
Project plan breakdown (basic/minimalistic v. full size/professional): Project Charter & Baseline Plan (Budget & Schedule)
Project Charter (PMBOK): components
Day 5 – Project Plan, Part #3
Project Charter (cont’d): Risk Matrix (PMBOK & PRINCE2), Project Issues
Project estimation: time & costing
Project Baseline Plan: Budget & Schedule
Day 6 - Hands-on Training, Part #2 (Teamwork)
Project Charter tutorial
Day 7 - Hands-on Training, Part #3 (Teamwork)
Baseline Plan (BDG & Schedule) tutorial
Project plan peer review
Day 8 – Project Execution Agenda, Part #1
Introduction, Performance Measurement, Productivity, Project Performance Evaluation (KPIs), team motivation
Motivation exercise (hands-on, part #4, individual)
Change management (workflow)
Risk mitigation & conflict resolution
Day 9 - Project Execution Agenda, Part #2
Governance of project management: the concept & application issues
Project management information system: overview
Earned Value Management (EVM)
Project management software (Microsoft, Primavera and others)
Day 10 – Project Success and Failures
Help available: institutions (PMI, APM, Arras People, SPOCE, PM webs, etc.)
Why projects fail: case studies and lessons learned
You will receive an official Certificate of Attendance upon completion of your course which you may use to show evidence of the skills you have learnt during the course and have the credits accepted by your home university.
EUR 650: All courses take place in a new building of French Institute right in the center of Prague.
EUR 208: Accommodation fee for a 13night stay at Botic Student House starts at 16 EUR/night.
Everyday afternoon or evening activities organized - sports, weekend trips, city tours, sightseeings, parties etc.
on course website