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CEPM Pvt. Ltd. has intuitively design shot duration module for in-company program. These programmes range from a day to 4 days. We can also customized the program for catering to specific need of your organization.
Module 1
Duration: ½ day (2 to 4 hours)
Learning Outcome:
To get the top management of the company aware of the paradigm shift in project management
Why is this module necessary?
Project management requires the commitment of the CEO. It is the strategic intent of the corporation, which would result in the successful installation of PM processes.
Suggested Topics:
1. Why project mindset is the master key for managing business?

2. Paradigm shift in managing projects

3. Project is not 'construction' oriented alone but encompasses all tasks- how?

4. Hard and soft sides of project management

5. 6 levels of measuring organizational PM maturity- the breakthrough concept

6. Projects management body of knowledge- what does it mean?

7. European and American ways of certifying project managers
Module 2
Duration: 1 day (8 hours)
Learning Outcome:
To get the senior management of the company aware of the contemporary concepts in managing projects
Why is this module required?
To deliver products and services faster, better and cheaper and still to compete with the market place
Suggested Topics:
1.   Why project mindset is the master key for managing business?

2.  Paradigm shift in managing projects

3.  Project is not 'construction' oriented alone but encompasses all tasks- how?

4.  Hard and soft sides of project management

5.  6 levels of measuring organizational PM maturity- the breakthrough concept

6.  Projects management body of knowledge- what does it mean?

7.  European and American ways of certifying project managers

8.  Triple constraints of time, cost and scope with no compromise on quality

9.  Work breakdown structure- the backbone of estimating of time and cost

10.  Scheduling techniques

11.  Earned value management system- the key in monitoring projects

12.  Managing change

13.  Project life cycle approach

14.  Benchmarking of PM standards
Module 3
Duration: 2 days (16 hours)
Learning Outcome:
To get the project and functional managers familiarized with the latest concepts in managing projects and the role clarity of functional mangers in aligning with the goal of projects.
Why is this module required?
Project management is one vision and one voice. Often, there are conflicts between functional and project managers as their own priorities force them to view differently. This module will bring a common understanding based on the best practices followed in managing projects.
Suggested Topics:
1.  Why project mindset is the master key for managing business?

2.  Paradigm shift in managing projects

3.  Hard and soft sides of project management

4.  6 levels of measuring organizational PM maturity- the breakthrough concept

5.  Projects management body of knowledge- what does it mean?

6.  European and American ways of certifying project managers

7.  Triple constraints of time, cost and scope with no compromise on quality

8.  Work breakdown structure- the backbone of estimation of time and cost

9.  Scheduling and cost control techniques

10.  Earned value management system- the key in monitoring projects

11.  Managing change

12.  Project life cycle approach

13.  Project risk management

    (i)  Taking cognizance of the risk

    (ii)  Risk identification techniques

    (iii)  Risk quantification and mitigation techniques

14.  Project communication management

15.  Conflict resolution techniques

16.  Role of leadership and empowerment

17.  Organisation structures- from pure functional to fully projectised

18.  Effective resource planning and assignment

19.  Performance baselines

20.  Concurrent engineering

21.  Cycle time reduction in manufacturing- some case study and examples

22.  Team building processes

23.  Selection of PM software

24.  Linkage between ERP and PM processes

25.  Balancing the expectations of various stakeholders

26.  Nucleus of a task- key to excellence

27.  Jain Information Processing Index (JIPI) for monitoring of projects

28.  Impact of ISO-10006 in enhancing quality in project management
Module 4
Duration: 3 days (24 hours)
Learning Outcome:
To get the project team members and those who are assigned to project teams familiarized with the basics and advanced concepts of A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge.
Why is this module required?
Often, inadequate team building processes , misunderstanding of the PM vocabulary and practices are  some of the main reasons why we have time and cost overruns. PMBOK® Guide conceptual framework will bring a common usage of the latest tools and techniques for its applications in real environment.
Suggested Topics:
1.    Why project mindset is the master key for managing business?

2.    Hard and soft sides of project management

3.    Project life cycle approach

4.    Nucleus of a task- key to excellence

5.    Integration management

   5.1   Project plan development

   5.2   Project plan execution

   5.3   Integrated Change Control

6.    Scope planning

   6.1   Initiation

   6.2   Scope Planning

   6.3   Scope definition

   6.4   Scope verification

   6.5   Scope change control

7.    Time management

   7.1   Activity definition

   7.2   Activity sequencing

   7.3   Activity duration estimating

   7.4   Schedule development

   7.5   Schedule control

8.    Cost management

   8.1   Resource planning

   8.2   Cost estimating

   8.3   Cost budgeting

   8.4   Cost control

9.   Quality management

   9.1   Quality planning

   9.2   Quality assurance

   9.3   Quality control

10. Human resource management

   10.1  Organisational planning

   10.2  Staff acquisition

   10.3  Team development

11. Communications management

   11.1  Communications planning

   11.2  Information distribution

   11.3  Performance reporting

   11.4  Administrative closure

12. Risk management

   12.1  Risk management planning

   12.2  Risk identification

   12.3  Qualitative risk analysis

   12.4  Quantification risk analysis

   12.5  Risk response planning

   12.6  Risk monitoring and control

13. Procurement management

   13.1  Procurement planning

   13.2  Solicitation planning

   13.3  Solicitation

   13.4  Source selection

   13.5  Contract administration

   13.6  Contract closeout

14. In Search of excellence in project management

   14.1    Managing in the new business environment

   14.2    Indian case studies

   14.3    Six levels of PM maturity

   14.4    Project management software selection

   14.5    ISO - 10006 for quality in project management

   14.6    Tools & techniques for contemporary PM

   14.7    Earned value management systems

   14.8    Re-engineering in project management

   14.9    Certification of project managers

   14.10  Attributes of an effective project manager

   14.11  Standards in PM

   14.12  New Frontiers of PM

   14.13  Fortune 500 benchmark studies

Module 5
Duration: 4 days (32 hours)
Day 1
Unit 1 (1 hr 45 min)
Overview of Project Management
•  Why project mindset is the master key for managing business?

•  Paradigm shift in managing projects

•  Hard and Soft sides of project management

•  A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge - What does it mean?
Unit 2 (1 hr 45 min)
Management of Change
•  Triple constraints of time, cost and scope with no compromise in quality

•  Managing change

•  Project life cycle approach

•  Organisation structures - from purely functional to fully projectised
Unit 3 (1 hr 45 min)
Foundation of Project Management
•  Challenges in Information Technology (IT) Projects

•  What is a Project?

•  What is Project Management?

•  What is a Program?

•  Phases of an IT Project Life Cycle

Objectives of IT Project Management
Unit 4 (1 hr 45 min)
Strategies for IT Projects
•  Managing Multiple Projects

•  Types of IT Projects

•  IT Development Process Models

•  Considerations When Choosing a Process Model

•  Waterfall Model

•  Using the Waterfall Model
Day 2
Unit 5 (1 hr 45 min)
Strategies for IT Projects...contd.
•  Incremental Model

•  Using the Incremental Model

•  Iterative Model

•  Using the Iterative Model

•  Spiral Model

•  Using the Spiral Model

•  Factors Critical to IT Project Success
Project Initiation and Requirements Definition
•  Project Initiation Phase

•  Step 1 - Use the Project Concept As a Foundation

•  Project Charter

•  Project Constraints

•  Eight Properties of Good Requirements
Unit 7 (1 hr 45 min)
Establishing IT Project Teams
•  IT Project Management Environment

•  Roles of the Project Manager

•  Effective Teams

•  How to Form a Successful Project Team
Unit 8(1 hr 45 min)
Project Planning (Scope)
•  Planning Processes

•  Purpose of Planning

•  Scope Management Plan

•  Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)

•  Developing a WBS

•  Sample WBS for a Conversion Project

•  Where Do WBSs Come From?

•  Using a Top-Down Approach to Build a WBS

•  Using a Bottom-Up Approach to build a WBS

•  Benefits of a WBS
Day 3
Unit 9 (1 hr 45 min)
Project Planning (Time)
•  Project Time Management

•  Three Project Scheduling Tools

•  Gantt Chart

•  Milestone Chart

•  Network Chart

•  Two Types of Network Charts

•  Arrow Diagramming Method

•  Precedence Diagramming Method

•  How to Analyze a Project Schedule

•  Critical Path

•  Analyze Before Compressing Project Duration

•  Two Ways to Compress Project Duration
 
Unit 10 (1 hr 45 min)
Project Planning (Risk, Scope, Cost & Communication)
•  Risk Management in Project Management

•  Risk Management Plan

•  Scope Management Plan

•  Schedule Management Plan

•  Cost Management Plan

•  Staffing Management Plan

•  Communications Management Plan

•  Procurement Planning: Build or Buy?
 
Unit 11(1 hr 45 min)
Estimating
•  Why Estimating is Difficult

•  Typical Project Estimates

•  Typical IT Project Costs

•  Cost Estimating

•  Using the Wideband Delphi Technique

•  Bottom-Up Project Estimating

•  Project Execution Phase

•  Four Types of Documentation

•  Using Earned Value

•  Schedule Variance (SV)

•  Cost Variance (CV)
Unit 12(1 hr 45 min)
Managing Software Projects
•  Challenges with Software Projects

•  Software Capability Maturity

•  Capability Maturity Model SM (CMM ® )

•  Levels of the Capability Maturity Model

•  Key Messages for Managing Software Projects
Day 4
Topics
Administration of 160 questions relevant to PMP examination covering 9 Knowledge areas of A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge.
3 Hours
•  Project Scope Management (20 questions)

•  Project Time Management (30 questions)

•  Project Cost Management (15 questions)

•  Project Quality Management (15 questions)

•  Project HR Management (15 questions)

•  Project Procurement Management (15 questions)

•  Project Communication Management (15 question)

•  Project Risk Management (15 questions)

•  Project Integration Management (20 questions)
4 Hours
•  Discussion on the right answers of the 160 practice questions. This discussion will be held in 2 parts.
Part - I
For most effective learning participants will be broken up into small groups and asked to discuss the possible right answers based on individual responses.
Part - II
Faculty will give his inputs and discuss all the finer points for answering each question.
 
 
 

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