Project Management Foundations. We tailor this course for our clients. Successful project delivery depends on the ability of project managers to practically apply the knowledge, tools and techniques that reduce costs, achieve schedules and control risks. This foundational course is presented in a highly interactive 1 or 2 day workshop that allows participants to practice key tools and techniques as they learn them, which are immediately useful in project delivery.
Applying Business Analysis. Participants apply the business analysis tools learned in other courses to assess Analysis situations; interpret the information at hand; and ask the right questions; determine the most appropriate approach(s) and course(s) of action to take; which makes the definition and management as efficient and effective as possible.
Project Scheduling Foundations. This workshop is designed with hands-on activities. It applies MS Project and scheduling standards to help project schedulers go beyond processing data in a scheduling tool. Hands-on activities reinforce the essential skills and knowledge for preparing, revising and controlling schedules including: work breakdown structures, task dependencies, resource calendars and allocation, costing, baselining and management reporting. The outcomes will enable participants to build trouble-free MS Project schedules that practically contribute to the management of business and technology projects.
Requirements Analysis Techniques. This course focuses on ways of breaking down complex concepts into lower-level components, which enable stakeholders to confirm their understanding of project requirements. Poor requirements analysis results in solving the wrong problem, missing requirements, or ineffective communication with critical stakeholders.
Change Management for Project Managers. The purpose of this course is to explain the fundamentals of People Change Management for project managers who want to advance their knowledge of business transformation. The selected discussion topics are aligned to the knowledge and skills required to manage the group-level of change.
Developing Effective Business Cases. Significant investments are authorised each year in projects. Managers rely on business cases to assess the commercial viability of their project investments. As well, they use business cases to decide investment priorities among their pool of initiatives in project portfolios. Senior Project Managers and Senior Business Analysts need to understand how to develop, justify and present a business case for approval by project steering committee groups.
Technical Business Analysis. Participants will learn an in-depth approach to data modelling: identifying and defining all necessary data components using both textual templates and an entity relationship diagram. Workshop discussions include business analysis techniques for eliciting, analysing, and documenting data requirements for new and experienced practitioners.
Project Risk Management. Global risk standards encompass a range of strategic, operational and project opportunities, threats and decision biases that may positively or negatively influence the ability to realise business benefits from project outcomes. This 1-day course deepens the discussion of project risk with global standards ISO 31000:2009 and the PMBOK® Guide – Fifth Edition.
Project Cost Management. The course introduces business and technology participants to the techniques that underpin: capital budgeting, planning cost management; estimating costs, budgeting and controlling cost. Participants will apply a case study that will reinforce their learning of project investment analyses techniques (present value, return on investment, variance analysis and more; as they prepare a Benefit-Cost Analysis and Cost Management Plan.