Project Management

29Dec 2014

Performance-Based Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Identify the key processes and requirements of project management.
    Initiate a project.
    Plan for time and cost.
    Plan for project risks, communication, and change control.
    Manage a project.
    Execute the project closeout phase.

PDU Awarded : 7 PDUs

 Course Content

Lesson 1: Getting Started with Project Management

Topic 1A: Describe a Project

Topic 1B: Describe the Project Management Life Cycle

Topic 1C: Identify the Role of a Project Manager

 

Lesson 2: Initiating a Project

Topic 2A: Determine the Scope of a Project

Topic 2B: Identify the Skills for a Project Team

Topic 2C: Identify the Risks to a Project

 

Lesson 3: Planning for Time and Cost

Topic 3A: Create a Work Breakdown Structure

Topic 3B: Sequence the Activities

Topic 3C: Create a Project Schedule

Topic 3D: Determine Project Costs

 

Lesson 4: Planning for Project Risks, Communication, and Change Control

Topic 4A: Analyze the Risks to a Project

Topic 4B: Create a Communication Plan

Topic 4C: Plan for Change Control

 

Lesson 5: Managing a Project

Topic 5A: Begin Project Work

Topic 5B: Execute the Project Plan

Topic 5C: Track Project Progress

Topic 5D: Report Performance

Topic 5E: Implement Change Control

 

Lesson 6: Executing the Project Closeout Phase

Topic 6A: Close a Project

Topic 6B: Create a Final Report

 

26Jul 2014

Performance-Based Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Identify the relationship between the procurement life cycle and vendor management
  • Identify the elements affecting the “Make” or “Buy” decision
  • Name the three key components of vendor management
  • Recognise the importance of mutual commitments
  • Identify elements of a contract, statement of work (SOW), and service level agreement (SLA)
  • Explain how vendor agreements are created and the various types in use
  • Apply change control and understand governance practices used in the environment
  • Understand the negotiation framework leading to productive working relationships
  • Describe the role and function of a performance metric, key performance indicator (KPI), and a vendor performance scorecard
  • Manage vendor relationships, focusing on business success
  • Explore the distinctions related to Cloud Vendors

 

Course Layout

Lesson 1: Getting Started with Vendor Management

Lesson 2: Establish the Contractual Framework and Sourcing Process

Lesson 3: Creating Workable, Long Term Relationships

Lesson 4: Measuring to Better Manage

Lesson 5: Cloud Vendor Management

A:   Understand Unique Risks in the Cloud

B:    Negotiation Refinements

C:   Manage Relationships, Not Technology

Lesson 6: Outsourcing Management

Overall Review and Exam

A:   Review of all Key Concepts

B:    Exam – Multiple Choice Questions (30 mins)

06Jul 2014

Course Outline

The course covers the introductory elements of the Agile Framework of Project Management:

Introduction to Agile

  • Introduction to Agile Project Management
  • History of Agile Movement
  • The Agile Manifesto of Software Development
  • The 4 Agile Values
  • The 12 Agile Principles
  • Characteristics of Agile Projects
  • Comparison with Waterfall Project Life Cycle

Roles and Responsibilities in Agile Practice

  • The Agile Team
  • The Product Owner
  • The Development Team
  • The Agile Coach
  • Where is the Project Manager?

Agile Domains of Practice

  • Value-Driven Delivery
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Boosting Team Performance Practices
  • Adaptive Planning
  • Problem Detection and Resolution
  • Continuous Improvement (Product, Process, People)

Agile Generic Process

  • Product Envisioning
  • Release and Iteration Planning
  • Iterations
  • Reviews and Retrospectives

Agile Tools and Techniques

  • Communications
  • Planning, Monitoring and Adapting
  • Estimation
  • Analysis and Design
  • Product Quality
  • Soft Skills and Negotiation
  • Value-based Prioritisation
  • Risk Management
  • Metrics
  • Value Stream Analysis

Selecting an Agile Method and Scaling

  • Scrum
  • DSDM
  • XP
  • Kanban
  • Scaling for Distributed Environments

 

13Dec 2012

Course Objectives

This 3-day course will show you how to diagnose the success or failure of any project, any time, anywhere.  There is a 1-hour examination on the third day.

The course objectives of Success Healthcheck™: Fighting Project Failure are:

  • Discover Project Performance Benchmarks that create value, not simply cut costs
  • Understand how to identify early if your project will succeed or fail
  • Discover 4 things that you don’t know that causes failure on many projects
  • Learn how to save your organisation 10%-15% in most projects
  • Learn 3 ways to be a hero with the 8-Fold Path, help your colleagues and your career

Participants are eligible to claim 21 PDUs from Project Management Institute (PMI) upon attending this course.

 

Take-Away

This course is highly experiential and facilitated, meaning that much of the learning is in the doing and contributing to the group discussion.  Hence, what you will take away from the course can be split into material and educational.

 

Material Take-Away

  • A copy of the book  Eem>The Success HealthCheck for IT Projects Eby J.A. Flinn
  • Handouts with a Summary of the key concepts
  • 4 follow-up conference call sessions of 1 hour each, one per month

 

Educational Take-Away

  • Able to calibrate the overall value created from projects
  • Understanding of the Diagnostic Framework for Project HealthCheck
  • Able to identify the basic Warning Signs affecting project health
  • Able to improve the performance of a project as a result of understanding project health

 

Course Outline

The 3-day course covers the introductory elements of the Success HealthCheck™ framework:

 

Introduction to the Success HealthCheck™

  • Project Performance Benchmarks – It’s more than Time and Cost, it’s about Value
  • How to Measure Project Value
  • What the Current Failure Rates mean to Business and Project Professionals
  • The 8 Key Systems that Lead to Project Success or Failure
  • An Introduction to the 8-Fold Path for Project Success

 

16Oct 2012
Course Objectives
 
On completion of this 3-day course, delegates would have able to
  • Recognize and understand the project management framework according to A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) 5th Edition
  • Describe the 10 knowledge areas and 5 processes groups
  • Understand and apply the tools and techniques for managing key area of project
  • Earn the education hours necessary for the CAPM® examination
 
 
Outline
  • Project Management Overview
  • Project Processes
  • Project Integration Management
  • Project Scope Management 
  • Project Time Management 
  • Project Cost Management
  • Project Risk Management 
  • Project Human Resource 
  • Project Communications 
  • Project Quality Management
  • Project Procurement Management
  • Project Stakeholder Management
  • The Role of Ethics in Project Management
 
16Oct 2012
What do you get?
Once the five day course is completed, students would have been thoroughly drilled in our various preparation lessons for the PMP examination. Some of the activities that students will go through include…
  • 5 days of activities based learning on your PMP course
  • The latest edition of the PMBOK® Guide
  • Student courseware
  • PMI Membership
Outline
  • Project Management Overview
  • Project Processes
  • Project Integration Management
  • Project Scope Management
  • Project Time Management
  • Project Cost Management
  • Project Risk Management
  • Project Human Resource Management
  • Project Communications Management
  • Project Quality Management
  • Project Procurement Management
  • Project Stakeholder Management
  • Professional Responsibility

Our Differentiation 

  • Included first year PMI® Membership (only if you are not already a member)
  • A combination of both group and individual tutorials to ensure students fully grasp the understanding and reasoning behind topics such as EVM, Decision Tree, Scheduling Case Studies and more
  • Real World Scenarios to relate to your actual job role
  • Courseware aligned to the latest PMBOK® Guide
  • The latest PMBOK® Guide from PMI
  • Administration assistance in applying for the PMP examination
  • Access to our trainer during after-class hours

NICF – Project Management for Professionals is WSQ Accredited.

Singaporean/PR can enjoy up to 95% funding. terms and conditions applies. Call us now for more information. 

16Oct 2012

Course Objectives

PRINCE2® Practitioner 2-day course objectives are as follows:

  • Comprehensive understanding of PRINCE2®  core methodologies at Practitioner levels
  • Understand the integrated elements of PRINCE2®  (principles, processes, themes and tailoring) methodology with reference to actual work environments
  • Understand the benefits and principles inherent in structured approaches to project management
  • Apply PRINCE2®  structured processes in any work environment and how to tailor the core methodologies to organizational needs and requirements
  • Prepare delegates for the APMG PRINCE2®  Practitioner Exam

 

Outline

The two day training programme covers the following core foundations of project management and includes the following areas of focus:

 

Structured Approach to Managing Projects E/strong> Structured approaches to project management; project success criteria; the model of the PRINCE2® method including the integrated elements of principles, processes, themes and tailoring.

 

The Process-based Approach – PRINCE2® provides a structured focus on key processes needed for successful project management. Students will learn how to tailor these processes and pipelines to reflect the complexity, scope and risks faced by each project. The PRINCE2® Process Model will be used to help students understand and appreciate the what, when and why of each decision during the timeline of a project.

 

Business Case – What is a Business Case; Outcomes, Outputs, Benefits and Dis-benefits; Developing, Verifying and Maintaining the Business Case; Confirming the benefits and the Benefits Review Plan.

 

Organization- Project Management Team Structure and the Project Board, Project Assurance, Project Manager, Team Manager, Change Authority and Project Support roles and responsibilities. Stakeholder management; Communication Management Strategy.

 

Project Planning – Levels and content of Plans; Exception Plans; Product-based approach to planning EProject Product Description, Product Breakdown Structure, Product Description, Product Flow Diagram; the PRINCE2®  planning steps.

 

Monitoring and Controlling Progress – Management and Technical Stages. Tolerance and Raising Exceptions. Project Board and Project Manager Controls for Reviewing and Reporting Progress; Baselines for Control; Capturing and Reporting Lessons; Event-driven and time-driven controls.

 

Change and Configuration Management – Issue and Change Control procedure; Configuration Management procedure; Configuration Management Strategy; Baseline, Handling changes; Tracking and protecting products; Change Authority; Change Budget.

 

Quality – Quality Defined, The Quality Audit Trial; Acceptance Criteria, Quality Criteria, Quality Management Strategy, Quality Assurance, Quality Controls and Quality Review technique.

 

Risk- Risk and Risk Management; Risk Management in Projects; Risk Management Strategy; Risk Management Procedure; Risk Budget.

 

16Oct 2012

Course Objectives

The key objectives of PRINCE2®  Foundation 3-day course are:

  • Understand the PRINCE2®  method at Foundation level
  • Understand the integrated elements of PRINCE2®  (principles, processes, themes and tailoring) within a work environment
  • Understand the benefits and principles underlying a structured approach to project management
  • Help delegates to operate effectively with colleagues and managers within a structured project management environment

 

Outline

The 3-day course covers the Foundation syllabus and includes the following focus areas:

Structured Approach to Managing Projects – Setting the scene for a structured approach to managing all projects; project success criteria; the model of the PRINCE2®  method including the integrated elements of principles, processes, themes and tailoring.

 

The Process-based Approach – PRINCE2®  focuses on key processes needed for successful project management which must be present, but may be  Eailored Eto reflect the complexity, scope and risks faced by the project. PRINCE2®  Process Model will be used to help delegates understand and appreciate what should be done to manage each project, why it should be done and when in the project lifecycle.

 

Business Case – What is a Business Case; Outcomes, Outputs, Benefits and Dis-benefits; Developing, Verifying and Maintaining the Business Case; Confirming the benefits and the Benefits Review Plan.

 

Organization- Project Management Team Structure and the Project Board, Project Assurance, Project Manager, Team Manager, Change Authority and Project Support roles & responsibilities. Stakeholder management; Communication Management Strategy.

 

Project Planning – Levels and content of Plans; Exception Plans; Product-based approach to planning  EProject Product Description, Product Breakdown Structure, Product Description, Product Flow Diagram; the PRINCE2®  planning steps.

 

Monitoring and Controlling Progress – Management and Technical Stages. Tolerance and Raising Exceptions. Project Board and Project Manager Controls for Reviewing and Reporting Progress; Baselines for Control; Capturing and Reporting Lessons; Event-driven and time-driven controls.

 

Change and Configuration Management – Issue and Change Control procedure; Configuration Management procedure; Configuration Management Strategy; Baseline, Handling changes; Tracking and protecting products; Change Authority; Change Budget.

 

Quality – Quality Defined, The Quality Audit Trial; Acceptance Criteria, Quality Criteria, Quality Management Strategy, Quality Assurance, Quality Controls and Quality Review technique.

 

Risk- Risk and Risk Management; Risk Management in Projects; Risk Management Strategy; Risk Management Procedure; Risk Budget.

16Oct 2012

Delegates who have attended the course are eligible for 21 PMI PDUs. for Foundation Program

Duration is 3 days for Foundation and 2 Days for Practitioner.

We currently only list the foundation program course dates. 

 

Course Objectives

To give delegates a deeper insight and mastery of Agile Project Management which is based on the internationally recognised framework of DSDM Atern. This will enable delegates to become immediately productive as a project manager in an agile project environment. To highlight the difference between simple lightweight agile approaches which typically operate at the solution delivery (or Eork package E level and the greater holistic view of how multiple work streams are coordinated with the appropriate level of governance and control. The course will also prepare delegates for the Practitioner exam

 

Course Outline

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