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Short Courses


Project Management, Programme Design and Evaluation

Contemporary Project Management

Overview

This course, based on the newly released Project Management Book of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide, 6th Edition) provides an overview of the theory, framework, international standards, tools and techniques used to effectively design, manage and deliver projects on time and in budget. You will learn the overall approach and specific processes that “good/best practices” suggest, to ensure your projects are appropriately planned, strategically positioned, and properly executed and managed within your organizations.

Mode of Delivery: Face-to-Face

What will I Learn?

By the end of the course, delegates should be able to:
  • Critically evaluate a proposed business case or project proposal;
  • Select and apply new tools and techniques for planning and executing an assigned project;
  • Appraise which generally overlooked “initiation” and “planning” activities can be incorporated into their projects in order to increase project outcomes and success;
  • Consider the merit of using new tools in Project Risk (Opportunity and Threat) Management;
  • Conduct a stakeholder analysis and use the resulting findings to inform communications and engage stakeholders when project outcomes are likely to generate resistance.
  • Articulate the benefits that new tools and techniques in knowledge sharing and knowledge management add to project outcomes.

Who Should do this Course

Project Managers, Programme Managers or Coordinators, Project Officers, Chief Project Engineers, Product Managers, any Managers or Supervisors of project work done in teams, Senior Managers with project outcome accountability.

At a Glance

  • Admissions Term: 2018/2019 Semester II
  • Date: TBA
  • Time: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, 5pm-8pm; Saturday, 9am-5pm
  • Duration: 4 days (16 hours)
  • Certificate Awarded: Professional Development Certificate of Competence
  • Course Code: PDLL 0816
  • CEUs: 1.6
  • PDUs:16
  • Capacity: 25
  • Cost: BDS $2,520 (US $1,260)

Short Course Content Session 1 - Overview: The Project Management Context & Project Initiation * Framework: Environmental Factors, Internal Org’l Structure and Culture * Elements of the Project Lifecycle * Key Framework: 5 Process Groups and 10 Knowledge Areas * The “Triple Constraint Model” – simple Integration Management * Small Group Exercise * Managing Project Initiation: Business Cases, Charters, Initiation Outputs * Case Study: Identifying and Managing Stakeholders: The Ministry

Session 2- Planning * Small Group Exercise: Criteria-Based Decision-Making * Case Study: Identifying and Managing Stakeholders : The Ministry * Scope (Requirements) and the WBS (small group exercise) * Schedule Management: introduction to Critical Path Methodology

Session 3 – Planning (continued) * Schedule Management: individual exercise * Introduction to Cost Management – Basis for Estimates, loading Resources, Determining Budget * Overview of Earned Value Management * A “Mock Test” on Quality Assurance vs. Quality Control

ITEM DESCRIPTION Session 4 – Planning (continued) * Organisational Thresholds and Appetites for * Overview of Planning steps in Risk Management * Small Group Exercise – Dollarizing, Representing Probabilities in Risk Management * 10 types of Risk (Threat and Opportunity) Responses – Class exercise * Determining Risk Reponses, setting defensible Contingencies; “selling” Management Reserves

Session 5 - Execution, Monitoring & Control, Closing & Lessons Learned


 

Face-to-Face delivery, lecture, group and individual exercises, case study, one simulation, “mock” tests (not assessed), reflective paper (assessed) due at end of course

Priscilla Glidden, PhD

Dr. Priscilla Glidden currently holds a BA in Economics (received from the University of Massachusetts) and a Ph.D. in Management (received from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology). Dr. Glidden served as a Senior lecturer at the UWI for many years, where she was the Programme Coordinator for the MSc. Project Management & Evaluation, as well as the MSc. Building and Construction management. Additionally, she holds a PMP from the Project Management Institute and a Microsoft Institute Certificate in Advanced Project Management software scheduling.
Dr. Glidden has published numerous texts, chapters and papers, and has over her career, developed and conducted hundreds of tailored workshops and presentations.