Project Management Career Development

Our Project Management programme takes learning by practice approach and is specifically focused on day to day project management activities. It is designed to give candidates a deep knowledge and understanding of the role of PM, the broad range of methodology, processes and practices involved in managing projects.

The programme is layered with our employability service that includes e-working on life projects for 8-12 weeks to gain valuable work experience, preparation for job application and interview and on the job support through our mastermind group.

Prerequisites

None

Audience

The Project Management Career Development Course is aimed at people with little or no project management knowledge who have the ambition to become Project manager/PMO/Project Support, graduates who needs skills and work experience to get a job in this highly rewarding project management career and any ambitious person who wants a change of career to something more professional, challenging, pays really well and in high demand.

Objectives

The main objective is to ensure that participants in our program have the core and soft skills and experience required to manage a project successfully. At the end, participant will be able to:

  • Adopt the roles and qualities of a successful project manager
  • Understand project and product vision, stakeholder’s engagement, negotiations and buy-in
  • Understand programme and portfolio environment and be able to set up and support programme management office.
  • set clear objective for the project, identify the resources and allocate tasks
  • Plan a project through its key stages to meet challenging deadlines
  • Inspire and lead project team through effective communication and engagements.
  • Engage with and keep key stakeholders informed about project progress throughout its lifecycle
  • Manage projects artefacts
  • Manage issues, problems and risks throughout the project lifecycle
  • Adapt project management skills to traditional and agile environment

Duration: 9-13 Weeks

Course Plan

In the first week, participants will be subjected to five days (5) days of intensive classroom sessions spanning three (3) hours each; these will be interactive online training session.At the end of the week, participants will take part in an eight (8) hour training class and workshop.

Day 1

Project Management overview

  • Why projects
  • What is a project
  • Projects vs. BAU/operations
  • Projects, programme and portfolio
  • Organization
  • Methodologies

Day 4

Project planning

  • Agile scrum – sprint planning and estimation
  • Adaptive planning and design
  • Quality planning
  • Prioritization
  • Planning tools

Day 2

Project environment

  • Traditional vs. Agile Scrum & Kanban
  • Programme management office (PMO)
  • Portfolio management

Traditional Project Management lifecycle

  • Start-up
  • Planning
  • Execution
  • Closing

Agile development lifecycle

  • Plan
  • Iterate
  • Execution
  • Release

Day 5

Project execution

  • Delivering values/product deliverables
  • Monitor and control
  • Quality assurance
  • Managing change
  • Collaboration in projects
  • Communication and reporting
  • Implementation and rollout
  • Transition to BAU

Project closing

  • Project documentation
  • Post implementation review
  • Sign off and celebrate

Prince 2 methodology overview

  • Principles
  • Themes
  • Processes

Agile overview

  • Manifestos
  • Methods

Day 3

Project start-up

  • Project vision
  • Making a case for project
  • Stakeholders engagement
  • Projects documentation
  • Team formation

Project planning

  • Product based planning
  • Resource Planning & Budgeting

Day 1

Project Management overview

  • Why projects
  • What is a project
  • Projects vs. BAU/operations
  • Projects, programme and portfolio
  • Organization
  • Methodologies

Day 2

Project environment

  • Traditional vs. Agile Scrum & Kanban
  • Programme management office (PMO)
  • Portfolio management

Traditional Project Management lifecycle

  • Start-up
  • Planning
  • Execution
  • Closing

Agile development lifecycle

  • Plan
  • Iterate
  • Execution
  • Release

Day 3

Project start-up

  • Project vision
  • Making a case for project
  • Stakeholders engagement
  • Projects documentation
  • Team formation

Project planning

  • Product based planning
  • Resource Planning & Budgeting

Day 4

Project planning

  • Agile scrum – sprint planning and estimation
  • Adaptive planning and design
  • Quality planning
  • Prioritization
  • Planning tools

Day 5

Project execution

  • Delivering values/product deliverables
  • Monitor and control
  • Quality assurance
  • Managing change
  • Collaboration in projects
  • Communication and reporting
  • Implementation and rollout
  • Transition to BAU

Project closing

  • Project documentation
  • Post implementation review
  • Sign off and celebrate

Prince 2 methodology overview

  • Principles
  • Themes
  • Processes

Agile overview

  • Manifestos
  • Methods

Job Prospects

  • Junior Project Manager
  • Programme Management Office (PMO) Analyst
  • Project support