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Project Management:
Principles, Tools & Techniques
Based on PMI Framework and Standards Applied Worldwide



Ottawa-Gatineau Campus (Canada)



Available for in-house sessions only

15-minute drive from Ottawa-Centre
An hour flight from LaGuardia, NYC



Workshop Objectives

This unique workshop provides current and aspiring project managers and project team members with a grounding in important project management principles, tools and techniques. By the end of the session, you will be able to scope and visualize a project, define goals, document, develop a work breakdown structure, schedule, budget, allocate resources, implement and close your project.

The focus is on the proven principles that permit you to concentrate on the unique aspects of your project. The content is based on the framework and standards of the Project Management Institute, applied worldwide.

Seminar Leader: Bill Stewart, Ph.D.

Dr. Bill Stewart is a PMI certified Project Management Professional (PMP) with a considerable experience in project management, systems integration and systems engineering. During his 12 years in advanced system integration at Lockheed Martin, he served as systems and software manager, directed a $20M technology integration project and a $14M health information systems integration project, and system-engineering manager for an international team planning a $3B helicopter-integration project. He managed the development of the most advanced tactical information-fusion system in the NATO alliance, where he gained extensive knowledge of secure systems. He also established and managed the first Canadian Forces base computing centre, where he built and deployed base-wide solutions to optimize resource management and course scheduling, safely manage firing-range allocation and provide custom personnel and payroll solutions.

Bill received a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of New Brunswick in 1992. His professional training with Lockheed includes executive leadership, project management, system engineering and requirements analysis.

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  Detailed Outline - 3 Days - 2.75 C.E.U.

1. Project Management Overview

  • The key causes of project success and failure
  • The standards body - Project Management Institute
  • The five main phases in a project life cycle
  • The nine project management knowledge areas
  • Proper project relationship to the Strategic Plan
  • Your project steering wheel - the triple constraints
  • Basic attributes of a good project manager

2. Project Initiation

  • The project charter - starting a project right
  • The foundation of a project - the objectives
  • Justifying the project with the business case
  • Stakeholders: obtaining their commitment early
  • Project boundaries - assumptions & constraints

3. Project Planning

  • The top-level flow of the planning process
  • The first step - build a work breakdown structure
  • Cost and time estimating - tips and techniques
  • How to build and roll-up the total project budget
  • Your real management tool - the network diagram
  • The key to schedule - building the critical path
  • From the network diagram to the timeline (schedule)
  • Human resources and resource leveling
  • Positive and negative risks, building a risk-proof budget
  • The project management plan as the baseline

4. Project Execution

  • The P.M.'s leadership and team-motivation roles
  • Building a team - skills, energy, team temperament
  • Organization structures - functional, project and matrix
  • The leader's job - "what" not "how"; full delegation
  • The kick-off meeting, getting everyone aligned
  • Communication: verbal, meetings, email, invisible web
  • The foundation : weekly meeting and issues list
  • Design before build : start cheaply, then spend
  • When to build internally, when to buy externally
  • Procurement: contract types, selecting the winner
  • Project quality: ensuring the output is "fit for use"

5. Project Monitoring and Control

  • Managing expectations and change
  • Monitoring tempo, what to do when off plan
  • Comparing the baseline to the current schedule
  • Critical chain management, optimizing schedule
  • Compressing schedule: crashing and fast-tracking
  • Tracking, gaging the status, and managing project cost
  • Managing risk: tempo, triggers, and contingency
  • Earned value, measuring schedule by work done
  • Project evaluations: reports, asking for assistance
  • Closure: scope verification, system delivery

6. Project Closeout Phase: Planning and Completion

  • The closure plan and meeting: PM and client roles
  • Reconciliation and disposition of outstanding items
  • Transition and feedback for the team
  • Lessons learned: the most valuable step
  • Personal closeout: dealing with mistakes

7. Synthesis and Conclusion

Duration, Locations, Fees and P.D.U Value
  • Duration: 3 days 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Value in Professional Development Units:: 2.75 C.E.U.
  • Locations:
    • Canada: PDI Conference Center in Ottawa-Gatineau National Capital area. Free parking. Note: Our Ottawa-Gatineau campus is located about an hour direct flight from LaGuardia Airport (New York). Directions available at www.executive.org/directions
    • Call us for U.S. locations in Cambridge (MA) and New York (NY).
  • Tuition Fees:
    Fees include hand-outs, road maps and course materials of exceptional value, a daily continental breakfast, a light luncheon plus hot and soft drinks twice a day, add taxes for non tax-exempted participants.
Fees per person Regular fees Government fees Groups of 3 or more
1. Project Management, Part I (3 days)
2. Adv. Proj. & Risk-Mgt., Part II (5 days)
3. Complete Program: Part I & Part II (8 days)
$1395
$2395
$3500
$1345
$2320
$3400
$1295
$2245
$3300
Hotel Accommodation for Out-of-Town Participants

For overnight accommodation, several hotels are located within 10 to 20-minute drive including Hilton, Ramada Inn, Westin, Fairmont Chateau Laurier, Marriott, Sheraton, Delta, Holiday Inn, Days Inn, Best Western, Cartier Place Suite Hotel, Lord Elgin Hotel, and Minto Place Suite Hotel. Click here for detailed information about hotels.

REGISTRATION AND CANCELLATION PROCEDURES

How to Register: Please register, online, call us weekdays (9 AM - 4:30 PM EDT) at +1 819-772-7777; toll free in the USA and Canada: 1-800-HARVARD and pay in advance by cheque or credit card.

Send your cheque payable to: The Professional Development Institute PDI Inc.

Cancellation Policy: Participants registering as a group must send substitutes in lieu of cancelling. For other clients, cancellations are accepted if made at least 10 working days prior to the course, and are subject to a $150 service charge per person. Full fees are payable by anyone who fails to attend or cancels less than 10 working days prior to the session. One substitution or transfer to a later course of the same duration is accepted.


Personal Comfort, Dress Code and Photo Session

The dress code is business casual at your discretion. Trust your judgment. When unsure, err on the side of caution. If overdressed, you can remove a tie or a jacket and roll up your sleeves. Members of the Canadian Forces and the U.S. defense community can, at their discretion, either dress casually or keep the uniform.

You will be reminded the first day to dress the way you feel most comfortable for a photo session the next morning.

Although every effort will be made to ensure a pleasant learning environment including a suitable temperature, we recommend you bring a sweater or a jacket to the classroom as individual comfort zones differ and sudden variations in the weather can temporarily affect air conditioning.

Also please kindly refrain from using strong fragrances during the session in order to accommodate your fellow participants who suffer from asthma.

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