MAL Training

Project Management

Course Profile / Background
The success of any project is greatly dependent on its layout and structures. The lack of a well-defined management structure for a project, no matter how small, can affect the entire work process and delivery of results on that project. It goes without saying then, that a good reserve of knowledge and skill in project management is a must have for the proper running of any project. The function of teams and how to harness their strengths are all skills that would be needed to successfully run a project.

Target Participants
Program Assistants, Program/Project Managers/Directors, Directors of government agencies, and Human Resource professionals. It is also for anyone who works in the area of project management, budgeting and planning.

Course Objectives
At the end of the course, trainees would be able to develop accurate project schedules to help meet timelines, track resources, and deliver projects on time. They will also have a working knowledge of how to use the MS Project software to deliver projects on cost and time. They would be able to identify essential costs, quantum and type of resources needed to ensure the success of a project; plan and draft budgets for project activities, and be better placed to manage risks using efficient planning and basic monitoring & evaluation techniques. They will also learn how to report project status effectively and accurately

Course Contents

  • Introduction to Project Management
  • General Management Principles
  • Project planning and design
  • Project Management methodologies
  • Project Leadership
  • Management styles
  • Project Communications
  • Project “Success and Failure
  • Risk management
  • 5 major PM planning steps (project charter, WBS, work package plan, project schedule and project budget)
  • Application of key project management tools such as Gantt Charts and PRINCE2.
  • Project Tools: - Microsoft Project and the application for successful Project Management

Course Delivery
The program will be active participant-oriented through the use of straight lectures, case studies, film shows, group discussions and syndicate exercises.

Course Outlines