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Project Management During & After Covid


About this course

There is no doubt that 2020/21 have been challenging years. The pandemic has made every human on earth think differently as to how they will live and behave. Whole business and community cultures have changed right across the world. This Project Management training course focuses on re-emphasizing the importance of traditional processes, tools and techniques but also adapts them for the modern post pandemic world – with or without vaccines! Lessons learned should be understood and a check of our existing plans, with realism, should take place.

Every organisation may be cross examining its own Vision, Mission and Strategy. Some projects therefore may be cancelled, ‘put on the shelf,’ or given the go ahead to proceed based on early, high level conceptual estimates. Estimates will have a level of uncertainty and require more detailed for the cash flow projections and schedule forecasts. In these tough times, workers maybe on site using distancing rules or working from home. Whichever, attention will be on how the project work is progressing, and if the team are working safely and delivering within projections.

Course features

  • Organisation Vision, Mission and Strategy; and how projects start
  • The Project Manager’s role, responsibilities, and team
  • Project Planning and Scheduling
  • Risk Management and Baselining
  • Monitoring and Control, Evaluation, Reporting, Closure & Hand-over

Course Outline

Day One – Understanding the Starting Point

  • Organisation Vision, Mission & Strategy
  • What is a pandemic? What is a project? What is project management?
  • Project roles and stakeholders
  • How are projects selected?
  • Project start up: Initiation and understanding the project mission

Day Two – The Project Manager’s Role, Responsibilities and Team

  • Selection of the Project Manager
  • Project team building and empowerment
  • Delegating with confidence
  • Safe communication with the project team
  • Safe project team leadership
  • Conflict handling

Day Three – Project Planning and Scheduling

  • What is project planning?
  • What work has to be done?
  • In what order will the work be done?
  • How long will work take?
  • Who do we want to undertake the work, including acceleration techniques?
  • What tools can we use to communicate our plans?

Day Four – Risk Management and Baselining

  • How much will the project cost?
  • Risk Management processes, tools and techniques
  • Designing the monitoring and control system using S curves
  • Introducing a change control system
  • Audits and other types of meetings
  • Baselining

Day Five – Monitoring and Control, Evaluation, Reporting, Closure & Hand-over

  • The monitoring and control processes – overview
  • Understanding Earned Value Management to monitor projects
  • Reviewing what has been achieved and reporting progress
  • Project hand-over to operations
  • Has my project been a success?
  • Lessons learnt


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