April 2015

Principles of PM: A Project Management Life Cycle Approach

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Date: Thursday, April 30, 2015 - Friday, May 1, 2015
Time: 8:00 AM-8:30 AM: Registration - Day 1 and Continental Breakfast - Day 1
8:30 AM-5:00 PM: Principles of PM: A Project Management Life Cycle - Day 1
8:30 AM-4:30 PM: Principles of PM: A Project Management Life Cycle - Day 2
Location: Best Western Plus Chateau Granville Hotel & Suites (Burrard Room), 1100 Granville Street Vancouver, BC
Presenter: Dr. Mohamed Elbarkouky, PhD, PEng., PMP - Project Management Training Solutions LTD
Credit: 15 Formal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: Early Bird Price Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member: Principles of PM: A Project Management Life Cycle - Day 1 : $838.00 + GST = $879.90 until Apr 16, 2015

Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member and EIT/GIT Regular Price: Principles of PM: A Project Management Life Cycle - Day 1 : $918.00 + GST = $963.90

Non-Member Price: Principles of PM: A Project Management Life Cycle - Day 1 : $918.00 + GST = $963.90

Student Member Price: Principles of PM: A Project Management Life Cycle - Day 1 : $459.00 + GST = $481.95
Please Note: *A minimum number of registrations are needed by April 16, 2015 to proceed with this seminar. Please register early to avoid cancellation.
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The goals of this course are to provide the participants with the essential knowledge, skills, and techniques to plan, organize, manage and control simple and complicated projects using a standardized project management life cycle approach. Basic project management and control essentials are presented throughout the project life cycle from project conception to project closing; such as scope management, time management, cost management, risk management, human resource management, configuration management, and quality management. Essential project planning and control tools are presented, such as the critical path method (CPM) for project scheduling, the earned value analysis (EVM) for cost control, the net present value technique (NPV) for alternative analysis, and the decision tree analysis for risk quantification. The basic objective of the seminar is to combine management fundamentals with practical tools to enable the participants to manage and control their projects effectively.
After attending this course, participants shall:
  • Understand the need to create a project charter during project initiation by filling out its basic components through a practical example
  • Understand the advantages and disadvantages of different contracts forms and project delivery systems
  • Learn the basic roles of the project manager in managing and integrating projects and basic HR management Skills
  • Create the work breakdown structure (WBS) and using it as the basis for effective estimation and scheduling of project activities through practical examples
  • Create and reading bar (Gantt) charts and node networks, activity sequencing, and estimating durations using a variety of techniques through practical examples
  • Understand the basics of resource management and establishing a resource responsibility matrix (RAM)
  • Learn the basics of project risk management from the creation of the risk break down structure to planning and controlling risk responses
  • Use forms and reports in managing issues, risks and changes
  • Control projects using the Earned Value Management (EVM) to manage time and cost performance
  • Understand the basic needs for project closing from scope verification to project post-mortem
Who Should Attend?
This course  is intended for professionals involved in planning, executing, and monitoring and controlling projects to help better plan, manage, and control medium to large sized projects. Basic understanding of project management knowledge is not required.
Course Outline
1. Introduction and Initiating Processes
The Project Life Cycle
Types of Organizations and the Roles of Project Managers
Contracts Forms, Project Delivery Systems, Selection Criteria and Key success factors
The Use of Net Present Value (NPV) Technique in Selecting Projects
The Project Charter: an invaluable tool in defining and planning a project
Workshop to Create a Generic Project Charter
2. Planning Processes
Detailing the Project Charter and Creation of Deliverables
Work Breakdown Structures (WBS): An Effective Planning Strategy
Workshop to Create WBS
Defining Activities and Sequencing
Human Resources Responsibility Assignment Matrix (RAM)
Planning Schedules and Budgets
The Critical Path Method and Cash Flow Estimation
Workshop to Solve Network Diagram using the Critical Path Method (CPM)
Risk Breakdown Structures, Assessment, Quantification, and Response Planning
Workshop to Assess Project Risks and Solving a Decision Tree
3. Execution, Tracking and Control processes
Project kick-off meeting
Tracking and Control
Progress Reports and Meetings
Managing Issues, Risks, and Changes
Quality Assurance versus Quality Control
The Use of Earned Value Method (EVM) in Cost Control and Forecasting
4. Closing Processes
Scope Verification and Administrative closure
Benefits tracking
Instructor Bio
Dr. Elbarkouky is an expert in project management and control. He has more than 17 years of practical experience in his field of practice. He managed and controlled a large number of complex projects in Canada, the U.S., Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. He has extensive experience of oil and gas, power plants, infrastructure, and building construction projects. Dr. Elbarkouky has a Ph.D. in construction engineering and management from the University of Alberta. He is also a Professional Engineer in Alberta and a Project Management Professional (PMP) of the PMI. He is the CEO of a project management training organization that is specialized in teaching professional and academic courses in project management, risk analysis,contract administration, scheduling, cost estimation, and project planning and control in Alberta, Saskatchewan, BC, and NWT.

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