PROJECT MANAGEMENT FUNDAMENTALS - TOOLS & TECHNIQUES

2021 Virtual Training

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION

The Project Management Fundamentals - Tools & Techniques (PMF-T&T) virtual training (formerly known as Project Management Fundamentals) is for Project Managers and anyone else who are involved in project planning, scheduling, budgeting and/or monitoring. It provides essential knowledge about the Project Life Cycle processes common to any endeavor -- economic enterprise, infrastructure, industrial product, social, others – as well as best practice methodologies, project management tools and techniques for their management.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

By the end of this course, successful participants will be able to:

  • Understand generic project management concepts and terminologies
  • Recognize the Project Manager’s Roles and Responsibilities within various organizational structures and at different stages of project processing
  • Appreciate the value of a working-style personality test, and apply it to build effective project teams
  • Apply interrelated Tree and Log frame methodologies for identifying, scoping & planning projects
  • Apply several tools and techniques for systematically identifying, estimating and assessing the extent of project risks, and how to deal with them
  • Understand classic Work Breakdown Structure (WBS), Gantt Chart and Milestone techniques basic
  • Use Critical Path network diagramming to develop Project Implementation Plan schedules from a WBS
  • Monitor projects with Milestone and Critical Path Analysis
  • Appreciate the value of dedicated software programs to monitor projects
  • Develop a project Cost Baseline for effective Earned Value Analysis (EVA) using network diagramming
  • Monitor integrated project progress use the Earned Value Method (EVM)
 
COURSE METHODOLOGY

The Project Management Fundamentals – Tools & Techniques (Virtual) is an interactive virtual training where the facilitator and participants interact in real time.  The facilitator discusses a specific project management related-topic and participants can join in the discussions.  It also allows participants to raise or ask questions during the live lecture.  The session may include individual exercises.

Requirements for the online training include:

  • Laptop or Desktop preferably with earphone or headset, camera, and Zoom application
    • Note: use of mobile phone instead of laptop or desktop is not recommended
  • Reliable Internet Connection
  • MS Office – Excel, Word, Powerpoint (for the exercises)
  • PM Tool Kit (Specific tool kit will be provided a day prior to each Session)
 
COURSE FACILITATOR

Formerly a program and project manager, evaluator, trainer and advisor for the US Agency for International Development (USAID), a consultant for Asian Development Bank, the World Bank Group and United Nations, and a management systems specialist for the US Defense Department, Dr. Kenneth Smith is now a freelance project management consultant. He earned his Doctor of Public Administration (DPA) in monitoring & evaluation from the George Mason University (GMU) in Virginia, an MS from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology/MIT (Systems Analysis Fellow, Center for Advanced Engineering Study) and MA & BA in Government & International Relations from the University of Connecticut. Dr. Smith is a Project Management Institute (PMI)® Certified Project Management Professional (PMP®), and a member of the International Project Management Association (IPMA) and the PMI Honolulu Chapter.

TRAINING INVESTMENT (PER PERSON)
  • For members of PMI Philippines Chapter, PHP 42,000.00
  • For non-members, PHP 44,000.00
  • Group Rate: PHP 42,000.00 (Minimum of 5 participants from the same organization)

All rates are VAT-inclusive. If your sponsoring company is zero-VAT or VAT-exempt, please e-mail to us your company's PEZA Certificate (if zero-VAT) or BIR Tax Exempt Certificate (if VAT-exempt).

The training investment includes soft copy of the training deck and the latest version of the PM Tool Kit.

COURSE OUTLINE

The Project Management Fundamentals – Tools & Techniques Virtual Training is a 10-day 4-hour session per day training. Participants need to log into Zoom to be able to listen to the lecture, and join in the discussions and exercises, both individual and group.

Session 1 Session 2 Session 3 Session 4 Session 5
  • Self-Assessment
  • Introduction
  • Working Styles, Team Building and Smith Grid
  • A Short History of Project Management
  • Overview of PMI® and the PMBOK® Guide
  • The Language of Project Management
  • The Team Life Cycle
  • Organizational Structure Options for Managing Projects
  • Team Size and Communication Channels
  • Span of Control and Relay Options
  • The Logframe/DMF (Design & Monitoring Framework) for Identifying Organization Strategic-Level Objectives
  • The Problem Tree, Solution Tree and Results Tree for Initiating Projects
  • Stakeholder ID, Analysis, and Management Strategy
  • Risk Identification, Analysis and Response
  • The Results Tree and Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
  • Gantt/Bar Charts for Planning, Scheduling and Monitoring
  • Milestone Charts for Scheduling and Monitoring Implementation Progress
  • Introduction to Critical Path Method (CPM) and Developing a Network from the WBS
Session 6 Session 7 Session 8 Session 9 Session 10
  • Estimating Activity Durations, touch Time and Probability
  • How to Calculate the Critical Path
  • Time-Scaling CPM Project Plan
  • Bar-Charting from CPM Networks
  • Activity Cost Estimating and Crashing Alternatives
     
  • Cost Baseline Budgeting
  • Cost Baseline Budgeting with Earned Value
  • Traditional (4 day Rome) vs Earned Value Management (EVM) Monitoring and S-Curves
  • Earned Value Analysis and Project Performance Index (PPI) Monitoring
  • Logframe / DMF (Workshop)
  • Presentation of Case Projects by Participants
  • Best Practice Procurement Processes
  • Project Closeout
  • Review and Summary of the PMF-T&T Training
  • About PMI Philippines Chapter
  • Post Self-Assessment and Course Evaluation

 

COURSE SCHEDULES
Training Training Date
(M-F)
Registration Deadline Cancellation Deadline Online Registration
PMFO-03 June 14-25 (8AM-12PM) June 7 June 9 eRegistration
PMFO-04 September 6-17 (8AM-12PM) August 31 September 1 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
PMFO-05 December 1-15 (1PM-5PM) November 22 November 24 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Note: PMI Philippines Chapter reserves the right to adjust course schedules and/or fees without prior notice.

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