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EFFECTIVE PROJECT MANAGEMENT

   
   
GENERAL
   
   

Project Management is no longer about managing the sequence of steps required to complete the project on time. It is about systematically incorporating the voice of the customer, creating a disciplined way of prioritizing effort and resolving trade-offs, working concurrently on all aspects of project in multi functional teams, and much more. It involves much closer links between project teams and downstream activities, e.g. new product development integration with manufacturing, logistics and after sales support where eighty percent of the costs are determined before the takeover

Of course! Effective project management ensures that a project is completed on time, within a budget, and with high quality. Specific techniques for accomplishing these goals are not always very obvious or understood. There are large opportunities for eliminating wasted time and effort in almost every project. In manufacturing Toyota estimates that only 5 per cent of activities actually add value, 35 per cent are necessary but do not add value, whilst remaining 60 per cent is pure waste- MUDA in Japanese!. By halving the effort in designing a new car, they show this “MUDA” can be reduced by good project management

Every project manager in the future has not only to manage their own project, but to seek new ways of eliminating the MUDA in their systems so that they can do more for less, or much more for much less and more quickly next time. You are going to hear more real life examples at the workshop.

   
   


PURPOSE

   
   

The purpose of this work shop is to provide the application methodology that is required to manage projects or participate effectively in project teams, and expose the participants to a variety of techniques to manage the schedule, and improve the quality of project outputs that they are assigned with. The program will also provide knowledge in developing and planning new projects, effectively organizing resources and controlling their implementation with emphasis on competitive advantage, which in turn will provide necessary skills and knowledge to implement the existing projects.

   
   

 

DELIVERY

   
    The entire programme consists of 6 sessions covering 6 modules to be completed in one day These sessions will be interactive, include class-room exercises and will be conducted in a workshop / seminar format, with a balance of lecture, discussion and individual and group work by participants during each session. Video presentations and case studies will be used and   participants are expected to actively participate in these discussions.    
   


TOPICS FOR DISCUSSION

   
   

Following topics are expected to be taken up for discussion along with the relevant topic for the session and mangers will benefit if they identify a specific project that is assigned to them

  • Discuss the current issues in project management, specific objectives and the phases of the Project Management Life Cycle and a project manager's role in each phase.
  • Identify the right definition and meaning of Project management and list and discuss basic project success criteria and common reasons for project failure.- especially the human aspect
  • Discuss the relationship between project management and line management and techniques for planning and sequencing project activities.
  • Discuss the major behavioural elements of the project and the mistakes usually made by project Managers in  handling a project
  • Discuss and list out the key behavioural elements of project management.
  • Discuss and get a good grasp of the behavioural  tools which are essential for Project Management such as
      •  Application of the leadership qualities in a project environment.
      •  Motivation and time management in this context. 
      •  Setting of realistic objectives and delegation.
      •  Achievement of overall objectives.

This is only a “gist” of what we hope to provide. Experience it in full for your own delight ! 

   
   


   
   


   
   


   
   


   
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