Applied Project Management

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Training Overview

This four-day course is well named. Its aim is to enable students to apply best-practice tools and techniques to real-world project situations.

To that end, each topic includes hands-on exercises to ensure that the students are confident in applying these tools and techniques in their own work environments. These exercises can be based on one of your organization’s projects, or on real-world, industry-based, case studies.

This course will explore how to define the business goal of the project, clarify what is to be done (i.e. define its scope), develop a schedule and a budget, anticipate and manage risks, acquire resources both internally and externally, manage the project through execution – dealing with change requests, managing conflicts and ensuring that all stakeholders are kept up to date on progress – and, finally, closing out the project when the work is complete.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify and define the key project phases
  • Learn essential project management skills, concepts, tools and techniques
  • Identify project stakeholders and map project deliverables to their needs
  • Define and develop the project scope statement and Work Breakdown Structure
  • Estimate project resources and durations
  • Be able to schedule project tasks and develop a project schedule
  • Determine what level of communication is needed throughout the project
  • Create a basic budget
  • Acquire and manage a project team
  • Identify risks and plan how to respond to them
  • Establish contractual relationships with third-party vendors
  • Manage the execution of the project and provide status reports to stakeholders
  • Maintain stakeholder commitment to the project
  • Manage and Control any changes required or requested
  • Successfully close out a project
  • Determine what lessons can be learned

Skill Level

Designed for newcomers to project management and senior technical staff looking to advance their careers with project management. This course demystifies project management and offers practical exercises, empowering students to confidently handle basic projects independently.

Delivery

Choose between a 4-Day Classroom or Online Course.

Inside a Applied Project Management Course: What's Included?

Relevant Course Materials

Access to materials for the Applied Project Management course.

Practice Questions

Access to our practice questions designed to enhance your understanding of Applied Project Management.

Access to Educate 360 LMS

Access our learning management system for supplementary documentations recordings.

Course and Customer Support

Telephone and e-mail support up to and including the day of the exam.

Course Agenda

This course is designed to arm you with essential project management skills and provide you with real-world hands-on experience. We’ll guide you through defining the business goals and scope of a project, developing a schedule and budget, managing risks and resources, and successfully closing out a project.

  • Overview of project management – introduction to the overall concepts
  • Project goal setting
    • SMART goals and objectives
    • Exercise based on the case study
  • Stakeholder management
    • Identifying stakeholders
    • Prioritizing stakeholders
  • Power / Influence Grids
  • The Stakeholder Register
  • Exercise
  • Scope Planning
    • Requirements gathering
      • Exercise – measureable and testable requirements
    • Scope Definition
      • Exercise – the Scope Statement
    • The Work Breakdown Structure
      • Exercise – decompose the case study project
  • Schedule Planning
    • Define activities
      • Exercise – break down the Work Breakdown Structure further
    • Sequence activities
      • Network diagrams
      • Exercise – diagramming the activities
    • Estimate durations
      • Exercise – duration estimation
    • Develop the schedule
      • Critical Path Method
      • Exercise – develop a schedule for the case study project
  • Resource Management
    • Estimate activity resources
      • Exercise
    • Acquire resources
      • Exercise – Resource levelling
  • Cost Planning
    • Basic concepts
    • Estimate Costs
      • Exercise – Estimation
      • Exercise – develop a budget for the case study project
    • Determine budget
  • Communication Planning
    • Case study exercise
    • Barriers to communication
    • Exercise – Communications Management Plan
  • Risk Planning
    • Identify risks
      • Exercise – Risk Register
    • Analyse risks
      • Exercise – rate the identified risks in terms of probability and impact
    • Plan risk responses
      • Exercise – respond to the identified risks
    • Monitor risks
  • External Procurement Planning
    • Make or buy decisions
      • Exercise – rent or buy
    • Basic contract types
    • Tendering process
  • Stakeholder Engagement
    • Salience Diagram
    • Case study exercise
    • Dealing with resistant stakeholders
    • Stakeholder engagement assessment matrix
    • Change management
  • Project Execution
    • Project kick-off meeting
    • Case study exercise
    • Direct and manage the project
    • Develop Team
      • Case study exercise
      • Issue Log
    • Monitor and control the project
      • Variance and trend analysis
      • Performance reporting
      • Exercise – status analysis
      • Leading and lagging indicators
      • Controlling Scope
    • Integrated Change Control
      • Types and sources of change
      • Change Control Process
  • Project Closing
    • Lessons learned

Eligibility Requirements

To apply for this course, you need to be:

  • Proficient in both written and verbal English. In other words, if English is not your first language, you must have a minimum overall International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each band, or the equivalent Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score.
  • Reasonable numerate – i.e. understand basic arithmetic. Thus we require learners to have at least a Junior Certificate, or equivalent.
  • Computer literate. To access our learning management systems and virtual classroom-based courses, you need to be comfortable with basic information and communications technology. You are also expected to provide their own computer equipment to access our learning systems.

Why Study with Velopi?

Since our foundation in 2007, Velopi has carved a niche in the project management training space that is based firmly on close relationships with both companies and individuals. As our clients’ needs have evolved, so have our project management training courses. Today, we offer a comprehensive range of project management courses that are designed to meet the needs of any organisation or individual.

10k Careers Supported - 95% Exam Pass Rate
“Velopi helped us achieve our first objective – gaining a high-level overview and common understanding of project management across the Team. We found the learning particularly useful in examining the versatility of our product and methodologies to meet our customer needs.”

Aisling Creedon
Team Lead, Enterprise Customer Success, Teamwork

“The biggest impact that the Velopi course had on me was learning how the science and framework of project management can help in managing people as well as through interpersonal and direct communication- the penny really dropped about this for me during the course.”

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FAQs

Everything you need to know about the course. If you can’t find the answer you’re looking for, chat with our team.

Velopi’s courses are aimed at adult learners. We value the life experiences of our students and encourage everyone attending to contribute and to apply their existing experience to new situations.

At the start of each course, students will be provided with their instructor’s e-mail address and contact phone number. They are invited to make contact if they have any questions after the class.

Each one of the “Club PDU” courses are stand-alone offerings.
Following a continuing professional development course, many students are inspired to take their project management development a step further and we encourage our students to discuss their career plans with us. We can recommend further formal training leading to more advanced qualifications.

All students will receive a Certificate of Completion. This certificate sends out a strong signal that you are serious about the project management profession and seek to develop further in this role.

All of our instructors are Project Management Professionals (PMPs)®. Each has over a decade of industry experience and uses this to provide plenty of real-world examples to bring the courses to life.

Project management is a transferable skill. Thus these courses are relevant to all industries from Medical Devices, through Pharmaceutical, Financial Services, Construction & Engineering, the Public Sector, to Information & Communications Technologies.

This is reflected in the nature of our case study exercises. Students quickly realize that the problems they have faced in the workplace are very similar to those outlined in class.

Students also meet project managers from other industries and networking with these brings home the universal nature of most project management issues.

Yes we do! Please contact us to discuss your requirements. Many of our courses can also be delivered, face-to-face, at your own facility.

If you are managing projects or leading teams, this course will be of interest to you. It is, effectively, a one-stop-shop for anyone who is responsible for getting a project completed. The emphasis throughout is on the application of what is learned, reinforced by setting up your own project, examining real-world case studies and listening to examples from the Velopi instructors, who themselves have decades of practical, industry experience.

No pre-requisite knowledge is assumed, but the ideal student is someone who has experience of working in project teams, or has taken charge of projects in the past.

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