ProjectPro’s Search for Treasure is Re-launched

In the present recessionary climate, organisations are expecting their project managers to achieve more, with fewer resources.  The team’s morale may be low due to the pressures to perform within compressed schedules and shrinking budgets. ProjectPro has just the tonic to raise team spirit and provide valuable project management skills at the same time.

This unique project management course adopts an experiential approach. Each learner receives a CD containing the ProjectFlow® methodology, based on the latest Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) 4th edition. This methodology takes the participants through the sequential flow of phases, processes and documentation from Project Charter to Project Close-out. Templates and sample documents on the CD enable an efficient and consistent planning approach.

The first two days on the ProjectFlow® explore the nine management areas of Scope, Time, Cost and Quality , Communication, Risk, Human Resources, Procurement and Integration. The five processes of Initiating, Planning, Executing, Monitoring & Controlling and Closing are iteratively applied to each phase.

Lateral thinking, brainstorming, video case studies, problem-solving exercises and teamwork ensure that the ProjectFlow® methodology is intertwined with the facilitation to boost concentration and to shift the learning process into top gear.

On day three the teams develop a major deliverable, namely a Project Management Plan. Using real-world tools such as laptop computers loaded with Microsoft Project, PowerPoint, Excel, Access and Word, places the course in the correct context. The tools and techniques learned on the previous two days test the participants understanding thereof e.g. producing a scope statement, work breakdown structure, project organisational structure, risk analysis, responsibility assignment matrix, activity networks, critical path analysis, budget and earned value reports.

On the afternoon of day three the teams have an opportunity to present their Project Management Plans. Each team member must present a portion of the Project Management Plan.

On the morning of day four the teams execute the project plan, which is to build rafts with the material supplied from ProjectPro’s storeroom and execute a search and recovery exercise for a “treasure” chest submerged in the lake. Earned Value Management is used to track and report progress.

On the afternoon of day four the last deliverable for the ProjectFlow® learners is to produce a close-out report on the achievement of project objectives and to document the lessons learned. The facilitator then gives feedback to the teams on the robustness of their Project Management Plan and its execution.

At the end-of-course function, after four days of intense effort, the delegates can at last relax and recall their experiences over well-deserved sundowners. Certificates of Achievement are awarded to learners on successful completion of the ProjectFlow®

The 4-day course includes:

  • Comprehensive course manual with worksheets
  • Project Management Guideline
  • ProjectFlow Methodology CD
  • Use of laptop computers, safety equipment and rafting material
  • ProjectPro monthly eNews subscription
  • Access to ProjectPro eLibrary
  • ProjectPro T-shirts
  • Lunch and refreshments
  • Certificate of Achievement

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Contact or call 012 346 6674 for more information.

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