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One-on-one project management training

April 5, 2015

Exclusive Personalised Project Management Training Our one-on-one training allows you to learn Project Mangement disciplines and Microsoft Project on your own terms. One-on-one training allows you to have your very own trainer alone so you can focus on your needs entirely. This is a great option for people of all levels. Throughout your training you...

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PMOs – do you have one? Do you need one?

March 5, 2015

Project management offices Project management offices (PMOs) are a central hub of project expertise and resources within an organisation. The trend for offices has emerged in organisations that are project oriented and that strive to develop an internal project management expertise. The PMO is sometimes referred to as a project office, central project office (CPO),...

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Q&A – Project Management Learning Centre

January 5, 2015

Clearly defining project scope Why it is important for the project manager to have a clear definition of what each group of stakeholders view as successful outcomes for the project? There can be different interpretations of successful outcomes by different levels of management all working on the same project. Executives might view the project as...

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Contemporary project management disciplines

November 5, 2014

Differences between Projects, Programs and Portfolios Relationships between Portfolios, Programs and Projects Key disciplines in all Project Management Knowledge areas. Approval Tollgates across the Project Lifecycle

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Project scope planning

October 5, 2014

A significant proportion any project management methodology is devoted to the area of scope, specifically scope planning. Getting right the project scope and managing it effectively are the cornerstones of project success. Project scoping is the formal determination of the phases of a project. Project scope management includes the processes required to ensure that the...

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Developing the schedule

September 5, 2014

Project time planning After project definition, developing the schedule is the most important job the project manager has. Inputs from cost, in addition to outputs from prior time processes, are combined with several complex methods to generate a schedule, and a schedule management plan. The schedule is likely to require changes to cost processes. Overall, this is one...

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Project cost planning

August 5, 2014

Project cost management is critical to the control of the project For senior management, the total cost of activities at project completion is usually the element that defines the success or failure of a project, often regardless of any represented value for money. Cost management includes the processes and tools required to maintain financial control...

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Project quality management

July 5, 2014

Defining Quality The quality of something can be determined by comparing a set of inherent characteristics with a set of requirements. If those inherent characteristics meet all requirements, high or excellent quality is achieved. If those characteristics do not meet all requirements, a low or poor level of quality is achieved. Quality as a constraint...

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Risk management planning

June 5, 2014

Projects and risk management The formal process whereby risk factors are provided for by systematic identification and assessment.   Risk management is a process for organised assessment and control of risks. It involves the identification, analysis and evaluation of the risks, and the development of effective treatments for those risks. It applies to projects of all...

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Project communications

May 5, 2014

Planning communications The communications management plan describes the specific communication channels, networks and methods that will be used to communicate with project stakeholders. The plan documents the activities needed to ensure timely and appropriate collection, generation, dissemination, storage, and ultimate disposal of project information among the project team and stakeholders. The communication management plan is...

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