Project Manager Training, Mentoring and Coaching

This course is mainly based on hands on learning as Project Management is a practical discipline, the best way to develop is to ‘learn-by-doing’. The training is geared towards Career advancement for interested individuals to get all the experience they need to get started as Project Managers.

The training runs between 16 – 20 weeks. There are 2 stages to the training, the virtual classroom sessions and the virtual practical work experience part of the training.

You will be assigned a team to deliver a project, managing the process from Initiation to Closure. Projects run for 12weeks approximately depending on the project. Don’t worry, you will have guidance all the way.

At the end of the program, you would have delivered an end-to-end project yourself working in a team.

This training is open to any individual with an interest in the practical elements of Project Management, not just theory: an interest in learning to understand and work with the various tools used in both traditional and digital project delivery, a passion to lead, ready to work with a team, and willing to commit to actualizing their career goals.

The set up will see Project Managers managing a team comprising of

  • Business Analysts
  • A Project Management Officer
  • Software Testers
  • A Developer

With a Programme manager assigned to give guidance and ensure that all work packages are properly completed by each team.

The PM’s will manage the team over a period of 12 weeks in delivering the project they have been given using a combination of PRINCE 2 and AGILE SCRUM Methodologies.

We provide all the resources needed to make the whole process seamless and achievable for our participants; from templates used in a project environment for the Project Managers, to the tools necessary to plan, track and monitor all deliverables.

At the end of the training, the PM will be able to demonstrate good team management and project delivery skills using the methodologies and Framework mentioned above. The PM would also have had the full end to end delivery experience on a project which will now go into their CV as a work experience.

We will also ensure that the PM’s CV is well aligned to industry standards.

We believe this is a strategic move to further empower individuals wishing to go into this field of work as we can provide them with REAL PROJECTS to deliver.

Module 1:

Introduction to the Project Management

-Project Definition and Stages

-Five Project Characteristics

-Six Project Variables

-Project Stages

Methodologies in Project Management

-PRINCE 2

-Four integrated Elements of PRINCE2

-The Seven PRINCE2 Principles

-The Seven PRINCE2 Themes

-The Seven PRINCE2 Processes

-How does it apply?

-Establish Roles and Responsibilities within the project environment

-RACI Management

-RAID Logs

  • Risk Management (Logging)
  • Actions Management
  • Issues Management
  • Dependency Management

-RAG Status

-Reporting

  • Things to consider when creating a report
  • Approval and Progression
  • Lessons Learnt
  • Version Control

 

Module 2: 

Business Analysis

-Roles and Responsibilities if a Business Analyst

-Feasibility study

Requirements Gathering

-Methods of Gathering Requirements

-Types of Requirements

  • Functional
  • Non-Functional

-Prioritizing Requirements (MOSCOW)

Change Management

-Types of Change

Change Process

Impact Assessment

Quality Management/Assurance

Organisational Structure

Process Mapping

Communication Structure

Conclusion

Module 3: 

An Introduction to Agile (Scrum)

-Characteristics of SCRUM

-The Agile Manifesto–a statement of values

Putting it all together

Sprint Planning

-The daily scrum

-Parameters

Scrum Framework

Roles: Product Owner

Scrum Master

Team

Ceremonies

-Sprint planning

-Sprint review

-Sprint retrospective

-Daily scrum meeting

Scrum Artifacts

-Product backlog

-Sprint backlog

-Burndown charts

Product backlog

The Sprint Goal

Managing the sprint backlog

A Sprint Burndown Chart

Scalability

-Factors in scaling

Team Size

Team Dispersion

Project Duration

Scrum of scrums of scrums

Module 4: 

CV and Interview Workshop

-What makes a good CV

-Tailoring your CV to Project Management

– CV Dos’s & Don’ts

– How to prepare for an Interview

– Interview Do’s & Don’ts

– Review of Interview sample questions and Answers

 

Class 5:

What is Business Analysis

Understanding Business Analysis

-Definition what it is and what it’s not

-Defining the ‘As is’ Process

  • How do you do it

-Defining the ‘To Be’ Process

  • How do you do it
  • Gap Analysis
  • How does it work

Requirements Engineering

  • Elicitation (Featuring the demonstration of practical requirement elicitation techniques)
  • Analysis
  • Validation
  • Documentation
  • Management

Situation Investigation:

  • Brainstorming
  • Document Analysis
  • Focus Groups
  • Interface Analysis
  • Interviews
  • Observation
  • Process Modelling
  • Prototyping
  • Requirement Workshops
  • Surveys/Questionnaire

Case Study

Module 6:

Case Study

Process Mapping

-Definition

-Understanding Process Maps

Constructing a Process Map

  • Determine the Boundaries
  • List the Steps
  • Sequence the Steps
  • Draw Appropriate Symbols
  • Check for Completeness
  • Finalize the Flowchart

Case Study

  • Mapping the Processes from Requirement gathering in Class 5
  • Checking Process Map for completeness

 

Module 7:

Data Flow Diagram

-Understanding Data Flow Model

  • Definition and illustration
  • Data Flow Rules and Tips
  • Data Flow Symbols and its meanings

-Processes

-Data Store

-Data flows

-Entities

  • Data Flow notations

-Yourdon & Coad

-Gane & Sarson

  • Levels in Data Flow Diagram

-Level 0 (With Examples)

-Level 1 (With Examples)

-Level 2 (With Examples)

  • Case Study
  • Building Data flow model from requirements from Class 5 & 6

 

Module 8:

Writing Acceptance Criteria

-Defining acceptance criteria

-How to write acceptance criteria’s

– Types of Acceptance Criteria

  • Rules Oriented
  • Scenario Oriented

-User Interface (UI) requirements

-Case Study

– Revision and Questions

 

Weekly Mentoring Sessions

  • Trello Board
  • Azure Devops
  • Process mapping workshops
  • Wireframing workshops
  • Jira

Candidates will have relevant skills and experience of managing a team and delivering a project from initiation to closure.

  • Understand the context of the project
  • Understand Project delivery Framework (PRINCE 2 & SCRUM)
  • Review the impact of Risks and Issues
  • Understand the methods used for controlling projects
  • Use techniques to manage change
  • Prepare a network diagram and carry out critical path analysis (Using MS Project)
  • Use MS Project for project planning and MS Visio for process mapping
  • Support requirement gathering
  • RACI Matrix and its application
  • Communication plans and Reporting on milestones
  • Understand the principles and practice of project handover and post-project review.
  • IT Project Manager
  • Implementation Manager.
  • Stage Manager.
  • Associate Project Manager.
  • Project Management Assistant.
  • Project Communications Officer.
  • Title

    Project Manager

  • Type

    Role Training Course

  • Location

     

  • Duration

    11 classes, 16 mentoring sessions, 3 months (extendable) work experience

  • Course Fees

    €1500 VAT Inc.

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