Learn the core tools, skills and techniques that will help you manage multiple projects at once within your organization. Develop a structure for integrating individual projects into a program management portfolio.
Become familiar with the best practices for managing multiple projects through project management theory and hands-on case studies.
Course Overview -Goals & Objectives -Project Management Lifecycle Applied to Multiple Projects -Definitions of Terms
Initiating Multiple Project Management/Programs -Roles and Responsibilities of a Program Manager -Support Organizational Structures -Analyzing Your Current Projects for Consistency and Gaps -Standardization in Project Management Approaches -Conducting Project Integration Meetings
Multiple Project Planning -Program Management and Planning Elements -Program Charters -Resource Pools -Creating and Maintaining Resource Pools -Creating and Maintaining Master Work Breakdown Structures -Creating and Maintaining Master Schedules -Real-world Tips for Building Master Schedules -Identifying and Resolving Inter-Project Dependencies -Optimizing Master Schedules
Executing and Controlling Multiple Projects -Overview of Execution & Control -Tracking Performance and Determining Schedule Impacts -Program Status Meetings -Types of Project Reports -Reconciling Project Reports -Forecasting Program/Multiple-Project Performance -Budget Forecasting & Control -Variance Management -Intervention on Underperforming Projects -Managing Risk Across Several Projects
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"The instructors are knowledgeable, and spend a great amount of time going above and beyond to help us understand the material in unexpected ways." Online Participant, August, 2013