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Task management

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This presentation will show you how to develop the plans for a project. It covers a “problem solving” methodology, and then develops the solution  into the plan. The presentation also shows you how to implement the plan, as well as monitor the implementation and how to take corrective action.

Many project management programmes do not cover the “supposedly simple” way of developing good plans.

As many have said, project management is all about solving problems.

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Module 1 Task Definition
Module 2 Developing the plan
Module 3 Implementing the plan
Module 4 Monitoring implementation & taking corrective action

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Project management fundamentals

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This presentation will give you what might be considered as the 10 Commandments of project management. If you break any of these Commandments, then your project probably will not go to heaven. We often see projects fail when any one of these fundamentals is not followed

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1. Definition of a Project
2. Project lifecycle
3. The three most important things to remember in project management
4. Areas of expertise in Project Management
5. Role of the Project Manager
6. Organisational structures for projects

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Time management fundamentals

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At the end of this presentation you will be able to develop time management plans, understand how to monitor the achievement of the time objectives for the project, and have a basic understanding of the tools for time management on a project.
You will understand that time management is not just about schedules and programs.
There are quite a few tools and techniques used in time management.
You will understand that time management is about achieving the objectives in relation to time for the project.

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1. Definitions, benefits and objectives of time management
2. Developing time management plans
3. Method statements
4. Hierarchy of plans
5. Other time management tools
6. Methods of estimating time
7. Barcharts
8. Network diagrams
9. Monitoring programs
11. Exercises & quizzes

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Cost management fundamentals

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By the end of this presentation and having worked through the exercises, you should be in a position to understand the fundamentals of how to manage costs on a project.
You will also be able to set up the cost plan, monitor its implementation, and report to management on the achievement of the cost plan.
You will understand contingencies, what they are for, and how you report against them.
The fundamentals presented here apply to any size of project.

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1. Setting the cost limit
2. Make up of cost limit
3. Contingency
4. Estimating
5. Forecasting costs and cost reports
6. Exercises and quizzes

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Project quality management

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This presentation shows how to set up the project quality plan. It covers the essentials for project quality management, and introduces a number of quality control techniques and systems

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1. INTRODUCTION
a. Definitions PMBOK -TQM – ISO
b. Structure of QA on a project – processes
2. PROCESS 1 quality planning
3. PROCESS 2 quality assurance
4. PROCESS 3 quality control
5. QA techniques – statistical – other techniques
6. Quiz

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Meetings

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Meetings are important in a project. This presentation outlines key aspects to be aware of when meeting on your project

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1. Introduction
2. Types of Meetings
3. Purpose of Meetings
4. Agendas
5. Procedure and Conduct of Meetings
6. Minutes
7. The Conduct of Effective Meetings
8. The Chairperson
9. Personal Behaviour at a Meeting
10. Problem Solving Meetings
11. The Meeting Room
12. Case Study
13. References

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Project by teams

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We look at the different stages of the project, and point out the key things a project manager needs to be aware of, and deal with, in relation to the team and people aspects of delivering the project

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1. Introduction
2. Initiation stage
3. Implementation stage
4. Completion and handover stage

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Team building

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Except for the second last section, each discusses practices of team building with the view to producing productive teams. The section on Project Teams looks at applying team practices and ideas to projects.
After this presentation, you should be able to:

•Recognise the roles team members play.
•Recognise barriers that prevent effective team building.
•Realise the influence of leadership on a team’s performance.
•Recognise the role of team maintenance in performing teams.
•Apply group and team practices to projects.

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1. Introduction
2. Team Member Roles
3. Barriers to Team Building
4. Leadership
5. Team Maintenance
6. Project Teams
7. References

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Leadership and team building fundamentals

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Tricks, tips, techniques and good practice in managing a project as a leader.
A comprehensive overview of the key competencies for leadership in a project management context for the property, construction and infrastructure areas

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1. What is leadership ?
2. Communication and its importance
3. Team building
4. Conflict and it’s place in project management
5. Group problem solving and decision making

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Lessons learned – utilising a Value Management approach

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This presentation sets out a way in which you can look at the lessons learned from a project, or implementation of a particular methodology.
The way that we look at the lessons learned is by using a modified value management approach.
In this presentation we use as an example use of a design Alliance methodology to develop designs for infrastructure projects. The example looks at lessons learned from the implementation of the design Alliance methodology.

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1. Prior preparation for a workshop
2. Introduction at the workshop
3. Defining the objective for the process or project, and key components
4. Analysis phase
5. The F.A.S.T. model
6. Reporting after the workshop

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Communications basics

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At the completion of the presentation you should be able to
• Appreciate the need for effective communication skills
• Ascertain your own level of communication skills and begin to raise this level
The presentation looks at communication concepts, and models for personal communications as well as communications within an organisation

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1. The nature of communication
2. Barriers to communication
3. Effective communication


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Communication skills

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The presentation shows you how to recognise good and bad communication practices. It shows yiou how to ascertain your own level of communications skills, and how to begin to raise this level.

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1. Speaking and writing skills
2. Listening skills
3. Body language
4. Submissions and presentations
5. Conflict
6. negotiation

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Risk management

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Besides the standard approach to risk management on projects, this presentation goes into depth on the “people” side of risk management

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1. Definitions in risk management.
2. When should risks be examined
3. The costs and benefits of risk management
4. A risk management methodology, involving risk identification, analysis and evaluation and management.
5. Techniques for managing risk
6. Group think, social psychological factors, and risk management
7. Types of risks
8. The risk register
9. Developing the culture as a technique for managing risks

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Negotiation

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This presentation uses negotiation of a TFB (Target Fee Budget ) for a design alliance to demonstrate negotiation techniques and strategies

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1. Situation prior to negotiating
2. Preparation
3. The initial meeting
4. Some negotiation tips
5. Follow up meetings
6. Finalisation

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Procurement management fundamentals

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An overview to allow the different elements of procurement to be seen in the context of the whole process from beginning to end
Examples of key procurement documents that you can use in your own projects

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1. The process of procurement from beginning to end
2. Some State Government guidelines
3. Examples of key procurement documents for simple and large projects

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Scope Management Fundamentals

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This presentation will give you what might be considered as the 10 Commandments of project management. If you break any of these Commandments, then your project probably will not go to heaven. We often see projects fail when any one of these fundamentals is not followed.

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1. Definition of a Project
2. Project lifecycle
3. The three most important things to remember in project management
4. Areas of expertise in Project Management
5. Role of the Project Manager
6. Organisational structures for projects

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Delegation

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A presentation on the reasons for delegation, rules when delegating, and the benefits that come from delegation. The process for delegation is outlined allowing participants to develop their own style of delegation. As a communication is an important part of delegation, the model for Communications also discussed.

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1. Delegation explained
2. The steps for successful delegation
3. Levels of delegation
4. “contracts” in delegation
5. Communication in delegation

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Contract management on projects

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KNOW the secrets that people in the industry don’t know about when it comes to contract management in projects.

PROVIDES you with the tools to demonstrate effective contract management on projects.
Gives you ACCESS to a well-structured and informative presentation that covers the key elements of contract management on projects.

TRANSFORM to a more desirable manager to your employer.

POSITION yourself ahead of your peers.

SUCCEED in the complex and demanding task of contract management on projects.

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Introduction to the procurement of goods and services
Procurement planning, Solicitation planning, Source selection, Contract administration, Contract close out
The general types of contracts
Fixed-price or lump-sum: involve a fixed total price for a well-defined product or service, Cost-reimbursable: involve payment to the seller for direct and indirect costs, Time and material contracts: hybrid of both fixed-price and cost-reimbursable, often used by consultants, Unit price contracts: require the buyer to pay the seller a predetermined amount per unit of service
Development of the process of tendering, evaluation and award of contract Invitation to tender, request for tender, briefing consultants for procurement of design services, the plan for procurement, templates for tender evaluation, template for tender recommendation, weighted evaluation
Examples of how procurement is handled in various types of organisations Procurement in a land development company, procurement for Facilities branch in a major hospital, project management consultancy procurement of minor works and services, resource developer procurement framework Risk management in contract management
The risk management framework for a project, how the risk management framework considers contract management in projects, allocation of risks to the party most able to manage the risks
Delegation and responsibilities in contract management
Organisations delegations, the impact of delegation on managing the contract, authority to act Development of a contract administration plan Key elements of the contract administration plan, examples of contract administration plans, staged development of the plan, the contract administration plan as part of the project plan and its relationship to the other project plans
Variation management
A simple system for managing variations, what needs to be considered in assessing variations, typical types of variations
Claim management
Setting the contract up to make claims management easier, organisational systems and their interaction with claims management including delegation of authority, example claims review and recommendation form
Contractor performance reviews
The place of Quality Assurance and how it is used in one organisation, establishment of criteria for measuring performance, tying performance into the contract Partnering and alliance contracts Introduction to the concept of partnering and alliance type contracts, what makes a good alliance contract, terms used in alliancing, design alliancing as an example
Contract completion
Clients role, Contractual documentation, Practical completion certificate or equivalent, As-built drawings, Warranties, Guarantees, Operations Manuals, statutory certificates, authority inspections, schedules (equipment, spare parts)

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