Project Management Skills for Non-Project Managers

Course Outline. Project Management for Non-Project Managers
This course introduces project management concepts and sets a baseline for understanding project management. It
provides delegates with techniques to effectively manage and participate projects. Delegates will learn to apply
elemental basics of project management to their projects.
Learning Objectives
 Define project management terms
 Describe fundamental project management concepts
 Identify project stakeholders
 Develop a project charter
 Describe the planning process
 Organize project work using a work breakdown structure
 Understand scheduling concepts
 Describe cost components of a project
 Create a risk register
 Describe how to monitor and manage the project status
 Demonstrate understanding of key terminologies in Monitoring and Evaluation
 Explain the role of M&E in institutional management
 Integrate M&E in the project management
 Develop and implement key components of an M&E system
Course Topics
Project Management Overview
 Definition of a Project
 Projects Deliver
 Key Concepts
Defining the Project
 Project Stakeholders
 Definition of a Team
 Why Do Projects Get Initiated?
 What is a Project Charter
 Team Charter
 Exercise: Create a Project Charter
Planning the Project
 Purpose of Planning Projects
 Approaches to Planning
 The Project Management Plan
 Project Management Plan Components
 Project Documents
 Assumptions
 Constraints
 Iteration through a Project
Organizing the Scope
 Elaborating Project Scope
 The Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
 Work Packages
 Exercise: Create a WBS
Scheduling the Project
 The Project Schedule
 Purpose of Scheduling
 The Scheduling Process
 Responsibility Assignment Matrix
 Activity Estimates
 The Critical Path
 Portraying the Schedule
Project Budgeting
 What is a Project Budget?
 The Spend Plan
Planning for Risk
 Risk Management
 Risk Management Process
Baselining the Project Management Plan
 Project Baselines
Managing the Project
 The Managing Cycle
 Managing Scope and Quality
 Managing Schedule
 Managing Cost
 Managing Risk
 Managing Change
 When Do You Revise the PMB?
 Reporting Status
 Communicating Project Status
 Project Monitoring and Evaluation
 Developing project M&E systems
 Project Evaluation
 Project Fundraising
 Project proposal writing
Closing the Project
 Project Close Out
 Make Projects a Learning Experiences
Course Summary
 Project Management Fundamentals
 Project Management Plan
 Work Breakdown Structure
 The Project Schedule
 Working with Project Budgets
 Planning for Project Risks
 Performance Measurement Baseline
 Project Performance
 Closing Projects
Way forward After the Training
Participants will develop a work plan through the help of facilitators that stipulates application of skills acquired in
improving their organizations. ASPM will monitor implementation progress after the training.
Training Evaluation:
Participants will undertake a simple assessment before the training to gauge prior knowledge and skills and another
assessment will be done after the training in-order to demonstrate knowledge gained through the training.

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