Leadership and Management

Project management course:

Who is to Attend? All staff involved with projects.

 Key concept:  Project Planning, Design and Implementation

Introduction:

The general objective of this concept is to equip participants with relevant skills on how to plan, establish and manage viable projects.

Objectives:

At the end of the course, the participant should be able to: –

  1. Acquire the necessary project management skills and techniques to plan design and implement a project
  2. Develop conception and analytical skills, which would enhance problem solving and decision making in a project environment
  3. Appreciate project management concepts environment and demonstrate ability to manage the dynamic project environment
  4. Plan, design and implement a project using the project cycle approach

COURSE CONTENT

DAY ONE:

  • Introduction to Project Management
  • Definition of terms-Project, Process, Project management
  • Characteristics of a project
  • Project Parameters
  • Time
  • Quality
  • Cost
  • Benefits of Project Management
  • Project Results Chain
  • Theory of Change
  • Project planning versus Implementation
  • Project Planning
  • Objectives of project planning
  • Project Planning and Implémentations Flow
  • Project Planning Steps
  • Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
    • Preparation of WBS
  • Estimating activity duration
  • Project planning tools
  • Gantt Chart
  • Network analysis-Network Diagram/Critical Path Method(CPM)
  • Programme Evaluation and Review Technique(PERT),
  • Logical Framework Approach(LFA)
  • Logical Framework (Log Frame)
  • The Log Frame matrix
  • Performance indicators

DAY TWO:

  • Project Life Cycle (Project Life Span)
  • Project Identification
  • Project Appraisal/feasibility study
  • Project Formulation –Project Design
  • Project Implementation
  • Project termination and handing over

Efforts applied at each stage of the project

  • Project Cycle Management (PCM)
  • Project performance
  • Project Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Project Control
  • Project Targets
  • Project Milestones
  • Stakeholders in project management
  • Strategic stakeholders’ management

DAY THREE

  • Project Team
  • Project Resources
  • Use of Technology in projects
  • Communication in projects
  • Data management
  • Consultancy in projects
  • Strategic Project Management
  • Project Risks, ,Risk analysis and risk management
  • Insurance law relating to project management
  • Fundamentals of occupational safety and health in project management
  • Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) /Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Contemporary issues in project management