Game-playing is an innovative and efficient learning method. You will be asked to play roles and discover through your experiences the keys of project management.
This course entitled "Keys to project management" (also known as "Keys for project managers") is delivred in English, with all documentation and electronic media also available in English.
Training in project management takes a dominating place in program of project managers.
Success in project results from the well-balanced control of techniques and appropriate behavior.
This training in project management proposes an alternation:
- of sequences dedicated to tools and techniques of project management,
- and of sequences dedicated to behavior and to practices of management of project team.
For the training to be effective, it is fondamental to put the participants into action. Thus, they are immersed in a "Serious Game" (*Game adapted to the professional world) for an innovative and effective teaching approach. Lire le programme
Le programme de la formation
1 Focus on "terms of reference"
- Initialize the project and set objectives.
- Draft the terms of reference, and the kick off instructions.
2 Focus on "building the team"
- A 3 sides relation: line managers / participants /project manager.
- Conduct an interview to recruit a project participant.
- The rules of effective delegation.
3 Focus on "work breakdown structure"
- Divide the project into a set of coherent tasks.
- Draft the WBS, key tool for preparing the project.
4 Focus on "budget and working as a team"
- Set up the initial budget.
- The characteristics of an effective team and the management styles of the project manager.
5 Focus on "negotiation"
- Negotiate for cooperation.
- Prepare and manage a negotiated relationship.
6 Focus on "project schedule"
- Prepare a project schedule using PERT method.
- Identify the critical path and floats.
- Draw up the GANTT diagram.
7 Focus on "risk"
- Different kinds of risks: threat and opportunity.
- Identify all the risks and assess major risks.
8 Focus on "meeting"
- Organize and conduct meeting (launch, progress, steering committee, closure).
9 Focus on "controlling progress"
- Actual cost and estimate to complete.
- Analyze progress and react to deviations from forecasts.
10 Focus on "conflict"
- Identify the different types of conflicts and know what attitudes to adopt.
- Deal with aggressive behaviors.
11 Focus on "progress reporting"
- Reporting regularly to management using a visual "dashboard" overview.
- Send out a management chart to inform the decision makers.
12 Focus on "personal attributes"
- Identify one's own strong points as a project member.
- Set out personal progress objectives.