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Project Execution, Monitoring and Controlling

Precise execution of a project is critical to success. In this course, develop skills to perform tasks for the work-driven phase of a project.

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Project Execution, Monitoring and Controlling

Precise execution of a project is critical to success. In this course, develop skills to perform tasks for the work-driven phase of a project.

What you’ll be able to do — competencies

  • Compare actual versus estimated progress to determine project performance 
  • Modify a project schedule to address performance concerns 
  • Utilize a change management process to control the project effectively 
  • Use quality processes to measure and control project performance 
  • Execute the communication plan to share appropriate project information with all stakeholders 
  • Use logs to track project performance 

Course description

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Precise execution of a project is critical to success. In this course, develop skills to perform tasks for the work-driven phase of a project. Use tools to evaluate the progress of a project, identify preventative actions to avoid issues, apply corrective action where needed, and document project performance. Obtain practice in implementing project management processes (change control, quality and communications) to ensure that a project is on track to a successful outcome. 

Prerequisites

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  • Principles of Project Management, and Project Planning and Scheduling, or equivalent knowledge  

Syllabus

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Session 1   

  • Introduction 
  • Determine earned value, concepts and calculations. 
  • Planned Value verses Actual Cost 
  • Forecasting 
  • Variances 
  • Reporting 
  • Skill check 

Session 1 Assignments 

  • The following assignments are to provide additional resources to you of concepts and topics discussed during Session 1. These may be read after the first session. 
  • Read/Review: 
  • Fast Forward MBA in Project Management – Fifth Edition, Chapter 16, Ch. 9 pages 194 – 202 
  • PMBOK®Guide – Sixth Edition, Sections 6.5, 6.6, 7.4 

Session 2  

  • Performance concerns 
  • Preventative actions 
  • Schedule compression 
  • Utilizing Float and Slack 
  • Skill check 1 
  • Utilizing a change management process 

Session 2 Assignments 

  • Following assignments are due next session 
  • Read/Review: 
  • Fast Forward MBA in Project Management – Fifth Edition, Chapter 16, Ch. 9 pages 194 – 214, Chapter 15 
  • PMBOK®Guide – Sixth Edition, Sections 4.6.3, 6.5, 6.6, 7.4 

Session 3  

  • Change log 
  • Problem areas 
  • Change process 
  • Skill check 
  • Quality process 
  • Corrective actions 
  • Validate quality control process 

Session 3 Assignments 

Following assignments due next session: 

  • Team Activity – 
  • Read/Review in: 
  • Fast Forward MBA in Project Management – Fifth Edition, Chapter 14 
  • PMBOK®Guide – Sixth Edition, Sections 9.3, 9.6 and page 361 

Session 4  

  • Execute quality assurance process 
  • Skill check 
  • Status reports 
  • Communication 
  • Skill check 

Session 4 Assignments 

Following assignments due next session: 

  • Team Activity – 
  • Read/Review in: 
  • Fast Forward MBA in Project Management – Fifth Edition, pages 338 – 342 
  • PMBOK®Guide – Sixth Edition, Sections 9.3, 9.6 and pages 96, 361 and 417 

Session 5  

  • Risk log and Register 
  • Issues log 
  • Action item log 
  • Overdue tasks 
  • Skill check 
  • Termination and closeout 

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