Project Management

Who Should Attend?

Project Management programme is ideal for participants of all levels, from entry level apprentices to the most senior of leaders - working across functional, hierarchical, geographical  boundaries.

Project management involves creating clear attainable objectives, building the project requirements, and managing cost, time, and scope. However, it is often not alack of knowledge that hinders people from managing projects effectively, but the difficulty in applying that knowledge in complex situations.

Course Summary

Project Management programme is an engaging 2-Day course that’s Stimulating, Absorbing, Challenging, - drive performance in complex environment with carefully designed experiential learning activities and high impact discussions and reviews.

Understanding the fundamentals of project management and how attitudes and approaches can help and hinder a project management team.

Through taking part in the Project Management activities, participants understand the fundamentals of project management, how they can help and hinder the project and therefore how to manage projects more effectively.

Project Management Course Outline

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Day 1 - 9am - 5pm

1. Last Planner System (6.5 hours)

The VILLEGO simulation was created to enable participants to experience the difference between traditional project management and the management of production in projects using the Last Planner® System. The Last Planner® System(LPS) is a production management system that can be used on all sorts of projects.

Day 2 - 9am - 5pm

1. Disc Roll (30 minutes)

Competing teams score points by setting themselves and achieving targets. Teams monitor their progress against their competition and revise their plans to help  them achieve their goals.

1. Disc Roll (30 minutes)

Competing teams score points by setting themselves and achieving targets. Teams monitor their progress against their competition and revise their plans to help  them achieve their goals.

2. Our Success (40 minutes)

There are three parts to the activity. Pairs or threes work within a group to achieve the highest scores they can for their pair or three (not the group). The rules for scoring are different in different parts of the  activity. Decision within the pairs/threes are based largely on individuals’  approaches to, and understanding of, success when working with and in competition with others.

3. Meeting Expectation (50 minutes)

Teams plan the assembly of simple products (in difficult circumstances) and prepare financial forecasts. Each  has 3 attempts to improve its profitability and the accuracy of its forecasts. Forecasts and actual costs are compared and their significant reviewed.

4. Leading Pairs (50 minutes)

Pairs work to develop their strategies which have to be implemented by individual whilst working alongside their competitor, not their colleague. Pairs can discuss and develop their strategy at specified times during he activity but as they are unlikely to achieve similar results, tension can develop.

5. Meeting The Challenge (50 minutes)

Opposing teams score point by setting each other challenges which opponents may choose to accept or decline. Teams can revise their approach and plans to meet changing circumstances.

6. Everyone's a Winner? (50 minutes)

Teams develop their strategy and select a leader, but each team’s strategy has to be implemented by individuals working alongside their competitors, not their colleagues. Leaders can discuss and develop their strategy with their teams at specified times and enter into discussions with competing leaders. THE DECISIONS INVOLVED IN COMPLETING THE TASK ARE COMPLEX.

7. Maxi Market (1.5 hours)

Participants are exposed to common problems with project management in this two part activity. When participants recognise the importance of understanding and meeting the customer’s need they begin to make progress by breaking the task into parts, allocating work and managing interfaces. Typically many mistakes are made in part 1, but following the learning review participants are much more effective in part 2.

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