Course in Project Management

This course is ideal for people who aspire to be project managers. It will enhance theory and practical skills for project managers.

The project plan

Definition of project management and project steps

What is project management

A project can be defined as planned set of interrelated tasks to be executed over a fixed period and within certain cost and other limitations. The key to a successful project is in planning of which needs to encompass the first thing to be done when undertaking a project.

Developing a project Plan

A project plan is one of the most important elements yet the most misunderstood when it comes to project management. A project plan is like your very own roadmap, guiding you through the project. It is important to make note of how a project plan is forever changing. The plan one develop at the start may not be the one you finish with, but learning to create a clear project plan and knowing how to discuss its key components is crucial to your project’s success. A project plan does not merely mean ‘project timeline.’ The timeline is one component of a project plan, however it contains a much deeper level of information concerning the entire planning process and all of its planning documents. This needs to include specifications for the new project, budget, schedule, the risks involved, quality metrics, impacts, etc.

A 10 Steps approach for creating a project plan is as follows:

Step1. Explain the project plan to key stakeholders and discuss its key components

Step 2.Defining roles and responsibilities

Step 3. Hold a kickoff meeting

Step 4. Develop a scope statement

Step 5. Develop scope baseline

Step 6. Develop the schedule and cost baseline

Step 7 Create baseline management plans

Step 8. Develop staffing plan

Step 9. Analyse project quality and risks

Step 10.Communicate

What is project management

Choose one correct answer from below

  • Project management is the same as management
  • A project can be defined as planned set of interrelated tasks to be executed over a fixed period and within certain cost and other limitations
  • Project management has no time frame

which are the steps in a project plan

Choose as many as you think are correct

  • Defining roles and responsibilities
  • Develop scope baseline
  • attending training
  • reading on project management