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PROJECT MANAGEMENT: ESTABLISHING COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGES TRAINING


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OBJECTIVE To deepen participants’ knowledge in project management, presenting and detailing the knowledge areas proposed by the PMI PMBOK Guide, as well as through other market standards and methodologies. Through the construction of a detailed project plan, the main aspects of a successful project are elucidated. Starting from the basics concepts, participants will understand the importance of planning, the main tools for budgeting, planning and assessing project risks. This training will also make an approach to the procurement, communications, human resources and quality processes.

TRAINING CONTENT At the end of the course the student will be able to:

✓✓Distinguish projects from process ✓✓Understand the main characteristics of a successful project manager

✓✓Decompose the project scope through the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)

✓✓Develop feasible schedules and identify the project’s critical path

✓✓Identify and describe the project major risks (threats and opportunities)

✓✓Distinguish standards and quality requirements ✓✓Identify and resolve problems that comes from the resource allocation

✓✓Develop effective reports to communicate the main points of the project

✓✓Identify the main changes sources for the project control execution

✓✓Reduce time through Compression and Fast Tracking methods

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FACT SHEET DESCRIPTION

COURSE DURATION 16 Hours.

Course number of hours. The number of days depends on the daily number of hours dedicated in each course.

NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS Minimum 20 students per class.

The minimum number of students suggested to ensure the training economic viability.

TARGET AUDIENCE Project managers, project team members, sponsors and others stakeholders interested in the project management process. REQUIREMENTS None. LANGUAGE(S) Portuguese, English and Spanish.

The language in which the training is ministered.

LOCAL Provided by the contractor. Worldwide attendance. CLOSED CLASSES (IN COMPANY)? Yes.

Closed classes are hired by a particular organization or group. In this case all the participants are selected/ chosen by the contracting organization.

OPEN CLASSES? No.

Open classes offer public access in which the registration is done by each participant, individually.

CERTIFICATION AND PDU All training participants will receive a participation certificate with 16 PMI’s PDUs. (PMI R.E.P. activity number: Macro001)

Professional Development Units are the measuring units issued by the Project Management Institute for the credential holders. With these units the credential holders can maintain their certifications.

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STANDARDS AND METHODOLOGIES Project management standards and methodologies discussed and addressed in the training.

UK Office of Government Commerce (OGC)

Project Management Institute (PMI) PMBOK Guide

PRINCE2 (Projects in Controlled Environments)

PMI Practice Standard for Estimating

MSP (Managing Successful Programmes)

PMI Practice Standard for Earned Value Management

M_O_R (Management of Risks)

PMI Practice Standard for Configuration Management

P3M3 (Portfolio, Programme, and Project Management Maturity Model)

PMI Practice Standard for Risk Management

P3O (Portfolio, Programme and Project Offices)

PMI Practice Standard for Work Breakdown Structure

MoP (Management of Portfolios)

PMI Practice Standard for Scheduling

MoV (Management of Value)

PMI Standard for Portfolio Management

PMI Standard for Program Management

Scrum Alliance Scrum Methodology

PMI Project Manager Development Competency Framework International Project Management Association (IPMA) Organizational Project Management Maturity Model (OPM3®)

ICB® IPMA Competence Baseline

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BASIC PROGRAM [ [

COURSE OPENING DEFINE PROJECT MANAGEMENT ›› Introduction ›› Project management definition ›› When are projects necessary? ›› Projects characteristics ›› Define project success criteria ›› Project management benefits ›› The main causes of failures and successes in projects ›› Project management myths © Macrosolutions SA. All rights reserved.

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THE PROJECT LIFE CYCLE ›› A project life cycle ›› The life cycle characteristics ›› The costs of changes and corrections ›› Constructive opportunity x destructive intervention ›› Fitness ability ›› Risk uncertainty x Level of risks taken ›› The phases in a project’s life cycle ›› The integration between perfornance, costs and time in projects ›› Analysing cost and duration in a project ›› The analysis of performance and investment ›› The analysis of performance and scope

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THE MAIN AREAS OF PROJECT MANGEMENTS ›› Integration management ›› Scope management ›› Time management ›› Cost management ›› Quality management ›› Human resource management ›› Communication management ›› Risk management ›› Procurement management

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THE PROJECT MANAGER AND HIS/HER INTERFACES ›› Definitions and skills necessary to the project manager ›› Hiring a project manager ›› The top mistakes made when recruiting a project manager ›› Conflict management

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THE PROJECT MANAGEMENT GENERAL MODEL ›› Justification of the project’s activity flow ›› Project’s flowchart © Macrosolutions SA. All rights reserved.

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DEFINITION PHASE ›› Problem or opportunity ›› Develop Project Charter ›› Identify the Project Manager ›› Develop the Project Plan ›› Define the project’s objective, justification,it’s main project and all of the deliverables ›› Documenting the project’s information on the Project Plan ›› Create scope alternatives for the project’s execution ›› Estimating performance, costs, time, risks and consequences involved in the selection of alternatives ›› Documenting the alternatives in the Project Plan ›› Discarding unused information but documenting them on the Lessons Learned document ›› Developt the Scope Statement ›› Approve the Scope Statement

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PLANNING PHASES ›› Define and group the work packages and the project deliverables (WBS) ›› Create the activity list for each work package (WBS) ›› Summary of all the project plans (by knowledge area) ›› Determining the duration of the activities ›› Identify and select the human resources for the project ›› Determining the activity dependencies (PERT) ›› Bringing together the over allocated resources ›› Determining the Critical Path (CPM) ›› Develop the project’s schedule ›› Determining the cost of the activities and the cost of the project (strategic approach only) ›› Develop the Project Plan ›› Approving the Project Plan ›› Documenting the Project Plan in the project’s archives

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EXECUTING AND CONTROLLING PHASES ›› Executing auxiliary activies: procurement, communications, quality and scope ›› Controlling changes by using the traditional approach ›› Registering changes in the project ›› Is all the work completed?

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MY COOKING PROJECT EXERCISE ÂŽ

Ricardo Vargas had the opportunity to learn very interesting dynamics that show the project management importance while studying in the Strategy and Innovation program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). During the classes, he developed a simple dynamic based on the elaboration of a quick dinner for guests to demonstrate the importance of establishing the appropriate strategies for managing the project and the inherent risks to every decision making and also to the manager risk profile. Š Macrosolutions SA. All rights reserved.

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TRAINING MY COOKING PROJECT EXERCISE

The dynamics is are performed in two hours with all participants. They were divided into groups, competing for the best performance seeking to understand the risks associated with each decision.

Features

1- Shows the influence of the RISK PROFILE of the project decision maker. 2- Promotes TEAMWORK in the decisionmaking 3- Evaluate the effectiveness of the duration COMPRESSION mechanisms.

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MY COOKING PROJECT® MAPA DE RISCOS

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MY COOKING PROJECT® GRÁFICO DE GANTT

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MÉDIO IMPACTO

© 2010 Ricardo Viana Vargas. Todos direitos reservados. Reprodução Proibida.

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MÉDIO IMPACTO

ALTO © 2010 Ricardo Viana Vargas. Todos direitos reservados. Reprodução Proibida.

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PMCOASTER DYNAMIC ÂŽ

It is a dynamics developed to simulate the real projects environment. Divided into teams, the participants will plan and execute the construction of a functional high speed roller coaster prototype for a theme park. Students will define the work, evaluate the project feasible budget and time in order to execute it. They will do so concerning the time and costs constraints. Then, students will execute and monitor the project to demonstrate the effectiveness of the plan in adverse conditions. The approximate duration of the dynamics is 2 hours and its main objective is to show the interrelationship between the scope required, deadlines and available budget. In addition, the aspects related to the teamwork quality are directly addressed. Š Macrosolutions SA. All rights reserved.

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Features

1- Shows the direct relationship between project SCOPE, TIME and COSTS. 2- It highlights the importance of the DECISION MAKING in resource-limited settings. 3- Enables participants to understand the mechanisms directly related to the creation of the project schedule.

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ADDITIONAL DYNAMICS As part of our methodology, in this course the following dynamics will be used:

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CASE STUDIES › Ricardo Vargas and the Macrosolutions’ team have selected a relevant set of case studies and exercises that allow the participants to associate real and fictional cases the to daily work. › All case studies are appropriate to the nature of the client and the training audience.

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VIDEOS SELECTION › In order to facilitate the student learning, videos that cover various parts of movies, commercials, home videos, etc. are used in the classroom environment to fix concepts and associate technical issues with the reality of work and also to introduce new concepts. › They are short videos with direct focus on specific topics, tools and cases.

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GROUP WORK › Several studies and exercises will be proposed by the instructor in order to present a particular topic or discuss a particular approach to project management. › Throughout the training the teamwork will be encouraged and strengthened as a mean for the group to learn. © Macrosolutions SA. All rights reserved.

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EXCLUSIVE STUDENT ACCESS AREA In addition to the exclusive printed material, all participants will have access to the courseware’s electronic version, to the files of exercises and to the work done in the classroom.

Student Area’s on the website macrosolutions.com.br

The access is given through the restricted site that is available and prepared by the Macrosolutions team considering each course that we provide. This initiative is a pioneer in the educational market and also anticipates trends related to the documents’ electronic management © Macrosolutions SA. All rights reserved.

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REQUIRED EQUIPMENT The equipment required for the proper realization of the course is:

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HIGH RESOLUTION PROJECTOR (1024X768) SOUND SYSTEM FOR VIDEO DISPLAY INTERNET ACCESS VARIABLE ILLUMINATION INSIDE THE CLASSROOM 01 TABLE FOR EACH GROUP OF FIVE STUDENTS 01 FLIP CHART FOR EACH GROUP OF FIVE STUDENTS © Macrosolutions SA. All rights reserved.

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FURTHER INFORMATION For further information about this course, please contact: Phone: +55 31 3024-3003 Fax: +55 31 3024-3005 email: info@macrosolutions.com.br Š Macrosolutions SA. All rights reserved.

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