Project Planning Workshop:
Your Key to Project Success
We offer this seminar
as both a two-day on-ground seminar at your facility, or as a four-week
Online seminar. The Online seminar requires that you have Microsoft Office
97 or later.
comprehensive two-day workshop gives you proven practical methods to develop
and deploy a Project Plan that aligns everyone to deliver a successful
project result on-time, every time, within your budget. You will learn
how effectively using the Project Plan process assures project success.Projects
continue to get into trouble and fail at an alarming rate. Project Managers
are frequently overworked and stressed by the demands of all of the people
with an interest in their project…the project stakeholders. Experience
demonstrates that projects which start with an effective process to align
all of the project stakeholders to endorse an effective project plan avoid
much of the stress and achieve project success most of the time. Experts
experienced running projects of all types in sizes in industry and government
will lead this workshop to show you how to achieve project success all
Who should attend?
You Will Benefit
Plans that you and your team can succeed at
Turn the Project
Plan process into a rewarding experience for all involved with your
Align your customers
to endorse your project success
that benefit your business
Reduce the chaos
and crises that often bury projects
Focus your Project
Reduce and effectively
manage changes to your project
Provide all project
stakeholders with the information they need
Satisfy your customers
Deliver your project
on time and under budget
What You’ll Learn
Create a project Charter that puts the focus on the Business Benefit
of your project.
Identify the project stakeholders and their interests.
Visualize the project final result.
Assess the four primary elements of your project business case.
Develop charter level cost and schedule estimates.
Manage project risks.
Develop high-level project Assumptions to enable your plan.
Identify Critical Success Factors.
Gain agreement on the Key Performance Indicators.
Project Plan as a team orientation tool.
the boundaries of the project scope; what’s in and what’s out.
the processes your team will need to develop a comprehensive Project Plan.
what others say about effective Project Plans: Project Management Institute,
Construction Industry Institute, Software Engineering Institute, DOE 413
your Project Plan to the needs of your specific project.
15. Engage your team to develop the Project Plan.
16. Build support from all of your project stakeholders.
17. Select the best technical approach.
18. Develop a Work Breakdown Structure that works.
19. Create a Milestone Sequence to guide work package development.
20. Establish effective Work Packages.
21. Build the integrated project schedule and budget.
22. Calculate the right amount of schedule and budget contingency.
23. Know when and how to use rolling wave planning.
24. Plan for effective design reviews.
25. Assure the quality of all of your project deliverables.
26. Plan for safety.
27. Implement security.
28. Assure project administration.
29. Run effective project meetings.
30. Set up communications that meet everyone’s needs.
31. Manage project issues and actions.
32. Put in place painless project reporting.
33. Manage project changes.
34. Begin with the end mind: how to plan for transition to
operations and closure.
the Project Charter and Content of the Project Plan
to identify project stakeholders and their needs.
Focus on People,
Product, Process…and then Project.
and development of the business case for a project.
Identify the content
of a Project Plan as a function of project variables; e.g. size, complexity,
Project approach; Preliminary Engineering Studies, Feasibility studies,
Developing the Scope,
Cost, and Schedule for the Project Plan, using Milestone Sequence charts,
Work Packages, and the Work Breakdown Structure
- Work Breakdown
- Scope of work,
including scope of facilities and scope of services.
and schedule buffers (Management reserve).
Defining Project Processes
for inclusion in a Project Plan.
to define and invoke processes.
Control and Reporting
Mastering the Three
How to get everyone
to work together to support your project. (Who, Why)
Learn how to gain
the commitment and endorsement of all of the people who might affect
your project success; customers, project team, contractors, regulators,
5 Methods of problem
solving…and how to master the one that works best
requirements to project deliverables (product)
What you need to make
the project run smoothly. (How, When, Where)
The top ten reasons
projects fail…and how to avoid them
Seven keys to
Six friends that
help you keep your project on track
The biggest mistake
most projects make, and how to avoid it
Six hats that
put the team on the right path
Why design review
is so important, and how to use it best
to deal effectively with project changes