Project Management Course Singapore
Project Management Course Singapore
Project management is a multifaceted process. It refers to the skills, knowledge, techniques, and tools applied to the control of a project or projects to achieve the desired outcome for a project within a set of requirements. Included in the process are activities related to strategic planning, resource allocation, process administration, overall monitoring, risk management, documentation and reporting among others.
A project’s success rate improves by approximately 40% when project managers possess and nurture the ideal skill set says the Project Management Institute (PMI). They say that the skill set is made up of both hard and soft skills.
Hard skills are specific and teachable abilities. They can be defined and measured. These types of skills typically require the left brain or logic center. Examples of such skills include typing, writing, math, reading and the ability to use software programs.
Required hard skills in project management include contract management, procurement, risk and issue management, monitoring and evaluation, budgeting, scheduling, and planning among others.
Soft skills are personality-oriented interpersonal abilities. They are less visible and harder to quantify than hard skills. Capabilities of this nature are typically formed in the right brain or emotional center. Examples of such skills include etiquette, getting along with others, listening and engaging in small talk.
Required soft skills in project management include leadership, team building, motivation, communication, influencing, decision-making, political and cultural awareness, negotiation and conflict management among others.
This course helps participants distinguish between hard skills and soft skills as they relate to project management. It explains the benefits of developing both types of skills gives their project management careers. It also gives them tools, tips, and techniques to assess where their current skill set stands and how to improve on it.
This Project Management course is ideal for anyone who would like to gain a strong grasp and improve their Project Management Skills.
All Staff Within An Organisation
The ideal group size for this Project Management Skills course is:
Minimum: 5 Participants
Maximum: 15 Participants
The duration of this Project Management workshop is 2 full days. Knowles Training Institute will also be able to contextualised this workshop according to different durations; 3 full days, 1 day, half day, 90 minutes and 60 minutes.
2 Full Days
9 a.m to 5 p.m
Below is the list of course benefits of our Project Management Skills course
● Develop project management hard and soft skills.
● Stronger leadership ability.
● Advance your project management career.
● Improve your earning potential.
● Boost your confidence.
● Better project management.
Below is the list of course objectives of our Project Management Course
• Define projects, project management, and project managers
• Identify the five process groups and nine knowledge areas as defined by the PMI
• Describe the triple constraint
• Perform a project needs assessment and write goals, requirements, and deliverables
• Create key project documents.
• Build a project schedule by estimating time, costs, and resources
• Understand and use the work breakdown structure
• Create project planning documents, such as a schedule, risk management plan, and communication plan
• Use planning tools, including the Gantt chart, network diagram, and RACI chart
• Establish and use baselines
• Monitor and maintain the project
• Perform basic management tasks, including leading status meetings and ensuring all documents are complete at the end of the project
Below is the list of course content of our Project Management Skills training programme course
Project Management Course Singapore – Lesson 1 (Getting Started)
The Parking Lot
Project Management Course Singapore – Lesson 2 (Key Concepts Part I)
What is a Project?
What is Project Management?
What is a Project Manager?
Project Management Course Singapore – Lesson 3 (Key Concepts Part II)
About the Project Management Institute (PMI)
About the Project Management Body Of Knowledge (PMBOK)
The Five Process Groups
The Nine Knowledge Areas
The Triple Constraint
Project Management Course Singapore – Lesson 4 (Project Initiation Part I)
Identifying Your Stakeholders
Assessing Needs and Wants
Setting a SMART Project Goal
Creating Requirements and Deliverables
Project Management Course Singapore – Lesson 5 (Project Initiation Part II)
Creating a Statement of Work
Completing the Project Planning Worksheet
Completing the Project Charter
Project Management Course Singapore – Lesson 6 (Project Planning Part I)
Creating a Task List
Project Management Course Singapore – Lesson 7 (Project Planning Part II)
Building the Work Breakdown Structure
Creating the Schedule
Creating a Risk Management Plan
Creating a Communication Plan
Project Management Course Singapore – Lesson 8 (Project Planning Tools)
The Gantt Chart
The Network Diagram
Using a RACI Chart
Going the Extra Mile: Microsoft Project
Project Management Course Singapore – Lesson 9 (Executing the Project)
Monitoring Project Progress
Triple Constraint Reduction Methods
Project Management Course Singapore – Lesson 10 (Maintaining and Controlling the Project)
Making the Most of Status Updates
Project Management Course Singapore – Lesson 11 (Closing Out)
Preparing for Closeout
Learning from Project Challenges
A Final To-Do List
Project Management Course Singapore – Lesson 12 (Wrapping Up)
Words from the Wise
Review of Parking Lot
Completion of Action Plans and Evaluations
Each participant will receive the following materials for the Project Management course
Project Management Course Learner’s Guide
Project Management Course Key Takeaways Notes
Project Management Course Essentials Ebook
Project Management Course Handouts
Project Management Course 30-Day Action Plan
Project Management Course MindMaps Pack
Project Management Course PPT Slides Used During Course
Project Management Course Long-Term Memory Flashcards Pack
Project Management Course E-Learning Course
Project Management Course Online Video Course
Project Management Course Essentials Audiobook
Project Management Course Infographics Pack
Each course participant will receive a certification of training completion
There are 3 pricing options available for this Project Management Skills training course. Course participants not in Singapore may choose to sign up for our online Project Management Skills training course.
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Project Management FAQ
1) Project Initiation -This stage is to analyse its utility and practicability.
2) Project Planning – A project demands a solid plan to keep within budget and time constraints. It should give administrative guidance at a high-detailed level for the team for execution.
3) Project Execution – Often the main stage, it involves allocating resources sufficiently to keep the team concentrated on their allotted jobs.
4) Project Monitoring and Control – This stage keeps the project going ahead quickly.
5) Project Closure – Involves delivery of finished project, writing completion to stakeholders and freeing up resources for other projects.
The project manager is responsible for the success of a project. The overall sub-responsibilities include:
1) Planning, Executing, and Closing — Defining and building the plan of the project to a high-level detail, as well as overseeing its budget.
2) Managing Teams — Includes stimulating team members, eliminating barriers, and enforcing productivity and involvement.
3) Managing Expectations — Communicating unforeseen problems, key achievements, and status of the project effectively to the stakeholders, and aligning the project to the business purposes.
Here are the suggested steps you may take:
Step 1: Note any experience you already have.
Remember past projects you have lead, compare them with common knowledge areas such as Integration management, Time management, Risk management, etc.
Step 2: Learn the information and abilities required.
Determine your knowledge gaps.
Step 3: Seize learning opportunities.
Talk to your manager or other project managers in your network, find classes, books, training companies, and organizations.
Step 4: Implementation
Find every opportunity to put into practice what you have learned.
Finally, you should also consider going for formal training to move to the next level.
Select the type that best optimises the use of time and resources – there is no such thing as the correct method. Projects vary from each other, so the right method depends on their characteristics.
Some of the popular types include PMI/PMBOK, Waterfall, Kanban, Lean, Scrum, Agile, and Six Sigma.
A project is a venture to produce a unique and novel product or result. Examples include physical products, services, or completion of a required objective. Characteristics of a project include: 1) It has a start and a finish, 2) It creates something new, and 3) It starts with an idea, which is turned into something useful.
Here are three general forms of project management:
I. Civil Engineering, Construction, Petrochemical, Mining, and Quarrying
Usually, these projects are not carried out at headquarters or central office, but at a remote location. Exposure to outside elements is common.
II. Manufacturing Projects
These aim to produce a piece of equipment or machinery, vessel, plane, vehicle or other specific-purpose hardware or equipment.
III. Management Projects
These are projects that virtually all companies can expect to oversee, creating a high demand for competent project managers.
These are a collection of linked jobs under a single project, i.e. sub-projects within a larger project. They are the smallest unit of a project that can be subdivided when creating the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS). They are grouped into work packages based on location, discipline, technology, or the time required for completion.
Some of the entry-level project management certifications are:
1) CompTIA Project+
2) Certified Project Manager (CPM)
3) Associate in Project Management (APM)
4) Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM).
More advanced certifications are:
5) Project Management Professional (PMP)
6) Master Project Manager (MPM)
7) Professional in Project Management (PPM)
8) Program Management Professional (PgMP)
9) Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)
10) Certified ScrumMaster (CSM)
11) Projects in Controlled Environments (PRINCE2)
Project management includes instating, planning and organising, accomplishing, managing, and ending the work of a team to achieve aims and satisfy particular end criteria at the specified time. Primary characteristics are time, scope, quality and budget. The secondary challenge is to allocate inputs in such a way to meet the end objectives in a cost-efficient manner.
- Leadership – lead, do not manage. Provide a vision and implement a plan for success.
- Communication – listen and instruct clearly to confirm that the team understands.
- Planning Skills – be always a few steps ahead and know what is next.
- Time Management – Dedicate precious time to essential tasks.
- Risk Management – recognise risks before they materialise into problems.
- Negotiation Skills – work out compromises for a win-win situation.
- Subject matter expertise – So that the team and clients will look up to you.
There are 15 core skills that project managers need.
Leadership – Encourage others, establish the vision to lead well. Negotiation – Project managers need to solve conflicts by exploring win-win scenarios. Scheduling – Scheduling is an essential project management skill. It will help you accomplish duties more successfully. Cost Control – It’s all about putting together a spreadsheet which is indispensable to budgeting. Project managers will deliver projects with cost constraints.
Other important skills include Risk Management, Contract Management, Critical Thinking, Communication, Project Recovery, Coaching, Task Management, Quality Management, Meetings Management, and Business Case Writing.
It refers to measured terms of the result of the project satisfactory to the stakeholders. It should be well defined. Avoid vague and general conditions. Three key factors that can determine project success include the following: The Iron Triangle (Cost + Scope + Time), Realized Benefits, and Stakeholder satisfaction. It is essential to strive for a balance and not lose view of the stakeholder’s desired result. Successful project delivery depends on the sub-deliverables of the project.
The most prominent standard is the ISO standard 21500, Guide to Project Management. Other international standards activities include ISO/IEC JTC1/SC7 Software and Systems Engineering, ISO TC176 Quality; ISO TC223 Societal Security; ISO PC250 Event Management; ISO PC262 Risk Management; and ISO WG Social Responsibility.
ISO standards activities are planned such that ISO member countries provide the information to the construction of the standard, to meet global needs and take into consideration all countries’ interests.
Improves visibility –
It gives clarity into your team’s workload and a set rule for how work gets done.
Encourages accountability –
It keeps your team responsible for their work and eliminates any confusion around responsibilities.
Strengthens communication & collaboration –
Healthy communication is instrumental in managing a successful team.
Supports agility –
It assists your team to be more proactive so you can quickly cope with change and bounce back.
Builds confidence –
Having a precise path that provides structure, but malleable enough to adapt to your workflow, will present performance metrics and show where your team shines.
There are a broad variety of jobs available for project managers, in different industries and fields. A project manager’s salary will differ depending on the industry you work in as a project manager. They include: General Project Manager, Information Technology, Construction, Engineering, Retail, Restoration Project, Quality Improvement, and Litigation Support.
The levels of management generally fall into three categories:
1. Top Level of Management
Chief executive, managing director or board of directors. As the ultimate source of authority, they lay down the goals and broad strategies of the enterprise.
2. Middle Level of Management
Departmental managers and branch managers make the middle level who are accountable to the top management. They execute the plans of the organization developed by top management.
3. Lower Level of Management
The lower level is likewise known as supervisory/operative level of management, consisting of supervisors, foreman, section officers, and superintendent.
Project managers in Australia, Switzerland, and the United States earn a salary between US$100,000 to US$135,000. On the other end, project managers can only expect to receive US$20,000 to US$30,000 in China, India, and Egypt.
The national median salary in United States for entry-level is about US$90,000, for established project managers, IT project managers is US$100,000 and engineering project managers is about US$107,000. The directors of PMOs make the largest, earning a hefty US$134,791 on average a year.
Project managers usually have a bachelor’s degree with substantial work experience. Some hold a masters of a post-graduate degree in project management. There are other certificates that they may have.
Other certifications include Project Manager and Senior Project Manager by the American Society for the Advancement of Project Management. They typically include the study of CBA (cost-benefit analysis), statistics, risk management, general business skills and IT.
Teams and clients face unrealistic planning, disordered management, lack of resources, murky objectives, high risk, poor quality deliverables, projects exceeding budget and late delivery. Project management allows the delivery of success, and it empowers content, happy teams who know their work matters, so do their work as best as possible.
Consider these points to learn project management:
- What is project manager exactly? – see the essential personality traits of a great project manager
- A project manager’s skills – those needed in the project management field
- Analyse the most popular project management duties.
- How to become a project manager– education and PM certificates you can get
- Project manager salary – How much to ask for in accordance to skill level
- Project manager career problems – How project management specialists dealt with difficulties when they were beginners and prepare to successfully face any issues you might encounter