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Best Practices in Project Management

Best Practices in Project Management

Welcome to our dedicated space for "Best Practices in Project Management" – a CPE event crafted with the intention of guiding you through the maze of project management with ease, efficiency, and excellence. In an environment where projects are the heartbeat of success, understanding how to manage them effectively is not just an asset; it's a necessity. This course is your compass in the world of project management, designed to steer you towards your goals with confidence and skill.


About the Course


Our "Best Practices in Project Management" course is more than just a training session; it's a journey into the core of effective project management. Across two engaging days, we delve deep into the methodologies, tools, and strategies that define successful project outcomes. This course is an invitation - to beginners eager to lay a solid foundation, to intermediates ready to elevate their skills, and to seasoned professionals seeking to refine their expertise with the latest best practices.


Who Should Attend


This course is meticulously tailored for:

  • Project managers looking to enhance their toolkit with proven best practices.
  • Audit and IT team leaders aiming to lead projects with greater efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Professionals across various industries who find themselves at the helm of managing projects, regardless of their official job title.
  • Anyone with a curiosity and a drive to excel in project management best practices.


What You Will Learn


  • The essence of project management best practices and why they are critical to your success in any type of project: IT, administrative, audit, marketing, etc.
  • How to initiate, plan, execute, monitor, and close projects with precision and professionalism.
  • Strategies for effective communication, risk management, and problem-solving within the scope of project management.
  • Tools and techniques that can be applied immediately to your projects, ensuring a tangible improvement in your approach and outcomes.


Why Choose This Training


Choosing this training means choosing authenticity. It means entering a learning environment where sincerity, transparency, and a genuine understanding of your needs guide every lesson. We believe in creating a connection that goes beyond the traditional boundaries of teacher and student, fostering an atmosphere where trust and shared knowledge flourish. Our instructor has lead 100s of projects within the IT, administrative, audit, marketing, sales or regulatory worlds


In the realm of project management, where challenges are as diverse as the projects themselves, having a guide that speaks your language, understands your struggles, and celebrates your victories is invaluable. This course is that guide. It's an opportunity to not only learn but to be understood and empowered.


Join us on this adventure of discovery and development in project management best practices. Let's navigate the complexities together, turning obstacles into opportunities and projects into successes.


We're excited to welcome you to our community of learners and leaders, all united in the pursuit of

project management excellence. Together, let's build a future where every project is a beacon of project management best practices and every manager a paragon of proficiency.

  • Details on Event Presentation

    Offered every six weeks on Mondays at 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Central Time in four CPE-Credit event.

    We can schedule private events on your timetable for two or more attendees.

  • CPE Event Highlights

    We created this overview event to:

    • Ensure projects are managed for success from the initiation

    • Learn the basics for effectively data gathering and documenting project deliverables

    • Understand the role of the project manager, project leader, business analyst, and others in managing projects

    • Development of project plans that include realistic scope, schedules, budgets, and risks

    • Learn how to effectively track and communicate the project's execution

    • Move from being consciously incompetent to being consciously competent in project leadership

    • How to employ best practices in all your projects

  • Learning Objectives

    Attendees will be able to:

    • Initiate a projects

    • Address the basics of project planning

    • Execute a project

    • Monitor and control a project

    • Close out a project

  • Key Issues on the Agenda

    Section 1 - Introduction and Background

    • Instructor's Perspective

    • Is "It" a Project

    • What is Project Management and Leadership?

    • Skills Needed

    • Organizational Structures

    • Project Life Cycle

    • Project Management Knowledge Areas

    Section 2 - Project Charter

    • Project Charter Inputs

    • Project Concept Approval

    • Project Charter Development

    • Project Charter Formalization

    Section 3 - Project Scoping

    • Project Management Plan

    • Scope Planning

    • Scope Definition

    • Project Scope Statement

    Section 4 - Task Design and Planning

    • Work Breakdown Structures

    • Communicating the Project Plan

    • Quality Control Points

    Section 5 - Project Risk Assessment

    • Risk Management - Quality Control

    • Identifying Inherent Risks

    • Internal Controls to Mitigate Project Risks

    • Risk Response Planning

    Section 6 - Resource Estimates and Planning

    • Purchases and Acquisitions

    • Contracting

    • Human Resource Planning

    • Task Activity Definition

    • Task Activity Sequencing

    • Section 7 - Project Scheduling and Budgeting

    • Task Activity Resource Estimating

    • Project Scheduling

    • Cost Estimating

    Section 8 - Project Team

    • Mapping the Plan to the Team

    • Acquiring Resources

    • Developing Resources

    • Distributing Project Information

    Section 9 - Project Performance

    • Requests for Proposals

    • Finding Vendors

    • Developing Evaluation Criteria

    • Selecting Vendors

    • Quality Assurance Procedures

    • Monitoring and Reporting

    • Project Administration

    • Managing the Project Team

    • Managing Stakeholders

    • Performance Measurements

    Section 10 - Change Management

    • Integrated Change Control

    • Managing Costs

    • Managing the Schedule

    • Managing the Risks

    • Controlling Scope Changes

    Section 11 - Closing Out the Project

    • Utilizing Quality Controls

    • Verifying the Project Scope

    • Project Closeout

    • Contract Closing

    • Releasing Resources

    Section 12 - Going Forward

    • Ensuring Integrity

    • Knowledge Management

    • Stakeholders' Interests

    • Roadmap to Successful Projects

    • Dave's Lessons Learned

  • NASBA Program Disclosure

    Program Level of Understanding: Basic

    Prerequisites: None

    Advance Preparation: None

    Delivery Format: Group Internet Based

    NASBA Field(s) of Study: Auditing, Business Management & Organization, Information Technology

    CPE Credits: 4, based on 50 minutes of instruction per hour

  • Summary of the Subject Matter

    The "Best Practices in Project Management" CPE training event is designed to provide internal auditors with a comprehensive understanding of the principles and techniques of project management excellence. The seminar will cover topics such as project planning, resource allocation, risk management, and project control, as well as the use of project management tools and methodologies to achieve project success. The training will also focus on the unique perspective of internal auditors and how they can effectively contribute to the success of projects through their role in providing assurance and advice. This event is one of two project management seminars that CCS presents focused on the needs of internal auditors.


    Attendees will learn how to apply best practices in project management to real-world situations and how to identify potential areas of risk in projects. The event will be led by experienced project management professionals who will provide practical tips and real-world examples to help attendees apply what they have learned in their own work.


    Whether you are an experienced internal auditor looking to improve your skills or a new auditor seeking to learn more about the role of project management in auditing, this training event is the perfect opportunity to gain valuable CPE credits and enhance your abilities. Project management training seminars can be tailored to your needs and presented at your site in-person or via webinar connections. Don't miss out on this chance to improve your project management knowledge and take your career to the next level!

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