Online Programmes
Effective Project Management
Length
5 Weeks
Start Date
October 12
Fee
N341,250
Location
Online

In today’s global and dynamic business environment, the need to quickly deliver on new business initiatives is becoming a critical competitive success factor. Increasingly, organisations are using projects to introduce new products and innovations to the business environment. Hence, effectively managing projects, tight schedules and budget is becoming an important business imperative. Organisations need to quickly assemble human resources, focus on objective and deliver results.

The aim of this seminar is to provide valuable ideas and insights that will help those that work on projects to do a better job serving the organisation, provide value, derive enjoyment from the project, and inspire all other project stakeholders. The programme will introduce the participants to core project management principles and develop skills required for effective management of organisational projects. This course will support participants in taking their performance to a higher level of effectiveness, responsibility and leadership. 

The programme offers an immersion into the knowledge and competencies for effective project management and leadership. Skills will be built up through targeted lectures, readings, presentations, peer group learning and case studies, discussed in study groups with the aim of introducing new ideas and theories that challenge participant’s existing perspectives. In the process, the participants will learn how to use project management practices to deliver value to the organisation. Emphasis is placed on the use of modern computer software package for planning and monitoring.

The programme is composed of three Learning Modules. Each module will address a set of core managerial skills required in the lifecycle of a project. The programme will comprise sessions covering the nine bodies of knowledge outlined in PMBOK® Guide: project initiation; project charter and scope; work breakdown structure; costing; scheduling; resource planning; communication; risk management; monitoring and control; stakeholder management; change management; procurement; human resource issues; and closing.

This is a management programme that is also offered by competing institutions. However, most of these competing programmes are tailored towards helping participants obtain professional certifications. The LBS version of this seminar has survived over 18 years because of our focus, structure and unique delivery approach. We employ a diversified team of experts, including practitioners and academics to deliver the programme. It is delivered in such a way that professional managers are equipped with the practical skills required to lead effective project teams. 

This seminar is designed for individuals who are responsible for planning, managing and monitoring projects within organisations.

 

Key Learning Objectives/ Benefits

Participants on this programme will have the following competencies:

  • Understanding of the strategic role of projects
  • Organisational concepts for projects
  • Project evaluation and selection
  • Project planning and scheduling
  • Cost estimation and budgeting
  • Resource management
  • Stakeholder management
  • Risk management
  • Procurement and contract administration
  • Project monitoring and control
  • Project governance and ethics
  • Hands-on experience using Microsoft Office Project software.

 

Programme Curriculum

Strategic Context of Projects

  • Definition of Project
  • Introduction to Project Management
  • Organisational Context of Projects
  • Project Charter and Scope
  • The Project Team

Project Planning

  • Work Breakdown Structure
  • Cost Estimation and Budgeting
  • Activity Scheduling
  • Resource Planning and Management
  • Project Communication
  • Project Quality Plan
  • Project Risk Analysis
  • Project Management Tools

Project Execution

  • Project Launch/ Kick-off
  • Monitoring and Control
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Change Management
  • Project Procurement
  • Contract Administration
  • Human Resource Issues
  • Project Evaluation
  • Ethics in Project Management
  • Project Closing

Target Audience

This programme will benefit:

  • Project managers and programme coordinators
  • Executives, senior managers, project engineers in telecommunications, IT, and manufacturing firms
  • Managers and executives who are responsible for sponsoring, evaluating or monitoring projects in the service sector (banks, insurance, healthcare, etc.)
  • Partners and senior associates in architectural and engineering firms

 

Faculty

  • Dr. Obinna Muogboh
  • Dr. Frank Ojadi
  • Prof. Olayinka David-West
  • Mr Babtunde Makun
  • Mr Kayode Ayo
  • Mr Benibo David-West

A very rich and rewarding experience comparable to the best practices. A rich program both in theory and in case studies. Very high level faculty with relevant industry experience.”

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