Project Management Methodology Program

Project Management Methodology Program

ProgramDuration: 3 Days
Cost: R7,500.00 (Excluding VAT)
Program Material: Program Manual
Contact Hours/Personal Development Units (PDU's): 21
Course Overview
 
In order to achieve goals and planned results within a defined schedule and budget, a manager uses a particular project methodology. Regardless of which field or which trade, there assortments of methodologies help managers at every stage of a project, from the initiation to implementation to the closure. In this tutorial, we will discuss the most commonly used Project Management methodologies.

A methodology is a model which Project Managers employ for the design, planning, implementation and achievement of their project objectives. There are different Project Management methodologies to benefit different projects. For example, there is a specific methodology which NASA uses to build a space station, while the Navy employs a different methodology to build submarines. Therefore, there are different Project Management methodologies that cater to the needs of different projects spanned across different business domains.

“MAPS” is a Project Management training course that focuses on the life cycle development of portfolios to programs to projects, as well as the interfacing to business processes. No project can be divorced from the business and the interaction of these entities is essential for project success. This 3-day interactive course allows delegates to participate in a simulated environment with an output driven deliverable - your own Project Management life cycle that is standardized to your organization and built during the course. Delegates are exposed to methodology development techniques within the ambit of professional facilitation.
 
Target Group
This course is tailored for all those who are or will be directly or indirectly involved in projects and who have not attended formal Project Management training.
Learning Outcomes
  • Introduction to MAPS
  • Why is a methodology the life blood of a project?
  • What is standardization?
  • Understanding philosophies
  • Working with policies
  • Working with procedures
  • Functional methodology drill downs
  • Development of a BPM/PM methodology
  • Introduction to Project Management methodology technologies
  • Understanding workflow
  • Understanding automated workflow authorization
  • Working with project heat maps form portfolio to project
  • Working with templates
  • Working with automated templates
  • Understanding the importance of integrated project dashboards
  • Understanding workflow authentication
  • Simulation – PM habit
  • Case Study – development of a methodology with all template drill downs and workflows for your PMO
Course Content

The most frequently used Project Management Methodologies in the Project Management practice:

Adaptive Project Framework
In this methodology, the project scope is a variable. Additionally, the time and cost are constants for the project. Thus, during the project execution, the project scope is adjusted in order to obtain the maximum business value from the project.

Agile Software Development
Agile software development methodology is for a project that requires extreme agility. The key features of Agile are its short-termed delivery cycles (sprints), agile requirements, dynamic team culture, less restrictive project control and emphasis on real time communication.

Crystal Methods
In crystal method, the project processes are given a low priority. Instead of the processes, this method focuses more on team communication, team member skills, people and interaction. Crystal methods come under the Agile category.

Dynamic Systems Development Model (DSDM)
This is the successor of rapid application development (RAD) methodology, as well as a subset of Agile software development methodology. It boasts about the training and document support it has. This method emphasizes the active user involvement during the project life cycle.

Extreme Programming (XP)
Lowering the cost of requirement changes is the main objective of extreme programming. XP emphasizes on fine scale feedback, continuous process, shared understanding and programmer welfare. In XP, there is no detailed requirement specification or software architecture built.

Feature Driven Development (FDD)
This methodology is focused on simple and well defined processes -  short, iterative and feature driven delivery cycles. All the planning and execution in this project type take place based on the features.

Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL)
This methodology is a collection of best practices in Project Management. ITIL covers a broad aspect of Project Management, starting from the organizational management level.

Joint Application Development (JAD)
Involving the client from the early stages with the project tasks is emphasized by this methodology. The project team and the client hold collaborative JAD sessions in order to obtain contribution from the client. These JAD sessions take place during the entire project life cycle.

Lean Development (LD)
Lean development focuses on developing change tolerance software. In this method, satisfying the customer is the top priority. The team is motivated to provide the highest value for the money paid by the customer.

PRINCE2
PRINCE2 takes a process-based approach to Project Management. This methodology is based on eight high-level processes.

Rapid Application Development (RAD)
This methodology focuses on developing products faster and with higher quality. When it comes to gathering requirements, it uses the workshop method. Prototyping is used for obtaining clear requirements and reusing the software components to accelerate the development timelines. In this method, all types of internal communications are considered informal.

Rational Unified Process (RUP)
RUP tries to capture all the positive aspects of modern Software Development methodologies and offer them in one package. This is one of the first Project Management methodologies that suggested an iterative approach to Software Development.

Scrum
This is an agile methodology. The main goal of this methodology is to dramatically improve team productivity by removing every possible burden. Scrum Projects are managed by a Scrum Master.

Spiral
Spiral methodology is the extended waterfall model with prototyping. This method is used instead of using the waterfall model for large projects.

Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC)
This is a conceptual model used in Software Development Projects. In this method, there is a possibility of combining two or more Project Management methodologies in order to produce the best outcome. SDLC emphasizes the importance of documentation and has strict guidelines regarding it.

Waterfall (Traditional)
This is the legacy model for Software Development Projects. This methodology was in practice for decades before the new methodologies were introduced. In this model, development life cycle has fixed phases and linear timelines. This model is not capable of addressing the challenges in the modern software development domain.

PMI PMBOK (Traditional)
The project methodology is based on and supported by the PMI PMBOK 5th Edition 10 knowledge areas and 45 process groups.
Selecting the most suitable Project Management methodology can be difficult. When it comes to selecting the appropriate one, there are many factors to consider. Each Project Management methodology carries its own strengths and weaknesses, therefore there is no good or bad methodology. You should follow the most suitable Project Management methodology for your specific Project Management requirements.

 
​What your delegates will produce in “MAPS”

The typical PMI® PMBOK®, APM®, Kerzner and Prince2 guidelines have been adopted in the development of all the artefacts.
The life cycle manager has a comprehensive set of organisational, portfolio, program and project related philosophies, policies, procedures, processes and templates that are customised to the clients requirement and business processes.

 

Bridgit Africa have, over the course of 17 years, developed a full set of Project Management procedures and processes aligned to the following international standards:

PMI® PMBOK® 5th edition:

  • Project Integration Management

  • Project Scope Management

  • Project Time Management

  • Project Cost Management

  • Project Quality Management

  • Project Human Resource Management

  • Project Communication Management

  • Project Risk Management

  • Project Stakeholder Management

  • Project Procurement Management

PMI® PMBOK® Construction Management 2000 edition:

  • Project Integration Management

  • Project Scope Management

  • Project Time Management

  • Project Cost Management

  • Project Quality Management

  • Project Human Resource Management

  • Project Communication Management

  • Project Risk Management

  • Project Procurement Management

  • Project Claims Management

  • Project Safety Management

  • Project Financial Management

  • Project Environmental Management

PMI® Standard for Program Management:

  • Program Integration Management

  • Program Scope Management

  • Program Time Management

  • Program Communication

  • Program Risk Management

  • Program Procurement Management

  • Program Financial Management

  • Program Stakeholder Management

  • Program Governance

  • PMI® Competency Framework OPM3® Maturity Model

  • PMI® Standard for WBS – Work breakdown structure

  • CMMI® Capability Maturity Modelling Integrated

  • Price2 – Projects in a controlled environment

  • AACE _ Advanced Association of Cost Engineers

  • Dr Harold Kerzner – Systems Approach to Project Management

  • Project Procurement Management

  • Project Claims Management

  • Project Safety Management

  • Project Financial Management

  • Project Environmental Management

Every organisation requires a unique customisation and integration into their current business processes and Project Management processes and procedures. It is not our intention to reinvent the wheel, but to leverage on our current assets. 

The project templates and workflow components can only be accessed by the designated Project Administrator through an agreed upon workflow with the appropriate authority levels. This will ensure that only the latest centralised documents are made available to all Project Stakeholders.

 

We have extensive global experience in producing automated Portfolio, Program and Project Management processes and procedures. These are aligned to a set of international best practices and standards in compliance with the organisations specific business processes and guidelines. 

 

Your facilitator, Kevin in’t Veld (PMP), has used GPM internationally acclaimed Project Management methodologies for the likes of SAB, Anglo Gold Ashanti, XSTRATA Coal, Anglo American, Aurecon, MTN and many others. Furthermore, Kevin is the brainchild behind Portfolio Lite and Start Map, two Program Management methodologies that are utilised internationally. Kevin’s entertaining style and extensive knowledge of Project Management will drive your learning experience to a higher level.