Project Management for Team Members
This course will provide the basic knowledge and skills required to successfully participate in an oil and gas project. This awareness course is designed to provide attendees with an introduction to the concepts of project management. As such, this course will provide a good basis for any person seeking future career advancement as a Team Lead or Project Manager. It will also establish a common language, thus facilitating moves across segments or departments.
The case studies for applying the project management methodology will use oil and gas examples and can be tailored (for an additional fee) to the specific needs of a customer. It will start with correctly defining the project, including scope and requirements, then to planning, implementing the plan, and finally, closing out the project.
The course follows the guidelines established by the Project Management Institute and their Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), 5th Edition. It will utilize a combination of teaching components to ensure participants absorb both the theory and the practical application of the topics. This will include instructor led sessions, group discussions, exercises and templates, and practical application of the concepts.
Although this is an awareness level course, this course does qualify for 16 PDUs by the Project Management Institute (PMI) ®.
Project Management Overview, Initiation, and Planning
- Project management, programs and other common terminology
- Project management life cycle
- Team member responsibilities in planning a project
- Scope definition and team member duties
Participants will be introduced to project management terminology and the importance of project management for organizations in realizing the business benefits of their projects. At the end of the day, participants should be able to define the difference between projects and operational work, explain the relationship of the six project management constraints, identify the key components of the project life cycle, and identify expectations of team members in each phase.
Project Execution - Managing Scope, Budget, Schedule, and Risks
- Importance of managing work during a project
- Risk management and its importance to the successful completion of a project
- Project execution and change control
- Closing processes and lessons learned
Participants will learn how to identify, assess, and develop risk strategies. They will also gain an understanding of the importance of project change control and learn a simple methodology on how to conduct project lessons learned. At the end of the day, participants should be able to identify project stakeholders and develop a high-level work plan, including identification of project activities and effort estimates.
The course is aimed at anyone who desires an increased understanding of how to participate successfully in a project. Anyone who has minimal background in project management will find it useful.