Fundamentals of Project Management KNEC pdf notes

Fundamentals of Project Management KNEC pdf notes

TOPIC ONE: INTRODUCTION TO PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Definition of terms
Characteristics of a project
Types of projects
Principals of project management
Importance of project management
Difference between project program and portfolio
Difference between project and business operations
Project family tree

TOPIC TWO: EVOLUTION OF PROJECT MANAGEMENT

History of project management
Project management versus functional management
Factors leading to successful projects
Challenges of Project Management

TOPIC THREE: PROJECT LIFE CYCLE

Definition
Stages in Project life cycle

TOPIC FOUR: PROJECT IDENTIFICATION

Definition
Source of project ideas
Sources of project ideas
Some tools used in project identification
Steps in identification of Projects
Terms of Reference
Feasibility study

TOPIC FIVE: PROJECT SELECTION

Criteria of project selection
Factors to be considered when selecting a project
Resource plan
Project selection methods
Risk and risk management
Risk
Risk management

TOPIC SIX: PROJECT PROPOSAL

Definition and meaning
Importance of project proposal
Concept paper
Types of project proposal
1. Formally solicited
2. Informally solicited
3. Unsolicited
4. Continuation
5. Renewal
6. Supplemental
Components of A Project Proposal
1. Project Background
2. Project Objectives
3. Project Scope
4. Plan, Timeline, & Budget
5. Next Steps
Characteristics of a good project proposal

TOPIC SEVEN: SELECTION OF A PROJECT TEAM

Difference between a team and a group
Characteristics of a high-performing team
Stages in project team development
Roles and responsibilities of a project manager
Roles and responsibilities
Project management team structure, roles and duties
Project cost management
Project time management

TOPIC EIGHT: PROJECT ORGANIZATION

Definition and meaning
Types of organizational structure
Factors to consider when selecting a project organization structure
Communication management

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