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Geared specifically for people involved in facility management projects, this 3-day project management course is built on the foundation of our standard Project Management Essentials course — a course which has consistently remained one of the most sought after and trusted fundamental level project management courses in Canada for over 15 years.
The Project Management Essentials for Facility Managers (PME for FM) course is instructed by Michael Stefanovic PMP, a construction project management specialist. The course is designed to provide the essential tools needed to deliver successful projects within the facility management industry. The course covers the complete project lifecycle – from project initiation and definition, through project implementation, and finally to the often neglected project completion phase, and includes such topics as claims and construction contract law, cost estimating and control, project risk, health and safety issues, and quality management.
Who Should Attend
- Project Managers — both new to project management and experience project managers who have not had formal project management training
- Project team members
- Facility owners
- General contractors
This course is available in-house as well as publicly in association with AM FM Consulting Group, When delivered in-house, this course is very effective in “jump-starting” a team embarking on a medium to large-scale facility management project.
- Course binder containing presentation slides, course reference book, case study, exercises and sample solutions
- Sample project management templates (e.g., project charters, communication plans, etc.)
- Reference files containing course specific and general project management materials
- Certificate of completion (framed for participants of in-house workshops)
Participants of this course will be able to…
- Identify and avoid common causes of failure on facilities projects
- Recognize common areas of project misunderstanding and how to avoid them. Examples: project purpose, key deliverables, risk tolerance, stakeholder roles, etc…
- Identify key areas of project risk, assess their impact and identify options for avoiding or mitigating the impact of risk
- Use work breakdown structures to identify the true scope of work. Break down a new or complex project into discrete, manageable activities complete with measurable deliverables.
- Model the flow and timing of a project during the planning stages, and test different “what-if” scenarios to both optimize and ensure that a project is “doable” before starting
- Reduce unnecessary project delays by identifying “critical path activities” and undertaking high priority tasks first
- Represent project unknowns and project uncertainties in a visible and justifiable way
- Assess project resource requirements, recognize resource assumptions, and evaluate resource conflicts and potential solutions
- Develop an accurate project budget
- Reduce the tendency for a project's scope to creep
- Improve overall project communication between stakeholders
- How to plan and control quality on a project
- Project procurement management and contract administration
- Create and maintain a productive project team environment
- Accurately compare the current project status to the original plan to identify potential problems and make proactive decisions
- Properly close out a project, and avoid the “project that never dies” syndrome
There are no prerequisites for this course.