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PROJECT MANAGEMENT

DATES: 1 AUGUST –
12 SEPTEMBER
DURATION:7 WEEKSTUESDAYS / WEDNESDAYS6:30 PM CET
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BRUNO LOPES
BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM
BRUNO LOPES

PROJECT MANAGEMENT FUNDAMENTALS ONLINE COURSE

DATES:

1 AUGUST – 12 SEPTEMBER

DURATION:

7 WEEKS
TUESDAYS / WEDNESDAYS
6:30 PM CET

COURSE LANGUAGE:

ENGLISH

Take an introductory project management course developed by Bruno Lopes, Senior Manager Project Execution at Boehringer Ingelheim, and acquire project management skills in 7 weeks.
During the course, learn important aspects of the profession such as project planning, resource management, progress tracking and risk management.

THIS COURSE IS DESIGNED FOR:

  • JUNIOR PROJECT MANAGERS WITH UP TO 6 MONTHS OF EXPERIENCE

    The course will enable you to better understand the profession, find right ways to organise projects, and carry them out with high quality and on time. You will set clear project goals, learn basic project management tools and will be able to monitor tasks implementation.

  • CAREER SWITCHERS

    At the course account managers, producers, marketers and professionals from adjacent areas will get a toolkit to change jobs and start managing projects. You will learn controlling budgets and incomes, evaluating risks and presenting projects to the community.

  • NEWCOMERS FROM OTHER FIELDS

    If you feel like after 6+ months in the field you strive to manage specific projects the course will give you practical skills to perform that. You will develop project concepts, build rollout roadmaps and make communication plans.

  • MARKETING AND BRAND MANAGERS ON THE SIDE OF CLIENTS

    After the course, you will become more effective in cooperating with agency project managers. You will get a clear vision of how things work on the inside and adjust your communication accordingly.

  • Project Management Institute (PMI)

    This course is accredited by the Project Management Institute (PMI), one of the leading global professional associations for project managers. If you are a project management professional or interested in becoming one, completing this course will provide you with a valuable opportunity to expand your skills and knowledge in this dynamic and challenging field.

  • In addition, by taking this course, you can also earn 19.5 PDUs from PMI. By enrolling in this accredited course, you can not only deepen your expertise in project management, but also demonstrate your commitment to continuous learning and improvement in this rapidly evolving professional field.

ABOUT THE COURSE

  1. STEP-BY-STEP MANAGEMENT

    Having experience in leading diverse teams in VUCA conditions across the globe, Bruno Lopes will thoroughly explain how to consistently go through every project stage from initiation to closure.

  2. SOFT SKILLS

    Junior project managers and career switchers will learn and practice different leadership styles and discuss their impact on project success.

  3. COST MANAGEMENT

    From an expert who manages millions-of-euro-budgets you will find out how to estimate project costs, take into account direct and indirect costs, manage and control budgets as well as earned values.

INSTRUCTOR

BRUNO LOPES

  • Senior Manager Project Execution at Boehringer Ingelheim
  • Owns various certificates in project management, e.g. Prince2, MSP and others in leadership from Columbia Business School
  • Managed various complex projects worldwide
  • Planned and supervised CAPEX projects in the environment of up to 40 million euros
  • Implemented regulations for pharmaceutical food safety to ensure consumer health
  • Sponsor at Save the Children, formerly Head of Event Management at WHU Life Science Club

SYLLABUS

  • 01

    Tuesday, 1 August, 6:30 PM CET

    Diving into Project Management

    Understanding basic principles, recognizing processes and learning terminology

    • Definition of project management, project success
    • Differences between project and ongoing work
    • Importance of project management for businesses and organizations
    • Differentiation of project, program, portfolio, PMO management
    • Common challenges in project management
  • 02

    Thursday, 3 August, 6:30 PM CET

    Roles and Responsibilities

    Defining each team member's role and responsibilities to ensure project success

    • Project management roles and responsibilities
    • Defining the project team and their respective roles
    • Key responsibilities of the project manager
    • The role and responsibilities of the project sponsor
    • Forms of a Responsibility Assignment Matrix: RACI, RACI-VS, RASCI
    • Defining the role and responsibilities of the project steering committee

    Assignment:
    Project Team Roles and Responsibilities Mapping Exercise

  • 03

    Tuesday, 8 August, 6:30 PM CET

    Getting to know Project Management Frameworks

    Introduction to the various project management frameworks including terminology, key concepts, and industry best practices

    • Overview of Project Management Frameworks
    • Agile, Waterfall, and Hybrid methodologies
    • Pros and cons of each methodology
    • How to choose an appropriate methodology for unique project needs

    Home assignment:
    Students will be provided with a given case and have to choose the right framework (Agile, Waterfall…) for it.

  • 04

    Thursday, 10 August, 6:30 PM CET

    Project Initiation

    Identifying stakeholders, analyzing their interests and developing a project charter. Defining the project scope

    • Identifying project stakeholders
    • Developing a project charter and its components
    • Conducting a feasibility study
    • Business Case Development

    Assignment: Project Charter

  • Friday, 11 August, 5-6 PM CET

    Networking Workshop

    Join our Program Manager to share exchange with professionals who face similar challenges, discover industry hacks, and form valuable connections.

  • 05

    Tuesday, 15 August, 6:30 PM CET

    Project Planning

    Developing a project management plan, which includes the project scope, schedule, budget, quality, and risk management plans

    • Developing a project management plan/roadmap
    • Creating a work breakdown structure, tasks and activities
    • Developing/Understand Project Scope, Schedule, Resource, Risk, Cost & Communication Management Plan

    Assignment: Project management Roadmap

  • 06

    Thursday, 17 August, 6:30 PM CET

    Project Execution, Monitoring and Control

    Focusing on the Monitoring and Control phase, that is managing project resources, communicating with stakeholders, and performing the work. Directing and managing project work

    • Implementing a project management plan
    • Monitoring project progress and ensuring quality control
    • Stakeholder communication
    • Introduction to identifying and managing project risks and change
    • Conducting project status meetings
  • 07

    Tuesday, 22 August, 6:30 PM CET

    Project Cost Management

    Covering different types of project costs, such as direct and indirect costs, and a cost management plan development

    • Estimating project costs
    • Creating a project budget, Cost Baseline and Budgeting
    • Types of costs in project management
    • Cost Estimation Techniques
    • Earned Value Management
    • Controlling project costs
    • Understanding cost management techniques

    Assignment: Cost management plan

  • 08

    Thursday, 24 August, 6:30 PM CET

    Project Risk Management

    Identifying, analyzing, and responding to project risks

    • Understand the differences between Risk, Issue and Change
    • Types of Risks in Project Management
    • Identifying and assessing project risks
    • Developing a risk response plan
    • Qualitative and Quantitative Risk Analysis
    • Monitoring and controlling project risks
    • Risk Response Planning

    In-class exercise: creating a Risk Table

  • 09

    Tuesday, 29 August, 6:30 PM CET

    Project Closure

    In this lesson, students will learn about the purpose and importance of project closure, how to close out a project, and the different tasks involved in project closure

    • Formal acceptance of the project deliverables
    • Handover to business as usual operations
    • Conducting a post-project review
    • Documenting lessons learned
  • 10

    Thursday, 31 August, 6:30 PM CET

    Project leadership

    Learning and practicing various kinds of leadership

    • Overview of project management soft skills
    • Importance of soft skills in project management e.g. communication, time-management, problem-solving, team-building
    • Common challenges in project management and how soft skills can help address them
    • The role of leadership in project management
    • Different leadership styles and their impact on project success (including an in-class reflection exercise)
  • 11

    Tuesday, 5 September, 6:30 PM CET

    Case Study - Working on a case study

    Participants will be given a case study project to work on in groups during the lesson. The groups will keep working outside of class and present their projects during the next lesson. It will be scheduled one week apart to give participants time to work on this project.

    Elements of the case study:

    • Demonstrate how project management principles can be applied
    • Explore the challenges that arise when managing a large, complex project with a tight timeline and budget.
    • Identify the key roles and responsibilities of different members of a project team, and how they work together to achieve project goals.
    • Analyze how project risks can be identified, assessed, and managed to minimize their impact on project outcomes.
    • Consider the importance of effective communication and collaboration among project stakeholders, and how this can be achieved in a complex, multi-party project environment

    Assignment
    Prepare with your group to present the case study in class. Groups will be paired and all group members will receive the same grade. Divide the tasks among the group members: who will do the research, who will design the presentation, who will present the results, who will answer questions from the audience)

  • 12

    Thursday, 7 September, 6:30 PM CET

    Case Study Presentations I

    Student’s project presentations

  • 13

    Tuesday, 12 September, 6:30 PM CET

    Case Study Presentations II

    Remaining student’s project presentations