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XLRI | Executive Development Program in Project Management for Senior Professionals

This course aims to provide a holistic view of Project Management that would not only cover modern tools & techniques.

Course Snapshot
  • FeeINR 1,00,000 + GST
  • Work Experience8 - 30 Years
  • Duration8 Months
  • Delivery MethodOnline
Course Detail

About Course
In today's world of business, scale and the ability to successfully manage business projects are critical skills for the sustained profitability and existence of organizations. Moreover, most members of organizations are involved in project-related activities in some way or the other. With the greater dynamism and complexity of business & macro-environment, project management skills and knowledge have become a requisite across different levels of the organizational structure. Unlike most other courses that take a narrow view of project management, this course covers issues relating to the operational, financial, stakeholder, and legal aspects of project management to develop a holistic approach for the evaluation and management of Businesses & IT Projects.
This course aims to provide a holistic view of Project Management that would not only cover modern tools & techniques, but also topics such as project governance, change management, financial aspects, project audit, and project performance assessment as well. The course also maintains a healthy blend of inputs from highly reputed faculty of XLRI and industry experts.

Project Highlights
● Earn Certificate of Completion from XLRI
● Learn alongside experienced professionals
● Insights into current Project Management trends
● Study Materials and MS Project License included in the course fee
● Lectures imparted by eminent and experienced faculty of XLRI
● Separate customized modules for IT and Non-IT Project Managers

Who should enroll?
● Senior professionals like Project Managers, Planners, Directors, Engineers, Operation Heads, CXO's etc. who may be associated with one or more facets of project or program management
● Managers and Leaders who are responsible to manage large, complex, multi-locational and/or business critical projects
● Working executives in charge of managing, executing and delivering projects in IT or Non-IT domains
● Project team members who have proven experience in project execution and now aspiring to move into project management roles

About XLRI
One of the oldest management institutes in India, XLRI (Xavier Labour Relations Institute) was founded in 1949 by Fr. Quinn Enright, S.J. in the 'steel city' of Jamshedpur. Over the last six decades, XLRI business college Jamshedpur has grown into a top ranking business management school of international repute with a wide portfolio of management programmes and research publications. XLRI alumni are spread around the globe and have demonstrated responsible business leadership in their organisations.

Desired Candidate Profile

● For Indian Participants - Graduates (10+2+3) or Diploma Holders (only 10+2+3) from a recognized university (UGC/AICTE/DEC/AIU/State Government) in any discipline
● For International Participants - Graduation or equivalent degree from any recognized University or Institution in their respective country
● Minimum of 8 years of work experience of which at least 3 years must be in a project management role OR at least 5 years in a project execution role
● Participants of this program are required to have access to devices (laptop/desktop) with operating systems of Windows 7 or higher (home/student/professional edition of Windows) as you will be required to install MS Project as a part of this program

Course Modules

Module 1: Basic Concepts & Applications of Project Management
● What the Program is all about
● Unique Challenges in the Project Management Environment
● Tools and Steps in Project Planning
● Introduction to Frameworks for Project Management (Agile, PMBOK) CPM & PERT Critical Chain Project Management
Module 2: Project Modelling and Management with Applications in MS-Project
● Project Management Simulation Exercise – Scope, Resources & Scheduling
● An Introduction to MS-Project
● Interpreting the output of an MS-Project Report
● Applications to Technical Scheduling and Resource Scheduling Resource Levelling
● Tracking and Monitoring Project Progress
Module 3: Financial & Risk Aspects of Projects
● Application of Financial Techniques for Analysis of Projects (NPV, IRR, Payback, Discounted Payback)
● Earned Value Management
● Project Budgeting & Cost Control
● Project Cost Estimation & Cost Reduction Strategies for Ongoing Projects
Module 4: Workshop on Risk Assessment & Management in Projects
● Financial Risk Assessment
● Designing a Project Risk Management Plan (Risk Identification, Risk Prioritization, Risk Response, Risk Management Strategies)
Module 5: People Management in Projects
● Stakeholder Analysis & Management
● Manpower Planning & Staffing in Projects
● Managing Teams in Projects
● Performance Assessment & Evaluation of Project Teams
Module 6: Project Governance & Monitoring
● Application of the ADKAR framework for Change Management
● PMO Charters & Project Management Policies
● Project Portfolio Management
Module 7A : Customized for Non-IT Professionals
● Business Law Concepts for the Indian Project Management Scenario (Selected Concepts from Contract Law & Sale of Goods Law)
● Industrial Relations & Labor Laws for Project Teams
● Project Financing & Funding Alternatives
● Project Recovery
● Contract & Vendor Management
● Procurement Strategies for Projects
● Introduction to tools for linear projects like Metros etc. (TILOS)
● Basics of Forensic Schedule Analysis. Introduction to methods of Delay Analysis (Impacted as Planned, TIA etc.)
Module 7B: Customized for IT Professionals
● Software Development Lifecycle & Software Project Management
● Deliverables Management in Software Projects – Software Maturity & Release Management, Technical Environment Management
● Software Project Management Methodologies – Agile, Managing ERP Projects, Offshore Delivery Project Management
● Project Planning, Resource Management, and Cost Estimation for IT Projects
● Quality Control, Software Vendor Management, and Contract Management for IT Projects
● Governance, Risk Management, and Change Management for IT Projects