Module 3 focuses on the project planning phase, which is crucial for setting the direction, defining activities, allocating resources, and creating a roadmap for successful project execution. This module provides learners with an in-depth understanding of the project planning process and various tools and techniques used in this phase.
Key Topics Covered:
- Understand the significance of project planning in ensuring project success.
- Learn how effective planning helps in identifying project requirements, managing risks, and optimizing resource utilization.
- Explore techniques for estimating the resources required for project activities.
- Learn how to estimate activity durations using expert judgment, historical data, and other estimation methods.
- Learn how to develop a project schedule using scheduling techniques such as critical path method (CPM) or project management software.
- Understand the role of milestones, dependencies, and constraints in creating a realistic project schedule.
- Explore the process of defining quality requirements and standards for the project.
- Learn how to develop a quality management plan to ensure project deliverables meet the desired level of quality.
- Understand the importance of effective communication and stakeholder management in project planning.
- Learn how to develop a communication plan and stakeholder engagement strategies.
By the end of Module 3, learners will have a comprehensive understanding of the project planning phase. They will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to define project scope, create a work breakdown structure, sequence activities, estimate resources and durations, develop a project schedule and budget, plan for risk and quality management, and establish communication and stakeholder management strategies.
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