PROJECT MANAGEMENT ESSENTIALS (SF) (SYNCHRONOUS E-LEARNING)

PROJECT MANAGEMENT ESSENTIALS (SF) (SYNCHRONOUS E-LEARNING)

Funded

Course Duration

21.0 hr(s)

Mode of Assessment

Students will be required to complete an online assessment during class. 

Who Should Attend

Individuals who require a fundamental understanding of Project Management approaches and how it may be used to enhance the quality of a project.                                                        

All are welcome to attend this course, regardless of experience in project management.

Course Overview

NTUC LearningHub Course Code: NICF059

TPGateway Code: TGS-2020504155 (VLC)

This comprehensive course on project management is designed to equip participants with the latest best practices from industry leaders such as the Project Management Institute (PMI) in the USA, AXELOS in the UK, and Agile Manifesto, Scrum and eXtreme Programming models. These models have been selected for their proven effectiveness in delivering successful projects.

Throughout the course, participants will gain a thorough understanding of what constitutes a project, the key elements that make up a project, and how to effectively manage these elements in a practical and hands-on manner. The course will cover a wide range of topics such as project initiation, planning, execution, monitoring and controlling, and closing. The course will also cover the project management knowledge areas such as scope, time, cost, quality, human resources, communications, risk, and procurement management.

Participants will also learn about the various project management methodologies, such as Waterfall, Agile and Scrum, and when to apply them. The course will also cover the use of project management tools and techniques such as Gantt charts, PERT diagrams, and critical path analysis.

This course is ideal for anyone involved in managing projects, whether they are new to project management or seeking to refresh their skills. The course will provide participants with a solid foundation in project management principles and practices, as well as the skills needed to manage projects successfully.

Course Schedule

Next available schedule

Course Objectives

Upon completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • Gain a fundamental level of understanding on what a project is
  • Understand the key considerations of a project
  • Manage a task as a project, with appropriate level of planning
  • Foresee the risks and challenges and ways to overcome those with as minimum impact as possible
  • Understand the key characteristics of traditional and Agile project management approaches

Pre-requisites

Knowledge, Skills & Experience

  • Be able to speak, listen, read and write English at a proficiency level equivalent to the Employability Skills Workforce Skills Qualification (ES WSQ) Workplace Literacy (WPL) Level 6
  • Well versed in all Microsoft Office applications, especially Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • Hardware & Software
    This course will be conducted as a Virtual Live Class (VLC) via Zoom platform. Participants must own a zoom account and have a laptop or a desktop with “Zoom Client for Meetings” installed. This can be downloaded from
    https://zoom.us/download.

    System Requirement

    Must Have:

    Please ensure that your computer or laptop meets the following requirements.

    • Operating system: Windows 10 or MacOS (64 bit or above)
    • Processor/CPU: 1.8 GHz, 2-core Intel Core i3 or higher
    • Minimum 20 GB hard disk space.
    • Minimum 8 Gb RAM
    • Webcam (The camera must be turned on for the duration of the class)
    • Microphone
    • Internet Connection: Wired or Wireless broadband
    • Latest version of Zoom software to be installed on computer or laptop prior to the class.

    Good to Have:

    • Wired internet connection
      Wired internet will provide you with stable and reliable connection.
    • Dual monitors
      Using a dual monitor setup will undoubtedly improve your training experience, enabling you to simultaneously participate in hands-on exercises and maintain engagement with your instructor.>

    Not Recommended:

    Using tablets is not recommended due to their smaller screen size, which could cause eye strain and discomfort over the course of the program's duration.

Course Outline

Part-1 (Online Learning: approximately 5 Hours)

Participants will be given account access to our Canvas Learning Management System (LMS). Participants are required to complete the e-learning course and 2 quizzes before they can proceed to attend the remaining 2-day instructor-led classroom/virtual training.

Part-2 (Instructor-led Virtual Training: 16 Hours)

  1. Introduction to Project Management
  • Define Project
  • Differentiate operational work from Project work
  • Program and portfolio definition
  1. Introduction to Project Management Methodologies
  • Waterfall
  • PMI
  • PRINCE2
  • Agile
  1. Role of a Project Manager
  • PM Sphere of influence
  • PM competencies
  • Key role of project integration
  1. Charter / Brief
  • Definition
  • Importance
  • Contents
  1. Requirements
  • Define the scope in Agile environment

– Backlog

  • Define the scope in a non-agile environment

– WBS

  • Document the requirements for clarity
  • Create a mind-map and affinity diagram
  • Populate the Kanban
  1. Scheduling
  • Granularity of the tasks
  • Dependency determination
  • Introduction to PERT / CPM
  • Scheduling
  • Plotting in a tool
  • Tracking mechanism
  1. Cost
  • Concepts, Trends & Emerging Practices
  • Plan cost management
  • Estimate costs
  1. Resources
  • Manpower
  • Machinery
  • Materials
  • Money
  • Project Management Tools
  1. Stakeholder
  • Definition
  • Importance
  • Classification
  • Identification
  1. Risks
  • Identification
  • Qualify and quantify the risks
  • Responses for risks
  • Mitigation plans
  1. Quality
  • Level of quality needs
  • Cost of quality
  1. Procurement
  • Decision to outsource
  • Contract types
  • Considerations
  1. Tracking the project
  • Earned value management
  • Forecasting
  • Variance analysis
  • Trend analysis
  • PM Tool
  1. The Top 10 Project Management Mistakes

Certificate Obtained and Conferred by

  • Certificate of Completion from NTUC LearningHub 

Upon meeting 75% attendance and passing the assessment(s), participants will receive a Certificate of Completion from NTUC LearningHub.

  • Statement of Attainment from SkillsFuture Singapore  

Upon meeting at least 75% attendance and passing the assessment(s), participants will receive a Statement of Attainment from SkillsFuture Singapore to certify that the participant has achieved the following Competency Standard(s):

- Programme Management (ICT-PMT-3002-1.1)

Additional Details

Medium of Instruction: English

Trainer: Trainee Ratio is 1:30

Mode of Delivery: Virtual Live Class (VLC) via Zoom

As this is a government subsidised programme, the entire training programme will be video recorded for audit purposes by the relevant funding agency. To ascertain their presence, Trainees / Participants are required to

  • Turn on web camera to show real-time video, as opposed to using a profile picture / video (jpg/jpeg, gif or png image file) for the entirety of the training and assessment session.
  • Ensure that their faces are fully visible (not just the forehead / eyebrows)
  • Use their full name as per NRIC / Passport as their Screen Name on Zoom

Courseware:

1. E-learning on Canvas

2. Learner’s Resources on Canvas

Price 

NTUC LHUB must receive payment by 31st December 2023 (8% GST applies)
[You are encouraged to make payment ahead of time]

  

Individual Sponsored 

Company Sponsored 

 

Non-SME 

SME 

Before GST 

With GST 

Before GST 

With GST 

Before GST 

With GST 

For foreigners and all others who are not eligible for subsidies in the next two categories below (Full Course Fee)

$980.00

$1,058.40

$980.00

$1,058.40

$980.00

$1,058.40

For Singapore Citizens & PRs:
(a) individually-sponsored trainees aged 21-39 years
(b) company-sponsored trainees aged 39 years & below

$490.00

$568.40

$490.00

$568.40

$294.00

$372.40

For Singapore Citizens aged 40 years and above

$294.00

$372.40

$294.00

$372.40

$294.00

$372.40

Payments received by NTUC LHUB from 1st January 2024 (9% GST applies)

  

Individual Sponsored 

Company Sponsored 

 

Non-SME 

SME 

Before GST 

With GST 

Before GST 

With GST 

Before GST 

With GST 

For foreigners and all others who are not eligible for subsidies in the next two categories below (Full Course Fee)

$980.00

$1,068.20

$980.00

$1,068.20

$980.00

$1,068.20

For Singapore Citizens & PRs:
(a) individually-sponsored trainees aged 21-39 years
(b) company-sponsored trainees aged 39 years & below

$490.00

$578.20

$490.00

$578.20

$294.00

$382.20

For Singapore Citizens aged 40 years and above

$294.00

$382.20

$294.00

$382.20

$294.00

$382.20

Funding Eligibility Criteria:

Individual Sponsored Trainee

Company Sponsored Trainee

  • Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents
  • From 1 October 2023, attendance-taking for SkillsFuture Singapore's (SSG) funded courses must be done digitally via the Singpass App. This applies to both physical and synchronous e-learning courses

  • Trainee must achieve at least 75% attendance
  • Trainee must pass all prescribed tests / assessments, and attain 100% competency
  • NTUC LearningHub reserves the right to claw back the funded amount from trainee if he/she did not meet the eligibility criteria
  • Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents
  • From 1 October 2023, attendance-taking for SkillsFuture Singapore's (SSG) funded courses must be done digitally via the Singpass App. This applies to both physical and synchronous e-learning courses

  • Trainee must achieve at least 75% attendance
  • Trainee must pass all prescribed tests / assessments, and attain 100% competency
  • NTUC LearningHub reserves the right to claw back the funded amount from the employer if trainee did not meet the eligibility criteria

Remarks:

 

Remarks:

Individual Sponsored Trainee

Company Sponsored Trainee

SkillsFuture Credit:

  • Eligible Singapore Citizens can use their SkillsFuture Credit to offset course fee payable after funding.

UTAP:

  • This course is eligible for Union Training Assistance Programme (UTAP).
  • NTUC members can enjoy up to 50% funding (capped at $250 per year) under UTAP.

PSEA:

  • To check for Post-Secondary Education Account (PSEA) eligibility for this course, visit:
    (a) 
    SkillsFuture (TGS-2020504155) for Face-to-Face class
  • Scroll down to “Keyword Tags” to verify for PSEA eligibility. 
  • If there is “PSEA” under keyword tags, the course is eligible for PSEA.  
  • And if there is no “PSEA” under keyword tags, the course is ineligible for PSEA. 
  • Not all courses are eligible for PSEA funding.

Absentee Payroll (AP) Funding:

  • $4.50 per hour, capped at $100,000 per enterprise per calendar year.
  • AP funding will be computed based on the actual number of training hours attended by the trainee.
  • Note: Courses / Modules under Professional Conversion Programme (PCP) will not be eligible for AP funding claim.

 

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Prices are subject to other LHUB miscellaneous fees.

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