NZIDR Project Management Masterclass


Posted on 25th November, by JimYoung in Blog. Comments Off on NZIDR Project Management Masterclass

During the week 21-25 November I presented a Project Management Masterclass for five top Bangladeshie students: A B M Majibur Rahman, Gazi Mohammad Nazmul Hossain, Minhaj Uddin Ahammad, Abu Sayed Mojumder, and M Rizwanul Haque.

The excellent training venue was provided by the very able and obliging Sapphire Consultants, Petone. Each student was provided with a comprehensive workbook and hard copies of PowerPoint slides. Here are some random photos taken during the programme.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA“Space Survival” – a very challenging project risk management exercise that the team completed with great accuracy to readily meet a tough deadline.untitled

The Lego Sky Tower ice-breaker challenge that requires each team to design and construct a model tower given material and labour costs, quality/specification requirements, and an ability for the deliverable to withstand a 14 degrees tilt in all directions in recognition of quake hazards. This example considerably exceeded the average profit margin.untitledd

Converting a Network Diagram to a Henry Gantt chart – (God Alone kNows The Truth) !

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Developing a project budget and applying the PERT weighted average formula and learning about beta frequency distributons, probabilities and standard deviations.

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Preparing a simple Network Diagram.

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Mapping a process for Russian Roulette. The pistol needs to a a revolver for best effect.

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Network Diagram with Critical Path highlighted in red.

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Contingency Calculations, which in this instance identify the required project duration to be assured of a 60% likelihood of on-time completion, where the contingency added to the critical path is 3.25 days, depending of course on the accuracy of the estimates for Optimistic, Most Likely and Pessistic completion times.

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Professor Sayed (team leader) explaining the use of a project risk management matrix to prioritise risks in terms of their likelihood (probability) and impact (consequence) as a prelude to identifying appropriate risk response measures.

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A very “handy” delegation model.

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Earned Value Analysis – a useful tool for monitoring project progress and estimating likely finish dates and final cost, which in this example shows a project that is both behind schedule and over spent, with a control chart underneath on the same scale that confirms this disaster.

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Using a Decision Matrix with weighted attributes to determine the most suitable project option.

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Jim and his appropriately proud graduates from the left – Majibur, Nazmul, Minhaj, Sayed and Rizwan. The team now enjoy a weekend break and then depart for more academic tuition at Massey University, Palmerston North, before returning to Wellington for project site visits.





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