IFMA - Project Management Competency Course
(Required for FMP Designation)
SEPTEMBER 10 - 11, 2020
COURSE DURATION: 2 days (Thursday and Friday), 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
According to the IFMA GJTA:
Facility managers play a major role on all aspects of project management beginning with planning, scoping, scheduling and evaluating. Project planning and management are core skills in FM. The skills are particularly important because of the wide range of projects assigned to the FM organization. Projects vary in scope, complexity, duration and financial risk.
Facility managers’ project roles involve planning organizing, delegating, monitoring and controlling projects and ensuring that the interests of the FM organization and its customers are represented throughout the life-cycle of a project. However, a facility manager’s role may vary depending on the specifics of the project and his or her capabilities and availability.
Common roles for facility managers include:
- Being the project manager.
- Delegating work to a project manager and being accountable for results.
- Being a team member on a project. For example, a different business unit’s project or a project for its organization. The course includes information on what makes a good project manager and how facility managers determine their optimal role on a given project.
After you complete this course, you will be able to:
- Describe the common projects in facility management, the role of the facility manager and project manager in projects and the different project management processes and models.
- Explain the inputs, processes and outputs related to:
- The Initiate phase of a project.
- The Plan phase of a project.
- Acquiring a team and resources and executing and controlling a project.
- Accepting deliverables, closing contracts and the project and evaluating outcomes