Project Management: Effective Planning, Execution and Control


Projects occur throughout organizations in many departments. They are becoming more and more complex and are often a part of a larger program. The skills that people require to manage these projects and programs is not the same as it was 10 years ago Project management training must show people how to manage projects effectively, efficiently and productively, meeting all business and customer requirements. It should reflect current global best practices and methodologies if it is to be effective and generate high pay back to organizations.

Session Focus

You will experience how to manage an entire project from beginning to end using a real-life simulation. You will create your project team, develop your project’s scope as well as a detailed project plan, risk assessment and change requirements. You will be able to apply the project methodology you will follow to projects of all sizes and complexities. As well, you will learn how to manage projects within the real-life constraints of time and budget as well as meeting business and customer requirements. This session will increase your skills, knowledge and experience with project management so that you are likely to apply what you learn consistently to all your projects.

We can customize this training to incorporate your organization`s specific project processes, documents, methodologies and/or projects.

Who Should Attend?

Individuals who are involved in managing or implementing projects, including:

  • Project Manager or Program Managers
  • Project Leaders
  • Project Team Members

Key Outcomes

  • Learn how to manage an entire project from beginning to end either as an individual or with a team.
  • Gain confidence in managing a project by working on a project plan simulation that is representative of a project you will need to manage in your organization.
  • Learn and apply the Project Management Institute’s (PMI) Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK), the ISO 10006: 2003 Guidelines for Quality and the ISO 21500:2012 Guidance on Project Management.
  • Understand the Project Life Cycle from project definition to close
  • Identify what competency requirements are required for the project resources and determine how to select the project manager and team members.
  • Delegate tasks to others responsible for the completion of project packages but whom may not be on the core project team.
  • Work with vendors and suppliers on the development of project scope and plan as well as throughout the project execution.
  • Identify the project’s stakeholders and maintain a customer and quality focus throughout.
  • Develop the project scope statement.
  • Develop the work breakdown structures as part of scope definition.
  • Develop the time lines by estimating duration for all project activities and tasks.
  • Determine the resources, both internally and externally, required to complete or ensure each task is completed.
  • Develop the network diagram to identify all project task dependencies.
  • Develop a budget for the project and breakdown the costs to the lowest level of activity possible.
  • Determine the project milestones.
  • Identify and manage the critical path of the project.
  • Understand the parameters of project management software to manage the project plan.
  • Develop a budget for the project and a breakdown of the costs to the lowest level of activity possible.
  • Create a full risk management plan including contingencies.
  • Manage project changes throughout the project
  • Develop a communication strategy that keeps the project team, project sponsor and other stakeholders happy.
  • Present and report to management on the project’s progress.
  • Implement the project plan successfully.
  • Close and evaluate the project upon completion.
  • Manage the project close-out meeting.
  • Archive and retain project knowledge as part of lessons learned.

Course Duration

3 Days