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  • Ref:
  • PM105
  • Course Title:
  • Project Management Masterclass
  • Fees:
  • $4,750
  • Venue:
  • Dubai, UAE
  • Date:
  • 2022-09-25



This course is designed to enable participants to understand how to manage projects with a controlled and structured approach.  The course provides an overview of project management and how to use project management tools and techniques. This course provides the foundation for all project management roles.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Assess their own project management skills
  • Plan how the will develop and improve their project management skills and knowledge
  • Describe the principles, skills and techniques required for effective project management
  • Define the stages of a project
  • Identify stakeholder interests
  • Explain how to start up a project
  • Develop a simple project plan
  • Use basic project planning techniques
  • Identify risk factors and plan how to manage risk
  • Define quality
  • Explain how to finish and close the project

Target Audience

Professionals interested in furthering their management and project management skills would benefit from this training session. It will also be beneficial to:

  • Technical professionals and engineers
  • Members of Process Improvement Teams
  • Administrators responsible for managing projects
  • Business Planners

Programme Content

Day One

  • Welcome and introductions
  • Review of the participants’ experience and knowledge
  • Project activity   
  • Candidates will work on project case studies throughout the course
  • Key course topics:
  • Project definition
  • Project team
  • Project lifecycle
  • Setting up a project
  • Controlling a project
  • Closing a project
  • Project planning and scheduling
  • Change management
  • Risk management
  • Issue management
  • Quality management
  • Document control
  • Managing a project team
  • Introduction and initial assessment      
  • Project management overview
  • Project lifecycle
  • Stages of a project
  • Project controls
  • Managing project deliverables
  • Managing the project team
  • What is project management?  
  • What is a project?
  • Characteristics of a project
  • Why do projects need to be managed?
  • Why do projects go wrong – typical problems?
  • What are the elements involved in project management?
  • Choosing a methodology
  • The project lifecycle                      
  • Project roles and responsibilities      
  • Who is involved – who reports to who (organisation structure)
  • Stakeholders
  • Sponsors
  • Project control
  • The role of a project manager
  • The decision makers

Day Two

  • Project controls  
  • Overview of key project controls
  • Project start-up stage   
  • Project initiation
  • Scoping the requirements
  • Identifying project deliverables
  • Project charter
  • Setting up a project team
  • Project planning
  • Setting project reporting criteria
  • Project status reporting
  • Exception reporting
  • Creating and building the project team 
  • Project planning  
  • Organising the work
  • Planning resources
  • Scheduling the deliverables
  • Stages

Day Three

  • Project planning  
  • Milestones
  • Dependencies
  • Project time planning
  • Project plans
  • Critical path analysis
  • Using Gantt charts
  • Communications strategy
  • Critical Chain project management
  • Managing a project stage               
  • Managing deliverables
  • Managing the project
  • Baseline and change management
    • Managing change

Day Four

  • Project finances  
  • Controlling the budget
    • Forecasting
    • Tracking spend
  • Risk management         
  • Risk plans
  • Identifying risks
  • Evaluating the impact of risks
  • Strategies for managing risks
  • Reducing risks through contingency
  • Risk realisation
  • Risk vs. issue management
  • Monitoring the project
  • Recovery from disaster

Day Five

  • Managing a project team
  • Reporting
  • Conflict resolution
  • Quality management     
  • Project closure stage     
  • The project workbook – a project planning tool
  • Participants’ detailed action plans (personal project plans)