Planning, Organizing & Controlling Projects

Course Code: PJ12

►Course Objective


  • Appreciate the range of techniques and tools used in planning, organising and controlling projects and be able to select appropriate methods to suit the size and type of project being managed
  • Establish clear and realistic targets and objectives for projects and ensure completion is on time and within budget
  • Produce accurate, workable plans giving a detailed breakdown of costs, timescales, tasks and resources
  • Quantify the impact of problems and changes in real terms of resources, time and cost
  • Create a true picture of progress achieved
  • Understand how to motivate project members and keep the project alive and on track through effective project communication skills


►Target Audience


  • managers
  • project managers, civil engineers
  • construction managers
  • contractors, sub-contractors
  • site engineers, senior management
  • government agencies
  • planning managers
  • Commercial managers
  • Divisional managers


►Course Outline



Reviewing the Fundamentals

  • Review of the ‘Project Life Cycle’
  • Project initiation, project scope, definition and specification
  • The different project roles, responsibilities and boundaries
  • Stakeholder management and engagement
  • Project Cash Flow


Planning Projects for Results

  • Work breakdown structures
  • Estimating and scheduling work
  • The value of qualitative risk analysis
  • Contingency planning
  • Establishing appropriate milestones


Organising the Project

  • Managing the established milestones
  • Getting to grips with information management
  • Managing project costs – what you need to know
  • Network diagrams and Gantt charts
  • When and how to negotiate?


Controlling the Project

  • Handling the changes and challenges that affect projects
  • Running effective change control processes
  • Project control systems
  • Activity coding
  • Earned Value calculations
  • How to create an effective communication plan?


Managing People and Communication within the Project

  • Leadership qualities that get results
  • The keys to effective influence and persuasion
  • Resource scheduling and leveling
  • Relationship between time and cost
  • Lean project management

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Date & Location

Date : 24 February 2019

Duration : 5 days

Place : Kuala Lumpur

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Date : 21 July 2019

Duration : 5 days

Place : Manila

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