The modern basis of project management – planning, scheduling and cost control

Course Code: EM07

Course Objective

  • What makes a person a ‘Master’ of Project Management?
  • The Importance of knowing your outcome before you start a project
  • The Importance of planning and how to manage the Planning Process
  • The Importance of people management skills in delivering of projects
  • How to keep the team focused on the delivery goal
  • How to set up and operate disciplines required to monitor and control projects


Target Audience

  • project professional,
  •  team leaders and
  •  team members who are engaged in project work from simple to complex.
  • anyone managing or involved in projects regardless of their professional background or industry they operate within.


Course Outline

DAY 1 Introduction to Projects

  • What is a Project?
  • Benefits of Project Management
  • Why some Projects fail, Project Creep?
  • The Business Case – It’s importance and relevance
  • Developing a clear Project Scope and Objectives
  • Leadership in Projects – What does it mean to you?
  • Stakeholder Management – The first stage of risk assessment

DAY 2 Scoping and Laying the Foundations

  • Project Financial Evaluation, how is it done?
  • Project Cash Flow
  • Building the Project Management Team
  • Important Team Dynamics
  • Breaking the Project into its Main Components
  • How to assess Project Risk?
  • Risk Management – ensuring you practice prevention
  • Components of Project Cost

DAY 3 Monitoring and Controlling Projects

  • Developing your Project Plan using a robust planning process
  • Effective Planning and Project Control
  • Tracking you are still delivering the Project – data information
  • Project Scheduling
  • Project Control and Earned Value Management
  • How to Manage Conflict in your Project

DAY 4 Organising for Success and Gaining & Maintaining Commitment

  • Project Communications
  • Meetings Skills
  • Keys to ReducingTensions
  • The Project Support Office
  • Project Negotiations Tactics
  • What are the key skill areas needed?

DAY 5 Staying Focused, Delivering and Closing Your Project

  • An Introduction to Creative Thinking
  • Formally Closing the Project
  • Lessons Learned and Creating Learning Culture
  • Reducing Waste and Unnecessary Work
  • The design of financial models for forecasting and decision-making

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Date & Location

Date : 17 March 2019

Duration : 5 days

Place : Kuala Lumpur

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Date : 23 June 2019

Duration : 5 days

Place : Singapore

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Date : 22 September 2019

Duration : 5 days

Place : Jakarta

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