Project Management Planning

Course Code: PJ 26


Course Objective

  • Describe how to initiate a project by defining the project goal, identifying the priorities, and establishing the organization.
  • Explain how to develop a project plan by identifying the scope, task dependencies, schedule, critical path, and risks.
  • Identify factors that lead to project success.
  • Describe the four stages of the project-life-cycle and the role each stage has in the evolution of a project.
  • Explain how to execute a project by monitoring the progress, communicating with stakeholders, and deciding how to correct and control.
  • Develop an awareness of some behavioral biases in project settings and identify how these impact the planning and execution of a project.
  • Develop the language and mindset for planning and managing projects by properly setting and prioritizing project goals and objectives.
  • Identify the most appropriate project management methodology given the project objectives, the degrees of uncertainty, and the constraints.


Target Audience

  • Managers
  • Project managers, civil engineers
  • Construction managers
  • Contractors, sub-contractors
  • Site engineers, senior management
  • Government agencies
  • Commercial managers
  • Divisional managers


Course Outline

First day

  • Project planning
  • Project management definitions
  • Comparison of projects and processes
  • Manage project constraints
  • Project management applications
  • Benefits inherent in project management
  • Phases of the project management cycle
  • Define project requirements
  • Identification of technical aspects
  • Define key appointments
  • Building the project's work split structure
  • Problems of building a work split structure
  • Guidelines for building a business segmentation structure

Second day

  • Scheduling projects
  • Linking the activities of the WBS
  • Schedule the front and back paths of the project network
  • Critical path method
  • Manage grace periods
  • Estimated duration of project activities
  • Three-point method to estimate the activity time
  • Methods of total project pressure
  • Planning and settlement of project resources

Third day

  • Monitoring projects
  • Project organizational structures
  • Manage acquired value
  • Calculations of acquired value management account
  • Schedule and budget performance indicators
  • Calculate expectations
  • Project performance reports
  • Project audit
  • The role of software in project management

 Fourth day

  • Select projects using capital budgeting techniques for the project
  • Determining the cost of project capital
  • Methods of calculating the feasibility of the project
  • Rate of return
  • Capital response
  • Net present value
  • Internal rate of return

Fifth day

  • Dealing with strategic partners of the project
  • Identify strategic partners for the project
  • Types of strategic partners
  • Scale of participation of strategic partners
  • Managing the level of participation of strategic partners
  • Communicate with strategic partners
  • Negotiation with strategic partners

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Date & Location

Date : 13 March 2022

Duration : 5 days

Place : Dammam

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Date : 11 September 2022

Duration : 5 days

Place : Istanbul

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