Planning, Organising & Controlling Projects

How to Achieve Project Success

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Date Duration Venue Fees
22-26 Apr 2024 5 Days Dubai - UAE US$4,450 Register
23-27 Sep 2024 5 Days Muscat - Oman US$4,450 Register
23-27 Dec 2024 5 Days Dubai - UAE US$4,450 Register

Course Overview

This training course demonstrates how to plan all of the work required to carry out a project, how to organise that work to accomplish it, and how to control that work and lead it to a successful conclusion.  The guiding document for the project manager is the Project Plan.  Its three primary components are the Scope Plan; Project Schedule; and Project Budget.  Two of the three major tools of Project Management, the Work Breakdown Structure for the scope and the Critical Path Method for the schedule, are provided to help develop the project plan.  Other subsidiary components of the project plan, plans for quality, resources, communication, and procurement will also be discussed.  Finally, the training course demonstrates how to apply risk analysis to the project plan.

To organise the work, resource assignments need to be made, reporting processes need to be put into place and quality inspections are conducted.  Additional tools for project control are introduced, but the primary one is the 3rd major tool of project management, Earned Value Analysis.  Throughout the class, a series of exercises works through the planning process, building a realistic project plan for a real project, implementing that plan and guiding it through to a successful conclusion.  These exercises will be done working in groups to enable participants to practice the tools as they learn them and apply them at work prior to leaving the class.

Course Objectives

After the training course, you will learn to:

  • Create a project plan for project success
  • Focus on the three key areas of the plan: scope, schedule and budget
  • Organise the project resources to carry out the plan
  • Manage the project work
  • Track and control project work to ensure project success

Target Audience

This course is suitable to a wide range of working professionals but will greatly benefit:

Project sponsors, project managers who lead projects and functional managers who provide resources to projects.  Also anyone hoping to move into a project management career.

  • Project managers
  • Program managers
  • Project participants
  • Functional managers supplying resources to projects
  • Project sponsors

Training Methodology

This class consists of lecture, discussion, and group exercises.  Each topic is presented and thoroughly explained followed by discussion of how it might apply at work.  Exercises follow the discussion to apply the material to actual work projects.

Course Outline

Day One

The Project Plan

  • The Role of the Project Plan
  • Content of the Project Plan
  • How to Develop the Project Plan
  • The Product Scope for the Project
  • The Project Scope for the Project
Day Two

Developing Schedules and Budgets

  • Sequencing the Project Tasks
  • Defining the Critical Path
  • Creating the Detailed Schedule
  • Schedule Compression and Optimization Techniques
  • Estimating Project Costs
  • Developing the Time-Based Budget
Day Three

Subsidiary Plans

  • The Project Quality Plan
  • The Project Resource Management Plan
  • The Project Communications Plan
  • The Project Procurement Plan
  • The Stakeholder Management Plan
Day Four

Organising the Project Work

  • Project Risk Analysis
  • Acquiring the Team
  • Assigning Resources to the Project Tasks
  • Managing the Project Team
  • Working with Stakeholders
  • The Work Authorization System
  • Managing Quality
Day Five

Controlling Project Results for Success

  • Verifying Scope
  • Tracking Gantt Charts to Monitor Progress
  • Earned Value Analysis
  • Project Quality Reviews
  • Obtaining Project Acceptance
  • Closing Out the Project


Upon successful completion of this training course, Newage Certificate will be awarded to the delegates.

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