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Successful Project Management

In today’s world, project managers need to constantly stay on top of their game to avoid project delays and failures. Although recent Standish Group research has shown a significant improvement over the past couple of years, a staggering 19% of projects will be cancelled even before they are completed. A mere 35% of projects are deemed successful while 46% of projects encounter serious difficulties and struggle through their journey to completion. Today’s projects have moved with times, and though some of the common historical causes of failure are still present, project managers are now faced with additional challenges.   Successful project management provides tremendous return on investment. When productivity and efficiency increase, companies see larger profits. A huge part of a company’s success is your success as a project manager. How can you prepare yourselves today to anticipate the demands of tomorrow’s successful projects? Project managers must lead their teams in planning, budgeting, co-ordination, monitoring and control while meeting a client’s objectives on terms of quality, cost and time.   This training will thus benefit project managers by allowing them to have a greater hold on their projects and keeping in mind the important issues that will lead to project delivery within the estimated cost and time. Through this structured and interactive training which will be cemented further through practical case studies, this is one training opportunity you will not want to miss!

Turning 'Theory' into 'Practice'?

This highly interactive and intensive training course provides attendees with the latest practices, tools and techniques Our format combines real-world practical case study examples, hypothetical scenarios, role-playing, group exercises and tutorial style presentations with a focus on collaborative and interactive learning.

Who should attend?

This course is tailor - made for executives to macro level management of any industry who handle project management in their line of work.   Delegate titles: General Managers, VPs, Directors, Senior Managers, Managers, Regional managers, Team Leaders and Executives from:   • Projects • Project development • Project engineering • Engineering management • Industrial engineering • Project control • Business Development • Operations • Administration • Logistics   From across all industries including: • Engineering • Construction • Government authorities • Oil & Gas • Infrastructure development •Telecommunications • Technology • Industrial materials • Manufacturing • Consumer Products • Health and Pharmaceutical  • Express & Logistics

Key areas to be covered in the programme and documentation


Examining the project management process through planning and controlling the performance of a project

·           Introducing the course case study from a project of initiation to closure

·           Understanding the planning and control project management process

·           Addressing the project management process through initiation, planning, execution, control and closure

Practical Exercise: In this session, your training thus far will be enhanced by a practical exercise in which the facilitator will refer to real-life examples on how to mastermind a project from initiation to closure, to illustrate, support and reinforce the theory taught so far.


Developing project planning to successfully progress in the project environment

Successful project implementation starts with developing an overall master plan. Project planning is the heart of the operation, and this is especially true to all managers that acknowledge the importance of the planning step as a foundation to execution and implementation

·         Defining the project objectives when it comes to project planning

·         Identifying the scope to provide a common understanding of the project

·         Preparing an effective scope statement to ensure that the rest of the project flow along with minimal problems

·         Developing project strategies to achieve project goals and objectives


Managing scope and time management in project management

·         Introducing the nine knowledge areas of the PMBOK (Project Management Body of Knowledge)

·         Mastering scope management in scope planning, verification and control

·         Using the WBS as a planning and a control tool

·         Examining time management in planning the schedule, monitoring and controlling progress

·         Exploring time management tools in Gantt charts, percent progress, S-curves and computer software


Motivating cost management to monitor and report all expenses of a project

·                      Mastering the art of effective costing and budgeting

·                      Planning the budget, monitoring and controlling expenditure

·                      Understanding the concepts of cost estimation

·                      Avoiding the detriments of poor estimates and budgets

·                      Gaining a deeper insight into all the elements of budgets

·                      Maintaining cost management tools through budget tables, cost status, report and graphs

·                      Utilising Earned Value Management (EVM) to improve project evaluation and mitigate the risk of both time and cost over-runs


Discussing risk management to ensure success of a project

·         Good risk management projects accommodates uncertainty and this reduces the cost of failure

·         Addressing the principles of risk management in a project

·         Conducting a SWOT (Strength, Weakness, Opportunity and Threat) analysis

·         Conducting a risk analysis to identifying and rating of risks

·         Using a PI matrix for consistency of a project

·         Conceptualising systematic risk response strategies in avoidance, transference, mitigation and acceptance

·         Preparing and safeguarding the project through risk prioritisation

·         Venturing into health and safety planning

Practical Exercise: In the highly brainstorming exercise delegates will work through an exercise on risk and conduct a risk assessment which will be discussed and clarified by your facilitator.


Building a Successful Client – Contractor - Engineer Relationship

·         Revising procurement and contract management related issues

·         Improving on your procurement and contracts through Service Level Agreements (SLA)

·         Identifying key elements to maintain a successful relationship

Practical Case Study Session: In this practical exercise, your training thus far will be enhanced by this case study session on benchmarking and extracting learning points from successful projects.

Benefits to you

·         Understand how to develop an accurate and achievable schedule

·         Master the scheduling process in the overall project planning effort, the estimating processes and problems created by mis-estimating

·         Address the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) and the backbone of planning and roadmap to your project

·         Gauge the art of effective costing and budgeting

·         Practice dealing with the complexities of scheduling introduced by constraints and precedence relationships

·         Use Earned Value Management to accurately measure progress on a project



Companies already benefiting include:

Duration of Course

2 Days Day Course

Course details


1.   24-25 Feb 2011 – Bangkok (Venue TBA)

2.   28 Feb – 1 Mar 2011 – Kuala Lumpur (Venue TBA)

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