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Advanced Project Management Techniques for Experienced Project Managers

As a senior manager you are responsible for an increasing number of complex projects. You have learned, practiced and experienced the basics of project management and now need the skills and confidence to manage larger, more complex and strategic projects.

Turning 'Theory' into 'Practice'?

As the more advanced course in our project management series, this course reviews the foundations of project management, building on common problem areas, advancing your technical and interpersonal skills, and sharpening your tools and techniques to effectively manage your projects successfully.

Who should attend?

Project Managers wishing to consolidate and build upon existing skills in order to manage larger, more complex and/or multi-disciplinary projects.

Key areas to be covered in the programme and documentation

Setting Clear Objectives, Goals and Vision
• Aligning the programme/project with the strategic business objectives
• Project organisational structure

Managing and Controlling Multiple Projects
• Applying appropriate project management methodologies and techniques
• Maintaining project control
• Change control
• Managing interdependencies
• Detecting and eliminating project overload
• Understanding portfolio and programme management

Exercising Risk Management
• Sensitivity and scenario analysis
• Value management
• Value engineering

Using Advanced Project Planning Techniques
• Critical chain analysis – overcoming cross-functional differences
• Improving your technical project management skills

Managing Project Finance
• Managing budget and cost-benefit analysis
• Implementing financial controls
• Analysing causes of overspend
• Managing revenue and benefits

Effective Communication
• Managing and informing all internal and external parties involved in the project
• Programme/project reporting
• Ensuring project status is visible
• Working with executive structures – clients, committees, boards and sponsors
• Considerations of remote teams

Improving your Leadership and People Management Skills
• Leading and developing multi-disciplinary teams
• Motivating and incentivising different roles within the project
• Gaining buy-in and commitment from third parties
• Identifying and managing different agendas and potential conflict within the project teams

Sharing Experiences and Lessons Learned from Other Project Managers
• Analysing current challenges faced
• Learning from mistakes

Avoiding Post-Closure Problems
• Closing down the project
• Post-implementation reviews

Practical Exercises
• Throughout the programme there are a number of practical exercises and case studies to reinforce the main learning points

Benefits to you

• Reviewing best practice project management methodologies, tools and techniques
• Identifying the role, skills and qualities of an advanced project manager
• Improving your project leadership and people management skills
• Exercising risk management with advance planning and management techniques
• Controlling, adjusting and monitoring projects effectively
• Developing your skills and confidence to manage multiple projects and multi-disciplinary projects
• Sharing experiences and lessons learned from other senior project managers

Companies already benefiting include:

Duration of Course

2 Day Course

Course details

This course is currently only available as an in-house option. For more information, and a quote, contact our team on +44 (0)20 3002 3057, or by email at

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