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Managing Large & Complex Project Effectively, Efficiently and Productively

What makes a project complex? Project size? The number of stakeholders and the level at which their interests compete? The amount of systems engineering and integration required? The use of leading edge technology? Harsh weather or environmental requirements? How about the culture and political climate? Factors that affect the complexity of projects can be categorised as internal, external, and organisational. Rather than simply adding to the complexity, factors can play off of each other, with a Richter-scale effect. In short, managing a complex project is exponentially more difficult than managing simple ones. Complex projects require a different way of thinking to traditional project management yet uses all of the same project management tools and process we are accustomed to using, just in a different way. Project managers must create project plans that provide the right level of both flexibility and control. This course is NOT a basic course in project management. Attendees should already understand the nine project management knowledge areas of defined by the Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge.

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, group exercises and tutorial style presentations with a focus on collaborative and interactive learning.

Who should attend?

This workshop will be of benefit to Vice Presidents and Directors of Project Management, Project Management Offices, Senior Project Managers, Internal Auditors, Programme Managers as well as management who are responsible to ensure the successful execution of projects.

Key areas to be covered in the programme and documentation

Day One

Discussing and addressing the issues and challenges in managing large and complex projects

• Discussing the global scene on complexity and projects

• Uncovering the factors that make a project complex

• Developing the Programme/Project Management Office (PMO)

• Identify project’s stakeholders and clarifying roles and responsibilities

Programme Integration Management: Starting the project off on the right foot

• Developing a master project plan to reflect the project needs - Project Management Plan (Execution


• Developing the required Infrastructure – the supporting plans and organisation

• Managing the project status using Earned Value

Effectively managing project scope to ensure project success

• Avoiding ambiguity in scope management by setting a clear and to the point goals and objectives

• Strategies for managing change: Discussing the importance of project change management

• Using the WBS Matrix as an Interface Management

Taking control of your projects with better project budgeting and costs estimation

• Creating an accurate budget for any level of work from individual project tasks to entire portfolios

• Estimating tasks using activity-based costing, and aggregate to project budgets

• Aggregating individual costs to form a project budget

• Quantifying risk to justify contingency funding and produce a defensible baseline

• Managing the programme budget, allocating funds to projects with the best rate of return

• Leveraging Earned Value Analysis to determine project status, forecasts and any necessary corrections

• Discussing best practices used in cost estimation in project management

Day Two

Risk assessment and contingency planning: Effectively identify and neutralise risks to achieve project success

• Identifying Risk Opportunities as well as project risks

• Prioritising risks according to their impact on the project as well as likelihood

• Assessing the causes and effects of high priority risks

• Developing responses to the high priority risks including preventative measures and contingency plans

Planning and managing a robust procurement plan

• Strategic Procurement Planning – determining what to procure and when

• Achieve win – win by successfully obtaining and analyse quotations, bids, offers or proposals

• Discussing different types of contacts that suits the best for your project procurement

- Fixed price contracts

- Cost – reimbursable contracts

- Time and material contracts

• Analysing the effect of contract types on buyer and seller risk

• Settlements of all outstanding issues, claims and disputes by negotiations – Negotiated Settlements

Achieving successful project management with better stakeholders management

• Identifying stakeholders and their expectations

• Power, level of interest and stakeholder communication

• Dealing with conflicting stakeholders

• Managing stakeholder expectations

Benefits to you

·          Benefitting from small class size to enhance learning experience and interaction with trainer and other participants

·          Learning from expert facilitator on the subject matter

·          Sharing on latest practices, tools and techniques

·          Putting theory into practice: Immediate application in the workplace

For more information or an event brochure, please contact Ms. Catherine Foo at or call +603 2723 6757

Companies already benefiting include:

Duration of Course

2 Days Day Course

Course details

Location & Dates: December 7 & 8, 2011 in Mandarin Oriental, Jakarta, Indonesia

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