Project Managers' ToolBox

Concrete practices for bringing a project in on-time

3 days

Participants who require project planning and control skills as well as project management supporting tools.


This seminar will provide participants with an organized method of planning, control and monitoring a project. In addition to basic definitions and concepts of project management, it provides a proven “how to” project management methodology for initiating, planning, monitoring and controlling a project of any size and type.

The seminar is hands-on with group workshops built around a case which leads the participants, in groups, to build a basic project plan. All materials taught are compliant with the guidelines established in A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, PMBOK®, from the Project Management Institute.

  • Introduction
  • Corporate Positioning for Project Management
    • Key Definitions
    • Project Management & People
    • Project Lifecycle
    • Project Management Methodology
  • Project Level Risk Analysis
    • Risk Management Components
      • Identification
      • Risk planning
      • Qualitative Assessment
      • Risk Response
      • Quantitative Assessment
      • Risk Discussion Workshop
  • Project Initiation
    • Project Identification
    • Project Definition
      • Initial Project Charter
        • Charter Workshop
      • Key Stakeholder Analysis
        • Discussion Workshop
    • Business Case/Feasibility Study
  • Project Planning
    • Scope Definition
      • Requirements
        • Updating the Project Charter
      • Work Breakdown Structures
      • WBS Dictionary
        • Workshop: WBS
      • Work Package Planning
        • WP Description
        • Work Package Activities
          • Workshop: WP Scoping
        • Estimating Resources
          • Time and Cost
          • Workshops
  • Project Base Scheduling
    • Scheduling Terms
    • Optimization Process
    • Creating Critical Path Schedules
      • Scheduling Exercises
    • Schedule Impacts
      • Labour Contingency
      • Overhead Loss Time
      • Schedule Workshop
    • Schedule Analysis & Resource Levelling
  • Project Base Budgeting
    • Project Budget
    • Performance Budget
      • Workshop: Project Budget
    • Other Budget Types
  • Project Plan Approval
    • Update Project Charter
    • Workshop & Presentation
  • Project Execution & Control
    • Key Definitions
    • Transition to Execution
    • Issues Management
  • Scope Status
    • Verification
    • Quality
    • Change Control
      • Workshop: Change
  • Project Reporting
    • Work Package Plan Updating
      • Risks & Assumptions
      • Earned Value
      • Schedule & Budget
      • WP Summary Status
    • Project Level Status
      • Scope
      • Schedule
      • Budget
      • Earned Value
      • Project Status Report
      • Update Risk & Assumptions
    • Repository
  • Project Close Out & Benefits Realization
    • Close Out Process
    • Benefits Determination
  • Conclusions
Skills Taught: 

By the completion of the workshop, the participants will:

  • Be aware of project management definitions and basic concepts of project management.
  • Gain an understanding of the importance of people leadership in a project.
  • Be able to develop a project plan, using a proven project management methodology, which includes a project charter, work breakdown structure, estimates at the activity level by each resource, and a baseline project schedule and project budget.
  • Be able to set up and use the following control tools; change records and logs, risk and assumptions controls, issues and actions management.
  • Be able to set up and prepare project status reports.
  • Learn how to closeout a project upon completion.

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