Project Management Overview for Senior Managers

1 days

This seminar is designed for senior managers working in organizations where a significant number of projects of various types are conducted.


Senior managers involved with a number of projects, are provided an overview of essential project initiation, planning and control factors they should be watching for in their projects. Issues such as risk and contingency, as well as progress reporting are reviewed. The roles of the project sponsor are examined. Group discussions allow exposure to other senior managers’ concerns and issues regarding projects.



  • Key definitions
  • Project lifecycles
  • The project planning and control cycle
  • Project Management Methodology

People and Communications

  • Leadership of the team
  • Communications
  • Stakeholder relations management

Organizing for large, complex corporate project environments

  • A corporate governance model
    • The role of the executive
    • Portfolio management
    • The use and roles of PMOs
  • Discussion group workshop

Organizing for large, complex projects/programs

  • The role of a project sponsor
  • The project office
  • Project management in a matrix environment
  • Managing dispersed teams
  • Discussion group workshop

Overview of project risk management

  • Risk management components
    • Risk planning
    • Qualitative assessment
    • Risk response
    • Quantitative assessment

Project initiation

  • Project identification
  • Project definition
    • Initial project charter
    • Key stakeholder analysis
  • Business Case/Feasibility Study
  • Discussion group workshop

Overview of project planning

  • The project planning cycle
  • The importance of scope planning
    • Requirements definition
    • Developing the work breakdown structure
  • Importance of estimating at the lowest level
  • Factors of scheduling and budgeting

Overview of project execution and control

  • Key control issues
    • Change management
    • Risk and assumptions management
    • Issues and actions management
    • Interpreting project reports and briefings
  • Project Close out