Project Management Boot Camp

5 days

The course is intended for project managers, project related staff and members of a project management office


The Project Management Boot Camp covers all aspects of project management: project planning, project execution, close out, organizational structures, team building, and conflict management. The Project Management Boot Camp bundles three courses into one, 5-day program: Project Planning for Success (3 days), Project Execution and Control (1 day), and Managing People and Projects (1 day).
The Project Management Boot Camp is intended for project managers and other essential project resources that need to understand how to organize project teams, manage conflict, as well as perform the traditional project management functions of initiation, planning, execution, control and close out. Practical learning will be promoted through group workshops that will draw upon project-oriented cases. All materials taught are compliant with the guidelines established in A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, PMBOK®, 5th Edition, from the Project Management Institute.



  • Corporate Positioning for Project Management
  • Key Concepts and Definitions
  • Benefits
  • Project Management & People
  • Project Lifecycle Concepts
  • The Matrix Approach
  • Project Planning & Control Process
  • Corporate Planning Considerations
  • Project Management Methodology

Project Level Risk analysis

  • Risk Management Components
  • Risk Planning
  • Identification
  • Qualitative Assessment
  • Risk Response
  • Quantitative Assessment
  • Workshop Discussion: Risk

Project Initiation

  • Initiative Identification
  • Project Definition
  • Initial Project Charter
  • Charter Workshop
  • Key Stakeholder Analysis
  • Discussion Workshop
  • Business Case/Feasibility Study

Scope Definition

  • Developing the Project Charter
  • Workshop: Project Charter
  • Developing the Work Breakdown Structure
  • Developing the Responsibility List
  • Workshop: Work Breakdown Structure

Work Package Planning (Project Deliverables)

  • Defining the Work Package
  • Estimating Human Resources and Other
  • Requirements
  • Work Package Schedule
  • Work Package Budget
  • Workshops: Work Package Planning

Schedule Planning

  • Steps to Develop the Schedule
  • Selection of a Scheduling Technique
  • CPM Barcharting
  • Scheduling Exercises
  • Workshop: Scheduling
  • Traditional and Time Critical Scheduling
  • Schedule and Resource Analysis
  • Shortening the Schedule

Budget Planning

  • Determining Budget Requirements
  • Developing a Performance Budget
  • Workshop: Budgeting

Facilitating Processes

  • Risk Management in the Planning Phase
  • Communications Management in the Planning Phase
  • Quality Management in the Planning Phase
  • Procurement Management in the Planning Phase
  • Human Resource Management in the Planning Phase

Completing the Plan

  • Negotiating Differences
  • Updating the Project Charter and Obtain
  • Project Plan Approval
  • Preparing to Implement the Project Plan
  • Workshop: Completing the Plan
  • Team Presentations: The Project Plan

Implementing the Plan for Execution

  • Optimizing the Project Plan
  • Optimization Dashboard
  • Establishing the Project Baseline
  • Metrics for Project Control
  • Transition from Planning to Execution
  • Project Kick-Off
  • Team Mobilization
  • Administering the Project
  • Project Workbook
  • Project Repository
  • Issues Management
  • Project Update Process

Project Execution and Control

  • Project Scope Control
  • Change Process Model
  • Time and Cost Control
  • Earned Value Analysis
  • Updating Process
  • Work Package Level
  • Project Level
  • Trend Analysis
  • Performance Reporting
  • Execution and Control of Facilitating Processes
  • Transition from planning to execution
  • Project kick-off and team mobilization
  • Administering the project
  • Project Workbook, Project Repository, Issues Management, Project Update Process

Project closure

  • Project Close Out Process
  • Project Assessment/Evaluation
  • Administrative Closeout
  • Project Close Out Report

Project organizations

  • Project Personnel Titles
  • The Basic Project Organization
  • Types of Project Organizational Structures
  • Comparison of Approaches
  • Full Team
  • Matrix Team
  • The Project Office
  • Workshop: Project Organization

Leadership of the team

  • Leadership Principles
  • Managing Multi-Cultural, Multi-Language
  • Team Members
  • Workshop: Group Discussion on Leadership


  • Communications Audiences
  • Communications Media
  • Communications Impact

Conflict Management

  • Impacts of Conflict
  • Modes of Conflict Management
  • Workshop: Group Discussion on Conflict

Running Project Meetings
Corporate Project organization Issues

  • Project Steering Committees
  • The Project Management Office

Portfolio Management
Team Building

  • Definition of a Team
  • Barriers to Team Building

Conclusion & Wrap Up

Skills Taught: 

Course objectives
By the completion of the seminar, participants will:

  • Understand the 5 key steps to project planning.
  • Understand the roles and responsibilities of key project personnel, including the project manager.
  • Learn how to develop a project charter.
  • Discover how to scope a project with emphasis on the work breakdown structure.
  • Learn how to schedule and budget a project.
  • Understand how to optimize the project plan and establish the project baseline.
  • Discover how to manage scope changes, issues, assumptions, earned value and project performance trends.
  • Learn how to manage risk, communications, quality, and team performance.
  • Understand how to close out the project.
  • Identify the best project team structure, given the needs and priorities of the sponsoring organization.
  • Appreciate the importance of communications, team building and conflict management.