Course Overview

Project Planning is part of project management, which relates to the use of schedules such as Gantt charts to plan and subsequently report progress within the project environment, Initially, the project scope is defined and the appropriate meth-ods for completing the project are determined. Following this step, the durations for the various tasks necessary to complete the work are listed and grouped into a work breakdown structure. Project planning is often used to organize different areas of a project, including project plans, work loads and the management of teams and individuals. The logical dependencies between tasks are defined using an activity network diagram that enables identification of the critical path. Float or slack time in the schedule can be calculated using project management software.

In this program you will learn how to establish and accomplish goals that are linked directly to stakeholder needs and utilize tried and proven project management tools to get the job done on time, within budget and accordance with requirements. Work through a proactive approach to risk that will give you a clear understanding of both Qualitative and Quantitative Risk Analysis.

Course Objective

Upon completion of this course, the trainees will be aware and understanding of the following:

 Define the Basic Concepts of Project Management

 Differentiate between PM and other Management Disciplines

 Identify PM 5 processes and 9 Knowledge Areas.

 Learn the Basic Scheduling and Cost Management Concepts.

 Establish Project Goals and Objectives that are directly linked to Stakeholders’ needs.

 Develop and use work Breakdown Structures.

 Develop realistic and measurable objectives to ensure positive results.

 Estimate project time

Who Should Attend

Those who have a role in various projects such as cost estimators, project schedulers, project designers, project planner, contracts professionals, project procurement and purchasing staff, and project control and business services professionals who have the responsibility for preparing cost / schedule estimates and project proposals and contracting companies

Course Content

Module (01) The World of Project Management

 1.1 What is a project?

 1.2 Mature project management

 1.3 Selecting projects to meet organizational goals

 1.4 Managing programmes and portfolios

 1.5 Uncertainty in project selection decisions

 1.6 Project data, information and knowledge management

 Module (02) Project Planning, Scheduling and Budgeting

 2.1 Strategic, tactical and operational planning

 2.2 The contents of a project plan

 2.3 Level of detail in scheduling

 2.4 Network logic and dependency analysis

 2.5 Project uncertainty and risk management

 2.6 Fundamentals of budgeting and cost control

 Module (03) Project Resourcing, Monitoring and Control

 3.1 Resource allocation

 3.2 Expediting a project

 3.3 The Critical Chain approach

 3.4 Designing the monitoring cycle

 3.5 Performance indicators and control mechanisms

 3.6 Designing the change control system

 Module (04) The Project Manager’s Roles & Responsibilities

 4.1 Selection of the Project Manager

 4.2 Project Team-building and empowerment

 4.3 Delegating with confidence

 4.4 Communication within the project team

 4.5 Project team leadership

 4.6 Conflict handling

 Module (05) Project Evaluation, Reporting, Closure and Hand-over

5.1 Evaluation criteria and project auditing


5.2 Analysing project performance

5.3 Progress reports and records

5.4 Determinants of project success

5.5 Successful project hand-over

5.6 Lessons learned and creating learning culture