Planning, Organising & Controlling Projects

An Intensive 5-Day Training Course

Planning, Organising & Controlling Projects

Tools and Techniques for Improving Project Performance

PMI® Registered training
PMI® Registered training

Scheduled Dates

05 - 09 Dec 2022 London - UK $5,950
19 - 23 Dec 2022 Accra - Ghana $5,950
06 - 10 Mar 2023 Paris - France $5,950
08 - 12 May 2023 Zurich - Switzerland $5,950
19 - 23 Jun 2023 London - UK $5,950
21 - 25 Aug 2023 Amsterdam - The Netherlands $5,950
04 - 08 Dec 2023 London - UK $5,950
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Why Choose this Training Course?

Projects, by their nature, are complex undertakings requiring the involvement of multiple entities and resources. All personnel involved in project execution are expected to contribute towards the successful delivery of their projects and, as such, it is essential that they know how to effectively plan, organise, and control projects. This Planning, Organising & Controlling Projects training course provides a framework for successfully managing projects based on extensive research into project performance across all forms of enterprise. The methodology presented, which is complementary with PMI® and other models, offers a versatile approach that will enhance both individual and project performance.

This training course is designed to equip those involved in project delivery with the essential skills needed to fulfil their responsibilities in a professional way. The concepts, methods, and techniques presented are both well established and proven to provide project teams with the essential knowledge, skills, and toolkits necessary to ensure successful project outcomes.

This PetroKnowledge training course will highlight:

  • The key project management skills needed to maximise project performance
  • The responsibilities of project sponsors, project managers, line managers and specialists
  • Methods for identifying, engaging, and managing project stakeholders
  • Techniques for establishing the full scope of the project and prioritising deliverables
  • How to create realistic plans, pro-actively manage risks and exploit opportunities?
  • The use of tools and techniques for tracking and managing project performance
  • The leadership and teamwork skills needed to promote collaboration throughout the project

What are the Goals?

By the end of this Planning, Organising & Controlling Projects training course, you will be able to:

  • Apply a professional, systematic approach to manage projects and project activities.
  • Define the project scope, establish realistic objectives, and identify the relevant deliverables.
  • Produce realistic project plans, determine the critical path, and manage project risks.
  • Mobilise resources, accurately monitor project performance, and maintain control of the project.
  • Recognise team dynamics within the project, play to strengths and manage weaknesses.

Who is this Training Course for?

This PetroKnowledge training course is suitable to a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit:

  • Project Managers and Directors
  • Project Professionals, including anyone responsible carrying out project assignments
  • Project Administrators, Supervisors, and Support Staff
  • Project Owners and Clients
  • Project Contractors and Suppliers

How will this Training Course be Presented?

The training course is based on a combination of theory, practical, interactive discussion, and team exercises. During each session, we will explore the various inputs, tools and techniques, and outputs of each of the project planning, organising, implementing, and controlling processes, discuss their flaws and values, and simulate real-life project management events.

Organisational Impact

The organisation will gain the following benefits:

Delegates attending this training course will be better equipped to pro-actively manage projects and project activities. As a result, the organisation will gain the following benefits:

  • Acquire and develop skills needed to fulfil your project responsibilities and objectives.
  • Improved project team performance, delivering results more quickly and more cost effectively.
  • Development of realistic project plans, with more accurate cost, time, and resource estimates.
  • Improved project leadership.
  • Achievement of project milestones with improved cash flow and budget control.
  • Improved communication between project teams and the rest of the organisation.
  • Higher levels of staff motivation and professionalism.

Personal Impact

Delegates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate greater competence in contemporary project management methods and techniques
  • Contribute more effectively in project and programme management teams
  • Create more realistic plans and control work more professionally
  • Show better leadership and management of project teams and work assignments
  • Comprehend, appreciate, and apply appropriate economic evaluation measures
  • Build and manage productive working relationships with clients, contractors, and suppliers
  • Operate more confidently and effectively in a global business environment

Daily Agenda

Day One: Reviewing the Fundamentals

  • Understanding projects: Differences between large/small and simple/complex projects
  • The 'project life cycle' and the role of project management
  • Current trends in project management: Project management associations and qualifications
  • Project performance measurement: Understanding why some projects succeed and others don’t
  • A framework for building project success: Improving project management performance
  • The different project roles, responsibilities, and boundaries: RACI charts
  • Key financial concepts: Net Present Value, Internal Rate of Return, and Payback Periods

Day Two: Initiating and Defining Projects

  • Initiating projects: Project context and environment
  • Setting realistic objectives: Defining project scope and deliverables
  • Managing expectations and agreeing priorities: Ensuring value for money
  • Developing a work breakdown structure: Defining roles and specifying work packages
  • Developing a cost breakdown structure: Techniques for making preliminary estimates of time and cost
  • Using appropriate project planning methods: Applying a structured approach
  • Initiating risk management: Using qualitative risk analysis techniques

Day Three: Planning Projects for Results

  • Building a realistic project plan: Using Gantt charts and activity networks
  • Using the plan to develop detailed task and resource schedules
  • Identifying the critical path and setting milestones: Getting buy-in from the key players
  • Techniques for developing detailed estimates for time and cost: Managing estimating uncertainty
  • Minimising project timescales: Exploring time-cost options and understanding trade-offs
  • Managing project risks: Qualitative and quantitative risk management methods and techniques
  • The importance of continuous planning: Maintaining and updating plans and risk registers

Day Four: Organising, Implementing, and Controlling Projects

  • Handling the changes and challenges that affect projects
  • Running effective change control processes
  • Project performance tracking, management, and control systems
  • Pro-active and re-active control: Measures that give early warning
  • Using predictive control techniques: Gantt charts, burn-down charts, and earned value methods
  • Managing project communication and decision making: Running effective meetings
  • Exploiting information management technology: Managing project documentation

Day Five: Project Leadership and Team-Working

  • Working in project teams: Building collaborative working relationships
  • Understanding leadership and management: Qualities and skills that enhance results
  • The role of the leader in building team cohesion and performance: The team development cycle
  • The keys to effective influence and persuasion: Characteristics of successful leaders
  • Improving communication, delegation, and motivation skills
  • Working with senior stakeholders: Creating rapport and understanding, managing expectations
  • Lean concepts and the learning cycle: Implementing continuous improvement

Certificate

  • On successful completion of this training course, a PetroKnowledge Certificate will be awarded to the delegates
  • On successful completion of this PetroKnowledge training course, Certificate with eligible Professional Development Units (PDUs) / Contact Hours from Project Management Institute (PMI®), will be awarded to the delegates

Accreditation

PMI® Registered Training Course

The Registered Education Provider (R.E.P. ID:4349) status with the Project Management Institute (PMI®) enables PetroKnowledge to issue applicable Professional Development Hours/Units (PDHs/PDUs) to participants on our Project Management oriented training courses, to help them achieve or maintain PMI® professional credentials.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How can I register for a training course?

  • To register online through our website, please click “Enroll Now” on the course page, complete and submit the form. A confirmation e-mail and instructions will be sent to the participant’s e-mail.
  • You may also get in touch with our Registration Team on
    +971 56 222 7795 | +971 2 557 7389 or send an email to reg@petroknowledge.com

When and how do I arrange payments?

  • Payments can be made in USD or UAE local currency AED (Arab Emirates Dirhams) either by Bank Transfer or by Credit Card. Our Bank Account details will be provided on the invoice.
  • Course fees are payable upon booking unless a valid, authorized Purchase Order is provided and accepted.
  • Invoices will be sent via email/courier to the ID/name and address provided.
  • The course fee shall be settled prior to course start date. Corporate payments with existing payment policy shall be relayed to us in advance.

When should I expect to receive confirmation of registration?

Upon successful registration online, enrolment on the respective training course will be confirmed by Registration Team by e-mail along with the invoice and joining instruction.

Is there a discount for more than one registrant/course?

For corporate fees and group registration, please send your query to info@petroknowledge.com.

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