Project Governance and Stage Gate Management

An Intensive 2-Day Online Training Course

Project Governance and Stage Gate Management

Maximising the Strategic Contribution of Key Projects

PMI® Registered training
PMI® Registered training

We currently have no scheduled session for this Course. If you are interested in running this course, please contact our Training Department at

Why Choose this Training Course?

Why Choose this Online Training Course?

This PetroKnowledge online seminar will give you practical approaches to improving the success rate of larger projects and quickly identifying those needing intervention or early cancellation. It will show you what foundations need to be in place in your project methodology and explain the role of key stakeholders in oversight and approval processes.

The online seminar will help your organisation review and improve high-level processes for managing project selection, prioritisation, resourcing, reporting, and evaluating projects. It will demonstrate the critical importance of the control of the management of risk and uncertainty.

The online seminar is not about the detail of project management. Instead, it is about ensuring that project management is being done well and provides timely, accurate, and relevant information that will allow steering committees, sponsors, and PMOs to perform their roles efficiently and effectively.

The content will highlight:

  • How to organise and mandate effective governance processes suitable to the type and scale of projects
  • How to ensure that project management methodologies and governance processes are aligned
  • How to avoid inefficient, misleading or ineffective reporting and decision making
  • How to maximise the value of stage-gate processes and clarify key stakeholders’ roles in them
  • How to ensure that continuous learning is used to improve the performance of both current and future projects

Please note that the seminar is focused on larger, strategically significant projects and is not designed for fast-moving software development project environments using Agile or similar approaches.

What are the Goals?

What are the Goals? 

By the end of this PetroKnowledge online event, you will be able to: 

  • Define the key PM methodology components that support effective governance 
  • Develop or improve governance processes to align with project scale and type
  • Define the roles and processes required for stakeholder involvement
  • Identify and mitigate barriers to efficient and effective governance
  • Plan a process for effective stage-gate management

Who is this Training Course for?

Who is this Online Training Course for?  

This PetroKnowledge online seminar is suitable for a wide range of Senior, Functional, and Project Management Staff. Because of the integrated nature of effective project governance, representatives of a range of key functions will be able to contribute to and benefit from, the learning process. It is particularly suitable for:

  • Project Managers of larger projects
  • Project Controls Managers
  • PMO Managers
  • Program or Strategic Planning Managers
  • Project Sponsors or Gatekeepers
  • Steering Committee Chairmen or Members

How will this Training Course be Presented?

How will this Online Training Course be Presented?

This PetroKnowledge online training course will utilize a variety of proven online learning techniques to ensure maximum understanding, comprehension, retention of the information presented. The training course is conducted online via an Advanced Virtual Learning Platform in the comfort of your choice location.

Organisational Impact

This PetroKnowledge online seminar provides an excellent opportunity to review, improve, or redesign organisational processes critical to achieving the expected return on investment from key projects. It will provide valuable insights and a holistic overview of how people and processes must be aligned in activities, goals, and behaviours. For participants who do not yet have the authority to make important improvements, it will provide the basis for presenting a business case to do so.


Personal Impact

Whatever your current role, this seminar will improve your overall understanding of how successful organisations align and integrate a wide range of processes and oversight activities to maximise the benefits generated from key projects. This will help you to:

  • Better understand and perform your role(s) in supporting project governance
  • Improve communication and alignment of goals with other key players
  • Identify and take action to mitigate barriers to maximum project value
  • Better contribute to discussions and decisions around risk and uncertainty

Daily Agenda

Day One: Building the Foundations

  • Reviewing Participants’ Requirements
  • Project Selection Overview
  • Understanding Risk and Uncertainty in Projects
  • Defining the Oversight Dashboard
  • Governance Layers & Escalation
  • Stage-Gate Process and Roles 

Day Two:  Making the Process Work

  • Validating the Reported Status
  • Best Practices in Steering Committees and Gate Reviews
  • Making and Communicating the Decisions
  • Ensuring that Lessons are Learned
  • The All-Important Post Project Assessment
  • Sharing Participants’ Action Plans


  • 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


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.

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 50 981 7386 | +971 2 557 7389 or send an email to

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

Download PDF

© 2023. Material published by PetroKnowledge shown here is copyrighted.

All rights reserved. Any unauthorized copying, distribution, use, dissemination, downloading, storing (in any medium), transmission, reproduction or reliance in whole or any part of this course outline is prohibited and will constitute an infringement of copyright.

Sending your message. Please wait...


There was a problem sending your message. Please try again.

Please complete all the fields in the form and check the recaptcha before sending.