Project Management Masterclass

An Intensive 10-Day Training Course

Project Management Masterclass

Master the Art of Leading High-Performing
Project Teams from Start to Finish

Scheduled Dates

18 - 29 Dec 2023 London - UK $11,900
18 - 29 Mar 2024 Singapore $11,900
10 - 21 Jun 2024 London - UK $11,900
05 - 16 Aug 2024 Amsterdam - The Netherlands $11,900
21 Oct - 01 Nov 2024 Barcelona - Spain $11,900
16 - 27 Dec 2024 London - UK $11,900
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Why Choose this Training Course?

Project Management is a critical discipline that involves the application of methodologies, techniques, and tools to plan, execute, monitor, and control projects from start to finish. In this Project Management Masterclass, you will learn about the fundamental principles of project management, including project leadership, management and communications, project planning, organizing & controlling projects, budgeting, and risk management. You will also learn how to use project management software tools to plan and manage your projects effectively, and you will gain insights from experienced project managers who will share their best practices and lessons learned.

Additionally, by attending this Project Management Masterclass, you will gain a deep understanding of time management, which includes developing and managing project schedules, and cost management, which involves estimating, budgeting, and controlling project costs. Whether you are a seasoned project manager looking to enhance your skills or someone new to project management, this masterclass will provide the knowledge and practical experience needed to excel in your role.

This PetroKnowledge training course will highlight:

  • How to make the real and measurable shift from project manager to project leader?
  • Best practice methodologies to improve decision-making.
  • The essential project management skills needed to maximize project performance.
  • Methods for identifying, engaging, and managing project stakeholders.
  • Techniques for establishing the full scope of the project and prioritizing deliverables.
  • How to create realistic plans, proactively manage risks and exploit opportunities?
  • The use of tools and techniques for tracking and managing project performance.

The Structure

This PetroKnowledge training course is split into two modules:

MODULE I - Project Leadership, Management and Communications

MODULE II - Planning, Organising & Controlling Projects

Each module is structured and can be taken as a stand-alone training course; however, delegates will maximise their benefits by taking Module 1 and 2 back-to-back as a two-week training course.

What are the Goals?

By the end of this Project Management Masterclass training course, attendees will be able to:

  • Improve decision-making skills to deliver important and timely responses
  • Understand how to identify and manage project complexities
  • Engage project stakeholders and manage their expectations
  • Cultivate project teams in preparation for project success
  • Develop effective project plans and budgets
  • Adapt to the dynamic nature of projects

Who is this Training Course for?

This PetroKnowledge training course is intended for project management professionals, leaders, and project team members who are engaged in all types of projects, from simple to complex.

The Project Management Masterclass training course is suitable to a wide range of professionals, but will greatly benefit:

  • Project Directors & Managers
  • Plant Managers & Superintendents
  • Project Planners & Estimators
  • Quality Assurance Managers & Engineers
  • Contract & Procurement Managers
  • Project & Discipline Engineers
  • Specialist Technicians & Technical Assistants

How will this Training Course be Presented?

This Project Management Masterclass training course will incorporate both theory and skill training components, applying hands-on exercises, facilitation of group discussions, practical case studies and real-life examples.

Organisational Impact

The organization will benefit by:

  • Developing a skilled workforce, capable of effectively delivering new projects
  • Improved efficiency in the management of projects
  • Increased project success rate in meeting quality, time, and budgetary goals
  • More efficient utilization of company resources
  • Reduction in wasted time and money

Personal Impact

Participants will develop additional and valuable project management skills through:

  • Improving their ability to deliver projects effectively, while balancing competing objectives
  • Proactive identification of risk sources and minimization of their impacts
  • Learning to optimise the use of project resources
  • Knowledge of best practices in management of change
  • Effective control of project uncertainties
  • Learning to close projects out in a controlled and orderly manner

Daily Agenda

Module I: Project Leadership Management and Communications

Day One: Transition from Manager to Leader

  • The Need for the Shift from Project Manager to Project Leader
  • Defining a Thought Process to Make Better Decisions
  • Enhance Personal Development through Increased Self-awareness
  • Practice Emotional Intelligence in a Project Environment
  • Develop an Executive-type Presence

Day Two: Expand Your Own Perspective

  • Become a thought Leader
  • Learn How to Expand Your Strategic Scope
  • Learn How to Become Innovative
  • Improve Your Decision-making

Day Three: Commit to People and Relationships

  • Objective of Project Leadership
  • Limitations of Project Management and Team Relationships
  • Recognise the Place for Talent Management
  • Use of Mentoring to Develop Future Project Leaders
  • Cultivate Conditions for Project Team Success and Growth

Day Four: Body Language for Leaders

  • Understand How Body-language Symbols and Perceived by Others
  • Have Your Body Language Match Your Message for Positive Communication
  • Six Ways to Make a Positive First Impression
  • Establishing a Leadership Presence
  • Conveying Confidence in a Warm and Empathetic Manner

Day Five: Putting It All in Practice

  • Make the Shift: Moving from Technical to Relational Skills
  • Nurturing Emotional Quality
  • Expand Your Perspective
    • Think in Terms of Team Results
    • Consider Client Relationships
    • Consider Business Perspective
  • Commit to People and Relationships
  • Understand the Value of Developing Future Leaders

Module II: Planning, Organizing & Controlling Projects

Day Six: 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 Seven: 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 Eight: 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
  • Minimizing 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 Nine: Organizing, 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 Ten: 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


  • On successful completion of this training course, a PetroKnowledge Certificate will be awarded to the delegates

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GLOMACS Training

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Oxford Management Centre

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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.
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    +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.

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