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Project Planning and Control



Project planning is a necessity in order to ensure successful delivery of your goals, on time and on budget.  Successful projects do not just happen.  As well as project planning and control, it requires people with the right skills and knowledge.  The costs of getting it wrong are high. 

This course has been designed to provide delegates with tools and techniques that they can apply for planning, monitoring and controlling projects.  It will raise awareness of how to manage project risk, as well as equipping you with valuable tools for budgeting and auditing your project.

Who should attend

This course is designed for Project Managers and professionals who part of a project team as well as those needing to acquire advanced skills on how to plan and control a project.


Project management overview

  • Project Definition and Scope
  • Essential skills for the Project Manager
  • Creating a framework for planning and control
  • Establishing multi-functional Teams
  • The role of the team members and responsibility assignment – RACI model

Project risk management

  • Identifying critical success factors
  • Identifying areas of risk and sensitivity analysis
  • Categorising and mitigating risks using a project risk matrix
  • Creating a business continuity plan
  • Creating a rapid response project continuity plan

Project control

  • Implementing the project scope
  • Creating a work breakdown structure
  • Establishing the critical path
  • Estimating project costs and timelines
  • Resource scheduling and availability
  • Earned value costs and forecasting
  • Project close down

Project communications

  • Identifying key stakeholders
  • Handling project governance meetings
  • Creating a stakeholder communications plans
  • Establishing a project dashboard
  • Measuring and reporting progress and variations

Project audit and review

  • Creating and managing your project budget
  • CapEx vs OpEx value for money
  • Audit process – internal and external
  • Contractual obligations – performance bonds and warrantees
  • PDCA - Plan – Do – Check- Act

At the end of this course, delegates will be able to:

  • Use project planning process and tools
  • Identify risks and conduct risk analysis
  • Estimate the costs and timeline for projects
  • Develop earned value projections for projects
  • Communicate effectively with stakeholders
  • Develop and use a project progress dashboard
  • Manage multi-functional teams to deliver
  • Capture the learning from projects for continuous improvement

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