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Project Planning and Control



This training programme will provide delegates with knowledge of project management by focusing on the major contemporary tools and techniques that are used in planning, monitoring, and controlling projects. It is designed to introduce a best practice approach to facilitate an effective and efficient management of projects. Learning is reinforced through practical exercises using case studies and real projects.

Who should attend

This course is designed for professionals who now, or in the future, will lead or be part of a project team. This includes those needing an in-depth knowledge of how to plan and control a project.


Project and Portfolio Management

  • Portfolio, programme, and project management overview
  • Project feasibility studies
  • Planning and control using appropriate life cycle
  • Managing matrix resources
  • The role of the project manager and skills required
  • A framework for planning and control

Project Management Risk Planning

  • Identifying areas of risk in your project
  • Creating a plan to mitigate the project risks
  • Conducting  a risk analysis
  • Developing a project risk matrix
  • Creating a plan to respond quickly when things go wrong

Organising and Conducting Planning Meetings

  • Define the project scope
  • Create a breakdown of activities  
  • Estimating duration, resource requirements and cost
  • Communicate the project plan to all stakeholders

Monitoring and Reviewing the Project

  • Finding the best scheduling techniques
  • Identifying milestones and preparing  Gantt charts
  • Using network diagrams
  • Resource scheduling and availability 

Controlling Project Progress

  • Measuring and reporting progress
  • Establishing a project dashboard
  • Earned value for tracking and forecasting time/cost

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

  • Identify applicable project planning techniques
  • Review risks and conduct risk analysis
  • Conduct project planning meetings and determine resources required /available
  • Identify the best way to estimate time and cost of the project
  • Communicate effectively with stakeholders
  • Regularly review project progress
  • Establish and use a project dashboard
  • Conflict Resolution

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