Advanced Project Management Training

A Three-Day Seminar


This seminar is for those responsible for implementing large or complex projects. It may involve managing many projects at once, or projects that span multiple departments with shared resources. The project may be implementing a network, building a facility, marketing, manufacturing and so forth. The seminar concentrates on planning and controlling such complex projects using information summary rollup to different levels of the organization.


Basing the lecture on the nine knowledge areas of the Project Management Institute’s Project Management Body of Knowledge using the processes of planning and control:

    • Learn how to manage the scope of multiple projects, including creating a rolled-up Work Breakdown Structure.
    • Learn project time management by doing good time estimates, setting dependencies and using PERT, Gantt and other scheduling techniques.
    • Learn project cost management by doing cost estimates and cost roll up of multiple projects.
    • Learn how to manage risk by anticipating it, controlling it and including risk and management reserve in the project estimate.
    • Learn project integration management by balancing the constraints of time, cost and quality during the planning and controlling of the project.
    • Learn project human resource management by knowing how to assemble an appropriate project team, assign responsibilities, motivate, delegate and manage the team.
    • Learn the advantages and disadvantages of organizing a project in a matrixed, functional or projectized environment.
    • Learn how to control a project within schedule, cost and quality constraints.
    • Learn how to detect problems and fix them before crises arise.
    • Learn how to report project progress against the baseline plan.
    • Learn how to write proper project documents such as proposals, plans, charters, requests for proposal, specifications, tests and so forth.
    • Learn how to summarize information for different levels of management.
    • Learn how automated project management tools assist in project planning and control.
    • Learn how to run technical and management review meetings.
    • Learn how to manage multiple projects at once with shared resources.



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    • Schedule

The need for Project Management

    • Accurate planning, effective control, cost and schedule performance

Plan and control life-cycles

    • The Plan/Build/Implement stages

Planning the project

The go/no-go decision

Risk management


Work Breakdown Structures (WBS)




Handling multiple projects

“Crashing” a project

Project Control

Problem situation

Earned value

Determining the load a single person

People Issues

Computer support for Project Management



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