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Project Management

These materials provide the process for building project management capability for the individual or a group of project managers.  The materials provide tools, techniques and practices for planning, organising, securing and managing of resources to achieve the successful completion of project goals and objectives.

Project management methodology is detailed including  toolsets and documentation for the complete project life cycle including analysis, planning, design and evaluation.  Real world case studies are provide for the practical application of learning by participants.

1.  IntroductoryOur fast paced technology intensive world sees many managers adopt a "just do it” approach to getting things done.  Often believing they can't afford the time it takes to practice good project management leads to many projects failing.  However, many are turning to project management capability to increase and control the return on investment for their efforts.

If you're new to project management, this program will provide you with the essential competency, tools, techniques and practices you'll need to prepare for and complete your first project.  If you're experienced, this program will enable greater effectiveness in every aspect of the role.

Project FundamentalsOUTCOMES

  • A systematic and proven process to prepare, plan, execute and review projects.
  • Determining the skills needed to be an effective project manager
  • Relate objectives of the project with business and client needs
  • In-depth knowledge of managing projects
  • Effectively estimating, scheduling and budgeting the project
  • Manage the risk  associated with the project
  • Effective time management during all the phases of project
  • Techniques for setting up a strong project team.
  • Templates for high quality project definition, planning and tracking.
  • Techniques for controlling for deviation from budgets and schedules.
  • Insights into effective quality assurance of your project plans.
  • Hands on use of checklists for better scheduling and resourcing.
  • Practice applying the process and tools on your own live projects.
    Development of project scope, Work Breadown Structure, schedule, resources, risk management plans and more.

2.  IntermediateGain practical experience in proven project management techniques and learn methods for managing every step of the project life cycle. ODR's project management seminars take you through the entire process, giving you hands-on experience in initiating, planning and executing mission-critical initiatives.

Project ManagementOUTCOMES

  • Apply fundamental project management skills, concepts and techniques
  • Build high-performance project teams through more effective communication
  • Develop effective measures for scheduling and controlling projects
  • Implement quality concepts at the process and project levels
  • Identify contract components and understand the process from start to finish (contract)
  • Establish a dependable project control and monitoring system (MPO)

2.  IntermediateWhether initiating a project team or aligning team members with clarity in what it means to belong to a project team; an overview of their role, challenges and accountabilities; and an understanding of what it takes to progress a project through to a successful conclusion are reviewed.

Practical sessions introduce the Project Management tools and documents, so that on joining a project team, new members are engaged and committed to the process and can be immediately effective.

Project Team MemberOUTCOMES

  • The Project management framework
  • Project and team and communications
  • Contracting and Engaging
  • Engagement of customers and stakeholders
  • Progress reporting
  • Risk and opportunity management
  • Change Management - the people side
  • Change Management the process side
  • The project plan
  • Monitoring and corrective action.
  • Optimum solution
  • Implementation and getting traction
  • Project reviews

4.  MasterThis program details the process of managing complex projects by combining enterprise strategy and project management techniques in order to implement the business strategy and to deliver organizational breakthroughs.


  • Understand and develop the additional skills required for 'Strategic Project Management' versus 'Project Management'.
  • Identify the different roles and responsibilities that need to be present in strategic project management.
  • Manage relationships with other parts of the organisational structure in order to deliver Projects.
  • Understand what a project brief should contain and how to use it as a contract with the organisation.
  • Manage and plan projects across the company at three levels: Integrative, Strategic, and Tactical.
  • Develop a communication strategy.
  • Manage and control projects to the most constraining resources, using the critical chain approach.
  • Develop a consistent approach for identifying and managing risk across projects.

3.ProfessionalProgram Management and Portfolio Management represent two approaches that can significantly enhance productivity in modern business. Both contribute to efficiently using limited resources to accomplish organizational goals. Participants will gain an understanding of both of these approaches along with exposure to many of the tools and techniques necessary to successfully execute these concepts.


  • Define a program and its supporting structures and roles.
  • Know when to use program management to achieve business change.
  • Understand the benefits of the program management approach and how it can be introduced into the organisation.
  • Plan a program.
  • Carry out resource planning.
  • Understand benefits management and its importance to a program.
  • Develop risk management strategies at program level.
  • Create monitoring systems for effective program control.
  • Develop a communication plan for all stakeholders and the program teams.

3.  Professional Level ProgramAll projects require some level of documentation. Large projects need a lot of documents because of their complexity and to serve the needs of a big team. Tiny projects may need very little, perhaps only some handwritten lists of things to do and to verify. At a minimum, every project must at least meet the  documentation standards mandated by the organization, and may also need documents required by regulatory requirements, industry standards, and methodology needs. (Problem 6 explores some considerations related to standards and methodologies.)

Determining exactly what is useful to include beyond the minimum required for your organization is up to your judgment, but what follows includes some typical project-specific and general documentation.


  • Produce realistic plans and schedules for IT projects
  • Establish a clear, workable project specification
  • Set realistic targets and objectives for projects
  • Perform risk assessments and manage risk throughout an IT project
  • Control the impact of changes in terms of resources, time and cost
  • Gain the understanding and commitment of 'the business'