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Advanced Project Management: Large Projects

2 days
  • Senior project managers and program managers and others looking to enhance their project management professional skills
  • Individuals who are ready to become senior project managers/program managers/directors
  • Individuals who are currently involved in a large project and are looking to expand their knowledge of planning and control techniques for major undertakings


  • The Project Managers' Toolbox or equivalent course on project planning and control, or
  • a PMP (or equivalent), or
  • 5 years of project management experience.

The seminar will cover key aspects for the planning, execution, control of large, multi-million dollar projects. There will be particular emphasis on project initiation, scoping and estimating for large, complex projects. The project initiation component will provide insight to the purpose and process of conducting project feasibility studies and/or business cases as a necessary prelude to approving the commencement of a project. The project planning component will focus on scoping large projects and the estimating challenge that such projects pose to an organization. The control component will focus on various tools that are required to effectively monitor and report on the performance of large projects. A single case will be followed throughout.



Project Initiation

  • Project Initiation Process
  • Initial Project Charter
    • Workshop Project Charter
  • Initial Stakeholder Analysis
    • Workshop
  • Feasibility Study
    • Defined
    • Feasibility Study Model
    • Workshop Discussion
  • Business Case
    • Business Alternatives
    • Business Case Model

Project Planning

  • Model
  • Expanded Scope Planning
  • Large Project WBS
    • Workshop: WBS Development
  • Class of Estimates
    • Workshop: Discussion
  • Work Package Planning
  • Scheduling Approaches
    • Buffers
  • Large Project Labour Contingency
    • Workshop
  • Large Project Budget Planning
    • Workshop: Discussion
  • Completing the Plan

Project Control

  • Quality
  • Change Control
  • Document Management
  • PM System Software
  • Schedule & Budget Control
    • Updating Schedule
    • Updating Budget

Conclusion & Wrap Up