An Intensive 10-day Training Course

Advanced Project Management Programme


This course is split in two modules:

Module 1: Planning, Organising & Controlling Projects
Module 2: Managing and Supervising Projects, Consultants and Contractors

Each module is structured and can be taken as a stand-alone training course; however, delegates will maximise their benefits by taking Module 1 and 2 back-to-back as a 2-week training course.

Course Outline

Module 1: Planning, Organising & Controlling Projects

Day 1

Reviewing the Fundamentals

  • Understanding projects: Differences between large/small and simple/complex projects
  • The 'project life cycle' and the role of project management
  • Current trends in project management: Project management associations and qualifications
  • Project performance measurement: Understanding why some projects succeed and others don’t
  • A framework for building project success: Improving project management performance
  • The different project roles, responsibilities, and boundaries: RACI Charts
  • Key financial concepts: Net Present Value, Internal Rate of Return, and Payback Periods

Day 2

Initiating and Defining Projects

  • Initiating projects: Project context and environment
  • Setting realistic objectives: Defining project scope and deliverables
  • Managing expectations and agreeing priorities: Ensuring value for money
  • Developing a work breakdown structure: Defining roles and specifying work packages
  • Developing a cost breakdown structure: Techniques for making preliminary estimates of time and cost
  • Using appropriate project planning methods: Applying a structured approach
  • Initiating risk management: Using qualitative risk analysis techniques

Day 3

Planning Projects for Results

  • Building a realistic project plan: Using Gantt charts and activity networks
  • Using the plan to develop detailed task and resource schedules
  • Identifying the critical path and setting milestones: Getting buy-in from the key players
  • Techniques for developing detailed estimates for time and cost: Managing estimating uncertainty
  • Minimising project timescales: Exploring time-cost options and understanding trade-offs
  • Managing project risks: Qualitative and quantitative risk management methods and techniques
  • The importance of continuous planning: Maintaining and updating plans and risk registers

Day 4

Organising, Implementing, and Controlling Projects

  • Handling the changes and challenges that affect projects
  • Running effective change control processes
  • Project performance tracking, management, and control systems
  • Pro-active and re-active control: Measures that give early warning
  • Using predictive control techniques: Gantt charts, burn-down charts, and earned value methods
  • Managing project communication and decision making: Running effective meetings
  • Exploiting information management technology: Managing project documentation

Day 5

Project Leadership and Team-Working

  • Working in project teams: Building collaborative working relationships
  • Understanding leadership and management: Qualities and skills that enhance results
  • The role of the leader in building team cohesion and performance: The team development cycle
  • The keys to effective influence and persuasion: Characteristics of successful leaders
  • Improving communication, delegation, and motivation skills
  • Working with senior stakeholders: Creating rapport and understanding, managing expectations
  • Lean concepts and the learning cycle: Implementing continuous improvement

Module 2: Managing and Supervising Projects, Consultants and Contractors

Day 6

Project Management in the Construction Industry 

  • Introduction to Construction Management
  • Stages of Construction Project Management
  • The role of a Project Manager/Supervisor in Construction Management
  • Defining and understanding the goals, risks and quality of a project
  • The major elements of a Construction Project and Safety Management

Day 7

Scope of Work, Detailed Specifications and Construction Pricing 

  • Defining the detailed requirements and Scope of Work
  • Understanding and Managing Project Constraints
  • The absolute importance of collaboration with key stakeholders to determine the actual drawings and specifications
  • Estimation and Costing techniques
  • Construction Price and Cost Indices (PCIs)

Day 8

Procurement, Tendering and Selection 

  • Critical importance of Strategic Procurement Planning
  • The Bidding and Bid Evaluation Process
  • Understand Consultants and Contractor Firms’ Pricing Strategies
  • Value for Money and the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) for complex purchases
  • The Fundamentals of Earned Value Management

Day 9

Contract Development and Negotiation 

  • Understanding the concept and principle of contract law
  • Analysis of the Contract requirements
  • Model Contract Formats – specific for Consultants and Contractors
  • Contract dispute and responding to a contract breach
  • The Art of Negotiation and Persuasion

Day 10

Managing Performance and Decision-Making Skills 

  • Issues in Contract Performance and major causes of change to contracts
  • Managing Supplier Performance and Expectations
  • Service Level Agreements, developing and managing Key Performance Indicators
  • Decision Making Theory: Process, Models and Stages
  • Ability and confidence to make the right decision


Oxford Management Centre Certificate will be provided to delegates who successfully completed the training course.



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10 Days
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Classroom Sessions
14-25 Oct 2024
Fee: $11,900
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