An Interactive 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 I: Planning, Organising & Controlling Projects


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


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


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


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


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 II: Managing and Supervising Projects, Consultants and Contractors


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


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)


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


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.




All Training Courses delivered by Oxford Management by default are eligible for CPE Credit.

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10 Days
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16-27 Oct 2023
Fee: $11,900
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