Advanced Project Management

Course#: BSPM1100

About this Course

Course Type Course Code Duration
Project Management BSPM1100 3 Days

This workshop gives seasoned project managers the knowledge and skills necessary to successfully manage increasingly complex project issues to meet desired goals and objectives.

Why Attend this Course?

Assuming a mastery of project planning, this workshop extends skills to the remaining project management processes covering areas such as avoiding mistakes when executing and controlling a project, dealing with evolving stakeholder expectations, using trend analysis to measure project performance and improving project outcomes. *PDUs: 24 credits.

What Makes this Course Stand Apart?

This is a highly interactive Hands on courses with the options of the Accelerator Plus1 Workshop.

Lot of demos, practical exercises and samples. Very strong presentation skill of the trainer. Good balance between theory and practice application.

What you will Learn?


Those who have mastered the planning process, are experienced with all aspects of the discipline, and are now looking for ways to develop their execution and control skills on larger, more complex projects.


Experience in reading and analysing outputs from scheduling software such as Microsoft® Project. Experience in managing projects. Fast Start® In Project Management or Project Management for Information Systems.

Course Outline

1.       Introduction

Welcome to Advanced Project


Workshop Logistics Workshop Materials

How to Get the Most Out of this


2.       Project Selection and Initiation

Initiating Projects

When Do Projects Start? Defining the

Project Life Cycle

Tips for Defining the Start of a Project Considerations for Initiating Projects Strategic Planning Prioritizing Projects Selecting Projects

Key Elements of the Initiating Process Guidelines for Project Initiation

3.       Project Execution Methodology

Project Execution Methodology Starting Project Work

The Value of a Good Start

Ensuring a Successful Start to Project


*(For approved training vendors)

What Planning Outputs are Needed, and

How Good Must They Be?

Stakeholder Commitment and Team


Inhibitors to Future Success and How to

Deal with Them

Estimates that Don’t ‘ Work ’

Non-Participating Stakeholders Vague or Uncommitted Resources

Other Inhibitors to Getting Work Done The Process for Commencing Project


Communicating the Start of Project


Coordinating the Start of Project Work Key Learning Points Getting Work Done

Facilitating Project Work

Communicating Work Expectations

(Work Authorization)

Managing Issues and Action Items Key Learning Points

Progress, Status, and Forecasting Capturing Progress

Updating the Schedule

Forecasting – Predicting Future Project


4.       Project Variance and Control

Performance Reviews

Work Performance Information A Framework for Performance


Understanding Different Types of


How Metrics Interact

Measuring Projects and Generating

Metrics Reports

Interpreting Project Metrics Baseline Metrics

Earned Value Management

Earned Value Management Variance


Earned Value Management Forecasting Earned Value Management To- Complete Performance Index (TCPI)

Understanding the Causes of Variance Defining Project Variance

Understanding Different Types of

Project Variance

Root Contributors to Variance Methods for Identifying Root


Taking Corrective Action to Overcome


Definition/Intention of Corrective


Understanding Points of Leverage Managing Change, Quality, and Risk Responding to the Dynamic Nature of


Using Process to Create Transparency Control Processes for Project Change Quality Control

Quality Assurance

Risk Monitoring and Control Process

5.       Project Closure and Learning

The Closing Process

The Challenge of Project Closure

When and How to Learn from Projects Initial Sizing

Project Closure Reporting and Archiving


Step 1 — Obtain Formal Acceptance Step 2 — Shut Down the Work Engine Step 3 — Analyze Metrics, Baseline,

and Change Data

Step 4 — Evaluate Processes and


Step 5 — Documenting Project Events

and Circumstances

Step 6 — Generating Lessons Learned Step 7 — Finalize and Share the Project

Closure Report

Step 8 — Celebrating the End of the


Step 9 — Archive the Project Records

Step 10 – Conduct Follow-Up Surveys as


6.       Summary and Conclusion

Where We’v e Been

Where to Go Next

Appendix A – Managing Projects

Better with Process

Intent and Ownership of Processes

Process as a Tool for Success in Project


Differentiating Between Project

Management and Product Development

Overviews of Methodologies Value of a Project Management


Using a Methodology

Creating a Methodology

Appendix B – “Special Situations”

(That Happen All the Time)

Managing Several Projects


Priority Process


Taking Over Ongoing Projects

Establishing Credibility and Project


Detailed Estimating Unforeseen Events

Inventory the Project to Find Leverage


“Threading” Your Methodology to an

Ongoing Project

Stakeholder Change

What is a Stakeholder Change?

Assessing the Impact of Stakeholder

Change on Your Project

Responding to Stakeholder Change

Scaling Project Management to Meet the

Project Needs

Factors in Scaling Project Management Identifying and Protecting the Core

Project Management Processes

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