Project Management Practitioner

(Project Management)

Outstanding Features

This intensive 5-day course is aimed at experienced Project Managers whom are looking to take their foundational knowledge of project management to the next level. The course challenges students to learn how to tailor best practice and processes to address specific project needs and problems. The focus will be on using interpretative skills to seek the best possible technical and commercial outcomes for project delivery in the oil and gas industry.

Course Overview

This course assumes a basic knowledge of the project management discipline and discusses in depth all of the key concepts and knowledge required by an entry-level practitioner. It aims to give the student all the working knowledge needed by a working project manager.

Target Audience

Entry level Project Management Practitioners.

You Will Learn How to

Upon successful completion of this course, you will learn how to: Interpret organizational and project structures and their relationshipsExplain project life cyclesOutline contexts and environments in which projects can be delivered Recognize your role in the governance of project management and the use of structured methodologiesIdentify the use of appropriate communication within project managementApply the principles of leadership and teamwork in a project environmentBe motivated to plan for successUndertake project scope managementDescribe schedule and resource managementConnect with the role project procurement and its interfaces with the project management teamRecognise and interpret risk management and issue managementOutline project quality management


Organisational and project structuresProject life cycleThe project environment in contextProject governanceCommunication and project managementLeadership and teamworkPlanningProject scope managementSchedule and resource managementProcurementRisk and issue managementProject quality

Course Details

Day 1 Structure of organizations and projects Distinguish between different types of organsational structuresResponsibility Assignment MatrixRoles and responsibilities of project sponsor, project manager, team members, project steering group, usersRelationship between project sponsor and managerFunctions and benefits of project office Project life cycle Project life cycle phasesDifference between project life cycle and extended life cycleSharing knowledge Benefits of conducting reviewsDay 2 Project contexts and environments Project context, environmental factorsUse of PESTLE, SWOTDifference between project and business as usualCharacteristics of programme managementChallenges of programme managementSituations where portfolio management is usedDistinguish between project management and portfolio and programme managementHealth safety and environmental legislation Governance Principles of governance of project managementMethods and procedures to support governanceAdvantages of using structured methodologiesDay 3 Communication Communication plan, barriers to communicationImportance of effective communicationConflict managementNegotiation Leadership and Teamwork Impact of leadershipSituational leadership approachCreation and management of teamsDay 4 Planning for Success Business case, ownership, authorshipBenefits managementInformation managementProject management plan, authorship, approvalProject management plan contentsEstimatingEarned value managementEarned value calculations and interpret earned value dataStakeholder managementUse of payback, internal rate of return and net present valueProject reporting cycleScope Management Product Breakdown Structure (PBS), Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)ConfigurationRequirementsChange control, links with configuration Schedule and resource management Project schedulingCategories and types of resourcesResource smoothing and levelingFinancial and cost managementBudget and cost control Day 5 Procurement Supplier relationshipsContractsSupplier selection Project risk management and issue management Risk management processRisk as threat and opportunityBenefits of risk managementDistinguish between a risk and an issueEscalation Project Quality Management Describe quality managementQuality planning, assurance, control and continual improvement

Course Length

5 Days.


Upon completion of this course, you will receive a Worley Academy Certificate of Completion.

Course Schedule

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