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Project Management - Fundamentals

21 hour(s)


At the end of the training, the participants will be able to:

  • gain a good understanding of project management, the methods and tools used to manage projects and how to ensure the success of a project.


Introduction to Project Management

  • Project definition and characteristics
  • Triple constraints and extended triple constraints
  • Projects, programs and portfolios
  • Project lifecycle
    • Technical phases and management phases
    • Lifecycle
  • Pre-project
  • Planning
  • Delivery
  • Closure
    • Key characteristics related to the lifecycle

Project Management

  • Understanding the environment
    • SWOT analysis and PEST(EL)
    • Types of organization
  • Defining the prerequisites and analyzing project viability
    • Project description (context, objectives, outcomes, scope and exclusions)
    • Project justification (reasons, options, costs, benefits, risks, investment appraisal)
    • Project product description (composition, derivation, quality expectations, acceptance criteria)
  • Setting up project organization
    • Directing level (Project Board, Project Assurance, Change Authority)
    • Managing level Project Manager, Project Support)
    • Delivering level (Team Manager)


  • Macro-planning
    • Establishing the baselines
  • Scope (Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)/Product Flow Diagram (PFD))
  • Time (management stages, key decision points)
  • Budget (Scurve)
    • Defining the project management approaches
  • Risk management
  • Quality management
  • Change management
  • Configuration management
  • Communication management
  • HR management
  • Procurement management
    • Setting up the project controls
  • Performance criteria
  • Tolerances
  • Levels of management
  • Delegation and escalation mechanisms
  • Different types of reports
  • Micro-planning
    • Estimation workload and duration
    • Identifying dependencies
    • Assigning resources
    • Scheduling the tasks (Gantt chart, PERT)
    • Identifying the critical path
    • Identifying the "leads" and the "lags"


  • Assigning and monitoring work packages
  • Monitoring and controlling the management stage
  • Quality management (product descriptions, quality control)
  • Change management
  • Issue management
  • Risk management
  • Communication management
  • HR management
  • Procurement management


  • Getting customer acceptance
  • Handing over the project product
  • Assessing project performance
  • Closing the project

Target group

Who is the course aimed at?

People who manage or will manage projects and/or anyone who actively participates in projects.


Assessment methods

NB: A webcam is required to pass the online examination

Certficate, diploma

The course ends with a written exam. Successful completion of the exam is sanctioned by a certificate of success issued by the House of Training.

Additional information

At the end of the course, participants will receive an invitation by e-mail to take the online test (MCQ). They will have 48 hours to complete the online test and it should take one hour.
Proctoring is activated and participants must ensure that they are able to take the test on a computer with an active webcam.
NB: If the 48-hour deadline is not met, a penalty of €50 excluding VAT will be applied to receive a new invitation to take the test

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