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Project Planning and Control

Course/Workshop Title: Project Planning and Control
Course/Workshop Duration: 5 Days
Course Overview: This workshop introduces the participants to the major tools in project planning, management and control.
The aim of the workshop is to provide participants with the necessary knowledge and skills required to introduce and implement major infrastructure projects in industry. This workshop is designed for middle management technical and non-technical professionals.
There are nine Modules in this course. Module 1 provides a general introduction and an overview of the project management function.
Modules 2 and 3 combine to provide a detailed guide for the screening and selection of projects.
This includes a detailed financial analysis of situations where unrelated projects are competing for a portion of the capital development budget, or where there are alternative solutions for a single problem. Modules 4, 5 and 6 focus on the development of the detailed project plan. This includes the determination of the work and organisational structures for the project, the scheduling and costing of the work, and the establishment of the project budget. Module 7 on Resource Management links the project control system with the project plan. In establishing the project plan, careful consideration is given to the available resources. If deviations appear in the project plan, the control process will now institute a reassessment of the available resources to allow the project to be brought back under control. Module 8 focuses on the establishment and implementation of such project control system. The control system monitors the execution of the project plan and, when there is an unfavourable divergence from the plan, activates corrective procedures. Module 9 details the procedures that are required to terminate a project appropriately. This includes documentation, financial, contractual and human resource issues.
The procedures and concepts that are introduced in this course are particularly appropriate for major industry projects. As part of the discussion content of the course, efforts will be made to identify how the techniques can be adapted for smaller projects.
Expected Learning Outcomes / Competencies On completion of this course the participant should be able to:
  1. Evaluate the engineering project to be implemented
  2. Identify technological relationships and obstacles
  3. Develop the plan to implement advanced engineering projects
  4. Co-ordinate and control the activities of new engineering projects
  5. Establish monitoring and control techniques.