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Managing Projects
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Get a solid understanding of project management methods with this comprehensive introductory course. Gain practical experience in proven project management techniques and discover a wealth of valuable, flexible tools that can be used immediately to ensure the success of any project in any type of organisation.

Managing Projects provides delegates with the foundation, techniques and tools to manage each stage of the project lifecycle, work within organisational and cost constraints, set goals tied directly to stakeholder needs, get the most from a project management team and utilise state-of-the-art project management tools to get the work done on time and within budget.

Covering the entire project lifecycle, this course is built around best practices currently used in today's fast-paced business environment. Participants learn project management skills through case studies, hands-on exercises and practical experiences that can immediately be applied to a current job. This approach yields a comprehensive project management experience, including the early stages of defining project requirements, developing work breakdown structures, project change control and closeout.

As the Strategy Execution's Project Management Professional Development Programme's flagship course, Managing Projects opens the door to more efficient project implementation. The programme's other courses provide opportunities to build on the knowledge gained during this course, in order to enhance project management capabilities further.

Reminder: Participants taking this course should not take Managing IT Projects.


  • Describe the roles and responsibilities of project managers across the project life cycle
  • Define and develop the foundations of a project plan, including the requirements document, work breakdown structure (WBS), budget, schedule, and other resources
  • Manage and control the project against the baseline
  • Close out a project effectively


  • Project Integration Management
  • Project Scope Management
  • Project Quality Management
  • Project Time Management
  • Project Cost Management
  • Project Risk Management
  • Project Human Resources Management
  • Project Procurement Management
  • Project Communication Management
  • Project Stakeholder Management


  • Introduction to Project Management
  • Definition of a project
  • Definition of project management
  • Project constraints
  • Global standards governing project management
  • Project life cycle
  • Project manager roles and responsibilities
  • Skills needed By project managers

Project Initiation

  • Project initiation
  • Stakeholder identification and assessment
  • Project selection
  • Selection tools
  • Project charter
  • Needs assessment
  • Formulating good objectives
  • Requirements
  • Requirements documentation

Project Planning

  • Core project team
  • Scope planning and management
  • Work breakdown structures
  • WBS dictionary
  • Good estimating practices
  • Three-point estimating
  • Schedule planning
  • Network diagramming
  • Float
  • Critical path
  • Gantt charts
  • Project calendar
  • Milestone charts
  • Estimating cost
  • Resource planning
  • Resource planning tools and techniques
  • Risk planning
  • Procurement planning
  • Communication planning
  • Quality planning
  • The project management plan
  • Project baselines

Project Implementation

  • Assessing project performance
  • Earned value management (EVM)
  • EVM terminology
  • Interpreting earned value management (EVM) calculations
  • Corrective actions
  • Ways to speed up schedules
  • “Sunk” costs
  • Managing change
  • Managing risk
  • Managing quality
  • Developing the project team
  • Project team structures
  • Virtual teams
  • Organisational structures
  • Managing the project team
  • Managing stakeholder expectations
  • Validating scope

Project Closeout

  • Closeout guidelines and issues
  • Procurement and project or phase closeout
  • Lessons learned
  • People-oriented closeout activities
About Us
Baku Higher Oil School is extremely pleased to have as our partner, Korn Ferry, involved in the delivery of the training courses with a mission to develop our country’s human resources in the sphere of project management.
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