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Project Management Masterclass Outline

The following will be taught during this 1-day Project Management Course:

Understand project management and the operating environment

  • definition - project, project management
  • key purpose of project management
  • definition - programme management and portfolio management
  • relationship of programme management and portfolio management to project management
  • differences between project and business as usual
  • benefits of effective project management
  • project environment
  • PESTLE as a tool

Understand the project lifecycle

  • definition
  • phases
  • reasons for structuring projects into phases
  • handover and closure

Understand the management structure by which projects operate

  • roles and responsibilities of:
  • project manager
  • project sponsor
  • project steering group/board
  • project team members
  • PMO
  • end user

Project management planning

  • project management plan - purpose of, benefits
  • ownership and approval of project management plan
  • purpose of a business case
  • role of the sponsor and project manager in relation to the business case
  • purpose of benefits management
  • use of KPIs
  • stakeholder management, stakeholder analysis
  • estimating & estimating funnel
  • project success criteria
  • success factors
  • project reporting

Project scope management

  • definition scope management
  • product Breakdown Structure {PBS}, Work Breakdown Structure {WBS}
  • definitions configuration
  • definition change control
  • links between configuration and change control
  • change control process
  • configuration management process

Scheduling and resource management

  • total float, critical path, Gantt chart, baseline, milestone
  • definition- resource management
  • types of resources
  • resource smoothing/resource levelling
  • procurement

Risk management and issue management

  • definition - project risk and risk management
  • project risk management process
  • use of risk register
  • definition- issue and issue management
  • use of issue log
  • escalation process

Project quality management

  • definition - quality and quality management
  • definition - quality planning, quality assurance, quality control, continual improvement
  • differences between quality assurance and quality control
  • project reviews - gate post, benefit, peer reviews

Communication in the project environment

  • definition - communication
  • methods of communication
  • barriers to communication
  • effective communication
  • communication plan

Principles of leadership and teamwork

  • definition - leadership
  • role of project team leader
  • definition - project team
  • teamwork models

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There are no pre-requisites needed for this course   

Who should attend this Project Management Training Course?

This course is suitable for anyone who is not directly involved in Project Management but who wish to understand the project management processes and key terms.

Project Management Masterclass​ Overview

This practical course will provide you with a comprehensive overview of Project Management that focuses on key success factors, decisions, and consequences. Relevant for any project in any area of business, the course covers the pragmatic skills and techniques necessary for effective project delivery.

On course completion, you will possess a comprehensive understanding of the following:

  • Project Management and the operating environment
  • The Project Life Cycle
  • The management structure by which projects operate
  • Project Management planning
  • Project scope management
  • Scheduling and resource management
  • Risk Management and Issue management
  • Project quality management
  • Communication in the project environment
  • Principles of leadership and teamwork

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What’s Included in this Project Management Training Course?

  • The Knowledge Academy’s Project Management Masterclass Delegate Pack
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Experienced Instructor
  • Refreshments

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Why choose us

Ways to take this course

Our easy to use Virtual platform allows you to sit the course from home with a live instructor. You will follow the same schedule as the classroom course, and will be able to interact with the trainer and other delegates.

Our fully interactive online training platform is compatible across all devices and can be accessed from anywhere, at any time. All our online courses come with a standard 90 days access that can be extended upon request. Our expert trainers are constantly on hand to help you with any questions which may arise.

This is our most popular style of learning. We run courses in 1200 locations, across 200 countries in one of our hand-picked training venues, providing the all important ‘human touch’ which may be missed in other learning styles.


Highly experienced trainers

All our trainers are highly qualified, have 10+ years of real-world experience and will provide you with an engaging learning experience.


State of the art training venues

We only use the highest standard of learning facilities to make sure your experience is as comfortable and distraction-free as possible


Small class sizes

We limit our class sizes to promote better discussion and ensuring everyone has a personalized experience


Great value for money

Get more bang for your buck! If you find your chosen course cheaper elsewhere, we’ll match it!

This is the same great training as our classroom learning but carried out at your own business premises. This is the perfect option for larger scale training requirements and means less time away from the office.


Tailored learning experience

Our courses can be adapted to meet your individual project or business requirements regardless of scope.


Maximise your training budget

Cut unnecessary costs and focus your entire budget on what really matters, the training.


Team building opportunity

This gives your team a great opportunity to come together, bond, and discuss, which you may not get in a standard classroom setting.


Monitor employees progress

Keep track of your employees’ progression and performance in your own workspace.

What our customers are saying

Project Management Masterclass FAQs


Please arrive at the venue for 08:45am
There are no prior pre-requisites to attend this course, but delegates must have the desire to gain skills in Project Management
No examination is required for this course
Delegate pack consisting of course notes and exercises Manual Experienced Instructor Refreshments
Once your booking has been placed and confirmed, you will receive an email which contains your course location, course overview, pre-course reading material (if required), course agenda and payment receipts
All of our instructors are fully accredited and have over ten years of experience
The price for Project Management Masterclass certification in Belgium starts from €995
The Knowledge Academy is the Leading global training provider for Project Management Masterclass.

Why choose us


Best price in the industry

You won't find better value in the marketplace. If you do find a lower price, we will beat it.


Many delivery methods

Flexible delivery methods are available depending on your learning style.


High quality resources

Resources are included for a comprehensive learning experience.

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"Really good course and well organised. Trainer was great with a sense of humour - his experience allowed a free flowing course, structured to help you gain as much information & relevant experience whilst helping prepare you for the exam"

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