Project Management, Scheduling & Compliance: Planning, Scheduling & Control PetroTech

Covering the entire project life cycle, this programme is based on the best practices found in the Project Management Institute's A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK  Guide). In this programme you will learn how to:

  • Establish and accomplish goals that are linked directly to stakeholder needs
  • Utilize tried and proven project management tools to get the job done on time, within budget and accordance with requirements
  • Work through a proactive approach to risk that will give you a clear understanding of both qualitative and quantitative risk analysis


  • Establish project goals and objectives that are directly linked to stakeholders' needs
  • Develop and use work breakdown structures
  • Develop realistic and measurable objectives to ensure positive results
  • Estimate project time and costs using proven techniques
  • Establish a project control system and monitor progress
  • Use a practical, step-by-step process to manage project risk
  • Identify threats and opportunities to your project, and weigh their relative value
  • Identify and overturn the psychological barriers to risk in stakeholders


Project management knowledge, skills, tools and techniques are taught through case studies, experiential exercises and practical examples that can used immediately to improve your project results.


This programme addresses both the "hard" skills and the "soft" skills needed by project managers to plan and control projects. The "hard" skills are the technical "mechanics" of managing a project, while the "soft" skills deal with the human issues, and ultimately, it is people who deliver results on projects.

The goal of this programme is to assist organizations in developing project managers who are aware of the strategic importance that project management plays in the achievement of the mission of their organization, and their role in leading the way to better performance and profits.


Foundations of Project Management

  • The Nature of Projects and Project Management
  • Project/Program and Portfolio Management
  • From Strategic Planning to Project Management
  • Management Criteria versus Engineering Criteria
  • The Project Life Cycle
  • Managing the Triple Constraints
  • Managing Project Risks
  • Managing Stakeholders
  • The Project Manager's Responsibilities and the Role of Senior Management
  • Steps in Managing a Rroject
  • The "Hard" Skills of Managing a Project
  • The "Soft" Skills of Managing a Project
  • Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK)
  • Project Management Maturity Level
  • Typical Project Organization Structure
  • The Project Management Office (PMO) Concept
  • Basic Contract Types in Managing Projects
  • The Generic  Planning and Control Cycle in Project Management

Project Initiating, Planning and Scheduling

  • The Project Charter
  • Stakeholder Identification
  • The Imperative of Planning
  • Planning Definition
  • Project Planning Overview
  • The Project Plan
  • Developing the Mission, Vision, Goals and Objectives of the Project
  • Basic Project Planning Steps
  • Identifying Success Criteria
  • Developing the Requirements
  • Scope Definition
  • Procurement Planning: "Make or Buy" Decision
  • Defining the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
  • The Organization Breakdown Structure (OBS)
  • The Responsibility Assignment Matrix (RAM)
  • Defining and Sequencing Project Activities
  • Estimating Activity Resources and Durations
  • Staffing Management Plan
  • Scheduling the Project Work
  • Estimating  Costs and Determining Budgets
  • The Performance Measurement Baselines (PMB)
  • Communication Planning
  • Quality Planning

Risk Management Planning & Control

  • Risk Management Overview
  • Definitions of Certainty, Risk and Uncertainty
  • Definition of Project Risks
  • Definition of Risk Management
  • The Primary Aspects of Risk Management
  • Risk Management Planning Process
  • Risk Identification
  • Risk Assessment and Prioritization
  • Qualitative Risk Analysis
  • Quantitative Risk Analysis
  • Risk Issue Filtering
  • Risk Avoidance Plans
  • Risk Contingency Plans
  • Risk Tracking and Reporting Approach
  • Risk Management Organization and Responsibilities
  • Risk Management Plan Documentation and Risk Database Preparation
  • The Output of Risk Management Planning
  • Risk Management Control Process
  • Risk Avoidance Plan Implementation
  • Risk Contingency Plan Implementation
  • Risk Reports and Reviews
  • Risk Activities Effectiveness Evaluation
  • Risk Management Plan Updates
  • Flow of Risk Management Planning and Control Responsibilities
  • Risk Management Process Flow

Project Execution, Monitoring & Control

  • Directing and Managing Project Execution
  • Monitoring Work Performance Information
  • Managing the Project Team
  • Managing Stakeholder Expectation
  • Project Deliverables Tracking
  • Project Control Definition
  • The Objectives of Project Control
  • Project Control Approach
  • The Earned Value Management (EVM) Concept: An Integrated Project  Control Approach
  • Integrated Change Control
  • Quality Assurance and Quality Control (QA/QC)
  • Communication and Documentation Control
  • Procurement  Administration

Project Closure

  • Effective Project Closure
  • Project Closure Objectives
  • Project Closure Plan
  • Administrative Closure
  • Contract Closure
  • Project Closure and Contract Closure Interaction
  • Lesson Learned
  • Post-Project Evaluation
  • Success Celebration


The adage that “knowledge” is power holds very true in this industry. In order to maximize results we are constantly updating and upgrading ourselves. This commitment to ongoing skills development is one of the reasons we are success, the belief that there is a “better way to do things” is what motivates us each and every day. By aligning with us you are going to benefit from our years of expertise in real world scenarios. Classroom learning is great but there is no substitute to real world experience which is what we are bringing to the table.


Billionaire investor Warren Buffett said “price is what you pay but quality is what you get” and that expression is very true. With use we understand that your time is very valuable and you only want the best and most current industry related knowledge which is what we bring to the table.  Instead of giving you massive amounts of inaccurate or outdated information you get precisely what you want, the most current knowledge so you can make truly informed decisions that will directly impact productivity and your bottom line. When results are what you are looking for then the choice is clear, we are your partners in success.


Technology has revolutionized the way knowledge is disseminated in throughout the world, what use to take months or even years to reach the masses can be done in a few hours ! In order to remain relevant and viable we need to embrace innovations. The challenge with innovation is knowing when to implement it and what type of return you can expect from it. Instead of risking your time and resources we have the answers for you, Since we are at the vanguard of the industry whenever there is a fruitful innovation we will be there providing you with the information needed to make the right decision.


We understand you may have unique need so we provide a tailored made (bespoke for our U.K. friends) approach that will address your questions in the most conducive manner possible.  Respect to us means putting your interests, your needs at the forefront of our mind. You will see how genuine we are and that you not just “some customer” you are our partner in success just as much as we are your partner in success. We firmly believe in the “golden rule”, treat others with graciousness, courtesy and respect.  Come experience the difference that quality and respect makes and you will truly be amazed.

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