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Course Name: Training Course on Effective Project Management Skills

Special offer for group registration:
Number of participants Fees
2-5 $ 700
6 -10 $ 650
11-50 $ 500
> 50 $ 450
To register as a group, contact us through: E: or give us a call on T: +254707053111
Course Date Duration Location Fee: Registrations
Date: 20/05/2024 - 24/05/2024 5 Days Kigali, Rwanda $ 950 Click to register
Date: 17/06/2024 - 21/06/2024 5 Days Nairobi, Kenya $ 950 Click to register


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Course Description

Projects are fast becoming the de facto mode of operations when it comes to solving organizational issues, or meeting public needs. You may find that you are increasingly tasked to undertake different projects to meet various organizational needs. To undertake a project effectively, you need to have two vital skills – Technical and People skills. Technical proficiency will allow you to use the appropriate tools and processes to plan and execute your project, while people skills will allow you to harness the unique talents of your team to give the best results. It will also help you manage the impact the project has on your stakeholders. Project management helps to effectively deliver quality projects within the cost, time and scope constraints. This course equips the participant with the skills to ensure their projects are completed on time and on budget and according to expectations. The participant will gain a strong working knowledge of project management and be able to immediately use that knowledge to effectively manage projects.


Learning outcomes

By the end of this course the participants will be able to:

•    Effectively initiate a project.

•    Competently develop project schedules

•    Develop cost estimates, and budgets.

•    Plan project quality, staffing, and communications.

•    Analyze project risks.

•    Plan and manage project procurement.

•    Monitor and control project work, schedules and costs.

•    Monitor and control project quality, staffing, and communications.

•    Monitor and control project risks and contracts.

•    Close a project successfully.


Who should enroll?

This course is strongly recommended for persons performing project management tasks, those that want to increase their project management skills, apply a formalized and standards-based approach to project management


Why train with us

Vital Extra Learning guarantees our clients:

     State-of-the-art facilities and training infrastructure

     Extended tradition of hand-holding during post engagement

     Service delivery through highly seasoned industry experts.

     Value for money



Module 1: Introduction

Fundamentals of project management

     Components of Project Management

     Functions of a Project Manager

     The Art and Science of Project Management

     The Triple Constraints in Project Management

     The project Lifecycle


Project Identification and Design

     Stakeholder Analysis

     Problem Analysis; Problem tree

     Objectives Analysis; Objectives tree

     Strategy Analysis

     Design of Project Intervention Logic using Logical Framework


Project Set Up

     Project Governance Structure

     Project Charter

     Project Launch


Module 2: Project planning and management (scope, time, resources, risk)

Project Planning

     Developing Project Management Plan

     Project Plan vs Project Proposal

     Principles of Project Planning


Project Scope Management

     What is Project Scope?

     Project and Product scope

     Use of Work Breakdown Structure in Scope definition

     Scope Creep


Project Time Management

     Activity Definition and Sequencing

     Activity Duration Estimating

     Activity Resource Estimation

     Schedule Development

     Optimizing schedule

     Schedule Control


Project Resources Management

     Why is managing resources important?

     Managing Project Finances; Budgeting, Cost Estimation, Cost baseline, Monitoring Budgets and Expenditures

     Project Earned Value Analysis

     Managing the Supply Chain

     Human Resources Management


Project Risk Management

     Examine a Risk Management Plan

     Identify Project Risks and Triggers

     Perform Qualitative Risk Analysis

     Perform Quantitative Risk Analysis

     Develop a Risk Response Plan


Module 3: Project Procurement and Implementation

Planning Project Procurement

     Plan Project Procurements

     Prepare a Procurement Statement of Work

     Prepare a Procurement Document


Project Implementation

     Identifying the Direct and Manage Project Execution Process

     Managing Issues

     Managing project team

     Manage Stakeholder Relationships and Expectations

     Managing Internal Controls


Module 4: Project M&E, Controls and Closure

Project Monitoring, Evaluation and Control

     Monitoring and Evaluation activities in Project Lifecycle

     Project M&E Plan

     Project Evaluation Approaches

     Project Control


Project Closure

     End of Project Evaluation

     Administrative, Financial and Contractual Closure

     End of Project Learning

     Stakeholders closure meeting


Module 5: Use of Microsoft Project in Project Management

     Basics of MS Project

     Creating tasks

     Allocating durations to tasks

     Advanced task scheduling

     Creating a resource pool and allocating resources to tasks

     Tracking Project Progress

     Customizing views

     Tracking costs

     Reports views




This training can be customized for your institution or delivered at your preferred location upon request. For training customization, contact us through
Email: info@
+234 (0) 8038 066705,
+234 (0) 9039055940
+254 707 053 111


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