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Fundamentals of Industrial Project Management - In House

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Course description

Fundamentals of Industrial Project Management - In House

Aquestion we often ask at our workshops is “Who wanted to be a PM when they were growing up?” The answer is always the same, “No One”. We all become project managers by default. Once we become project managers, we soon realize that the skills we require are not the skills in which we have been trained. That’s what this workshop is about: teaching you your project management survival skills. These are the skills, the knowledge, and the behaviours you require to manage the design and construction of complex, industrial projects in facilities.

This workshop will equip you with the practical tools, skills, behavioral attributes, and competencies needed to manage your complex design and construction projects. Using lectures, facilitated group discussions, and case studies, the course will focus on practical applications and techniques for immediate implementation and project results. You will learn "what" to do, "how" to do it, and "why" you need to do it.

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  • Worldwide

Who should attend?

This course is designed for (and considered a must for) those transitioning from a technical role to a project management role, plant personnel new to project management and others who are involved in managing the design and construction of complex projects in operating facilities (i.e. engineers, technologists and technicians, tradesmen, maintenance personnel, and other personnel from industrial users, utilities, municipalities, educational institutions, commercial facilities, consulting engineering firms and manufacturers). Topics covered in this course are also of great value to managers and other non-technical project personnel.


There is no prerequisite for this course. It functions as a stand-alone course.

Training content

Stakeholder and Risk Analysis

  • Stakeholder identification
  • Evaluating stakeholders
  • Identify risk issues
  • Managing stakeholders and risk issues
  • Activity: Stakeholders discussion, risk case study


  • How to improve your estimates
  • Hidden contracts
  • Methods of estimating
  • Handling currency fluctuations
  • Incoterms and it’s importance
  • Activity: Escalation, freight

Progress Monitoring

  • Earned Value Analysis
  • Cost control
  • Forecasting
  • Managing changes
  • Reporting
  • Activity: Earned Value Analysis

Procurement (Works, Goods, Consultants)

  • Procurement terms
  • Procurement methods
  • Common procurement mistakes
  • Types of contracts
  • Tender Document, Bidding Procedures, Bid Evaluations
  • Activity: Bundling contracts, Purchase Orders vs. Contracts
  • Handling Bid Questions, Choice of Contracts, Evaluating Unit Prices
  • Premium Overtime, Sludge Pond, Never-Ending Scope Creep

Construction Management

  • Definitions
  • Construction Manager duties
  • General or Prime Contractor definition and duties
  • Due Diligence
  • Construction Manager and contract signing
  • Activity: Construction Safety

Contract Administration

  • Definition and duties of a Contract Administrator
  • Explain Field Work Orders, Change Orders, and Backcharges
  • Construction Inspection
  • Handling project correspondence
  • Punch Lists
  • Equipment checkout and reports
  • Activity: Dealing with claims

Commissioning and Start-up

  • Define Commissioning and Start-up
  • Procedure to get from construction to start-up to operations
  • Use of the Turnover Sequence Chart
  • How to setup the project for commissioning and start-up
  • Turnover package contents
  • Commissioning and Start-up Organization

Training and Completion

  • Review training methods, sessions, trainers and problems
  • Develop a trainer letter of expectations
  • Define the two points of contract completion
  • Project completion the easy way

Certification / Credits

Credits: 21 PDUs/CEUs

Learning Objectives

After participating in this course, you will be able to:

  • Maintain project control through an understanding of the project life cycle and the critical project relationship of scope, schedule, budget, and resource.
  • Build a work breakdown structure for project planning and scoping purposes.
  • Develop quickly your project scope for more complete estimates and better cost control.
  • Use the estimate matrix to determine what are the deliverables for the different classes of estimate.
  • Evaluate your project risk issues and how risk affects your project costs.
  • Develop more accurate and complete project authorization documentation, saving you time, effort and better progress monitoring.
  • Analyze your project status using earned value analysis, which is the preferred method of project progress monitoring.
  • Apply the concepts learned to manage changes to the project scope, schedule, budget, and resources.
  • Provide project leadership by accessing project control problems and using your newly acquired knowledge, determine the best course of action for the project.
  • Control your project by understanding and acquiring the information needed for performance monitoring.
  • Improve your confidence and leadership buy using this base of knowledge to build on.

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Procept Associates Ltd.

Procept Associates Ltd.

Since 1963, Procept (and its subsidiaries) have trained over 1 million people from over 17,000 organizations. We focus on developing competencies in project management, change management, agile management, leadership, business analysis, IT and data management, as well as soft skill...

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