Advanced Project Cycle Management, Quality Assurance & Applied Control Workshop

Program Date

15 Jul 19 Jul 2024

Program Location

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Program Venue

Residence & Conference Center Toronto Downtown

Registration & Payment Deadline

31 May 2024

Program Overview

The approach of project cycle management (PCM) enables the project managers to support multiple programs at a time and improve their quality through incorporating knowledge share and continuous learning. PCM provides the set of tools for defining the tasks and functions to be performed throughout the course of the project. Delivering the intended outcomes without cost overruns and delays proves to be very challenging as the factual implementation of the program is quite complex requiring the mastery of project management techniques and possession of outstanding leadership skills.

Advanced Project Cycle Management, Quality Assurance & Applied Control Workshop provides an all-inclusive coverage of the project cycle, starting from conceptualization and planning all the way to the implementation, supervision and evaluation. The program aims to equip its participants with the extensive knowledge of Results-Based Management and the use of Project Cycle Management as a project structuring tool, allowing the managers to experience enhanced control over project operations and better manage their quality.

Target Audience

The program is the best suit for:

  • Project Managers, Officers and Advisors
  • Project Planners and Analysts
  • Senior Managers and Executives
  • Quality Assurance Managers and Officers
  • Monitoring and Evaluation Officers
  • Project Portfolio Managers
  • Anyone involved and interested in Project Activities, Quality Assurance and Control.

Program Objectives

Upon the successful completion of this intensive training course, the participants will be able to:

  • Appreciate the role of Project Cycle Management activities in determining program success
  • Assess Potential Relevancy, Feasibility and the Sustainability of the Project
  • Manage Project Resources Effectively
  • Use work breakdown structure in project planning
  • Develop Quality Focused Project Plans and Implement Constructive Quality Control System
  • Handle and Motivate Team members and Stakeholders and Maintain Rapport
  • Manage Changes in Project Requirements
  • Establish full control over Project Life Cycle
  • Monitor and Evaluate the Project Progress against Set Targets.

Program Contents

First Day

  • Defining the concept of a project
  • Matching Projects with Organizational Goals
  • Managing Portfolios and Programs
  • Setting Up Project Objectives and constraints
  • Identifying Project Scope and Ultimate Goals
  • Project Data, Information and Knowledge Management
  • Role of Stakeholders in Project Objectives
  • Setting Up Project Control System

Second Day

  • Project Life Cycle and Planning Models
  • Strategic, Operational and Tactical Planning
  • Introduction to Project Planning Tools
  • Work Breakdown Structures
  • Deliverables
  • Estimating the time and cost
  • Allocating and Managing Resources
  • Gantt Charts & Critical Chain Method
  • Precedence Networks, Network logic and dependency analysis
  • Project Uncertainty and Risk Analysis
  • Contingency Planning

Third Day

  • Project Documentation System
  • Budgeting and Cost Control
  • Project Progress Monitoring and its cycle
  • Key Performance Indicators and Control Mechanisms
  • Project Quality Planning and Management
  • The Cost of Quality
  • Formal Quality Systems
  • Quality Assurance Inputs, Tools and Techniques
  • Developing Quality Assurance Activities
  • Investigating Quality Assurance Capabilities
  • Gap Analysis
  • Quality Audits
  • Quality Assurance and Change Control

Fourth Day

  • Handling Stakeholders
  • Skills for Effective Communication
  • Influencing Key People
  • Handling Team Members
  • Conducting Productive Meetings
  • Effective Brainstorming
  • Building the Rapport
  • Motivating the Team and Boosting their Creativity
  • Project Team Empowerment – Delegating with Confidence
  • Team Leadership and Conflict Handling

Fifth Day

  • Establishing Appropriate levels of Control Over Project Life Cycle
  • Project Evaluation and Auditing
  • Tracking and Analyzing Project Performance
  • Progress Reports and Records
  • Project Success Determinants
  • Final Documentation before Project Close
  • Project Hand Over and Closure.

Program Methodology

Advanced Project Cycle Management, Quality Assurance & Applied Control Workshop is a short-term extensive workshop with a highly practical focus. The presenter will apply modern adult-learning techniques in order to maximize the effectiveness of session delivery and achieve successful results. The methods deployed will include open presentations, simulation games, group discussions, individual assignments, practical exercises, and case studies. At the end of each session, the trainer will request feedback and consider comments received in the coming days aiming to improve the results and ensure a maximum understanding of the material covered.

Program Fee

Payment Options

Fee Covers

  • Visa Assistance (complimentary)

  • Participant Assessment

  • Airport Pickup

  • Accommodation

  • Wi-Fi

  • Welcome Dinner

  • Breakfast

  • Workshop Kit

  • Program Materials

  • Program Experts

  • Practical Activities

  • Lunch

  • Refreshments

  • Interactive workshop

  • City Map & Direction

  • Risalat T-shirt (complimentary)

  • Field Visit

  • Program Certificate

  • Entertaining Tour

  • Program Report