Fundamental principles of project planning



Feb - 2020


09:00 - 17:00





Public and private sectors are increasingly applying project planning techniques within their development and delivery teams, and the use of the specialist project planning and management language is quite common in managerial and executive meetings. This trend is to stay longer in the context of the growing level of investment being made and planned for transport infrastructure in the UK.

This one-day course is developed for delegates to get familiarised with the principles and various components of project planning.

Who will Benefit?

This course is suitable for those who are new to project planning and management, and those who work closely with programme and project managers.


Upon completion of the course, delegates can:
•  breakdown a project into tasks and determine handover procedures
•  identify links and dependencies, and schedule to achieve deliverables
•  allocate roles with clear lines of responsibility and accountability
•  prepare a benefits management plan
•  create product, work and cost breakdown structures
•  prepare a stakeholder management and an effective communications plan
•  prepare risk register and plan a risk workshop with stakeholders
•  understand why project fail


Engineers, transport planners, development planners, assistant project managers, business case/bid writers, communication officers, portfolio management officers and team leaders from public and private sectors including NGOs and charities.

Course Content

Session 1: The fundamentals

  • Project life cycle

  • Project scope, definition and specification

  • Project launch meeting

  • The different project roles, responsibilities and boundaries

Session 2: Project Stakeholder Management

  • Stakeholder identification and plan

  • Managing stakeholder expectations

  • An effective communication plan

  • Engagement and consultations with stakeholders and public

COURSE materials

The participants will be offered course materials folder and a certificate of attendance


Session 3: Project Risk Management

  • Preparation of risk register, how to identify risks – threats and opportunities

  • Understand risk assessment methods to use

  • Plan and run a risk workshop

  • Risk monitoring and reporting

Session 4: Managing Project Quality and Scope

  • Managing the established milestones

  • Benefits management plan

  • Managing project costs

  • Running effective change control processes and managing configuration control

  • Useful Checklist


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