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Training Course on Advanced Project Planning & Management


About The Course

Course Description

Advanced project management helps to handle more complex projects and deal with a wider range of project management-related challenges. Managing more complicated projects involves the application of different project management theories and concepts, use of advanced tools and techniques and updated software to plan, implement and manage a project. Organizational project management refers to a framework that constitutes programs, projects and the like to deliver organizational strategy in order to improve performance and produce better results. It is an integration of knowledge, processes and people, supported by tools and techniques.

Professionals in project management attain the Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification, which is the highest and universally recognized certification of one’s project management knowledge, skill, experience and capability to successfully manage complex projects, including international ones. This Training Course on Advanced Project Planning & Management course by Phoenix Center for Policy, Research and Training will empower participants with complete information, knowledge and experience to undertake and successfully complete the Project management Professional exam. Further, the understanding and knowledge gained through this course will enhance participant’s potential and performance in managing a project despite time, budget and other constraints, thus demonstrating participant’s capabilities to assume higher roles and responsibilities in their organization, in turn fostering career growth and progression.

Course Objectives

Upon the successful completion of this Training Course on Advanced Project Planning & Management, participants will be able to:

  • Acquire detailed understanding and knowledge of advanced project management concepts as well as tools, techniques and software
  • Acquire the required awareness and knowledge of critical success factors of a project, such as quality, budget, and risk management to be able to focus on these to deliver a successful project
  • Gain confidence and experience to successfully manage international projects
  • Gain foresight to conduct risk analyses, pre-empt challenges and take precautionary action to mitigate these challenges
  • Acquire the necessary understanding of the importance of all stakeholders and the skill to maintain healthy relations with all these stakeholders
  • Understand the impact and contribution of strategic project management plans to organizational objectives
  • Successfully manage complex projects, mitigating risks, maintaining relationships and implementing smart tracking measures
  • Gain the experience, knowledge and preparedness to successfully undertake and complete the PMP certification exam

Training Methodology

The course is designed to be highly interactive, challenging and stimulating. It will be an instructor led training and will be delivered using a blended learning approach comprising of presentations, discussions, guided sessions of practical exercise, case study review, web-based tutorials, group work, exploration of relevant issues collaborative strength training, performance measurement, and workshops of participants’ displays, all of which adhere to the highest standards of training. The training technique is built on learning by doing, with lecturers using a learner-centered approach to engage participants and provide tasks that allow them to apply what they’ve learned. Experiential knowledge is also given equal importance within the format of training. Our facilitators are seasoned industry professionals with years of expertise in their chosen fields. All facilitation and course materials will be offered in English.

Who Should Attend?

This Training Course on Advanced Project Planning & Management would be suitable for, but not limited to:

  • Senior members of organizations who need to understand the importance of seamless project planning and management
  • Project Managers and Executives responsible for planning and managing various projects for an organization
  • Project Management Officers responsible for defining standards and guidelines around project management practices within an organization
  • Finance and Human Resource department professionals who are important contributors to the success of a project by evaluating the need for and providing adequate resources

Course Content

Module 1 – Components of an Organizational Project Management Framework

  • Strategy
  • Portfolio
  • Programs and projects
  • Operations
  • Business impact analysis
  • Value performance analysis

Module 2 – Factors Influencing Project Management

  • Strategy communication
  • Goals
  • Leadership
  • Business processes
  • Human capabilities
  • Culture and performance systems
  • Business and information systems
  • Team structure

Module 3 – Critical Steps in Project Management

  • Initiation
  • Planning
  • Execution
  • Monitoring and control
  • Closure

Module 4 – Step 1 – Project Management – Initiation

  • Existing plan review
  • Stakeholder analysis
  • Key deliverable identification
  • Project charter preparation
  • Benefit analysis for strategic alignment

Module 5 – Step 2 – Project Management – Planning

  • Requirement analysis
  • Risk assessment
  • Management plan development
    • Scope
    • Cost
    • Communications
    • Procurement
    • Quality
    • Change
    • Risk
    • Stakeholder
    • Human Resource
  • Project schedule development

Module 6 – Step 3 – Project Management – Execution

  • Project resource acquisition and management
  • Task execution management
  • Quality management implementation
  • Corrective action implementation
  • Change and risk management
  • Information flow management
  • Stakeholder relationship

Module 7 – Step 4 – Project Management – Monitoring and Control

  • Project performance measurement
  • Project change management
  • Project delivery quality management
  • Risk assessment and monitoring
  • Issue log review and correction action definition
  • Learning capture and analysis
  • Procurement activity monitoring

Module 8 – Step 5 – Project Management – Closure

  • Deliverable acceptance achievement
  • Ownership transfer
  • Financial, legal and administrative closure
  • Comprehensive project review
  • Project document and material archiving
  • Feedback collection

Module 9 – Differential Aspects Between Project and Program Management

  • Tactical vs. strategic
  • Objective alignment
  • Responsibility scope
  • Horizontal vs. vertical responsibility
  • Work effort
  • Risk management
  • Life cycle involvement
  • Process orientation
  • Skills and capabilities


  • Participants should be reasonably proficient in English.
  • Applicants must live up to Phoenix Center for Policy, Research and Training admission criteria.


  1. Discounts: Organizations sponsoring Four Participants will have the 5th attend Free
  2. What is catered for by the Course Fees: Fees cater for all requirements for the training – Learning materials, Lunches, Teas, Snacks and Certification. All participants will additionally cater for their travel and accommodation expenses, visa application, insurance, and other personal expenses.
  3. Certificate Awarded: Participants are awarded Certificates of Participation at the end of the training.
  4. The program content shown here is for guidance purposes only. Our continuous course improvement process may lead to changes in topics and course structure.
  5. Approval of Course: Our Programs are NITA Participating organizations can therefore claim reimbursement on fees paid in accordance with NITARules.

How to Book: Simply send an email to the Training Officer on and we will send you a registration form. We advise you to book early to avoid missing a seat to this training.

Or call us on +254720272325 / +254737566961

Payment Options: We provide 3 payment options, choose one for your convenience, and kindly make payments at least 5 days before the Training start date to reserve your seat:

  1. Groups of 5 People and Above – Cheque Payments to: Phoenix Center for Policy, Research and Training Limited should be paid in advance, 5 days to the training.
  2. Invoice: We can send a bill directly to you or your company.
  3. Deposit directly into Bank Account (Account details provided upon request)

Cancellation Policy

  1. Payment for all courses includes a registration fee, which is non-refundable, and equals 15% of the total sum of the course fee.
  2. Participants may cancel attendance 14 days or more prior to the training commencement date.
  3. No refunds will be made 14 days or less before the training commencement date. However, participants who are unable to attend may opt to attend a similar training course at a later date or send a substitute participant provided the participation criteria have been met.

Tailor Made Courses

This training course can also be customized for your institution upon request for a minimum of 5 participants. You can have it conducted at our Training Centre or at a convenient location.

For further inquiries, please contact us on Tel: +254720272325 / +254737566961 or Email

Accommodation: Accommodation is arranged upon request and at extra cost. For reservations contact the Training Officer on Email: or on Tel: +254720272325 / +254737566961

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Start To Learn

5 Days


Course Duration

5 Days

Course Price

USD 990

Training Calendar

2024 Training Calendar

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