• Business Skills Training

    project_managementInterSource offers live instructor-led courses on all important operations-related skills, including Communications, Customer Service, Human Resources, Marketing, Team Building and Writing

    These live classes are offered via a Web interface.

  • About Business Skills

    Business Skills relate to communication used to promote a product, service, or organization; relay information within the business; or deal with legal and similar issues. It is also a means of relying between a supply chain, for example the consumer and manufacturer.

    Business Communication is known simply as "Communications." It encompasses a variety of topics, including Marketing, Branding, Customer relations, Consumer behaviour, Advertising,

    Public relations, Corporate communication, Community engagement, Research & Measurement, Reputation management, Interpersonal communication, Employee engagement, Online communication, and Event management. It is closely related to the fields of professional communication and technical communication.

    In business, the term communications encompasses various channels of communication, including the Internet, Print (Publications), Radio, Television, Ambient media, Outdoor, and Word of mouth.

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  • Course Details Business Skills

    Classes are offered via a live web conference. For detailed course outlines and scheduled classes, please see below.

    Online classes are never cancelled due to low enrollment. The instructors who teach our online classes are no less than outstanding, and each has years of practical and training experience.

    InterSource clients are active globally. Live web courses are priced in US dollars, and run during Eastern Standard Time (New York) business hours. We also run live web conference classes during European business hours, which can be invoiced in local currencies. For further information please contact us on +41 (22) 958 0114.

Advanced Project Management

Course duration

  • 3 days

Course Benefits

  • Learn guidelines for project initialization and prioritization
  • Learn Project Execution Methodology
  • Learn to measure and control project variance
  • Learn about Project Closure Reporting and Archiving Processes
  • Learn about selecting a Project Management Methodology
  • Learn about managing multiple projects simultaneously
  • Learn to assess and respond to Stakeholder Change
  • Learn to scale Project Management to meet the needs of the project
Available Delivery Methods
Public Class
Public expert-led online training from the convenience of your home, office or anywhere with an internet connection. Guaranteed to run .
Private Class
Private classes are delivered for groups at your offices or a location of your choice.

Course Outline

  1. Project Selection and Initiation
    1. Initiating Projects
    2. When Do Projects Start? Defining the Project Life Cycle
    3. Tips for Defining the Start of a Project
    4. Considerations for Initiating Projects
    5. Strategic Planning
    6. Prioritizing Projects
    7. Selecting Projects
    8. Key Elements of the Initiating Process
    9. Guidelines for Project Initiation
  2. Project Execution Methodology
    1. Project Execution Methodology
    2. Starting Project Work
    3. The Value of a Good Start
    4. Ensuring a Successful Start to Project Work
    5. Stakeholder Commitment and Team Resources
    6. Inhibitors to Future Success and How to Deal with Them
    7. The Process for Commencing Project Work
    8. Getting Work Done
    9. Facilitating Project Work
    10. Communicating Work Expectations
    11. Managing Issues and Action Items
    12. Key Learning Points
    13. Progress, Status, and Forecasting
    14. Capturing Progress
    15. Updating the Schedule
    16. Forecasting - Predicting Future Project Work
    17. Recognize Process Groups
  3. Project Variance and Control
    1. Project Variance and Control
    2. Performance Metrics
    3. A Framework for Performance Reporting
    4. Understanding Different Types of Metrics
    5. How Metrics Interact
    6. Measuring Projects and Generating Metrics Reports
    7. Interpreting Project Metrics
    8. Baseline Metrics
    9. Earned Value Analysis Metrics
    10. Understanding the Causes of Variance
    11. Defining Project Variance
    12. Understanding Different Types of Project Variance
    13. Root Contributors to Variance
    14. Methods for Identifying Root Contributors
    15. Taking Corrective Action to Overcome Variance
    16. Definition/Intention of Corrective Action
    17. Understanding Points of Leverage
    18. Managing Change, Quality, and Risk
    19. Responding to the Dynamic Nature of Projects
    20. Using Process to Create Transparency
    21. Control Processes for Project Change
    22. Quality Control
    23. Quality Assurance
    24. Risk Monitoring and Control Process
  4. Project Closure and Learning
    1. The Closing Process
    2. The Challenge of Project Closure
    3. When and How to Learn from Projects
    4. Initial Sizing
    5. Detailed Estimating
    6. Unforeseen Events
    7. Project Closure Reporting and Archiving Processes
    8. Step 1 - Obtain Formal Acceptance
    9. Step 2 - Shut Down the Work Engine
    10. Step 3 - Analyze Metrics, Baseline, and Change Data
    11. Step 4 - Evaluate Processes and Documentation
    12. Step 5 - Documenting Project Events and Circumstances
    13. Step 6 - Generating Lessons Learned
    14. Step 7 - Finalize and Share the Project Closure Report
    15. Step 8 - Celebrating the End of the Project
    16. Step 9 - Archive the Project Records
    17. Step 10 - Conduct Follow-Up Surveys as Negotiated
  5. Summary and Conclusion
    1. Where We've Been
    2. Where to Go Next

Class Materials

Each student will receive a comprehensive set of materials, including course notes and all the class examples.

Since its founding in 1995, InterSource has been providing high quality and highly customized training solutions to clients worldwide. With over 500 course titles constantly updated and numerous course customization and creation possibilities, we have the capability to meet your I.T. training needs.
Instructor-led courses are offered via a live Web connection, at client sites throughout Europe, and at our Geneva Training Center.