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Managing multiple projects that start and end at different times can be difficult. Projects often have to be prioritized and shoehorned into an annual budget with limited resources to manage the projects. An integrated approach is required to optimize the use of resources and predict resource requirements and expenditure accurately.

Programme Objectives
This programme will enable the delegates to manage unrelated projects that draw upon common resources and/or the variety of projects producing an integrated outcome blending common resources and dissimilar contributors.
Participants attending the programme will:

  • Determine the resource requirements for a number of concurrent projects
  • Control the annual investment budget for a number of projects so as to prevent a large over or under run at the end of the financial year
  • Manage the inter-project relationships and to provide practicing project and programme personnel, technical leaders and owner/sponsors with the skills and knowledge to successfully manage concurrent projects.

Who Should Attend?
This programme is designed for all levels of project staff who work in an environment where they manage multiple projects, as well as programme personnel and supervisors who work with colleagues of both related and unrelated projects, and who compete for resources within or outside the performing organisation.
It would benefit anyone working on projects that require owner and provider project managers to work closely together, effectively utilising participants who have concurrent project assignments, and integrating projects or sub-projects in diverse industries, with varied professional development processes. Delegates will gain confidence in the ability to plan, schedule and staff projects for high quality and performance in turbulent circumstances.

Training Methodology
There will be both traditional lecture style presentations and active participation throughout the seminar with group exercises, discussions and videos relevent to the topics covered.

Benefits to Your Organisation
Staff attending this event will gain an appreciation of the skills and competencies required to fulfill their job role effectively. They will be exposed to the skills and behaviors essential in the Management of Multiple Projects. They will also gain insight into the benefit of integrating these competencies to provide proactive management to further the organisation’s strategic goals.

Benefits to You
Attendance on this program will result in individuals being exposed to a wide range of technical, interpersonal and organisational techniques required to operate effectively in a Multiple Project environment. You will be better able to identify the approaches that will be of benefit in managing the demands (and tensions) of a Multiple Project environment.
Competencies Emphasized

  • The application of consistent project management methodology
  • The establishment of a 'project management office'
  • The use of the correct tools for effective management of multiple projects
  • An integrated approach for planning and scheduling work in a multiple project environment
  • Use of techniques such as the Critical Path Method (CPM), the Earned Value Method (EVM) and the Critical Chain Method (CCM) to accurately plan, schedule and track progress and costs against the planned budget across multiple projects
  • Monitoring and controlling the progress of multiple projects
  • Managing changes and resolving disputes in a multiple project environment

Exceptional Feature of this Course
This course will be delivered in a highly interactive presentation style. The principles and skills in a Multiple Project environment are essential in developing personal leadership and effectiveness in leadership skills for those involved in handling more than one project at a time. Delegates will be fully involved in every topic area, and are encouraged to contribute their personal experiences to the discussions. The emphasis of the course is on real world applications, not just theoretical knowledge.

Reasons Why You Cannot Afford To Miss This Programme
Delegates will be exposed to different techniques and approaches for operating effectively in a multiple project environment.  They will discover different techniques that suit the different situations that may arise, with a view to applying them effectively in the workplace.

This seminar is a practical guide for those professionals who are involved in the management of multiple projects for their organization. It is suitable for both established project managers, as well as for those who are overseeing them.

Programme Outline

Reviewing Key Areas of Project Management Related to Multiple Projects

  • Defining projects & project management, programs & program management
  • The project life cycle
  • The five project management process groups
  • Nine key areas of the Project Management Body Of Knowledge (PMBOK)
  • The triple constraint
  • Three principles of integrating projects
  • Project management maturity models
  • Three types of multiple project management
  • Project perspectives: Owner vs contractor

Selecting & Prioritizing Projects

  • Aligning project objectives with corporate strategy
  • Project development environments
  • Project definition & strategy
  • Strategic management process
  • Project Portfolio Management system
  • Project selection, categorization & prioritization
  • Project investment appraisal techniques
  • Project ranking methods
  • Mutually exclusive projects


Integrating the Contract Management Process

  • Range of contract types and risk management
  • Selection of the type of contract for work to be carried out
  • Integration issues
  • Defining the contracts to be placed
  • Bidding process
  • Contract documents and contract administration

Managing Intra & Inter Project Risk

  • Purpose of project risk management
  • Risk Management Planning
  • Risk Identification
  • Risk Assessment & Quantification
  • Risk Response Planning & Control
  • Documentation
  • Inter project risk issues


Implementing a Multiple Project Program

  • Project governance : The project office
  • Project planning and scheduling
  • Transitioning from management of individual to multiple projects
  • Benefits of integrating a project into a programme
  • Work breakdown structure templates
  • Project calendars (Project, Staff, Weather)
  • Scheduling labour, equipment, materials and people
  • Precedence Network Diagramming
  • Critical path analysis
  • Program Evaluation and Review Technique (PERT)
  • Critical Chain Management
  • Schedule control and progress tracking
  • Project time acceleration techniques


Project Cost Estimation

  • Types & classification of estimates
  • Types of cost
  • Estimating methods and steps
  • Accuracy & contingency
  • Standardized cost codes

Project Cost Management

  • Using Earned Value
  • Earned Value concepts, terminology and formulae
  • Calculating cost & schedule variances
  • Reporting
  • Integration issues

Managing Change : The Change Order Process

  • Elements of change control
  • Scope change
  • Change management process
  • Change Order impact on schedule


Knowledge Management

  • Identifying and gathering knowledge
  • Transfering knowledge

Validating & Closing Out Projects

  • Validation & Audits
  • Project closeout
  • Lessons learned

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