To deepen participants' knowledge in project management, presenting and detailing the knowledge areas proposed by the PMI PMBOK Guide, as well as through other market standards and methodologies.

Through the construction of a detailed project plan, the main aspects of a successful project are elucidated. Starting from the basics concepts, participants will understand the importance of planning, the main tools for budgeting, planning and assessing project risks. This training will also make an approach to the procurement, communications, human resources and quality processes.

Training content

At the end of the course the student will be able to:

  • Distinguish projects from process
  • Understand the main characteristics of a successful project manager
  • Decompose the project scope through the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
  • Develop feasible schedules and identify the project's critical path
  • Identify and describe the project major risks (threats and opportunities)
  • Distinguish standards and quality requirements
  • Identify and resolve problems that comes from the resource allocation
  • Develop effective reports to communicate the main points of the project
  • Identify the main changes sources for the project control execution
  • Reduce time through Compression and Fast Tracking methods

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Fact sheet

Course duration [?]
16 hours
Number of participants [?]
Minimum 20 students per class
Target audience
Project managers, project team members, sponsors and others stakeholders interested in the project management process.
Language(s) [?]
Portuguese, English and Spanish
Provided by the contractor. Worldwide attendance.
Closed classes (In Company)? [?]
Open classes? [?]
Certification and PDU [?]
All training participants will receive a participation certificate with 16 PMI's PDUs.
(PMI R.E.P. activity number: Macro001)

Teaching Methodology Top ↑

Macrosolutions had developed the market's most awarded dynamics, concerning the projects training.

In this course, the following dynamics will be used:


The courseware to be received by the students will consist of slides, articles and lists of exercises, and it may also contain the following special products by Ricardo Vargas:

Exclusive student access area

In addition to the exclusive printed material, all participants will have access to the courseware’s electronic version, to the files of exercises and to the work done in the classroom.

The access is given through the restricted site that is available and prepared by the Macrosolutions team considering each course that we provide. This initiative is a pioneer in the educational market and also anticipates trends related to the documents’ electronic management

  • Training basic program

    ‣ Course opening
    1. Define project management +
    • Introduction
    • Project management definition
    • When are projects necessary?
    • Projects characteristics
    • Define project success criteria
    • Project management benefits
    • The main causes of failures and successes in projects
    • Project management myths
    2. The project life cycle +
    • A project life cycle
    • The life cycle characteristics
    • The costs of changes and corrections
    • Constructive opportunity x destructive intervention
    • Fitness ability
    • Risk uncertainty x Level of risks taken
    • The phases in a project’s life cycle
    • The integration between perfornance, costs and time in projects
    • Analysing cost and duration in a project
    • The analysis of performance and investment
    • The analysis of performance and scope
    3. The main areas of project mangements +
    • Integration management
    • Scope management
    • Time management
    • Cost management
    • Quality management
    • Human resource management
    • Communication management
    • Risk management
    • Procurement management
    4. The project manager and his/her interfaces +
    • Definitions and skills necessary to the project manager
    • Hiring a project manager
    • The top mistakes made when recruiting a project manager
    • Conflict management
    5. The project management general model +
    • Justification of the project’s activity flow
    • Project’s flowchart
    6. Definition phase +
    • Problem or opportunity
    • Develop Project Charter
    • Identify the Project Manager
    • Develop the Project Plan
    • Define the project’s objective, justification,it’s main project and all of the deliverables
    • Documenting the project’s information on the Project Plan
    • Create scope alternatives for the project’s execution
    • Estimating performance, costs, time, risks and consequences involved in the selection of alternatives
    • Documenting the alternatives in the Project Plan
    • Discarding unused information but documenting them on the Lessons Learned document
    • Developt the Scope Statement
    • Approve the Scope Statement
    7. Planning phases +
    • Define and group the work packages and the project deliverables (WBS)
    • Create the activity list for each work package (WBS)
    • Summary of all the project plans (by knowledge area)
    • Determining the duration of the activities
    • Identify and select the human resources for the project
    • Determining the activity dependencies (PERT)
    • Bringing together the over allocated resources
    • Determining the Critical Path (CPM)
    • Develop the project’s schedule
    • Determining the cost of the activities and the cost of the project (strategic approach only)
    • Develop the Project Plan
    • Approving the Project Plan
    • Documenting the Project Plan in the project’s archives
    8. Executing and Controlling Phases +
    • Executing auxiliary activies: procurement, communications, quality and scope
    • Controlling changes by using the traditional approach
    • Registering changes in the project
    • Is all the work completed?
    ‣ Course close-out
  • Supported standards and methodologies

    Project Management Institute (PMI)
    PMBOK® Guide Yes
    PMI Practice Standard for Estimating Yes
    PMI Practice Standard for Earned Value Management
    PMI Practice Standard for Configuration Management
    PMI Practice Standard for Risk Management Yes
    PMI Practice Standard for Work Breakdown Structure Yes
    PMI Practice Standard for Scheduling Yes
    PMI Standard for Portfolio Management
    PMI Standard for Program Management
    PMI Project Manager Development Competency Framework Yes
    Organizational Project Management Maturity Model (OPM3)®
    UK Office of Government Commerce (OGC)
    PRINCE2 (Projects in Controlled Environments) Yes
    MSP (Managing Successful Programmes)
    M_O_R (Management of Risks)
    P3M3 (Portfolio, Programme, and Project Management Maturity Model)
    P3O (Portfolio, Programme and Project Offices)
    MoP (Management of Portfolios)
    MoV (Management of Value)
    Scrum Alliance
    Scrum Methodology Yes
    International Project Management Association (IPMA)
    ICB® IPMA Competence Baseline Yes