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This international course produces detailed & realistic plans ready for executing complex projects. The planning processes start with 'Objective Statements', for Stakeholder approval. The project solution is then designed, followed by detailed execution planning.


Learning lessons from the project is the final stage.

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Instructor-led online webshops ( 2 x 4 hours)
or in-person workshops (8 hours)
+ 1-hour follow-up online coaching

UNIQUE: The unique project execution planning process, ("the most effective method of project execution planning" - PMI), uses easy-to-learn techniques on special wall planning charts or pre-formatted Excel spreadsheets. This process can be added to ‘PRINCE2’ that omits execution planning.

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  1. Lack of clarity in project scopes

  2. Changes not well managed (‘Scope Creep’)

  3. Project risks not assessed or handled effectively

  4. Lack of project management skills

  5. Inadequate project plans

  6. Projects do not include all stakeholders’ needs

  7. Projects not linked to organisational goals

  8. Conflict among project team members

  9. Lack of senior management support

  1. Identify the links and dependencies between the tasks

  2. Define the timescale for the project

  3. Display who you need and when

  4. Recognise the key Tasks for risk management on the ‘Critical Path’

  5. Calculate detailed cost and cash projections

  6. Show how to manage when things change or go wrong

  7. PREPARE FOR TRANSFER of Plan to project execution software e.g. Microsoft PLANNER Tasks.
    (See separate course 'WorkingSm@rt with Microsoft TEAMS & PLANNER' for Project Execution) 


Unit 1 – Genesis: In this unit you will learn to lay a solid foundation for the project

Unit 2 – Design: We will show you the design framework and the importance of performance criteria

Unit 3 – Execution Planning: You will learn how to create a project execution plan

Unit 4 – Execution: You will learn how to manage the project plan including changes

Unit 5 – Review: We will show you how to learn from the experiences

Unit 6 – Supplements: Additional Tools and Techniques: In this section we have compiled additional tools and techniques to use in planning and managing projects, starting with a Project Survival Guide


Project Managers and Teams


Hands-on Instructor-led Sessions: Workshops of 8 hrs on client's premises or online Webshops of 8 hrs or 2 x 4 hrs

Languages: We can deliver this course in English

Follow-up Individual Coaching: 60 minutes Online

Class Size: Maximum 20 people per class

Tailoring: Training objectives are agreed in advance


Graduates' Refresher: Join a 1 hour complimentary online refresher session with one of our Priority Coaches

Comprehensive Learning Guide and Resource Manual: Individual Virtual Learning Guide with training content to refer to, whenever you want

Ongoing support: WorkingSmart Helpdesk (send us an email anytime at

LearningLink: Our monthly productivity e-newsletter to keep you updated



Pharmaceutical Industry

"After 25 years in the project management field and having undertaken many courses and qualifications, I can confidently state that PPB is the most useful course I have taken.  The course focuses on the most important part of any project, getting it off the ground.  It has fundamentally changed how I plan and initiate projects using a set of tangible tools and techniques that are implementable irrespective of the size or complexity of the project.  It is rare that a course can deliver real change in how you manage something you have done for many years and PPB has successfully achieved this for me.  I would definitely recommend it to anyone looking to develop their PM skillset." - John Bourke, Project Director

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