[Online 5-Day] Project Management In Business Environment
Course Information
  • 01-Feb-2021
  • Online
  • Kingsley Cheok
  • English
  • RM 2500 RM 2200
    Until 25 Jan 2021
  • 9:00am - 5:00pm
Project management is an essential part of businesses in order to get ahead and add value to products. Project management enables companies to innovate, plan strategically, and for the economy to progress. The important components include values such as team working, planning, innovation, time and budget management, and leadership. In reality, most managers and key executives lack the training in this area. For example, when a project or plan does not produce the intended outcomes, they become panic. One reason being, they do not possess basic understanding in project management and do not know how to overcome constraints and limitation. To be successful, they need to be resourceful and develop the ability to make use of whatever resources available, hone their leadership and execution capabilities.
This course is designed to prepare attendees to excel in their day to day work responsibilities, at a level they are equipped to undertake Certificate in Project Execution Leadership awarded by ILM, which is a part of City & Guilds Group, United Kingdom.

• Able to demonstrate the comprehension of nucleus for business, in the key area of finance, marketing, operations and strategy level (corporate and business)
• Able to relate how pieces are ‘fit’ together and challenging the norms creatively to find new ways of doing things
• Able to innovate by looking outside-in and inside-out through various strategic lenses for higher business performance
• Able to structure work such that no internal communication breakdown will occur

NOTE: Attendees who have completed the 5-day course and passed all assessments are eligible for “Certificate in Project Execution Leadership” awarded by ILM. Additional Fee: RM1,500 for project report writing, assessment and certification.

ILM website: https://www.i-l-m.com

Lecture, case studies, exercises, presentation, group activities

• Senior Management
• Project Manager, Sponsor, Team Members, Planner
• Product Manager
• R&D Program Manager
• Anyone who wants to improve on execution capabilities


(i) 1 - 2 February 2021 (Mon - Tue)
(ii) 5 - 6 February 2021 (Fri - Sat)
(iii) 8 February 2021 (Mon)
Time: 9.00am - 5.00pm
Duration: 5 Days

[HRDF Claimable]

- Early Bird Offer (before 11 Jan 2021) - RM 1,900
- Special Offer (before 25 Jan 2021) - RM 2,200
- Normal Fee - RM 2,500

Others: Includes Course Notes, Certificate of Completion & 6% Service Tax



[01] Principles of Project Management
• Interpret the pre-defined constraints in Time, Quality, Budget & Scope
• Understand the importance of achieving all goals while taking into considerations the pre- defined constraints
• Embracing the 7 principles:
o Focus on objective
o Continued business justification
o Define roles & responsibilities
o Manage from far
o Work in stages
o Learn from experience
o Design to environment

I. The principles of project management in business environment is building a strong work-procedure based on knowing and carrying out tasks according to the objectives. Similar to using project management to manage projects, this module provides guidance to work within constraints such as time, quality, budget and scope
II. Constraints do exist in business environment and they affect our ways of making decision. The most difficult part is not handling them but not knowing them because they are constantly changing. Embracing the 7 principles of project management in business environment enables us to be on guard to minimize the effects of changing constraints
III. Justifying the activities to the objective will determine critical tasks among the unnecessary sea of activities. Integrating objective focus with responsibilities and management skills, activities can be carried out in stages and to specific environment within the pre-defined constraints


[02] Project Tasking & Resourcing
• Appreciate how work can best be planned, scheduled and controlled in a project environment
• Able to structure work such that no internal communication breakdown will occur
• Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
• Critical Path Method (CPM)
• Program (Project) Management & Review Technique (PERT)
• Organizational Breakdown Structure (OBS)
• Responsibility Assignment Matrix (RAM)
• Calculations

I. Project tasking and resourcing assist to specify the necessary tasks that are required to be completed in order to achieve activities and objective(s). We will learn to use Work Breakdown Schedule (WBS), Critical Path Method (CPM) or Program Evaluation and Review Technique (PERT) for identifying the activities of task and determining the critical task to act on
II. As project task normally involves multi-discipline (functions and people), task clarity ensure appropriate person(s) being assigned with clear task, roles and responsibility. We will learn to use Organization Breakdown Structure (OBS) and Responsibility Assignment Matrix (RAM) to ensure collaboration and project success
III. It is crucial for all project stakeholders to understand their roles and responsibilities and those of other project members. This is especially important when project teams are more complex due to their large size, involvement of distributed team members, or reliance on staff from multiple departments

Day 3
[03] High Performing Decision Making
• Understanding and interpreting financial statements
• Connect the dots between strategy and actions to the financials
• Appreciation of Strategy & Marketing Frameworks & application in the simulation
• Application of strategy frameworks in positioning a product in a crowded market
• Understanding and interpreting financial statements
• Connect the dots between strategy and actions to the financials

I. High performing decision making is about the responsibility of the decisions that we have made or are going to make. This means we will learn about series of information that will help us through. This module looks at market forecasting at low, mid and high categories; how these affects decision making. We will look closely at the function of tender specific to the performances of payment terms and price; marketing spend and the ability to deliver.
II. High performing is part and parcel of financial keys where the emphases are on take out loans, negotiate with suppliers and customers to sustain cash flow in order to grow the business and prepare financial statements. We will learn to employ strategies for cost leadership by investing in reducing administration costs and increasing productivity – and hence reducing labour costs. Understanding that these savings will only be realized in the following months will help us look ahead and invest for the future.


[04] Execution Leadership
• Equipping self with consulting and coaching competencies to enable functional team
• Applying high performance behaviours and culture
• Coaching, communication and conflict skills
• Self-managed teams and team leadership
• Decision making and managing conflict
• Leadership in teams and decision groups
• Teamwork, negotiation and networking

I. Execution leadership is about allowing teams to make decision because teams do better than an individual. Teams put more people to work on a task, taking advantage of their diverse skills and perspectives to create a multiplying effect. Teams can also be too much of a good thing — the larger the team, the more effort and overhead it takes to keep people organized, involved and productive
II. In execution leadership, we will focus on 3 main topics:
a. Filling in the right roles to avoid friction and frustration
b. Getting input separately and share your perspective with the teams c. Communicating what and why, and how they helped to obtain buy-in before decision making


[05] Challenge Sessions
• Presentation using Business Case Review [BCR]
• Communication
• Individual reports


Certified HRDF Trainer
ILM Trainer

Kingsley Cheok graduated with Masters of Business Administration from University of Southern Queensland, Australia. He has a wealth of experience from his years working in the industrial, ICT and education sectors. At present he is a management consultant


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