Project Management: tools and techniques


Project management is increasingly an activity that requires great professionalism and experience. The PM’s job includes a range of competencies, abilities, and knowledge of planning and control tools and techniques that are widely discussed during the course and that the participants can practice with in order to acquire complete mastery of them.


The course is aimed at providing participants with the knowledge of the various project planning and control techniques and the mastery of the typical project management tools and techniques. On completion of the course, the participants will be able to plan, make estimates, set up a project grid to manage scheduling, calculate project costs, check project progress through the Earned Value Management technique, identify and manage risks, apply quality management techniques, etc.  


The course is aimed at all those who, in their professional roles, operate on projects or need to know and utilise the tools and techniques pertaining to Project Management. In particular, to project managers, project leaders, team leaders, and all those who wish or need to expand upon the techniques and the methods related to project management.  


No minimum qualifications are required: the course starts by defining project, project management, and programme, and continues by defining the main processes and phases of a typical project.  


The course is structured to provide all the technical knowledge necessary to manage projects. Project management processes and project life cycle phases are presented. Then, the techniques (estimate techniques, risk assessment), and the tools (project grid, WBS, Pert, Gantt, RAM, etc.) are presented that make up the “toolbox” of any good Project Manager.
  • What project management is
  • The project management culture
  • Projects and processes
  • Projects, Programmes and Portfolios
  • The project manager: role and competencies
  • Notes on company organisation and project structures
  • The PMI® and the PMP® and CAPM® certification
  • Project management according to the PMI®
  • The stakeholders: identification, analysis and management
  • Planning: the process and techniques
  • Progress monitoring and auditing
  • Project control techniques
  • Managing the imponderables (risks and opportunities)
  • Quality management
  • Project closure
  • Exercises

Teaching Methods

The method employed involves:
  • A 3-day (24-hours) classroom course.
  • Classroom exercises aimed at facilitating the topics discussed.


EXCELLENCE TEACHING All Rome Business School teachers are highly selected and internationally renowned trainers who come from a multitude of operational and professional environments. They are therefore able to provide a wealth of up to date experiences and competencies. DEDICATED DESIGN All training activities are tailored upon the specific requirements of the applying organisation and upon the specific type of activity. To this end, a meeting will be held (in person or via web-conference) to define in further detail the final course design. DOCUMENTATION The participant will be issued with a wealth of documentation, including:
  • slides,
  • lecture notes,
  • case studies,
  • articles,
  • useful links.
CERTIFICATE At the end of the course, the official Rome Business School certificate will be awarded. REGISTRATION IN THE ROME BUSINESS SCHOOL ALUMNI ASSOCIATION Participation in the course entitles to be enrolled in the Rome Business School Alumni Association, the international Rome Business School network through which students can share ideas, experiences and projects and take advantage of exclusive training-cultural opportunities. POST-COURSE ASSISTANCE The Rome Business School’s teachers and experts remain available for students for any further explanation, clarification and assistance beyond course conclusion.  

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