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Project start-up: weekend bootcamp

Time management is one of the most important knowledge areas to consider when embarking on a new project as the IT industry continues to experience pressure to reduce project timelines due to the highly competitive tender process and the ever increasing demands to reduce project costs. If your organization is just starting a new IT implementation, this short and intensive training and coaching course is designed help your project team accelerate their speed during the early stages of a project.

The syllabus for this course covers the process groups most affected with this time constraint; project initiation and planning, where typically these groups are underestimated or reduced during pre-sales phase. This two-day course is designed to help a project team hit the ground running by bringing the project team together and to start working towards one common objective: gaining early control of the project.

This course is specifically for project teams at the very early stage of a project which can be pre or post finalization of a new contract and at the latest before the start of project execution. The course is recommended for the the core project team including the project manager and project team and can include key internal stakeholders such as the project sponsor. This course is purposely set over the weekend and off-site to help kick-start the engagement process with the entire team in order to help solidify working relationships and speed up the forming, storming, norming, and performing process, an important aspect of team effectiveness.

Course benefits:

  • Speeds up the project initiation and planning processes
  • Reduces overall project timelines
  • Focuses the team on key project objectives
  • Helps build strong cross functional working relationships
  • Facilitates brainstorming and the creation of new ideas
  • Increases self-confidence and motivation
    Promotes a healthy working atmosphere within a neutral environment
  • Encourages individual growth, learning, recognition and self-actualization
  • Helps to close any gaps within the project team’s knowledge
  • Provides a structured approach with a high level of quality
  • Particularly suitable for a functional or matrix structured project organizations
  • Follows PMI standards
course project startup weekend bootcamp

The course includes:

  • The project team roles and responsibilities
  • Business case and key drivers for the project
  • Project organization and resource management
  • Stakeholder engagement, analysis and requirements
  • Product description, statement of work and key deliverables
  • Project assumptions, constraints and feasibility
  • Measurable project objectives
  • Project approvals and acceptance
  • Risk identification and risk management process
  • Processes, procedures, tools and systems
  • Project agreements and third-party procurement
  • Project phases and planning
  • Detailed requirements and scope
  • Understanding the planning process and timelines
  • Overview of project integration, scope, time, cost, quality, HR, communication, risk, procurement and stakeholder management
  • Closing gaps in the project team’s knowledge
  • Actions and next steps

Note that each course is focused on a specific project and therefore the contents above may vary based on the dynamic requirements of the project team.

Course information:

  • Location: Barcelona (note that other countries and venues for this course can be arranged based on individual company requirements)
  • Venue: Hotel and conference room (options available at time of booking)
  • Start time/finish: Saturday: 11.00 – 19.00 followed by an evening get together and dinner
  • Sunday: 09.00 – 15:00 close


  • Recommended: 10 to 30 people
  • Hotel and course venue will be arranged for all delegates
  • Refreshments, lunch and dinner are provided
  • Travel from and to the airport is included
  • Flights are the responsibility of individuals attending

Provided at the webinars:

  • Full two-day presentation package
  • Project management toolkit download of all templates discussed during the training
  • 12 months free access to the online toolkit (PMI standard) including additional tools and updates

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