Project Management for Large-Complex Projects
(Also labeled Project Management for Capital Intensive Projects)
Large and Complex projects are typically Capital Intensive Projects but not always. They could be telecommunication, investment technology, or other industries. However, most capital intensive projects are Industrial, Oil and Gas, Petrochemical, Real Estate Development, Infrastructure, Heavy Construction, Utilities, Engineering, and Construction Projects.
This course (workshop) covers the essentials of project management but with a focus on capital intensive projects1. In general, generic courses for managing projects are typically deficient for the capital intensive projects. Even PMI®’s PMBOK® Guide and other project management standards do not include all the knowledge foundation and processes necessary to, effectively, manage capital intensive projects.
To start, we built this workshop on SUKAD internally developed and proven methodology that aligns to global standards and the practices of leading conglomerates. Projects in these industries are complex, take a long time, and require a large number of engineers, construction workers, and management team; even the small projects still has numerous stakeholders and have a large degree of complexity.
The workshop includes discussions of a capital project model, value improving practices (best practices) and how to apply them across the project life span (life-cycle). During the workshop, we follow the methodology that reflects a holistic view of projects, which starts with the project business case and does not end until post project closure.
The workshop builds on global standards and practices from PMI®, IPMA, GAPPS, and the Construction Industry Institute (CII). Further, will discuss case studies from mega projects to small and multiple projects.
Note 1: Capital Intensive Project refers to projects that typically include the construction of a facility. The facility could be a plant, refinery, real estate development, power plant, dams, bridges, transportation, and similar projects of all sizes and complexity.
- Learn a proven project management methodology
- Understand the project life span of a capital intensive project
- Learn about project phases, stages, and stage gates
- Apply the concepts on a typical capital intensive project
- Become familiar with leading practices applicable to these projects
- Learn from case studies with failed and successful projects
- Learn and apply how to measure success of these intensive projects
Who should Attend
- Project engineers, project leaders, and project managers
- Planners, cost engineers, and other project management specialists
- PMO members, managers, and directors
- Senior managers and executives
- Overview and general information
- Project management framework and processes
- Project organization and stakeholders
- Project life span methodology
- Capital projects model
- Introduction to industry value improving practices / best practices
- Project Concept Phase (Idea, Feasibility, and Authorization)
- Project Development Phase
- Develop the basic requirements document (basic design)
- Develop the project management plan
- Develop the project details (FEED, preliminary engineering)
- Project approval (funding, appropriation)
- Project Delivery Phase
- Project implementation (execution, design/build, engineering/construction)
- Project operations’ readiness (O&M, handover, start-up/commissioning …)
- Project close stage (lessons learned, reconciliation, project records)
- Managing across the stages
- Project estimating, approval, and control
- Project change and risk management
- Project success – the four dimensions
- Case studies
- Failed and successful mega projects (Asia – N America)
- Alliance Contract (partnering, incentive, cost plus, multiple small projects)
- Participants’ presentations (class projects)