Executive Development Program in Project Management for Senior Professionals

Get a holistic view of Project Management that would cover modern tools & techniques

In today's world of business, scale and the ability to successfully manage business projects are critical skills for the sustained profitability and existence of organizations. Moreover, most members of organizations are involved in project-related activities in some way or the other. With the greater dynamism and complexity of business & macro-environment, project management skills and knowledge have become a requisite across different levels of the organizational structure. Unlike most other courses that take a narrow view of project management, this course covers issues relating to the operational, financial, stakeholder, and legal aspects of project management to develop a holistic approach for the evaluation and management of Businesses & IT Projects.

This course aims to provide a holistic view of Project Management that would not only cover modern tools & techniques, but also topics such as project governance, change management, financial aspects, project audit, and project performance assessment as well. The course also maintains a healthy blend of inputs from highly reputed faculty of XLRI and industry experts.

  • Certified by XLRI - Upon completing the course, earn Certificate of Completion from XLRI.
  • Insights into current Project Management trends - Association with an industry collaborator to share current domain trends.
  • Learn alongside experienced professionals - Opportunities for peer learning in a group setting of high-experience professionals.
  • Separate modules for IT and Non-IT Project Managers - Participants can also choose to pursue both custom modules on payment of an additional fee of Rs.18,000 + GST
  • Study Materials and MS Project License included in the course fee - Hands-on interface with project simulations & practical exercises on tools including MS Project
  • Live & Interactive Anywhere learning - Learn anytime, anywhere without any complicated hardware or software installations required.

  • Faculty

    Dr Santosh Sangem

    Fellow (IIM Calcutta), Chartered Accountant (ICAI), CFA (ICFAI), M.Com (Mumbai Univ.), XLRI Jamshedpur

    Rajiv Misra

    B.E (Mech; IIT Roorkee, India), M.S. (Industrial; SUNY, Buffalo, USA), XLRI Jamshedpur


    Module 1: Basic Concepts & Applications of Project Management
    • What the Program is all about
    • Unique Challenges in the Project Management Environment
    • Tools and Steps in Project Planning
    • Introduction to Frameworks for Project Management (Agile, PMBOK)
    • CPM & PERT
    • Critical Chain Project Management
    Module 2: Project Modelling and Management with Applications in MS-Project
    • Project Management Simulation Exercise - Scope, Resources & Scheduling
    • An Introduction to MS-Project
    • Interpreting the output of an MS-Project Report
    • Applications to Technical Scheduling and Resource Scheduling
    • Resource Levelling
    • Tracking and Monitoring Project Progress
    Module 3: Financial & Risk Aspects of Projects
    • Application of Financial Techniques for Analysis of Projects (NPV, IRR, Payback, Discounted Payback)
    • Earned Value Management
    • Project Budgeting & Cost Control
    • Project Cost Estimation & Cost Reduction Strategies for Ongoing Projects
    Module 4: Workshop on Risk Assessment & Management in Projects
    • Financial Risk Assessment
    • Designing a Project Risk Management Plan (Risk Identification, Risk Prioritization, Risk Response, Risk Management Strategies)
    Module 5: People Management in Projects
    • Stakeholder Analysis & Management
    • Manpower Planning & Staffing in Projects
    • Managing Teams in Projects
    • Performance Assessment & Evaluation of Project Teams
    Module 6: Project Governance & Monitoring
    • Application of the ADKAR framework for Change Management
    • PMO Charters & Project Management Policies
    • Project Portfolio Management
    Module 7A: Customized for Non-IT Professionals
    • Business Law Concepts for the Indian Project Management Scenario (Selected Concepts from Contract Law & Sale of Goods Law)
    • Industrial Relations & Labor Laws for Project Teams
    • Project Financing & Funding Alternatives
    • Project Recovery
    • Contract & Vendor Management
    • Procurement Strategies for Projects
    • Introduction to tools for linear projects like Metros etc. (TILOS)
    • Basics of Forensic Schedule Analysis. Introduction to methods of Delay Analysis (Impacted as Planned, TIA etc.)
    Module 7B: Customized for IT Professionals
    • Software Development Lifecycle & Software Project Management
    • Deliverables Management in Software Projects - Software Maturity & Release Management, Technical Environment Management
    • Software Project Management Methodologies - Agile, Managing ERP Projects, Offshore Delivery Project Management
    • Project Planning, Resource Management, and Cost Estimation for IT Projects
    • Quality Control, Software Vendor Management, and Contract Management for IT Projects
    • Governance, Risk Management, and Change Management for IT Projects

    Course Snapshot
    Work Experience8 - 30 Years
    Duration of the Course8 Months
    Schedule of ClassesSundays from 2.00 p.m. to 5.00 p.m. IST (3 Hours)
    Saturdays from 2.00 p.m. to 5.00 p.m. (3 Hours) IST for participants opting for the Custom Module for IT
    Starts9th January 2022




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