Planning, Organising, Controlling & Reporting Projects Course

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1 22 - 24 Jul 2020 Bandung Register
2 23 - 25 Sep 2020 Jakarta Register
3 25 - 27 Nov 2020 Jakarta Register



When we are at work we all feel we are 'busy'; but good companies and organizations make certain their employees are busy 'doing the right things efficiently and effectively' - i.e. 'doing the right things, right'. This course is the ideal way to learn and practice the skills of good planning. The course helps participants understand the key elements of planning and organizing - and show how they can be readily applied to the participants’ work environments. This course is designed to instruct managers and leaders how to simplify the decision processes and reduce waste through the use of sound planning, organizing and controlling.



  • Understand the critical managerial and supervisory functions of planning, scheduling and control.
  • To have a clear understanding of the essential ingredients of planning
  • To learn the importance of setting and prioritising goals and objectives
  • To organize and adapt plans for successful implementation
  • To understand and use planning tools e.g. Gantt Charts, etc.,
  • To understand and practise the principles of prioritising work effectively
  • To learn personal organizing strategies to help with work-life balance
  • To learn how to organize your office, computer, and paperwork
  • To practise the skills of planning and organizing in a controlled environment
  • Use Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and targets to control results
  • Manage and control resistance to change




Foundation of Planning

  • What is planning
  • Benefits of planning
  • Planning and performance
  • Types of plans
  • Types of goals
  • Characteristics of well-designed goals
  • Approaches to establishing goals: Management by Objectives (MBO)
  • Planning in the hierarchy of organization

Planning tools and techniques

  • Environmental scanning
  • Forecasting and forecasting techniques
  • Benchmarking
  • The benchmarking process
  • Allocating resources and budgets
  • The breakeven analysis

Project planning and scheduling

  • Definition of project
  • Applications of Standard Times
  • The work breakdown structure
  • Scheduling using PERT, Gantt, and Load Charts
  • Steps in developing a PERT Network
  • Forward and backward scheduling
  • Finding the critical path

Control and Performance Measurement

  • What is control and why is it important?
  • The planning and controlling link
  • The control process
  • Sources of information for measuring performance
  • Managerial decisions in the control process
  • Organizational performance measures
  • Feedforward/concurrent/feedback controls
  • Information controls /  balanced scorecards
  • Contemporary issues in control

Managing and controlling resistance to change

  • Forces for change
  • Force field analysis
  • The 10 principles of change
  • Five managerial activities essential to managing change