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Project Management Appreciation


Today's competitive business world requires that successful people deliver results not only on time, but also within other restrictions such as manpower and budget constraints. To be able to achieve this, a person has to work well with his project team members and manage conflicts that may arise from time to time. To handle a project effectively becomes an essential skill for everyone.

This appreciation program will provide you with an overall understanding of what constitutes a project. It then discusses the processes, tools and techniques necessary to handle complex activities and tasks. From starting a project to motivating a team, from the hard and soft skills that are required, from overcoming problems to successful project conclusion, all major aspects of professional project management are discussed so that you can be assured of optimum results every time.


Date(s): 11 to 12 May 2020
Time: 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Venue: NTU@one-north campus, Executive Centre (Buona Vista)
Closing Date:
27 April 2020
Course Fee: Standard: S$631.30   View more
Registration fees inclusive of:
  • Light refreshments
  • Course materials
  • Prevailing GST
  • Complimentary Lunch


At the end of this programme, participants will be able to:

1. Define what is a project.

2. Develop realistic and measurable objectives and goals to meet stakeholders’ needs and project results.

3. Establish project time and costs resources using proven techniques.

4. Prioritize tasks based on urgency and importance.

5. Monitor and supervise the execution of tasks.


1. Introduction

2. The Message

3. What Is Project Management?
• Phases of a project life
• The Godzilla Principle
• Triple constraints of a project

4. Defining the Problem

5. Project Definition
• Defining the problem
• Mission & vision
• Project objective
• Terms of reference
• Project sponsor

6. Planning The Project
• Why planning is indispensable?
• Project pain curves
• Ingredients of a plan
• Changing the plan
• Effective planning
• Project risk management

7. Case Study on Common Mistakes in Project Management

8. Work Breakdown Structure
• Levels
• Characteristics
• WBS in a matrix organization
• Milestone plan
• Guidelines for estimating

9. "Camping Trip"

10. Hazards of Estimating

11. Gantt Chart

12. Network techniques
• Network diagrams
• Comparison of AON and AOA
• Critical path

13. Critical Path Analysis
• Start and finish activities
• Forward and backward passes
• Slack or float
• Critical path

14. Assigning Resource and Cash Flow Projection

15. Project Control & Evaluation
• Types of control
• Team member self-control
• Project review
• Characteristics of control system
• Purposes of evaluation
• Project deviation

16. "Western Power"

17. Earned Value Analysis:
• Project schedules
• Spending curve
• Types of costs

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Teo, John

John Teo has more than 25 years of working experience in senior management and more than a decade of training, management development and facilitation experience. John is the President of International Brotherhood of Magicians (Singapore Chapter) and he frequently uses magic in his workshops presentations not only to enliven the audience, but also to bring out important learning principles in a fun way. It is in magic that John’s application of creativity and innovation is most evident. Combining his success in management, business and magic, John is best qualified to teaching creativity and innovation. John has previously delivered Creativity workshops to Neptune Orient Lines, National Library Board, and McDonalds Asia Pacific. Here is what one satisfied customer said of his Creativity workshop: "Thank you, John, for all your valuable instructions and hard work at our McDonald's conference. You were much appreciated by all of our attendees for your wit, charm, knowledge of subject and ability to deliver... You're the best!" – Carl (CW) Wolfe, Global Manager, Marketing, McDonald's Corporation. Besides Creativity and Innovation, John also specializes in the areas of Teambuilding, Leadership, Managing Conflicts, Handling Difficult People, Interpersonal Communications, as well as Project Management. Some of his clients include Jurong Shipyard, Land Transport Authority of Singapore, Management Development Institute of Singapore, Ministry of Defence and Singapore Prison Services. John is a Certified Professional Behavioural Analyst (CPBA), and a member of the Marketing Institute of Singapore (MMIS). In addition, he also holds a Bachelor of Engineering from the National University of Singapore, and a Certified Professional Trainer from the International Professional Association, UK.

Anyone who wants to improve on Project Management skills.

Standard Course Fee $631.30
Standard Course Fee $631.30
Course fee payable after Discount^

Group of 3 pax and above


NTU/NIE Alumni, Staff & Students


NTUC Member

- All fees stated are inclusive of 7% GST
- SkillsFuture Credit can be used to offset course fees payable.
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^ Discount cannot be used in conjunction with other SSG funding scheme or NTU Alumni Course Credit. Participants are eligible for only ONE of the discount schemes.
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