Effective Project and Programme Management Workshop


One of the greatest obstacles for organisations in Singapore is to complete a project on time and with a tight budget. In this programme, participants will learn dozens of practical project-management how-to’s, tools and tips to help their charities save time, money and effort along the way.

Venue: ILC Training Hub

20 & 21 May 2024
Day 1: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Day 2: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm


One of the greatest obstacles for organisations in Singapore is to complete a project on time and with a tight budget. Even well-organised and clearly defined projects can grow too complex, spinning out of control, losing their way and morphing into something they were never intended to be.

Some examples of projects that participants may have come across include:

  1. Undertaking research or audit.
  2. Development of new services or decommissioning of old services.
  3. Outsourcing of key processes involved in delivering training, finance and human resource management.
  4. Changing protocols used in the provision of service to users.

A clear challenge with organisations is that project expectations and requirements might, from time to time, be fluid and change as a result of government or regulatory requirements, evidence from research or best practice, or following user or professional recommendations. These organisations are often required to improve performance with fewer resources. As a result, they are constantly being asked to be more productive and efficient and consequently under pressure to innovate.

Fortunately, there are things we can do to maintain the focus on the ultimate goals. This workshop will get participants up to speed on the latest, most effective project-management techniques and strategies available. In addition, participants will learn dozens of practical project-management how-to’s, tools and tips that will help their organisations save time, money and effort along the way.


By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Understand the need for project management and project management methods.
  2. Apply the techniques and tools to manage each stage of the project life cycle.
  3. Work within organisational and cost constraints, set goals tied directly to stakeholder needs.

Utilise project management tools to get the work done on time and within budget, particularly in the areas of social work and social care.


Led by Byron Nifakis with 30 years of experience in project management training and certified Project Management Professional (PMP®) since 2002.

Discover how to employ a structured approach to project management, from understanding the different layers of requirements to working with changes to the project constraints, aided by case studies.

Take back an Action Planning for Success at the end of the programme that you can implement in your organisations.


Managers and above, project/department leads and senior executives with leadership responsibilities.


20 & 21 May 2024Day 1: 9:00 am to 5:00 pmDay 2: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm


Save up to $100 per pax before GST by reserving 3 or more seats

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Standard Fee - Individual Pricing Before GST
  • Standard Fee$926.50 per pax
    VWOs-Charities Capability Fund Training Grant$364.90 per pax
    Community Care Training Grant$92.65 per pax

All prices stated exclude GST.

**Charities Capability Funding – Up to 80% workshop fee funding for charities

**Up to 90% seminar fee funding for AIC approved organisations to be claimed directly from AIC. (Full payment is required from participants at the time of registration.)

For details and funding eligibility, please consult with your HR department. Kindly note that we, as the training provider, are unable to assist with inquiries related to this funding.


  • Familiarise the participants with the distinction of a project as compared to day-to-day operations.
  • Introduce project management as a body of knowledge and the need for it.
  • Explain the differences between various popular project management frameworks and methods.
  • Look at the requisite skills of a project manager in performing their role adequately.
  • Understand the forces that initiate and influence the project.
  • Identify and assess the key project stakeholders, in particular senior management.
  • Understanding the different layers of requirements: business needs, project objectives, features and solution requirements.
  • Describe the documentation framework for requirements.
  • Tackle the Analysis Phase of the project and determine the initial solution requirements.
  • Describe the components of the Project Management Plan and how it differs from a schedule.
  • Selecting the people for the core team.
  • Defining the scope of the project using a systematic approach by building the WBS.
  • Learn how to go from WBS to a schedule.
  • Understand what the critical path represents.
  • Practice translating the Work Packages from the WBS into a simple Network Diagram.
  • Lay the foundation for progress tracking with Earned Value Management.
  • Establish the broader role of resources using RACI charts.
  • Introduce the basic steps in performing Risk Management.
  • Practice identifying, assessing and responding to key risks on a project.
  • Practice preparing a basic communication plan, to show who needs to know what, when and how often.
  • Introduction to Earn Value Management, using an example of updating the status of each task in a segment of the project.
  • Working with changes to the project constraints, such as changes in the scope, timeline, and budget.
  • Preparing to validate the solution during user and acceptance testing.
  • Work as a group to propose a suitable reaction to the project constraints based on a requested change from an important stakeholder.
  • Discuss the various activities that must be completed to close out a project properly.
  • Distinguish between the purely administrative closure and the people-oriented activities.
  • Practice closing out a project at administrative and people levels.
  • Practice providing candid feedback to each team member.