CRIT organizes an inter-company training course on the theme “Project Management as a lever for innovative change“, with the collaboration of Bushido Consulting and Assirep (Italian Association of Project Managers and Experts).

Course content

The course will last 16 hours (2 8-hour days) and will take place on Tuesday 28th and Wednesday 29th June at the CRIT headquarters The following topics will be covered during the sessions:

  • Context knowledge
  • Technical / methodological knowledge
  • Project time management
  • Project cost management
  • Risk management and project opportunities
  • Project resource management
  • Documentation and reporting management
  • Evaluation of progress

The Course is preparatory to ISIPM – Basic Certification. The certification assumes significant importance following the approval of the law 4/2013, concerning the “Provisions concerning unorganized professions”.


Dr. Eugenio Rambaldi – President of Assirep (Italian Association of Project Managers).


Classes will be held from 9.00 to 18.00 at the CRIT headquarters on the following dates:

  • Tuesday, June 28th
  • Wednesday, June 29th
Course program

FIRST DAY – Tuesday 28 June from 9.00 to 18.00 Knowledge of context and technical / methodological knowledge

1. Background knowledge

  • Project and Project Management
  • Program and Portfolio Management
  • Project success criteria
  • Project strategies, requirements and objectives
  • Evaluation of the project
  • Systemic approach and integration
  • Context and stakeholders
  • Who they are and what role they have
  • The sponsor
  • The Project Manager and his Team
  • Project Stakeholders
  • The role of the Project Manager
  • Project phases (life cycle)
  • The product life cycle vs the project management life cycle
  • Role of the project manager in the management of different life cycles
  • Project management processes: Start-up, Planning, Execution, Control, Closure (close-out)
  • Notes on international and national project manager certifications

2. Technical / methodological knowledge

  • Project hierarchical structures
  • Techniques of description, breakdown and coding of work, responsibilities, product, etc.
  • The WBS, the OBS, the PBS
  • The responsibility matrix
  • Project scope management and deliverables
  • The Project Charter
  • The goal setting is the WBS

SECOND DAY – Wednesday 29th June from 9.00 to 18.00 Project Management

1. Project time management

  • Define the check list of activities
  • Estimate the duration of an activity
  • The realization sequence of the project activities (logical lattices)
  • Time scheduling techniques and algorithms (Pert, Cpm)
  • The project Gantt and the critical path
  • Optimization of project times (Fast Tracking and Crashing)
  • The definition of the baseline of the times

2. Project cost management

  • Types of project costs (direct, indirect, fixed, variable costs)
  • Choice of the appropriate level of cost allocation
  • Calculation of the project budget
  • Time allocation of costs and definition of the “S” curve (BCWS)
  • The cost baseline

3. Risk management and project opportunities

4. Management of project resources

  • Assignment of resources to the project (staffing) and calculation of workloads
  • Resource leveling

5. Management of documentation and reporting

6. Evaluation of progress

  • Difference between “monitoring” and “control”
  • Advance times and rescheduling to finish
  • Monitoring and control of resources
  • Cost control and economic performance analysis
  • The Earned Value Method and its use in redefining the budget to finish
  • Performance indexes and managerial dashboards
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