Project Management Essentials

“Operations keeps the lights on, strategy provides a light at the end of the tunnel, but project management is the train engine that moves the organization forward”
Joy Gumz

You should take the training if you:

  • are starting your journey as a Project Manager
  • are already managing projects and want to do it more efficiently
  • want to enhance your knowledge and skills in the Project Management area

What is covered in the training?

  • Key Project Management areas
    People: Team & Stakeholders, Scope, Time, Cost, Quality, Risk, Communication

  • Project phases
    Initiating, Planning, Execution, Monitoring, Controlling and Closing

  • Project Types and delivery models 
    Waterfall, Agile & Hybrid

  • How Project Management helps to achieve business goals?
    Business Context, Projects in Organisations

  • Useful tools & templates
    Budget, Schedule/Roadmap, Risk register, Stakeholder analysis, Communication Plan and many others

  • Real life Project Simulation
    All project phases covered from initiation to closing 

  • Project Management competencies
    Leadership, Communication, Team-building, Influencing, Decision-Making, Negotiation, Conflict Management, Motivation

  • Project Management skills implementation plan
    Your personal plan on how to start using your new skills

What you get:

  • essential knowledge and skills to manage your projects
  • useful tools & techniques to improve efficiency
  • practical insights and best practices






Intro to Project Management

Business Context

Project Types

Main delivery approaches: Waterfall & Agile

Project Phases

Projects in Organisations

Project Management areas of expertise



Project Initiating

Stakeholders identification and analysis

Prepare Project Charter

Prepare and hold kick-off meeting



Project Planning: Scope, Time & Cost

Define requirements

Design project scope (WBS)

Create project schedule

Estimate cost

Develop project budget



Project Planning: Risk Management

Identify risks (opportunities & threats)

Perform risk assessment

Plan response strategies



Project Planning: Human Resources, Stakeholders & Communication

Estimate needed resources: capability and capacity

Project Management roles: responsibilities and needed competencies

Develop Stakeholder Engagement Plan

Develop Communication Plan



Project Executing, Monitoring and Controlling

Develop and Manage Project Team

Monitor and Control Project progress

Manage Communications

Manage Stakeholder Engagement

Manage Risks and implement responses

Control and implement change in all project areas



Project Closure

Closure Documentation

Lessons learned



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Contact us

Maciej Przybyłowski

Maciej Przybyłowski

Partner, Financial Crime Unit, PwC Poland

Tel: +48 519 504 284

Szymon Skrzydło

Szymon Skrzydło

Director, PwC Poland

Tel: + 48 519 506 897

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