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Course code:
Public Finance, Economics & Procurement
Middle Management/Supervisory Level


Course Title: Managing Projects in the Public Sector  

Course Description 


Government every year initiates a number of high risk, highly visible projects. In order to make these projects happen, officers at different levels of operation in the public sector are called to manage them to completion. A public officer, if not adequately skilled, will face a number of hurdles to manage the project appropriately. The management of these projects becomes still more difficult if they have a high level of complexity. This course aims to provide public officers, involved in management of government initiated projects, with the relevant skills, competence, approaches and processes such that the projects are completed without difficulty within time, cost and quality.


The course covers the following topics:

  • Fundamental Concepts
  • Project Initiation
  • Project Planning
  • Project Execution and Closeout



Course Objectives  


The objectives of the course are to enable participants to:

  • Understand the different stages in the project management life cycle.  
  • Articulate without difficulty with the procedures relevant to each stage of the project management life cycle. 
  • Understand your role in the management of the project at each stage of the project management life cycle.
  • Understand the different resources involved in a project and how to ensure optimal utilisation of those resources.
  • Know the different parameters to consider in ensuring a project to be completed successfully.
  • Understand how to manage projects within time, cost and quality parameters.
  • Use Program Evaluation Review Technique (PERT) and Critical Path Analysis (CPA) for the project to be concluded successfully.
  • Know risks involved in project management and how to mitigate such risks.
  • Understand closing out of projects and handing over.



Learning Outcomes


By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the different phases in project management.
  • Know how to assess a project’s viability by conducting stakeholder analysis.
  • Identify the milestones in a public project and ensure that these milestones are reached as planned.
  • Know the different resources involved in a project and how to use these resources optimally.
  • Know their role, responsibilities and accountabilities in managing a public project.
  • Articulate with PERT and CPA techniques for effective and efficient management of project in hand.
  • Ensure that projects are handled within the time, cost and quality parameters.
  • Identify risks associated in project management and how to mitigate risks.
  • Learn techniques to better manage projects in the public sector.




           2 days



    Hours To Be Earned

           12 Hours







           Rs 4000