Training | Project Management

​The Simitri Project Management Skills Workshop


The Simitri Project Management Skills Workshop
is designed to enable participants to develop the skills and ability to lead projects, resolve issues, and achieve results in today’s ever-changing business environment.

Through an accelerated learning process, the workshop uses a model to help participants develop strength, focus, and flexibility as project managers. By using a variety of project planning, communication, and issue management tools, the participants will be able to incorporate both rational and creative processes when managing projects and leading project teams.


By completing this workshop, participants will:

•Create the right impact as project leaders

•Use a variety of tools to initiate, plan, implement, and close a project

•Design an approach for formal and informal project management engagements

•Understand management expectations and communicate effectively

•Manage project change and project risk in a professional and confident manner

Key Topics

  • Project Management Model
  • Project Initiation
  • Project Planning
  • Project Execution
  • Project Closing
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Communication Plan
  • Risk Management
  • Change Management

Workshop Agenda

9.00 am Opening


•Workshop Objectives

•Today’s Agenda



9:30 Understanding Project Management

•Characteristics of a Project

•What is Project Management? What is the role of a Project Manager?

(definitions -task, process, programme)

•Small Group Discussion: Successful and Not-So-Successful business projects

•Project Life Cycle: 4 Stages (Initiation, Planning, Execution, Closing)

•Building Your Case Study

10:30 Stage 1: Project Initiation

•Video: Bouncing Balls

•(HO) What is a Project Charter?

1.Project Objectives (Problem and Goal Statement, Ensure a Line of Sight)

2.Critical Success Criteria (and Pyramid)

3.Risks and Constraints


5.Key Stakeholder Analysis

6.Scope Diagram

•Case Study Discussion

Including 15 minutes break

11:30 Stage 2: Project Planning

•Video: Who Dunnit

•What is a Project Plan? (Work Breakdown Structure)

Step 1: Define all Required Tasks

Step 2: Group the Tasks Together

Step 3: Mark Key Milestones

Step 4: Create a Process Flow or Gantt Chart

•Case Study Discussion

12:30 Lunch

1:00 Stage 2: Project Planning: Risk Management

•Video: Unintended Consequences

•Types of Risk

•Risk Management Strategy

•The Risk Cycle





•(HO) Risk & Issue Log

•Case Study Discussion

2:15 Stage 3: Project Execution: Tracking Progress

•Effective Progress Tracking (discussion and examples)

•Reporting on Progress (Project Level and Purpose)

•Budget Tracking and Reporting

•Dealing with Change and Avoiding Scope Creep

•(HO) Change Control and Issue Log

•How to respond to change requests

•(HO) Communicating the Project Status (up, down, across and outside) (project vision, planning your key message, communication plan)

•Case Study Discussion

3:15 Break

3:30 Stage 3: Project Execution: Resolving Conflict

•Quick Video: What is Conflict?

•Impact of Conflict in the Workplace

•Project Team Development Stages

•Small Group Discussion (project manager’s responsibilities at each stage)

•Preventing Conflict (right time, place, medium and effective comunication)

•Conflict Management Tips and Hints (building a resilient attitude, keep an open mind, take first things first etc)

4:00 Stage 4:Project Closing

•What is the risk of not closing a project?

•Project Closing Activities

•Identify the 3 Things

•Structure Your Message / Briefing

•Team Activity: Delivering a Project Briefing

4:15 Role-Play: Delivering a Project Brief

•Identify your key messages

•Structure your presentation

•Role-Play: Presenting your Project Briefing

5:15 End of Day Wrap-Up

•End of Day Discussion

•Continuous Improvement / Action Planning

•Evaluation forms

5:30 End of Workshop


Jack Cheng


Jack has over 30 years' experience studying, working, and establishing businesses in the United States, South Africa and Greater China. Jack’s clients have included Microsoft, Google, Cisco, Yahoo, L’Oreal, HP, GE Capital, Pfizer, BTCO, Adecco/LHH, Ansaldo STS, Unilever, Ingersoll Rand, ASML, Ferrari, AMD, and SMICSMIC. He has experience working with many industries, including high tech teletele-communications, electricity, beauty, retail, finance, investment, pharmaceuticals, human resources, and general management.

Jack has a Doctorate of Ministry from Fuller Theological Seminary Pasadena, California, as well as a Master of Business Administration from San Jose State University, California and Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Fu Jen Catholic University, Taipei. He is fluent in both Chinese and English.

Jack holds professional certifications as an Associated Certified Coach from the International Coaching Federation USA, as a Certified Professional Coach from International Coaching Academy USA, and as an Emotional Intelligence Certified Coach (EICC) from Social and Personal Emotional Intelligence Institute USA.