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The Accidental Project Manager

Course Name The Accidental Project Manager
Schedule August 9, 2019 - August 17, 2019

Fridays - Saturdays

8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Price: Php 38,800

Technical and functional managers of today are being pressured to take on the challenges of Project Management. This program is designed to give you an accelerated understanding of the practice. The program will help you navigate and survive the transition from technical and/or functional manager to a project manager.

This 4-day workshop has identified the minimum requirements that are necessary to use The Project Management Institute (PMI)® Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK)® Guide as a simple tool for project managers.

This Project Management Workshop may be the best-designed, most easily understood project management workshop on the market today. Project managers will welcome this fresh translation of jargon into ordinary English.

As a Project Management Professional (PMP)®, PMI® requires you to attend sixty (60) hours of professional development activities within three (3) years.

By attending the Accidental Project Manager, you get to learn from the experts, exchange ideas with fellow classmates, and earn 26 PDUs.

As a Registered Education Provider (REP), the Ateneo Center for Continuing Education (CCE) can award professional development units (PDUs) to Project Management Professionals (PMP)®.

PMI, PMP, and PMBOK are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.


After the course, you will:

    1.    Learn the basics of Project Management Framework;
    2.    Learn how to use techniques and tools for the Project
           Management discipline; and
    3.    Learn how to develop SOW, WBS, and  Close-outs/

Who should attend

Individuals who need to strengthen their project management skills, new project managers, project team members, project sponsors, project proponents, new product development, project managers who need refresher course on project management knowledge, processes, competencies and tools.


I.    Introduction to the Project Management

II.    Project Selection Techniques
            A.    Break-Even Point
            B.    Return on Investment (ROI)

III.  Concept Phase
    Interpreting the project requirements from:
            A.    Statement of Work (SOW)
            B.    Specifications
            C.    Contractual Documents
            D.    Developing a high level
                   Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
            E.    Identifying project team skill requirements
            F.    Providing input to the Project Charter

IV.  Development Phase
            A.    Develop project budget, schedule, and resource
                  estimates from WBS
            B.    WBS Construction
                        i.      Rough order-of-magnitude (ROM)
                        ii.     Top-down (analogous)
                        iii.    Bottom-up (engineering or business)
            C.    Develop a precedence table from the WBS
            D.    Develop a network using the Precedence
                   Diagramming Method (PDM)
                        i.      Project Duration Analysis
                        ii.     Critical Path
                        iii.    Float in each task
            E.    Develop Schedule using a Gantt chart

V.  Implementation Phase
            A.    Develop a change management process
            B.    Monitoring against the Project Baseline
            C.    PM Reporting

VI.  Close-Out Phase
            A.    Describe the project termination or close-out phase
            B.    Determine and describe the project team's
                   activities in completing the project requirements
            C.    Describe the audit activities required to complete a
            D.    Describe and use a project close-out checklist

Resource Speakers
Ms. Avery Banta

is one of the faculty members conducting diploma and certification programs in Project Management. She is currently the Human Resources Business Partner of Globe Telecom. Prior to this, she has also worked with DHL Express and Guthrie Jensen Consultants.

Ms. Banta earned her Bachelors degree in Mass Communication major in Communication from the University of the Philippines. She also has a Masters degree in Business Administration. She is a certified Change Management trainer in various workshops such as Accelerating Change and Transition from Greenwich Company, Canada; Profilor Leadership Assessment by Profilor International, Singapore; and Up Your Service by Ron Kaufman. She is a certified Project Management Professional and Six Sigma Green Belt.


"The course was actually what I have been looking for; something to give structure to the way I manage projects assigned to me. With the basic skills and tools I have attained from this course, I could now manage my projects more effectively & efficiently. Now I am also looking into systematizing/standardizing our process of handling projects across all functions in our company."

- Josie May L. de Castro Quality System Officer, Coca-Cola Bottlers Phils. Inc.


"This training helps me understand not just how to be an effective project manager but also how I can help and assist my company into maturing, as a matrix organization."

- Catherine Landiato IT Senior Project Supervisor, eTelecare Global Solutions


"The course exceeded my expectations in standardizing the project management body of knowledge which I was accustomed to."

- Jay Bernardo IT Specialist, Management Systems International


"The course gave me a general overview of project management and how I should go about my projects at work. The facilitator and participants shared lots of insights valuable to accidental project managers."

- Chino Rodriguez IT Officer, Ateneo