This course introduces project management techniques that are equally applicable to small scale oil & gas upstream studies as they are to large scale geothermal developments. Topics contrast the hard task-side challenges of delivering projects on time and under budget in the energy sector with the soft people-side issues of managing project teams.
Task challenges include project definition clarity, accurate measurement of progress vs. scope and deliverables, realistic time and cost estimation and, risk management, procurement and outsourcing, project planning and quality management. People issues include understanding and managing stakeholder expectations, team capability assessment, combating bias, building and managing the project team.
Throughout the course, participants will become familiar with the pros and cons of project management tools