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Project Management Mini MBA

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Project Management Mini MBA

Create Your Successful Future…

Proposed By:

Eng. Ahmed Taha, MBA, PMP, ITIL, PMI-RMP, CBAP



Business environment becomes more and more complex and to be able to achieve the needed success, the organization needed to have a special type of leaders that can guide and lead the organization to reach the top.

In order to become this leader, Premier designed and developed this program to help you to build your future career in the project management and to prepare yourself to compete in the coming complex and changeable business environment.

This program aims to teach the attendees a group of necessary skills for the managers and leaders of the 21st century, such as: project management, creative thinking, problem solving.

What is PM-Mini MBA?

This Mini MBA is designed to prepare the attendees to be the leaders of the 21st century. It focuses on the project management as the primary tool to achieve the business objectives of the organizations.

The diploma contains three main categories of courses:

  1. Core courses
  2. Major courses
  3. Elective courses


Project Managers, functional managers, team members, people who want to build their career in the project management, fresh graduate.

Course structure

  1. a.Core Courses
  • Strategic Management
  • Organizational behaviour
  • Creative Thinking and Problem Solving
  1. b.Major courses
  • Introduction to Project Management
  • Project management monitoring and controlling using earned value management
  • Project quality and contract management
  1. c.Elective Courses (select 1 course)
  • Financial for non-financial people
  • Human Resource Management

Course description

Introduction to project management:

This course will provide the attendees with the basic and fundamental knowledge about the project management science. I will illustrate concepts such as project, project management, stakeholder, operation organizational process assets, and many other concepts related to the field of project management.

The course will provide an overview about the 9 knowledge areas and the five process groups of project management, and the mapping between the knowledge area and process group.

Creative thinking and problem solving

There are times when we need to add a little inspiration to our thinking to get a way from everyday tools and techniques and try something new.

Are creative people just born that way or can it be learned? Is innovation like a lightning strike or is there a way to bring about successful innovation again and again

This course will enable you to experiment with a variety of different techniques to make your mind to work at its full capacity. During the course the attendees will learn how to:

  • Generate new ideas or concepts, or new associations of the creative mind between existing ideas or concepts
  • Initiate incremental, radical, and revolutionary changes in thinking, products, processes, or organizations
  • Unusual techniques of getting round the problem
  • Lear to use more of our brain
  • Experiment with creative thinking techniques
  • Use right brain thinking techniques

Project Quality & Contract Management

More than a “quality” program, Six Sigma is a business initiative that helps the organization meet its changing business needs. The adoption of Six Sigma in the Public Service can help improve efficiency and cost-effectiveness, and lead to higher standards of consistent While Six Sigma has a strong technical component, it is not a technical program but rather a management approach that emphasizes striving for perfection and breakthrough results. Participants attending this course will learn the basics of what is a contract to contract management.

At the end of this workshop, the participants will have gained valuable insight into various aspects of use and application of, a standard internationally acceptable suite of contracts.

  1. Types of Contracts
  2. Risks associated with contract types
  3. Roles of Contract Parties
  4. Procurement documents
  5. Liquidated Damages
  6. Understand the benefits and implications of a Six Sigma program, and relate Six Sigma concepts to the overall business mission and objectives
  7. Think about your organization as a collection of processes, with inputs that determine the output
  8. Use the concept of a Sigma Level to evaluate the capability of a process or organization
  9. Recognize the five-step D-M-A-I-C model used to improve processes

Financial for non-financial people

This course will show you how to interpret key financial statements, highlighting the questions and areas that matter. It shows how to understand key performance indicators to drive profitability. You will learn how to make the best decisions for your business. This course will help you to understand the financial implications of your day-to-day decisions in order to increase the profitability and performance of your business. After this course you will be able to:

  • Understand financial accounts and reports
  • Use and understand financial concepts
  • Utilise analytical skills to interpret financial results using ratios
  • Manage budgets more effectively

Organizational behaviour

Organizational Behaviour (OB) is a field of study that investigates the impact that individuals, groups, and structure have on behaviour within an organization. Then it applies that knowledge to make organizations work more effectively. Specifically, OB focuses on how to improve productivity, reduce absenteeism and turnover, and increase employee citizenship and job satisfaction. Organizational Behavior uses systematic study to improve predications of behaviour that would be made from intuition alone. But, because people are different, we need to look at OB in a contingency framework, using situational variables to moderate cause-effect relationships

This course is designed to give you an understanding of attitudes and behavior of individuals and groups in all types of organizations and as to how organizations, simple or complex, are structured and patterned to achieve their goals.

Examples of topics to be covered include: job motivation, job satisfaction, job stress, workforce diversity, employee response to organizational politics, employee ownership, workplace design, spirituality in organizations, knowledge management, leadership, group dynamics, decision making, conflict, culture, cross-cultural management and change.

PM Monitoring & Control using EVM

Feedback is critical to any success of any project, this feedback can enable the project manager to identify problems early and make adjustments that can keep the project on time and on budget.

Earned Value Management (EVM), has proven itself as the most effective performance management and feedback tool for managing projects. EVM is called "management with the lights on", because it can help clearly and objectively illuminate where a project is and where it is going- as compared to where it was supposed to be and where it was supposed to be going.

EVM provides the organization and the project manager with the methodology needed to integrate the management of project scope, time, and cost.


  • Understand the concept of earned value management
  • The importance of EVM in the project management field
  • What are the elements of the EVM
  • How to improve the project performance through EVM
  • How to enhance the organization resource utilization in more efficient way
  • How to apply the EVM on your project
  • Develop the forecasting reports about your project.

HR management

This course will attempt to take a broad view on Human Resources while introducing the current

theories that inform the discipline. This course examines the primary role of human resources development (HRD) in the organization to help people and organizations effectively manage change. This highly interactive course focuses on strategies for assessing, designing, and implementing training and organizational development efforts that positively impact the performance of the individual and the work group.

Topics will include:

1. Current trends in HR and training

3. Performance management

4. Training programs

6. Motivation and employee engagement

7. Career development

9. Leadership development

Strategic management

Managers must develop an understanding of the dynamics of their industries, the trends in other aspects of

the organisation’s external environment, and the organisation’s internal strengths and weaknesses. They

must be able to think creatively so that they can craft their strategies to develop a source of competitive

advantage for their organisations. This is course aims to expose students/managers to the

topics relevant to managing their businesses strategically even in a turbulent environment. Topics covered

include the analysis, development, implementation, control and evaluation steps in the strategic

management process.

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