February 25-26, 2019


Hotel & Congress Center Antunovic Zagreb

Audience size

30 People

Workshop Leader

Rick Graham, PhD, PMP

RISK, RESOURCES & SCHEDULE MANAGEMENT IN PROJECTS & PROGRAMS / 2 days of practical and interactive learning sessions

Seminar Focus:

∙ Develop effective risk management plans that can be used to address and control risk throughout the project lifecycle

∙ Create the most effective strategies, focusing on work delivery, schedule, cost, resource and risk constraints

∙ Learn how to identify and focus on delivery success by ensuring alignment with project and program stakeholders in delivering planned business benefit

∙ Know how to identify and apply the most relevant tools to your projects

∙ Discover practical tools and techniques for turning the ‘less-than perfect’ plan into the ‘best-possible’ plan by systematic and ‘intelligent’ scheduling processes

∙ Find out how to factor all risks and uncertainties into your project / program plans, a key focus of PMBOK 6th edition

∙ Learn how to effectively factor in realistic contingency funds into your projects to prevent budget over-run


At the heart of successful project delivery is a project plan that is both realistic and optimised, in terms of work package delivery, cost and schedule constraints, resource availability and, critically, risk. The plan must be sufficiently detailed to effectively guide delivery and monitor & control ongoing progress, whilst remaining practical. At the same time the plan must have commitment from the entire project team, and must be aligned with the desired business benefits of the project and overall program.

Added to this, the project manager must identify and balance the often competing expectations and requirements of different stakeholders and address the significant challenge of scarce resources and competing priorities within the organisation.

This advanced course will equip you with the skills you need to turn the ‘less-than-perfect’ plan into the ‘best-possible’ plan in line with desired outcomes and stakeholder benefits. It will provide an enhanced platform around which team and functions may commit, and increase chances of project success.

Using case studies based on real-life scenarios, the workshop will review best practice tools and techniques for planning, managing and delivering to customer requirements, work package delivery, schedule and cost constraints. Crucially the workshop will show how projects can be ‘intelligently scheduled’ in order to optimise these constraints, particularly within the contexts of project risk and desired business benefits. It will also show how realistic budgets can be generated, including properly quantified reserves, so that the correct resources may be allocated.

Development of programs and project plans always throws up different options, each with different risk and benefit profiles. This workshop will discuss practical tools for examining these options, enabling managers to leverage opportunities within their projects and programs to create maximum value.

Who Should Attend this Seminar

This course is aimed at all involved in the production of risk management plans, project schedules, resource plans and cost budgets. Depending on an organizational design, these would typically include:

· Project managers
· Program managers
· PMO Heads
· Project team members
· Business analysts
· Product Managers
· Scrum Product Owners
· Scrum Masters

The course is also relevant to business managers who are responsible for ensuring that organizational projects are aligned together within programs designed to deliver business benefits and overall strategy.


Welcome ∙ by your ∙ Workshop Leader


The PMBOK® has been recently updated, putting more emphasis on risk management, something I have been preaching about for more than 20 years. This workshop encompasses some of the very best practices in project and program risk management, as well as optimization of project resources, plans and schedule.

Thanks to Goran and KTC International for hosting me once again! It is always a pleasure to come back to Zagreb, a great city I’ve been visiting each year since 2006.

I am looking forward to meeting you in person on February 25, 2019 in Hotel Antunovic!

Warm regards,
Rick Graham, PhD, PMP
Founder and Managing Director
Graham & Partners

Seminar schedule / book it now

Delegates registration & welcome coffee

Event registration will be situated at the Registration Table on the convention floor of the hotel, please follow the signs from the lobby to the convention floor.

Session 1: Getting it right at the start
· Projects and Programs
· Stakeholder Management
· Defining Success Factors
· Confirming Project Requirements and Project Scope
· Choosing the Right Methodology and Lifecycle
· Defining Project Constraints

Session 2: Project Scope and Schedule
· WBS and Identifying Work Packages
· Best Practice Estimating for Resource and Duration
· Dealing with Uncertainty in Estimates
· Critical Path Analysis

>>> Coffee & Networking Break at 10:00 <<<


A great opportunity to engage in a casual chat with Rick Graham and your fellow delegates. Lunch will be served at the main hotel restaurant, providing a variety of specialties ranging from traditional Croatian food to best international cuisine.

Session 3: Resource Scheduling
· Creating Realistic Resource-loaded Schedules
· Optimizing the Schedules using Time/Cost Trade-offs
· Reviewing Resource Constraints and Resource Levelling
· Alternative Resource-scheduling Methods
· Optimizing the Schedule for Resource and Risk

Session 4: Cost estimating
· Identifying Cost Types
· Best Practice Estimating for Costs
· Dealing with Uncertainty in Estimates
· Calculating Realistic Reserves

Session 5: Risk and other Uncertainty
· Understanding Different Types of Uncertainty
· Choosing a Risk Management Methodology
· Managing Risk Effectively
· Optimizing Project and Program Risk and Uncertainty

>>> Coffee & Networking Break at 14:30 <<<

The end of Day 1

Delegates registration & welcome coffee

Event registration will be situated at the Registration Table on the convention floor of the hotel, please follow the signs from the lobby to the convention floor.


Session 6: Programs, Projects and Business Benefits
· Understanding Project Delivery in the Context of Program Objectives
· Understanding the Benefits Realization Plan
· Factoring in Financial Components
· The Effect of Risk on Financial Reporting
· Ensuring Alignment of Projects, Programs and Business Objectives

Session 7: Intelligent Scheduling
· The Perfect Schedule vs. the Less than Perfect Schedule
· Quantitative Methods for Determining Probable Project Outcomes
· Statistical Methods for Analyzing Cost and Schedule Uncertainty
· Simulation using Monte Carlo
· Showing Alignment with Business Benefits Realization Plan.

>>> Coffee & Networking Break at 10:00 <<<


A great opportunity to engage in a casual chat with Rick Graham and your fellow delegates. Lunch will be served at the main hotel restaurant, providing a variety of specialties ranging from traditional Croatian food to best international cuisine.


Session 8: Monitoring and Controlling Delivery
· Measuring and Tracking Performance Indicators
· Using Earned Value Effectively
· Managing Risk Proactively
· Managing Change

Session 9: Integration
· Reviewing the Big Picture
· Proactive and Intelligent Scheduling
· Knowledge Review

Session 10: Course Close & Delivery of Certificates of Attendance
· Practical implementation action plans
· Review of lessons learned and next steps

>>> Coffee & Networking Break at 14:30 <<<

The end of seminar & delivery of Certificates of Attendance


Richard "Rick" Graham, PhD, PMP

Founder and Managing Director | Graham & Partners

RICK GRAHAM has been involved in projects for over 20 years. He has been active with a wide range of industries, including pharmaceuticals, chemicals, engineering and manufacture, construction, information systems and telecommunications and has held senior roles in Astra Pharmaceuticals, Eli Lilly, IMC and British Alcan.

Rick has a special interest in the risk and recovery aspects of projects, as well as in project contracting. He teaches a module of the MBA and Operational Research courses of a major UK business. Rick is a certified Project Management Professional® by PMI® and is a member of PMI’s Risk Management Special Interest Group.

Rick is a popular key-note speaker and course facilitator on the number of project management topics, including Risk, Governance, Financial Aspects and Recovery of Projects, as well as Program & Portfolio Management.

His recent assignments include delivering project consultancy and management training work for British Telecom, Deutsche Telecom, BP, Bechtel Corporation, Dubai Construction Authority, Vodafone, Siemens, Skanska, Tetrapak, Microsoft, Nokia, Ericsson, Gazprom and Intesa Sanpaolo Group among others. Rick is also a certified lawyer and certified public accountant in the UK.

Rick is well-known to PMI communities in his home country of UK, Belgium, Finland, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland and the US. He's also actively presenting in Middle East, Central & Eastern Europe, and the far-flung places of the African continent; and as of recently Australia. Throughout past years he has been active as regular presenter on PMI Annual gatherings, delivering several world-class workshops.

About the Organizer / Who we are & what we do

KTC International is a training & consulting firm, specializing in bringing leading international speakers to cities across Europe. Our events aim to help delegates and their organizations to achieve strategic goals by proper implementation of project management tools & techniques, smooth business change and use of technology.

People presenting at our events are those who set the global standards and include coveted PMI Global Congress speakers, such as Dr. Prasad Kodukula, Karl Muenchow, Liam Dillon, Dr. Richard Graham or Roger Burlton, among many others.

KTC International was established in 2003 with headquarters in Budapest, Hungary. With a track-record spanning over 14 years, we have been instrumental in organizing over 500 different congresses, conferences, forums, round-tables, seminars, workshops and specialized in-house events, that gathered more than 10,000 people in total.

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RISK, RESOURCES & SCHEDULE MANAGEMENT IN PROJECTS & PROGRAMS Seminar Participation Fees / reserve your place now

Standard Individual Fee

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Individual PMI member / PMP fee with 10% discount

Valid for 1-4 delegates
Savings: €130 per delegate

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Yes, the seminar is globally accredited and provides 16 PDU points. The PMI Talent Triangle PDU distribution is:

Technical Project Management: 8

Strategic & Business Management: 4

Leadership: 4

This seminar is interactive and highly pragmatic workshop, designed as combination of

Short theoretical presentations grouped in 8 sub-sessions over the course of 2 days

Practical, hands-on exercises and discussions with the audience, after each sub-session

All registration fees are gross and no additional taxes or hidden charges shall be applied. The registration fee covers the following items:

Participation in all sessions

Pre-course survey to help the Speaker customize the content of the event

A course hand-book and other printed materials

Electronic copy of all presentation slides and other media, sent immediatelly after the event

Lunch and coffee-breaks during both days

Certificate of Attendance, awarding 16 PDUs to PMI credential holders

Yes, there are several packages available to organizations sending multiple delegates. Click on DOWNLOAD PDF BROCHURE tab above for details.

3+1 early-bird discount (25%) for 4 delegates, until December 21, 2018

4+2 early-bird discount (33%) for 6 delegates, until December 21, 2018

4+1 group discount (20%) for 5 delegates, after the early-bird expiery

If you have more than 6 people, please contact us for a customized offer, using the form below.

Event Location

Congress Center Antunovic
Zagrebacka avenija 100 A,
10090 Zagreb, Croatia
+385 (0) 1 2041 121

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