Context and Background

Project management skills are highly regarded in all industries. The ability to lead, plan, and execute projects to stringent deadlines and budgets is a primary skill in all areas of work. Those who can demonstrate competence in this area are considered attractive to prospective employers. Participants of this 4-day seminar will therefore learn how to effectively and efficiently collaborate, communicate, and manage projects using the right tools, techniques, methods and guides to ensure that their project teams understand and successfully execute the project.


Learning Objectives for the seminar

Participants will learn how to:

  • Define scope and manage changes to it.
  • Understand the purpose of a plan and why it comprises more than just a schedule
  • Identify the project’s quality objectives and appropriate controls to ensure they are achieved
  • Identify and continually manage risk which could de-rail your project
  • Manage stakeholders to ensure they remain committed to and involved in the project
  • Build effective teams which are committed to project goals.
  • Evaluate performance of the Team
  • Estimate and control project budgets


Key Take-Aways

At the end of the seminar, participants will be able to:

  • Develop a realistic schedule which meets the project owner’s constraints
  • Prepare a project plan
  • Develop status reports which reflects reality
  • Apply stakeholder management techniques
  • Assess project team performance
  • Implement budget management practices


Key Topics

Session 1


  • Introduction to Project Management
  • Project Selection and Prioritization
  • Organizational Capability: Structure, Culture and Roles
  • Development of Project Charter

Session 2


  • Stakeholder Analysis and Communication Plan
  • Defining Scope and Constructing Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
  • Scheduling Projects
  • Resourcing Projects – Overload and Levelling

Session 3


  • Budgeting Projects
  • Project Risk Management
  • Project Quality Planning
  • Project Kick-off

Session 4


  • Project Supply Chain Management
  • Leading and Managing Project Teams
  • Reporting Project Progress and Results
  • Closing/Finishing Project and Intro to Agile Project Management


The Facilitator

BDU.jpgMr. Selris Mahabir is a Project Management Professional (PMP) and a Microsoft Certified Application Specialist (MCAS). In his Project Management portfolio at The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus, Mr. Mahabir possesses vast experience in developing project plans, monitoring projects during execution and training faculty and staff in the information systems and applications that are designed, developed and implemented for campus utilization. In particular, Mr. Mahabir has been instrumental in numerous service delivery optimization projects, application integration implementation and change management initiatives to serve The University of the West Indies community. Mr. Mahabir holds a Master of Science degree in Strategic Leadership and Management (The UWI) and a MicroMasters® in Project Management (EdX/RIT) and Master Certificate in Project Leadership and System Design (Cornell University).




Pricing Information

Seminar Fee: TT$2,800/US$400

  • Discount: Get a 10% group discount. Applicable to:
    • Groups of three or more individuals attending from the same organization
    • The UWI campus community

Online payment option (bank charges of 3% applies).


When and Where

The seminar will be hosted by the Business Development Unit of the Faculty of Social Sciences, The University of the West Indies. It will utilize interactive pedagogy strategies to promote an engaging learning experience. You will be able to join this seminar via Zoom to participate in discussions, interactive presentations, group exercises, resource videos, and valuable articles and case examples.

The seminar will follow the schedule below:

Dates: June 21st , 22nd , 28th & 29th, 2023

Times: 9:30 AM – 12:00 Noon (EC/AST)

Live Lecture via Zoom.

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