"Currently the most effective method of project planning available we've seen."

This is how the Project Management Institute (PMI) described our Project Planning Methodology in 2020. Project Planning Breakthroughs is an efficient execution planning process that is immediately understood by everyone and delivers projects on time and within budget.

Deliver projects on time and within budget every time.

How are projects run in your organisation? 

Do you experience any of the following?

  • Lack of clarity around project objectives and scope
  • Incomplete and then changing requirements and specifications
  • Balancing project demands with operational needs
  • Overly complex or inconsistent project management methods and tools
  • Lack of user input and executive support
  • Increased pressure for results, leading to unrealistic expectations and timescales, resulting in last-minute panic!
  • Little review and learning not implemented for next time

Our Solution

Project Planning Breakthroughs is a practical solution for teams and businesses managing many projects. It is a 2/3-day intensive programme built upon four unique case studies. Each case study is designed to allow participants hands-on experience with the project planning process. It is broken down into a practical 5 step framework for successful project planning. 

Participants work in small teams, and by the end of the programme, they will have a thorough understanding of project planning and resourcing. And they'll be confident in applying the process to their projects immediately.

Immediate Benefits

  • Develop a complete and comprehensive Objective Statement; the foundation of a successful project.
  • Apply a simple, powerful method to resolve complex resource constraints.
  • Calculate a detailed Budget and Cash Requirement Projection.
  • Integrate contingency planning through 'Scenario Estimating'.
  • Determine where and when to apply project management software best.
  • Create a final 3-level review process.
  • Create a detailed and agreed Execution Plan using a unique process called Objective Driven Logic applied to a Time-Scaled Dependency Chart.
After 25 years in the project management field and having undertaken many courses and qualifications, I can confidently state that PPB is the most useful course I have taken. The course focuses on the most important part of any project: getting it off the ground. It has fundamentally changed how I plan and initiate projects using a set of tangible tools and techniques that are really easy to implement (once you know them), irrespective of the size or complexity of the project. It is rare that a course can deliver real change in how you manage something you have done for many years and PPB has successfully achieved this for me. I would definitely recommend it to anyone looking to develop their PM skillset.
John Bourke, Project Director, NTT DATA


Anyone, novice or veteran, who manages, supports or initiates projects.


  • 2 day instructor led programme, ideally face to face.
  • Other options are available.

What's Included

  • Individual coaching, post training optional
  • Comprehensive Learning Guide and Resource manual
  • Subscription to our monthly Learning Link e-Newsletter

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