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Project management - 2019

Management of large-scale projects

Principles and methods


The course offers an overview of case studies to provide the essential basics of effectively leading a project or participating in its development.


The course lasts 5 days (30 hours) and includes:

  • Conferences and presentations
  • Case studies and practical exercises


Lively and practical, this course provides basic training on all components of managing major projects.

It is intended for engineers and management staff whose association is necessary because projects usually take place in multidisciplinary and sometimes complex organizations; the life of a project involves changes and uncertainty, and making quick decisions based on effective analysis.

The course is a French-language major-project variant of the two-week international "Defense Acquisition Management Institute" course.


Course level: Basic

Participants must have a good general education: engineers and managers/administrative managers.

Several years of professional experience are highly desirable.


Gilles VALLET:

Polytechnician, Program Leader at Oxford Academics, author of Crossknowledge modules on project management, and Highware International advisor

Francis DOURNES:

Project Engineer, consultant to project managers in support of project organizations, and Highware International trainer.


  • Demonstration of major defense programs
    • A review of the main characteristics and responses in terms of methods and organizations, based on the example of major space and defense programs (whether national or in cooperation)
    • Review of system data (specification, definition, justification files)
  • Engineering requirements for large projects
    • Analysis of requirements (or functional analysis, or needs analysis), characterization of requirements and engineering of requirements (correspondence with definition)
    • Non-functional requirements (which should not happen) and relationships with Integrated Logistics Support
    • Management of requirements throughout the system lifecycle
  • Configurations and their different levels of management
    • Management of operational, product and definition configurations
    • The relationship with version management of components, elements and configuration items
    • Integration of configuration management with the management of the entire project and then during the system lifecycle
    • Econometric requirements: ROI - VAN and TRI
  • The progress/execution of the project
    • Introduction to planning
    • Dividing the project (phasing and groundwork)
    • Project flow diagram, the WBS, the role matrix
  • Managing/understanding economic performance
    • Budget, evaluations, contributions of some methods
    • Resources and means
  • Progress/execution management
    • Planning, dashboards
    • Progress reports
  • Panel discussion

Case studies, dedicated to each aspect studied, are systematically introduced through the course.



The course is subject to an evaluation process

on two levels (Kirkpatrick model);

The so-called level I standard evaluation is on a standard form that allows trainees to express their feelings at the time.

For intra-company tools, this evaluation can be supplemented by a Level III evaluation, where specific implementation by learners is the subject of a review conducted with the same group.


Scheduled in French:

PARIS: MPC 006.1: 3 to 7 June 2019

TOULOUSE: MPC 006.2: Upcoming date, please consult us.


For the English realization, please, consult us.


€2,270 excluding tax (20% VAT)

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