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ISO 21500 Lead Auditor Course (5 Days)

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Mastering the implementation and management of a Business Continuity Management System (BCMS) based on ISO 22301


This five-day intensive course enables participants to develop the necessary expertise and knowledge to support an organisation in auditing and managing projects as specified in ISO 21500. Participants will also gain a thorough understanding of best practices used to appropriately govern and audit projects across all the principles of ISO 21500.

Who should attend?

  • Internal auditors
  • Auditors wanting to perform and lead guidance on Project Management (GPM) audits
  • Project managers
  • Senior managers
  • Quality managers
  • Members of a Project Management team

Learning objectives

  • To understand the audit of Guidance on Project Management based on principles of ISO 21500
  • To gain a comprehensive understanding of the concepts, approaches, standards, methods and techniques required for the effective implementation of project management guidance
  • To acquire the necessary expertise to support an organisation in auditing , managing and maintaining projects as delineated in ISO 21500
  • To acquire the necessary expertise to manage a team implementing Guidance on Project Management
  • To develop the knowledge and skills required to advise organizations on best practices in the implementation of project management guidance
  • To improve the capacity for analysis and decision making in the context of the management of project management


Day 1: Introduction to Project Management and ISO 21500

  • Establishing the Project Team and drafting the Project Plan
  • Presentation of the ISO 21500 standard
  • Overview of the fundamental principles of project management
  • Management model for projects
  • Assigning roles and accountabilities
  • Establishing the Project Team and drafting the Project Plan

Day 2: Project Management Strategy and Acquisition

  • Project related objectives with enterprise objectives through goal cascading
  • Balancing benefits opportunities, costs, and risks
  • Managing investments through project management
  • Preparing an acquisition and procurement process
  • Calculation of benefits using financially-oriented and non-financially oriented cost-benefit techniques
  • Drafting and implementing cost optimization strategies

Day 3: Introduction to Project Management concepts as required by ISO 21500

  • Implementation of a Project Management plan
  • Continuous improvement through the Project Management frameworks
  • Project management: identification, analysis and treatment of risk

Day 4: Resource Management, Conformance, and Human Behavior

  • Establishing an effective Human Resource Management
  • Drafting and incorporating HR strategies
  • Management and governance of data
  • Record and monitor Project Management resource utilization and availability
  • Outsourcing practices: Onsite, Offsite, and Offshore
  • Measure continuous performance of service delivery
  • Project governance of conformance to legal requirements and other standards
  • Project governance of human behaviour and management of organisational and cultural change

Day 5: Certification Exam


Knowledge on Project Management is preferred.

Educational approach

This training is based on both theory and practice:

  • Sessions of lectures illustrated with examples based on real cases
  • Practical exercises
  • Review exercises to assist the exam preparation
  • Practice test similar to the certification exam

To benefit from the practical exercises, the number of training participants is limited

Examination and Certification

The “PECB Certified ISO 21500 Lead Auditor” exam fully meets the requirements of the PECB Examination and Certification Program (ECP). The exam covers the following competence domains:

  • Domain 1: Principles for good Project Management
  • Domain 2: Project Management model
  • Domain 3: Guidance for Project Management
  • Domain 4: Evaluate the need and applicability of each principle
  • Domain 5: Direct the adherence to each principle
  • Domain 6: Monitor all or key activities related to all the principles

Duration: 3 hours

For more information about the exam, refer to PECB section on ISO 21500 Lead Auditor Exam

A certificate will be issued to the participants who successfully pass the exam and comply with all the other requirements related to the selected credential

For more information about ISO 21500 certifications and the PECB certification process, refer to the PECB section on ISO 21500

General Information

  • Exam and certification fees are included in the training price
  • A student manual containing over 500 pages of information and practical examples will be distributed to the participants
  • A participation certificate of 31 CPD (Continuing Professional Development) credits will be issued to the participants
  • In case of failure of an exam, the participants are allowed to retake the exam for free under certain conditions




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Start On February 9, 2017
Duration 5 Days
Level Master
Effective Start Date Any Time on Request +1 416 900 9227
Location Toronto
Price $2,750.00

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