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ISO 21500 Project Manager Course (3 Days)

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This three-day intensive course enables participants develop the necessary knowledge needed to support an organisation in implementing Guidance on Project Management as specified in ISO 21500:2012. Participants will also gain a thorough understanding of best practices used to implement and manage project management processes.

Who should attend?

  • Project managers
  • Operations managers
  • Program managers
  • Quality managers
  • Senior managers
  • Consultants
  • Members of a project management team
  • Project sponsors

Learning objectives

  • To understand the implementation of projects in accordance with ISO 21500
  • To gain a comprehensive understanding of the concepts, approaches, methods, techniques and processes allowing an effective project management according to ISO 21500
  • To understand the relationship between the project management and the compliance with the requirements of different stakeholders of an organization
  • To acquire the competence to initiate, plan, implement, control and close a project as specified in ISO 21500
  • To understand the relationship between Project Management and compliance with the requirements of different stakeholders


Day 1: Introduction to Project Management concepts as required by ISO 21500

  • Introduction to Project Management
  • Terms and definitions related to Project Management
  • Project Management standards, frameworks and methodologies
  • Detailed presentation of the clauses 3 and 4 of ISO 21500

Day 2: Planning and Implementing the processes as specified in ISO 21500

  • Implementation phases of the ISO 21500 framework
  • The Project Management processes
  • Direct project work
  • Manage stakeholders
  • Develop project team
  • Treat risks

Day 3: Controlling and closing processes as specified in ISO 21500 and Certification Exam

  • Perform quality assurance
  • Distribute information
  • Control project work and changes
  • Control scope
  • Control resources and manage project team
  • Control schedule
  • Control costs
  • Control risks



ISO 21500 Foundation Certification or basic knowledge of ISO 21500 or Project Management is recommended

Educational approach

This training is based on both theory and practice:

  • Sessions of lectures illustrated with examples based on real cases
  • Practical exercises based on a full case study including role playing and oral presentations
  • 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


Candidates that attend this training will be provided with the “Certified ISO 21500 Lead Project Manager” exam, which fully meets the requirements of the PECB Examination and Certification Program (ECP). The exam covers the following competence domains:

  • Domain 1: Fundamental principles and definitions in project management
  • Domain 2: Guidance on Project Management Best Practices based on ISO 21500
  • Domain 3: Planning a project based on ISO 21500
  • Domain 4: Implementing a project based on ISO 21500
  • Domain 5: Performance evaluation, monitoring and measurement of a project based on ISO 21500
  • Domain 6: Continual improvement of a project based on ISO 21500
  • Domain 7: Preparation for a project management audit

The “Certified ISO 21500 Lead Project Manager” exam is available in different languages (the complete list of languages can be found in the examination application form)

Duration: 3 hours


  • After successfully completing the exam, participants can apply for the credentials of Certified ISO 21500 Provisional Project Manager, Certified ISO 21500 Project Manager, or Certified ISO 21500 Lead Project Manager depending on their level of experience.
  • A certificate will be issued to 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 PECB certification process, refer to PECB section on ISO 21500 Project Manager Certification

General Information

  • Exam and certification fees are included in the training price
  • A student manual containing over 350 pages of information and practical examples will be distributed to participants
  • A participation certificate of 21 CPD (Continuing Professional Development) credits will be issued to participants
  • In case of failure of the exam, participants are allowed to retake the exam for free under certain conditions




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Start On February 9, 2017
Duration 3 Days
Level intermediate
Effective Start Date Any Time on Request +1 416 900 9227
Location Toronto
Price $1,650.00

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