Short Duration Programme


In today's world of business, scale and the ability to successfully manage business projects are critical skills for the sustained profitability and existence of organizations. Moreover, most members of organizations are involved in project-related activities in some way or the other. With the greater dynamism and complexity of business & macro-environment, project management skills and knowledge have become a requisite across different levels of the organizational structure. Unlike most other programs that take a narrow view of project management, this program covers issues relating to the operational, financial, stakeholder, and legal aspects of project management to develop a holistic approach for the evaluation and management of Business & IT Projects.
Unlike most programs on Project Management that have a narrow focus, this program aims to provide a holistic view of Project Management that would not only cover modern tools & techniques, but also topics such as project governance, change management, financial aspects, project audit, and project performance assessment as well. The program also maintains a healthy blend of inputs from highly reputed faculty of XLRI and industry experts.

Who Should Attend

  • Senior professionals like Project Managers, Planners, Directors, Engineers, Operation Heads, CXO’s etc. who may be associated with one or more facets of project or program management
  • Managers and leaders who are responsible to manage large, complex, multi-locational and/or business critical projects.
  • Working executives in charge of managing, executing and delivering projects in IT or Non-IT domains
  • Project team members who have proven experience in project execution and now aspiring to move into project management roles.


  • For Indian Participants - Graduates (10+2+3) or Diploma Holders (only 10+2+3) from a recognized university (UGC/AICTE/DEC/AIU/State Government) in any discipline.
  • For International Participants - Graduation or equivalent degree from any recognized University or Institution in their respective country.
  • Minimum of 8 years of work experience as on 01 October 2017 of which at least 3 years must have been in a project management role OR at least 5 years in a project execution role.


The primary method of instruction will be through LIVE lectures that will be beamed online via Internet to student desktops/laptops or classrooms. The pedagogy will comprise lectures by XLRI faculty, sessions by industry collaborators, hands on exposure to project simulations and tools and workshop. Concepts will be explained using examples drawn from the real life and will cover current trends and market practices. All enrolled students will also be provided access to our SLIQ Cloud Campus through which students may access other learning aids, reference materials, assessments, case studies, projects and assignments as appropriate. Throughout the duration of the course, students will have the flexibility to reach out to the professors, real time during the class or offline via our SLIQ Cloud Campus to raise questions and clear doubts.
This program is suited for professionals in both IT and Non-IT domains and comprises of a total of 7 modules. The first 6 modules are common for both IT & Non-IT participants. The last module is a custom module and participants will be given the choice to select any one of the two modules. There may be participants who would be interested in completing both the custom modules. In case participants wish to attend both custom modules, an additional fee of Rs.18000 + taxes will become payable.


Certificate of Completion for participants successfully passing the evaluation criteria. Certification of participation for the rest.

Applicable Channel

Retail and Direct to Corporate

Program Contents

Module 1: Basic Concepts & Applications of Project Management (10 hours)

  • What the Program is all about
  • Unique Challenges in the Project Management Environment
  • Tools and Steps in Project Planning
  • Frameworks for Project Management (Agile, PRINCE2, PMBOK)
  • CPM & PERT
  • Critical Chain Project Management

Module 2: Project Modelling and Management with Applications in MS-Project (15 hours)

  • Project Management Simulation Exercise – Scope, Resources, & Scheduling
  • An Introduction to MS-Project
  • Interpreting the output of an MS-Project Report
  • Applications to Technical Scheduling and Resource Scheduling
  • Resource Levelling
  • Tracking and Monitoring Project Progress
  • Modern tools for Project Management (TILOS, Bentley, SD BIM Modeling, RIB2)

Module 3: Financial & Risk Aspects of Projects (10 hours)

  • Application of Financial Techniques for Analysis of Projects (NPV, IRR, Payback, Discounted Payback)
  • Earned Value Management, the PMI Standard, and the ANSI/EIA-748-B Standard for EVM Systems
  • Project Budgeting & Cost Control
  • Project Cost Estimation & Cost Reduction Strategies for Ongoing Projects

Module 4: Workshop on Risk Assessment & Management in Projects (6 hours)

  • Financial Risk Assessment
  • Designing a Project Risk Management Plan (Risk Identification, Risk Prioritization, Risk Response, Risk Management Strategies)

Module 5: People Management in Projects (9 hours)

  • Stakeholder Analysis & Management
  • Manpower Planning & Staffing in Projects
  • Managing Teams in Projects
  • Performance Assessment & Evaluation of Project Teams

Module 6: Project Governance & Monitoring (10 hours)

  • Application of the ADKAR framework for Change Management
  • PMO Charters & Project Management Policies
  • Project Portfolio Management
  • Project Audits
  • Strategic Alignment & Business Case Development for Projects (An overall project assignment shall also be given)

Module 7: Custom Module A for Non-IT Professionals (15 hours)

  • Business Law Concepts for the Indian Project Management Scenario (Selected Concepts from Contract Law & Sale of Goods Law)
  • Industrial Relations & Labor Laws for Project Teams
  • Project Financing & Funding Alternatives
  • Project Recovery
  • Contract & Vendor Management
  • Procurement Strategies for Projects.

Module 7: Custom Module B for IT Professionals (15 hours)

  • Software Development Lifecycle & Software Project Management
  • Deliverables Management in Software Projects – Software Maturity & Release Management, Technical Environment Management
  • Software Project Management Methodologies – Agile, Managing ERP Projects, Offshore Delivery Project Management
  • Project Planning, Resource Management, and Cost Estimation for IT Projects
  • Quality Control, Software Vendor Management, and Contract Management for IT Projects
  • Governance, Risk Management, and Change Management for IT Projects

Benefits to Participants

  • Certificate of Completion from XLRI
  • Unique multi-dimensional coverage for Project Managers
  • Sessions imparted by a mix of experienced XLRI faculty and industry experts
  • Opportunities for Peer Learning in a group setting of high-experience professionals
  • Hands-On Interface with Project Simulations and Project Tools
  • Hands-On Workshop on Project Risk Management
  • Association with an industry collaborator to share current domain trends and contemporary practices
  • Separate customized modules for IT and Non-IT Project Managers
  • Participants can also choose to pursue both custom modules on payment of an additional fee of Rs.18000 plus taxes.


A minimum of 70% attendance to the LIVE lectures is a prerequisite for the successful completion of this program. There are periodic evaluations built in throughout the duration of the course. These maybe in the form of a quiz, assignment, project, case studies or other objective/subjective assessments. The evaluations are designed ensure continuous student engagement with the course and encourage learning. Participants who successfully complete the same along with the requisite attendance criteria, will be awarded a certificate of completion by XLRI. Participants who are unable to clear the evaluation criteria but have the requisite attendance will be awarded a participation certificate by XLRI.


Duration of the Course: 75 Hours covered across 25 weeks during March 2017 to August 2017
Schedule of Classes: 3 Hours every Sunday (02.00 p.m. to 05.00 p.m.) [Classes for the last module will be held on Saturdays from 02.00 p.m. to 05.00 p.m. for participants opting for Custom Module for IT]

Payment & Installment Schedule
  For Indian Participants
 Application Fee Rs. 30,000 + Tax
 Last Date: 31 October 2017
 Installment I Rs. 20,000 + Tax
 On or Before: 8 November 2017
 Installment II Rs. 35,000 + Tax
 On or Before: 31 January 2018
 Total Fee Rs. 85,000 + Tax

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