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Who should attend
- Senior executives with business planning or project development responsibilities
- Technology or research managers
- Engineering and technical professionals
- New project managers/coordinators
- Corporate department or functional heads
- Employees of regulatory bodies
- Systems, digital mining and operational team members
About the course
This two-day project management course is designed specifically for leaders working in the mining industry and follows an integrated PM approach based on risk-mitigation strategies and a comprehensive understanding of industry dynamics. Participants will become familiar with the changes in the way projects are managed, including those in the areas of corporate social responsibility (CSR), permitting, social license to operate (SLO) regulations and environmental concerns. This program provides participants with the ideal overview of what’s required to finish projects on-time and on-budget.
A majority of mining projects miss their original budget, schedule or operational requirements leading to significant attrition of shareholder value because of a decline in the use of project management practices. Project development activities are now picking up after years of restructuring, reorganizing and cost-cutting but many mining companies have been left without the capabilities to execute on their projects due to the absence of experienced project management teams.
The ability to finish projects on-time and on-budget has never been more critical. This program will provide participants with the ideal overview of what’s required to achieve this goal. The course follows an integrated PM approach based on risk-mitigated project execution strategies and a comprehensive understanding of industry dynamics. Participants will become familiar with the changes that are challenging the way projects are managed, including those in the areas of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), permitting, Social License to Operate (SLO), regulations and environmental concerns.
- Hone your strategic foresight abilities
- Understand what the mine of the future will look like
- Study the decision-making processes around mining projects
- Refine your project management skills and learn to manage change throughout the project lifecycle
- Develop sound financial acumen
- Learn to use risk management and analysis tools
- Discover how current trends are shaping project management in the future
Project Management Viewed Through a Unique Lens
This course encompasses the traditional technical aspects of project management as well as change management, strategy, stakeholder engagement and risk analysis.
Course content details
Introductory Online Module and Webinar
- What will PM in mining look like in 10, 20, 30 years?
- Webinar panel
- Online self-paced PM refresher/basics
Project Development in Mining: the past, the present and the future
- Execution issues
- The mine of the future and the changing mining landscape
Information, data and reporting
- Importance of National Instrument 43-101
- Pitfalls and how to avoid them
- Stage gate process and requirements
- What makes and breaks a project
- Working with communities and other stakeholders
- Going beyond permitting and regulations
- Safety and security
- Closure and reclamation
Finance and risk in PM
- CAPEX, OPEX, financial analysis
- Risk analysis
- Start-up and commissioning
Feroz Ashraf is executive adviser at Everest Professional Services Inc., with a history of working in the mining & metals industry, oil and gas, and other related industries. Experienced in project management (domestic and international projects) and implementation of best practices, stage-ga...
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