Available Courses

Sharing Knowledge Acquired Directly from IPA Research

The IPA Institute is unlike any other project management training provider in the world. Built on IPA’s Framework for Project Excellence, IPA Institute courses equip industry leaders and professionals with proven Best Practices for projects, portfolio, and project system management/delivery. All course instruction, presentations, and supplementary course materials are rooted in IPA’s unparalleled capital project knowledge and research, and based on data from IPA’s proprietary project database.

Core Body of Knowledge Training

Holistic Courses Covering IPA’s Project Excellence Framework for Key Project Types:

Megaprojects – Concepts, Strategies, and Practices for Success
For project professionals involved with highly complex industrial projects, typically US$1billion and above.

Project Management Best Practices
For project professionals involved with mid-size to large manufacturing projects, ranging from US$10 million up to US$1billion.

Best Practices for Site & Sustaining Capital Projects
For project professionals involved with smaller scale sustaining capital, site-based, and maintenance projects, typically US$10 million and less.

Delivering Value Growth Through Effective Oil & Gas Asset Developments
For both technical (project side) and non-technical (business side) functions involved in oil and gas asset developments.

Best Practices for Mining Projects
For current mining, minerals, and metals project managers and those who are moving into the project manager role in the near future.

Focused Best Practice Training

Granular Courses Covering Elements Within IPA’s Project Excellence Framework:

Front-End Loading (FEL) and the Stage-Gated Process
For project professionals interested in learning early planning work key practices to drive better outcomes in safety, cost, schedule, and operational performance.

Capital Project Execution Excellence and Project Controls
For project professionals who want to arm themselves with Best Practices that drive Execution Excellence and help deliver competitive and predictable capital projects that meet business objectives.

Leading Complex Projects
For individuals who want to learn the traits and behaviors statistically linked to successful project leadership and how they personally stand in comparison to proven strong project leaders.

Gatekeeping for Capital Project Governance
For individuals involved in the implementation, execution, and/or optimization of a capital project gatekeeping process.

Establishing Effective Capital Cost & Schedule Processes
For project professionals seeking Best Practices for setting accurate and reliable cost and schedule targets for capital projects.

Project Stakeholder Alignment Through Successful BEAM Application
For project business sponsors, project managers, and other key stakeholders responsible for the success of a company’s capital projects.

Mitigating Risks of Innovation
For project professionals, decision makers, capital system management, and gatekeepers who need to be able to identify and understand the risks associated with new technology projects.

Contracting Strategies for Major Projects
For those involved in selecting and implementing contracting strategies, managers of individual projects who establish the contracting approach for their projects, and those seeking to establish project system-wide approaches to contracting.

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Andrew Griffith

Director, Consortia Membership & the IPA Institute