Best Practices for Mining Projects

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The IPA Institute’s Best Practices for Mining Projects course is designed to provide participants with Best Practices and learnings that have been shown to improve mine project development effectiveness. This course places an emphasis on early mining project development practices, with findings from IPA’s extensive quantitative research linking project management practices to project outcomes integrated into the course instruction and materials.

Course Benefits

Upon completion of the course, project professionals will have reviewed the following:

  • Key elements of team effectiveness
  • Important elements and key drivers that lead to successful completion of each phase of Front-End Loading (FEL), including the key deliverables that are required at the end of each phase
  • Important elements of contracting strategy and the implications of contracting choices on project results
  • Additional engineering Best Practices (Value Improving Practices [VIPs]) that Industry uses to leverage extra value from a solid project definition package
  • Tools and techniques for identifying and mitigating risks
  • Practices that are important in controlling projects as they proceed through execution
  • Research findings that can be used by owners to improve construction safety

PMI Certification Credit: This program is registered with the Project Management Institute (PMI), allowing attendees to claim 16 Professional Development Units (PDUs) upon course completion.

Course Background

All course instruction, presentations, and supplementary course materials are rooted in IPA’s decades of experience evaluating project and project systems, and conducting quantitative research into capital project issues and trends. This course is specifically based on IPA’s database of hundreds of mining projects executed around the world, ranging from smaller sustaining capital projects to multi-billion dollar new mine developments.

Target Audience

The program is intended for existing mining, minerals, and metals project managers and those who are moving into the project manager role in the near future.

IPA Training Programs

Any standard IPA Institute training program can be delivered privately to your organization at your preferred location and held at a time that best meets your company’s requirements.

  • Topics from different courses can be combined to create a semi-customized seminar
  • Course durations can be altered to fit a client organization’s schedule requirements
  • Convenient location, delivery dates, and delivery format (traditional classroom, webinar, etc.)
  • More cost-effective than public seminars when training larger groups of people

Program Benefits

  • Earn PDUs
  • Interactive
  • Engaging
  • Focused

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