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.
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.
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.
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.