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Course Schedule
Classroom Sessions:
Date Venue Fees
06 - 10 May 2024 Accra - Ghana $5,950
13 - 17 May 2024 Accra - Ghana $5,950
01 - 05 Jul 2024 New York - USA $6,950
19 - 23 Aug 2024 Dubai - UAE $5,950
16 - 20 Sep 2024 London - UK $5,950
04 - 08 Nov 2024 Houston - USA $6,950
09 - 13 Dec 2024 London - UK $5,950
14 - 18 Apr 2025 London - UK $5,950
Online Sessions:

01 - 05 Jul 2024 Online $3,950
04 - 08 Nov 2024 Online $3,950
Course Description


This Project Governance and Stage Gate Management training course is designed to provide you with a comprehensive understanding and practical skills in the realms of project governance and the effective implementation of stage gate processes in your projects. Our goal is to empower you to align project delivery seamlessly with your organization’s strategic objectives, ensuring not just the success of individual projects but also contributing significantly to the broader organizational goals.

During this training course, you will dive deep into the fundamentals of project governance. Project governance is a critical aspect of organizational strategy that ensures projects are not only executed efficiently but also aligned with the broader goals and values of the organization. You will learn about the key principles, frameworks, and roles involved in project governance, gaining insight into how to establish and maintain a governance structure that enhances project outcomes and drives strategic success.

Furthermore, we will explore the concept of stage gate management, a disciplined project management process that involves reviewing and assessing projects at different stages (or gates) during their lifecycle. This method is instrumental in managing risks, ensuring quality, and validating the ongoing viability of projects. You'll learn how to effectively implement stage gate processes, customize them to fit various types of projects, and make critical decisions at each stage.


By the end of this Project Governance and Stage Gate Management training course, participants will achieve:

  • Enhanced Understanding of Project Governance Frameworks
  • Development of Skills Required in Implementing Stage Gate Processes
  • Improved Strategic Decision-Making Abilities
  • Strengthened Risk Management and Compliance Practices
  • Enhanced Leadership and Stakeholder Management Competencies

Training Methodology

This training course will utilize a variety of proven virtual learning techniques to ensure maximum understanding, comprehension and retention of the information presented. This is an instructor-led training in our virtual classroom, with many examples, case studies, interactive activities, exercises, Q&A sessions and learning from other participants. The aim is practical application of project governance and stage gate management, based on a sound good practice base.

Organisational Impact

Governance and stage gate management are critical to the successful delivery of projects and the realisation of benefits in alignment with organizational strategic objectives. Specific potential benefits include:

  • Improved Project Success Rates
  • Enhanced Strategic Alignment
  • Better Risk Management
  • Increased Efficiency and Productivity
  • Stronger Leadership and Team Dynamics
  • Improved Decision-Making
  • Higher Quality Outputs
  • Enhanced Adaptability to Change
  • Greater Stakeholder Satisfaction
  • Competitive Advantage

Personal Impact

By the end of this Project Governance and Stage Gate Management training course, your potential contribution to your organization will be significantly enhanced in important ways:

  • Enhanced Leadership Skills
  • Improved Decision-Making Abilities
  • Better Risk Management Skills
  • Advanced Organizational Skills
  • Strategic Thinking and Planning
  • Improved Problem-Solving Skills
  • Knowledge of Best Practices
  • Personal Growth
  • Technical Skill Enhancement
  • Critical Thinking Development
  • Resilience Building


This GLOMACS Project Governance and Stage Gate Management training course  is suitable for a wide range of professionals involved in projects, programs, portfolios and associated supporting job roles. This training course will particularly benefit:

  • Project Managers and Team Leaders
  • Program Managers and Portfolio Managers
  • Project Sponsors and Executives
  • Risk Managers
  • Quality Assurance Managers
  • Change Managers
  • Product Development Managers
  • Strategic Planners
  • Financial Analysts/Controllers
  • Procurement and Supply Chain Managers
  • Government and Public Sector Officials
Course Outline


Introduction to Project Governance

Overview of Project Governance

  • Definition and importance
  • Key principles and frameworks

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Governance bodies (e.g., steering committees, project boards)
  • Responsibilities of project sponsors, project managers, and stakeholders

Alignment with Organizational Strategy

  • Integrating project goals with business strategy
  • Case studies of successful project governance


Foundations of Stage Gate Management

Introduction to Stage Gate Processes

  • Definition and benefits
  • Overview of various stages and gates

Stage Gate Models

  • Traditional vs. agile approaches
  • Customizing stage gate models for different types of projects

Key Activities at Each Stage

  • Development, review, and decision-making processes


Implementing Effective Project Governance

Setting Up Governance Structures

  • Establishing effective governance committees and roles
  • Communication and reporting structures

Risk Management and Compliance

  • Identifying and managing project risks
  • Ensuring compliance with governance standards

Stakeholder Engagement and Management

  • The importance of strong leadership
  • Strategies for effective stakeholder communication and involvement


Managing Projects through Stage Gates

Detailed Look at Each Stage Gate

  • Criteria for passing through each gate
  • Handling project deliverables and documentation

Dealing with Project Variations and Changes

  • Managing scope changes and project pivots
  • Decision-making processes for progressing or terminating projects


Integration and Advanced Topics

Integrating Project Governance and Stage Gate Management

  • Ensuring coherence and alignment between governance and stage gate processes

Advanced Topics

  • Leveraging technology in project governance and stage gate management
  • Emerging trends and future outlook

Close Out and Action Plans

  • Action plans
  • Course wrap-up and feedback
  • On successful completion of this training course, GLOMACS Certificate with eligible Continuing Professional Education credits (CPE) from National Registry of CPE Sponsor and Professional Development Units (PDUs) / Contact Hours from Project Management Institute (PMI®), will be awarded to the delegates
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