EDPM - India, USA

Since 2011, i2P2M is offereing the Executive Diploma in Project Management (EDPM) and the International Executive Diploma in Project Management (IEDPM) in association with The George Washinton Unviversity School of Business, Washington D.C., USA.

The Executive Diploma in Project Management (EDPM) is for 12 days spread over 4 months and is offered independently in three cities in India - New Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru. EDPM has 4 Modules and the classes are held in India only. Each Module is for 3 days and is held on Friday-Saturday-Sunday.

The International Executive Diploma in Project Management (IEDPM) covers an additional 1 week study tour in USA. The IEDPM program is for 17 days spread over 5 months and the classes are held in India + in USA at the George Washington University, Washington D.C., USA.

Module 1 to Module 4 are same for both EDPM and IEDPM. Module 5 held in USA is only for IEDPM participants.

At the end of each Module participants are required to write a report outlining their learnings from the module as well some aspects they will include in their workplace based on the inputs.

  • Duration: International Executive Diploma in Project Management (IEDPM): 17 Days spread over 5 months (June to October 2019) (India + USA)
  • Duration: Executive Diploma in Project Management (EDPM): 12 Days spread over 4 Months (June to September 2019) (India only)

Module 1 (PM1) : Understanding the Totality of Project Management

New Delhi - 14-15-16 June 2019

Mumbai - 21-22-23 June 2019

Bengaluru - 24-25-26 June 2019

Managing change is becoming increasingly complex due to rapid technological advances and instant seamless exchange of information globally. Goals and strategies can be successfully achieved through projects. Past experience must be tempered with
the future to manage changes pro-actively. We must take decisions consciously considering uncertainties. The challenge in managing projects lies in accelerating the 'rate of reduction of uncertainties'.

We conduct a Pre Test of 30 minutes at the start of this Module to assess each participants current knowledge and then compare with the results obtained by the participants on 3rd day in the CIPM credential Exam of 2.5 hours. The improvement in learning the
new concepts and best practices in the knowledge domain on average goes up by a factor of 2.7 times

Totality of Project Management covers eight Project Life Cycle (PLC) phases with 36 Knowledge Areas and 119 key Concepts.

Project Life Cycle


There are eight Project Life Cycle (PLC) phases – Conceptualize, Plan, Organize, Implement, Control, Integrate, Deliver and Closeout and Knowledge Leverage. Each phase has been depicted using different colors of varying intensity showing the intensity of the work during that phase.

Some of the 36 Knowledge Areas covered are: Stakeholder Management, Need Analysis, Business Case, Success Criteria, Scope Definition, Time Management, Cost & Finance, Project Management Plan, Roles & Responsibilities, Risk & Opportunity, Procurement, Quality, Information Management & Reporting, Contract Administration, Communication, Organization Structures, Leadership, Motivation, Conflict Resolution, Team Performance, Negotiation, Change Management, Issue Management, Problem Solving, Internal & External Interfaces, Health, Safety and Environment, Closeout, Post Project Evaluation, CSR, Agile methodology etc.

In the three days, the participants will be able to better appreciate the nuances of managing projects and programs. Before starting this module, to assess the current knowledge level of the participants, their PM knowledge is assessed on a scale of 1 to 10 through a brief pre-Project Management Knowledge Quotient (PMKQ™) assessment test.

At the end of this Module (PM1), the participants will be given a comprehensive 2.5 hour examination with negative marking which leads to the Certificate in Project Management (CIPM) credential. This certificate is administered and awarded by the International Institute of Projects and Program Management (i2P2M).

We conduct a 30 minute test - Project Management Knowledge Quotient (PMKQ)TM comprising of 20 questions at the start of the 1st Module of I/EDPM to assess each participants current knowledge and
then compare this with their performance in the 2.5 hour CIPM certificate exam after 3 days of extensive training on Totality of Project Management which extensively covers all areas of project management across th eight project life cycle phases. The improvement seen is phenomenal - on average the knowledge domain of all participants has gone up by a factor of 2.6 times. This is based on participants of class 2016 and 2017.


Report on Module 1 - Is must and should be written by participants suggesting changes in their own work environment in view of inputs gained in the Totality of Project Management module..

The target date for submitting the above report is 14th July 2019 for New Delhi participants, 21st July 2019 for Mumbai participants. and 24th July 2019 for Bengaluru participants.


Module 2: Computer Based Real Time Project Simulation and Experience Sharing from the leding Prendo Simulations, U.K on first 2 days (PM2A) and Experience Sharing on 3rd day (PM2B).

  • New Delhi: 12-13-14 July 2019

  • Mumbai: 19-20-21 July 2019

  • Bengaluru: 26-27-28 July 2019

PM2A: Real Time Simulation Workshops (12-13 July in New Delhi, 19-20 July in Mumbai and 26-27 July in Bengaluru )

Is Director of Prendo Simulations Ltd: With a specialism in simulating the challenges of leadingcomplex projects, Prendo's simulations are used at many of the world's top business schools, including: Columbia, IMD, INSEAD, MIT Sloan, Oxford/Saïd and Wharton.

Guy has delivered hundreds of simulation workshops in over 30 countries around the world, with organizations including: Bechtel, EDF Energy, Gazprom, Goldman Sachs, IBM, Morgan Stanley, Oracle, Petrobras, Shell and the United Nations. He teaches on various MBA, EMBA and executive programs at Cambridge, Columbia, MIT Sloan, etc.

Prendo Simulations is a leader in providing simulations in managing projects and Prendo Simulations are used bya lrage number of global organizations as well as leading business schools such as:

  • A1 - Simulation on Stakeholder Management

    Prendo was commissioned by Shell to design and develop a simulation of how typical spectrum of stakeholders behave during a major project. The simulation brings to life the a universal leadership challenge of maximizing support across a range of parties who have different interests, agendas and motives.

    A2 - Simulation on Project Leadership

    Prendo's Project Leadership simulation gives participants an intense experience of managing a complex project from planning through to operation. Teams make a series of judgments about: the contract and procurement strategy, defining the scope and changes, clarifying the project objectives, risk and stakeholder management, scheduling and resourcing. Crucially, the simulation brings to life the importance of integrating all the relevant disciplines.


  • PM2B: Experience Sharing Session

    We invite leaders from industry to share their success stories in implementing their projects with excellence. Based on the extensive discussions with business leaders through the day, participants get an opportunity to relate their learning with practical examples as told by the business leaders. The uniqueness of this Experience Sharing Session is open dialogue between a resource person and the participants.




    Report on Module 2 - PMR2: Is must and should be written by participants suggesting changes in their own work environment in managing stake holders, Project Leadership and based on their interaction in experience sharing session.

    Target date for submitting the above report is 9th August 2019 for New Delhi participants, 16th August 2019 for Mumbai participants and 23th August 2019 for Bengaluru participants..

Module 3: Project Risk Management, Human Capital, Authentic Leadership, EVM & Experience Sharing through Case Studies

New Delhi: 17-18-19 August 2019

Mumbai: 23-24-25 August 2019

Bengaluru: 29-30-31 August 2019

PM3A: Advanced Project Risk Management (17-18 August in New Delhi, 23-24 August in Mumbai and 29-30 August in Bengaluru)

Project Risk Management, Human Capital, Authentic Leadership, EVM & Experience Sharing through Case Studies

Adesh Jain, Chairman, i2P2M holds a B.E. in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore and Masters of Engineering from Canada. 

In 1978, at the age of 33 years, was heading one of the divisions of BHEL. In 2005, he became the only non-European President of IPMA which comprises of 67 Member Associations from all the continents. 
In 2006, Became the Honorary Chairman of China Construction Project Management Committee (CPMC). He was invited twice in 2010 and 2012 to give presentations at the NASA - PM Challenge conference.

Was an Independent Director of NTPC Ltd. from 2009 to 2012. Was also a Member of the high powered MoU Task Force setup by Department of Public Enterprises, Government of India for six years (2006-2012). Recognizing his global contribution in project management, Government of Turkey released a postal stamp (limited edition) in his honor in November 2010. In short, he is a visionary leader shaping the PM profession globally.

Projects are taken up to build the future and are full of uncertainties. Risk is, therefore, at the center stage of managing projects. Risk is associated with all aspects of a project - scope, time, cost, quality, communication, HR, contracts and integration. Risk can also be triggered by political, technical and social environment. Diverse interests of stakeholders contribute significantly to project risks. Few success stories in managing risks will also be covered.

We conduct a 30 minute test - Risk Management Knowledge Quotient (RMKQ)TM comprising of 20 questions at the start of the 3rd Module of I/EDPM to assess each participants current knowledge in Risk Management and then compare this with their performance in the 2 hour Certificate in Project Risk Management (CrtPRM) exam after 2 days of extensive training on Advanced Risk Management which extensively covers all areas of Risk management. The improvement seen is phenomenal - on average the knowledge domain of all participants goes up by a factor of 2.7 times.

At the end of this module, participants will be given a comprehensive examination leading to the Certificate in Project Risk Management (CrtPRM)
credential. Exam is of 2 hours duration.

PM3B: Human Capital & Authentic Leadership

E4 Determines the extent of conflict amongst StakeholdersTaken from Adesh Jain’s concept presented at NASA’s PM Challenge in Orlando, USA  February 22-23, 2012 “Awakening of project consciousness through stakeholders buying in”. Every person in the world has a unique E4 - Education, Experience, Emotions and Expectations which impacts their interaction in society and in managing projects. Unique E4 is like a distinct finger print. The challenge for planning and implementing projects, programs and portfolios is to integrate different E4s to supplement each other. This is the kernel of Team Building.


PM3C:Earned Value Management – The Most Effective Way of Ensuring Project Success  

EVMS measures project performance by examining cost and schedule variances concurrently enabling a holistic view of project progress

 Earned Value Management (EVM) provides you with a simple an effective dashboard to measure the “variances” of your project against the project plan. It measures what you have “achieved” against what you had “planned”.

It equips you with the much needed tool to monitor and control your project at pre-defined milestones and take corrective actions.

EVM checks the “health” of your project periodically and tells you about the early “warning signs”. You might save your project from failure if you take timely actions from the early warning signs. 



PM3D: Experience Sharing through Case Studies 

Experience Sharing through Case Studies


Case Studies related to risk management will be discussed by the participants based on their organisations projects



Report on Module 3 : At the end of the module the 3rd report is to be written by participants suggesting changes in their own work environment in view of learning in project risk management and human capital module. 

Target date for submitting the above report is 10th September 2019 for New Delhi, 17th September 2019 for Mumbai and 23rd September 2019 for Bengaluru.

Module 4: Advanced Project Management Concepts and Selected Case Studies

New Delhi: 20-21-22 September Combined for New Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru participants

PM4A:  Advanced Project Management Concepts (20 September in New Delhi) (Combined for Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru)

Together with emphasis on technical domain, managing projects also requires competencies in behavioral and contextual domains. The social context is increasingly becoming a major factor in implementing projects. Stakeholders buying in is the essence in starting a project and its implementation. This requires a great amount of understanding amongst various players and should result in a win-win situation amongst all the stakeholders.

 A1: Critical Chain Project Management (CCPM)

Enunciated by Dr. Eli Goldratt, CCPM brings a new dimension in managing projects. It helps in leveraging Human behavior with aggressive schedules and monitoring through buffers. Implementation of CCPM requires a great deal of trust amongst all the team members cutting across the hierarchy of the management. It requires to develop time estimates based on the most aggressive schedules without any padding kept at activity level. The buffers of individual activities can be clubbed to create a project buffer. The essence of CCPM shall be discussed in the classroom.

■A2: Contract and Procurement Management

Contract and Procurement Management

Contract and Procurement management is at the centre stage of project implementation. Well defined strategies must be worked out 3 prior to undertaking of projects to ensure smooth relationship amongst Customers, Consultants and Contractors (C). All of them must be passionately involved in completing the projects.





■A3: Complex Project Management

Complex Project Management



Complex projects involve uncertainties, ambiguities, dynamic interfaces, political and external influences, integration at diverse locations, technology life cycle considerations, managing complex human behavior etc. A simple project could become complex and then out of control resulting into 'Fire Fighting'. An outline of defining complexities and 'how to deal with complexities' shall be discussed in this sub-module.





PM4B: Estimation and Cost Management Contracting ()
Prof. Homayoun Khamooshi: Ph.D. in Management Science Lancaster University, 1994 is Chair of the internationally known Master of Science in Project Management in George Washington University School of Business. Area of Expertise: Project Planning and Scheduling and Management and Simulation.

Prof. Khamooshi of GW School of Business will give a comprehensive Case Study to the students in the first week of August. He will discuss with all the participants (New Delhi and Mumbai) through Video Conference / WebEx. This will be a 30 minutes discussion to review participants understanding of all concepts. It will be followed by 120 minutes case discussion. At the end a 90 minutes presentation on estimation and cost management contracting will be made.


PM4C: Project Mindset - The Key to Competitiveness

The word ‘Project Mindset’ was coined and introduced by Adesh Jain in August 1999 in Stockholm while giving a one day seminar with the same title as this module. In last 16 years, lot of development has taken place in defining ‘Project Mindset’. This session will provide the participants with the latest conceptual framework in managing projects.


PM4D: Agile Methodology- The Key to Project Success in Changing Environment 

“Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.”   – Stephen Hawking

Do you manage a project where scope is not well defined? Or where customer comes up with new requirements too often? May be Customers or end users are not sure what they want…. 

Agile is all about adapting to change. It was buit on the founding principle that business drivers will change and the project teams must be ready to adapt.

Agile practices are about focusing on delivering the best thing possible in a set time period. Agile is about doing as opposed to being paralyzed by over-planning. In agile you get the minimal necessary requirements and start working.

Agile is designed to stimulate innovation through people, process and product features through a focus on continual improvement ….to do it better…

PM4E: Discussion on Case Studies / Recommendations  

Case studies cover the following sectors

1. Infrastructure 2. Oil & Gas 3. Power 4. Defense 5. Manufacturing 6. Information Technology

We discuss the complex case studies as to the application of best practices in managing projects and programs. The leaders who have managed complexity with a great track record, will share their thoughts in this one day program. 

This is a most beneficial day as it covers all the knowledge gained to its application in real life by understanding the competencies. demonstrated by successful leaders.

ReportReport on Module 4

Is must and should be written by participants suggesting changes in their own work environment in view of learning in advanced management concepts project, case studies, strategic project management and project mindset.

For all participants: 10th October 2019.