Project Management Fundamentals

This is an introductory course in project management, which will allow you to understand the main principles of project planning, monitoring and control. The participants of the training will have the opportunity to gain insight into the key indicators that the project manager needs to pay attention to.

Course duration, academic hours: 16
Price (excl. VAT) 450,00 
Price (with VAT): 544,50 
Lecturer: Jānis Koklačs
Jānis Koklačs
Lecturer brings over 20 years of leadership experience in diverse global business environments, specializing in product management, IT, and telecommunications. He is skilled in various project management methodologies including SAFE, Scrum, and Waterfall, and he is adept at training and facilitating in these areas. Known for his excellent team management and leadership skills, the lecturer has a strong network across multiple countries, enhancing the teaching with a rich blend of practical insights and global perspectives.

Uldis Zandbergs
Uldis Zandbergs
Uldis Zandbergs is competent in framework development and IT project execution. With a rich educational background emphasizing technology, Uldis merges academic insights with real-world applications, underpinned by his extensive experience in the IT sector. The lecturer has an unique perspective on both the technical and managerial aspects of IT projects. His commitment to professional growth is evident in his dedication to continuous learning, as demonstrated by doctoral studies in information technologies. Uldis Zandbergs is passionate about sharing his knowledge and experience. His approach to training is rooted in real-world scenarios, providing invaluable guidance to professionals from various IT backgrounds.

Voldemārs Hercovs-Hercbergs
Voldemārs Hercovs-Hercbergs
For more than 15 years, Voldemārs Hercovs-Hercbergs has been helping companies achieve ambitious business goals by improving vital IT systems and related business processes.

Vadims Beļuns
Vadims Beļuns
Vadims Beluns is an experienced manager with a demonstrated history of working in the pharmaceuticals industry. The lecturer is skilled in marketing strategy, market access, sales in areas of oncology, diabetes, haemophilia, pulmonology, cardiology, general medicine, hospital sales. Vadims is a strong marketing and sales professional with a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Rigas Technical University.

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Course target

To give project managers (with little experience in this field) an idea of ​​the basic principles of project management.


Project managers, project team members with or without little prior knowledge in project management.

At course completion you will be able to
  • Plan and control the project timeline and cost budget;
  • Work with the project team, resources and subcontractors;
  • Identify project risks and monitor its quality;
  • Organize effective project communication.

There are no prerequisites for attending the course.

Training materials

Training materials prepared by BDA and practical exercises.

Certification Exam

Not intended.

Course outline


  • What is a project?
  • What is project management?
  • The role of the project manager in the project;

2. Project management standards 

3. Project and company structure

4. Project initiation and profitability determination

5. The purpose, tasks, requirements and works of the project

6. Project planning and its importance during the project

7. Project milestones and timeline

8. Project budget and financing

9. Project resources, availability, work with subcontractors

10. Project participants, project team, communication, motivation and management

11. Identification and management of project risks

12. Project execution and monitoring

  • Change control;
  • Problem solving;
  • Quality checks;
  • Reports.

13. Project closure.

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