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Project Management Training

Baker McKenzie is a multinational law firm. Founded as Baker & McKenzie, in 1949, the firm is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, with 77 offices in 46 countries, and over 6,000 lawyers worldwide. Baker McKenzie is one of the largest law firms in the world by headcount and revenue.


We were asked by the firm’s Dubai office to develop a project management session. 


The specific need was to help those people who run projects, but who are not project managers by role or expertise. This is a very commmon request, as so many people now run small/medium sized projects as part of their job.


The following agneda was tailored to the needs of the participants, so that we focussed on the areas they thought most valuable for their development.

  • Introduction & Overview Introduction to ITD Project Management framework & approach.
  • Purpose.
  • Project objective & aligning to firm goals.
  • Success Criteria.
  • Assumptions.
  • Planning inter-departmental projects.
  • People
  • Roles & responsibilities.
  • Managing expectations.
  • Selling a project to Partners.
  • Successful communication – planning and on going.
  • Others involved and implicated.
  • Working with different personalities.
  • Process
  • Milestones & tasks.
  • Planning
  • Communication.
  • Other resources.
  • Contingency planning.
  • Post Project Completion.
  • Post Project Analysis.
  • Project hand over.
  • Summary & personal actions.


Each participant completed the workshop with specific actions.

Participant Feedback

“Very useful, thank you.”

“Interesting, practical session.”

Cient Comment

“I had great feedback from all the participants.” Training Manager