Modern and effective project management techniques require skills that allow the seamless integration of best practice tools with good leadership and team management within an organisation. Learn best-practice tools and people skills for effective project management during our three-day Project Management in Practice programme, designed by RSM Executive Education.

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Learning goals

After this programme, you can add these strengths to your knowledge and skill set. 

  • Organise and support projects.  
  • Utilise best practices and tools in planning, organising, controlling, managing project risks, and successfully delivering projects.  
  • Create interactive project teams and empower them.  
  • Understand the personal competencies that are vital for successful project management.  
  • Apply newly acquired knowledge and practical experience to projects beyond the course.   

For whom

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Your roles

  • Senior manager
  • Project manager or team leader
  • Support project teams

Your responsibilities

  • Lead and manage projects
  • Develop strategies to communicate with stakeholders
  • Identify and manage project risks

Your challenges

  • Balancing project scope, time and cost
  • Managing business change and uncertainty
  • Building effective team collaboration and strong relationships
  • Developing clear communication plans

Read what previous participants say about this programme

Nataliia Bucholtz

Deputy of Director Sales & Marketing at Aviation Quality Services GmbH

“I chose the programme because of its practical approach and because of RSM’s very good reputation, and I liked the way our time was managed with a good distribution of theoretical material and practical exercises. The trainer was able to explain complex things in a simple way and hold our attention. I’ll be able to use the small but practical insights and make a presentation of my new knowledge to my team. I’ll suggest ideas for improving some aspects of managing projects within our team and the company.”

Le Chen

Program Coordinator Food Security at PUM Netherlands Senior Experts

“It’s an intensive and very interactive three days, but well designed with a clear structure. I liked the open discussions a lot, It was interesting – and eye-opening – to learn with participants from different countries. They were all very open when we discussed the diversity of culture in project management. The teacher was very good – clear and constructive, open, patient, and funny. I appreciated him sharing lots of practical examples from his experiences, as well as teaching us theories and tools.”

Berry Schulte

Management consultant and project manager at Omnibia Consulting

Through the course and subsequent coaching I got a broader view on project management, how to deal with changes in culture and how to use various methodologies such as agile integration. This will help me to become more successful as a project manager, as I work with different company and country cultures. I’ve improved my skills in scoping, scaling and planning projects by applying methodologies. And I have a better understanding of how I should deal with the environments I work in.

Athina Papadopoulou

Operations and Projects Officer at LIBER Europe

I have been enjoying the Project Management in Practice virtual classroom very much so far. I was curious to see how the programme would be translated into an online setting instead of a traditional classroom but I must admit that the sessions so far have exceeded my initial expectations. I find Tony's guidance and interaction with my fellow classmates very insightful. Keep up the good work!

Swarna Palakollu

IT Service Delivery and Application Manager at ING Bank

Useful programme describing project planning, components and behaviours. The interactive workshops embedded into the programme make it more effective by showing how principles of project management can be put into action. RSM provides a good speaker with pictorial diagrams and real life situations, which make the programme more interesting.

Lars Breedveld

Director European operations at Samsung Electronics Europe Logistics

This programme is very much about practice and experiences. RSM draws quality people to this quality programme, so learning from peers across industries and cultures – in addition to content – adds great value.

Your expert faculty

During the Project Management in Practice Programme you will learn from Anthony Eve. Occasionally we may substitute other faculty members according to the content of the programme and their availability.

Anthony Eve

Anthony Eve is a senior partner at Global Business Management Consultants, where he is managing director of the America’s division, and vice-president of its consulting division in England where he also directs the UK operations. He has broad experience in production engineering, project and change management, and management system development with a strength in people development and management of complex change programmes. He has led multi-disciplinary teams, and has a management style based on performance, empowering and team development in various industries, including transportation, government, pharmaceutical and IT. He has successfully implemented organisational change within organisations worldwide including Melexis, Coca-Cola, Roche and Airbus.

More information

Programme dates

29 - 31 May 2024
2 - 4 October 2024
16 - 18 December 2024


Programme fee

€ 3,300 (excl. 21% VAT) including course materials, lunches, and snacks. This fee does not include hotel accommodation.

25% discount for alumni from Erasmus University Rotterdam and RSM.

A programme for your entire team

All of our short courses can also be delivered as personalised in-company training to groups of employees from the same organisation. This enables us to develop a comprehensive programme that focuses on your organisation’s own unique situation and issues. 

Frequently asked questions

Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) offers a dynamic learning environment for professionals looking for new skills and knowledge in business and management education. 

  • RSM is consistently ranked among Europe’s top business schools.
  • World-class professors and a globally oriented faculty deliver business leaders with an innovative mindset.
  • A prestigious Triple Crown accreditation puts RSM among the top 1% of business schools worldwide.
  • With our no-nonsense approach, RSM's goal is to give you the tools to put your new skills and knowledge directly into practice, for real impact.
  • It’s about you: during your programme you can discuss your specific business challenges and receive personal coaching.
  • You will meet a new network of peers in an RSM programme: extend your network, share experiences and become inspired by your fellow participants.

This programme takes place in Bayle building on the Woudestein Campus of Erasmus University Rotterdam, just 15 minutes by public transport from Rotterdam city centre. Our modern and lively campus has innovative study facilities, sustainable design, and calming green spaces.

Most programmes start at 09:00. Finishing times are different for each programme. There’s also an approximate schedule in each programme’s brochure and on its webpages. When you register for a programme you will be given access to Canvas, our online learning system, and the full schedule is in Canvas. Your programme manager will hand out a detailed schedule on the first day of your programme.

Class sizes are usually between 12 to 24 people, but it does depend on the programme. We aim for a balance between allowing capacity to guarantee individual attention, and achieving a good group dynamic and networking opportunities.

Yes. Alumni from RSM and Erasmus University Rotterdam receive a 25 per cent discount. RSM alumni are those who have completed either a Bachelor of Science, Master of Science, PhD or at least one executive education programme of more than 40 hours duration. Participants of open programmes of less than 40 hours do not receive a discount. Companies sponsoring several participants may also be offered a special price.

These programmes are excluded from this alumni discount:

  • Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Excellence Programme
  • Leadership Challenges with Data Analytics
  • Urban Digital Innovation Executive Leadership for a Green Deal
  • Executive Master in Customs and Supply Chain Compliance
  • Business Valuation
  • Port Executive Leadership Circle
  • Corporate Communication programmes
  • Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship programmes
  • RSM Customised Programmes
  • Programmes offered outside RSM Executive Education

Programme fees include tuition, programme materials, plus lunch and refreshments throughout the programme. Hotel accommodation is not included, unless mentioned otherwise in the programme information.

If you require hotel accommodation, we recommend the Novotel Rotterdam Brainpark Hotel and the Bilderberg Park Hotel. Both hotels are located in Rotterdam, accessible to the university, and participants can benefit from special rates.

Please note that due to high demand, we advise you to book your hotel stay for any program as early as possible with a flexible rate.

Our general terms and conditions apply when you register for an open programme. Please review them to learn more about our policies for cancellation, deferral and substitution.

If you have more general questions, we recommend you explore our more in-depth FAQs page. If you are looking for personal advice, then please contact one of our advisors using the contact form below.

Manjeet Kaur

Programme advisor

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