Classic Project Management—Planning Projects Successfully


Do you sometimes have so many ideas for an upcoming task that you skip the planning for the task altogether and get started right away? Often, this “just do it” mentality is not a bad thing, sometimes it’s even the better way to get things done. In classic project management, however, it is the opposite. Here, planning is key to the success of the project! In this e⁠-⁠training course, you will learn about the success factors of planning in project management. You will learn which projects can be managed using traditional techniques and how important it is to clearly allocate roles to make the project successful. Furthermore, the course highlights the most important planning document(s) for managing a project. You will learn how to define milestones and thus give structure to project planning and the project phases. The course content ends with tips for how to use the kick-off meeting to transition from planning to implementation.

What is a macrolearning?

Comprehensive soft skills training for in-depth personal development. Macrolearning is a classic elearning course with a completion time of approximately 50 minutes. As a particularly intensive form of digital development, macrolearning promotes soft skills and sharpens personal profiles. For a holistic learning journey, PINKTUM Macrolearnings can also be combined with suitable compact Microlearnings.


Target group

  • Project managers who want to prepare themselves fully for a new project

  • Project managers aiming to draw lessons from challenges faced in previous project management and seeking to equip themselves for their upcoming projects.

  • Those involved in a project team, including clients, steering committees, and project stakeholders, seeking to explore the breadth and depth of goal-oriented project planning.

Learning objectives

  • Evaluating a task's project nature through the use of project attributes

  • Analyzing the suitability of classic project management as a management method for a project

  • Understanding the importance of project planning in classic project management

  • Recognizing the importance of having clear responsibilities over the course of the project

  • Defining the different roles in classic project management

  • Treating the project assignment as the primary planning document

  • Designing a successful transition from project planning to execution


Taking a goal-oriented approach
Agreeing on goals
Informing others

Authoring tool



Animated illustrative videos
Enacted scenes
Transfer tasks
Key messages
Knowledge Check
Interactive elements
Moderated video lectures
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