NICPP Level 1

Nicpp Level I - Certified Project Associate (CPA)


The NICPP Program/ Project Management online training course is based on the Indian Infrastructure Body of Knowledge (InBoK), a guide designed by and for Program/ Project professionals in the Indian infrastructure industry.

The training course has been developed to familiarize the project professionals with broader concepts and standardized language of Program/ Project management, as applied to infrastructure and construction industry and to give exposure to the best practices followed during the life cycle of programs and projects. This online course will assist prospective candidates and practitioners in understanding the core concepts of large capital project implementationr

This mandatory 22-hour training course is an amalgamation of presentation-based learning, supportive case studies and self-assessment at the end of each section.

Training consists of seven distinct modules of a Program and Project life cycle, further bifurcated into 21 sections:

1. Design & Implementation: Conceptualizing and designing the program and devising an effective program with a robust implementation plan.

               Section 1: Initiation and Implementation Plan

               Section 2: Benefits Management and Governance

2 . Constituent Project Acquisition: Executing the project with an adequate amount of planning and right contracting strategies with compensation mechanisms is established to assure the desired project results.

               Section 3: Pre-Project Planning and Contracting Strategies

               Section 4: Bidding Documents Preparation and Contract Negotiations

3. Constituent Project Initiation: It entails the rationale of the project’s purpose, goals, and timeline to be met. An effective stakeholder engagement strategy is needed to remove hindrances in project execution

              Section 5: Initiation and Stakeholder Assessment

4. Constituent Project Planning: Setting up a program and individual baseline framework of the project for the effective monitoring and control of program/ projects and adequately planning the documentation requirements, information flow, and digital infrastructure to set up the program/project.

               Section 6: Setting-up Baseline

               Section 7: Setup and Administration

               Section 8: Interface and Integration Management

5. Project Monitoring & Control: Addressing the methods and processes to monitor the key aspects of programs/ projects. Also, integrate the inter-relation of constituent projects and their integration with the program in terms of cost, time, payment tracking, and contract changes

               Section 9: Cost Monitoring and Control

               Section 10: Schedule Monitoring and Control

               Section 11: Management of Payment to Concessionaire/Contractor

               Section 12: Integrated Change Management

6. Managing Constituent Projects: Execution methods and guidelines for various components and phases of projects including engineering, supply chain management, quality management, and health safety projects in a way that program implementation is fruitful and benefits realization is achieved.

              Section 13: Information Management and Digital implementation

              Section 14: Engineering/Design Management

              Section 15: Supply Chain Management

              Section 16: Construction/Site Management

              Section 17: Quality Management

              Section 18: Sustainability and Value Management

              Section 19: Safety, Health, Environment, and Security

              Section 20: Integrated Risk Management

7. Project Completion: Finalizing all project activities completed across all phases of the project. It is made much early in the project so that at every stage of the projects, requirements related to close-out are identified and checked

             Section 21: Program and Project Close-Out and Knowledge Management


The major objective of this course is to help the project professionals to:

Understand the core concepts of program management and project Management from concept to close-out.

Comprehend the programmatic approach to large infrastructure projects.

Familiarize with international best practices to deal with interfaces, changes, and risks

Appreciate and apply project management tools and techniques to infrastructure projects

Become well equipped with knowledge and skills require for successful execution of infrastructure projects and programs


After the successful completion of the course, you will be having the knowledge of and skill to:

Contribute to program design, implementation, and benefits realization of large infrastructure projects.

Involve in strategic aspects of project execution such pre-project planning, contract strategies, value creation and sustainability

Handle various work domains of constituent projects such as engineering, supply chain, health & Safety construction, and commissioning.

Monitor cost, schedule, changes, interfaces, and risks related to program implementation and project execution

Effectively close the programs and projects while assuring the desired outcomes and outputs.

Benefits of taking this course:

1.Core Concepts Understanding: The course provides a comprehensive understanding of program and project management concepts, covering everything from initiation to close-out. This knowledge is essential for project professionals to effectively plan, execute, and monitor infrastructure projects.

2.Standardized Language: By using the standardized language and best practices outlined in the InBoK, course participants can communicate more effectively with colleagues, clients, and stakeholders in the infrastructure industry, ensuring a common understanding of project management processes.

3.Exposure to Best Practices: The course exposes participants to international best practices in program and project management. This knowledge is invaluable for those looking to improve project outcomes and efficiency in the Indian infrastructure industry.

4.Stakeholder Engagement: The course covers effective stakeholder engagement strategies, which are crucial for overcoming obstacles and ensuring successful project execution. This skill is particularly relevant in the context of infrastructure projects that often involve multiple stakeholders.

5.Baselining and Documentation: Participants will learn how to set up baseline frameworks for projects and understand the importance of documentation and information flow. This knowledge is essential for effective monitoring and control of infrastructure programs and projects.

6.Monitoring and Control: The course provides insights into methods and processes for monitoring key aspects of programs and projects, including cost, schedule, payment tracking, and contract changes. This knowledge helps in keeping projects on track and within budget.

7.Management of Constituent Projects: Participants will gain guidance on executing various components and phases of projects, such as engineering, supply chain management, quality management, and health and safety. This prepares professionals to manage all aspects of infrastructure projects effectively.

8.Risk Management: The course includes a section on integrated risk management, which is crucial in the infrastructure industry where projects often face various risks and uncertainties. Participants will learn how to identify, assess, and mitigate risks.

9.Close-Out and Knowledge Management: The course covers the critical aspect of project completion, emphasizing the need to identify and check close-out requirements at every stage of the project. This ensures a smooth and effective close-out process.

10.Global Perspective: By familiarizing participants with international best practices, the course equips them with the knowledge and skills needed to work on infrastructure projects with a global perspective, making them more competitive in the industry.

11.Strategic Aspects: Project professionals will be able to contribute to the strategic aspects of project execution, including pre-project planning, contract strategies, value creation, and sustainability. This strategic insight can lead to more successful project outcomes.

12.Tools and Techniques Application: Participants will learn how to apply project management tools and techniques specifically to infrastructure projects, enabling them to manage these projects more effectively and efficiently.

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