Project Management - Introduction to Project Management

Venue: Broomfield Hall
Hours: 7.00
Cost (£): 350.00

Course Overview


This course explores the fundamental principles of successful project management delivery. It incorporates a number of easy-to-apply, effective tools and techniques that, when applied in the workplace, allow you to become confident and competent in project management.


Course Content


• Project management terminology

• Key characteristics of all projects

• Understand what makes a good project manager

• Breaking down the project into separate phases

• How to identify objectives which align with business goals

• Why defining the scope early means more chance of success later

• The importance of identifying and managing stakeholders throughout

• Create a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) to identify and plan work

• Identify the roles and responsibilities of your team members

• Understand the pitfalls of estimation and learn effective ways of estimating work

• Perform effective scheduling using Gantt charts

• Apply the critical path technique to help you deliver on time

• How to write a project plan

• How to track progress in order to keep on course

• How effective reports can make the difference to enable you to track effectively

• The best way to manage change without jeopardising your project

• Key risk management techniques to help you avoid failure

• How to improve your project management practices in future


Benefits for the individual

• Gain key skills, tools and techniques to help plan and manage your projects

• Learn how to avoid the most common problems on projects

• Gain a framework which you can apply to any size or type of project

• Build confidence in project management


Benefits for the organisation

• Skills, tools and techniques that can be shared with the wider workforce and project teams

• Implementation of new knowledge, skills and techniques straightaway

• More efficient outcomes through the way projects are driven and delivered

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