Project Management

This 2 Day course provides learners with all the essential skills, tools and techniques needed to manage projects. The aim of this programme is to provide learners with a working knowledge and understanding of how to manage projects by using best practice. This is a practical programme which will provide participants with the skills and techniques required to effectively manage each stage of a project.

Description

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

This 2 Day course provides learners with all the essential skills, tools and techniques needed to manage projects. The aim of this programme is to provide learners with a working knowledge and understanding of how to manage projects by using best practice. This is a practical programme which will provide participants with the skills and techniques required to effectively manage each stage of a project.

By the end of the course each learner will be able to:

  • Recognise when it is appropriate to adopt a ‘project' approach to managing workload
  • Clearly define projects to provide clarity in terms of scope, roles and responsibilities and other key factors
  • Apply a simple life-cycle to a project to break it into easy to manage stages
  • Be more effective in monitoring and controlling the project work, change requests and resourcing pressures by using best practice processes and techniques
  • Understand what lessons can be learned from managing work using a project approach Below you will find a proposed course outline detailing all the topics covered on the training programme.

COURSE DURATION:

2 days

COURSE CONTENT:

  • TOPIC 1: INTRODUCTION
    • Introduction to the Project Management Framework
  • TOPIC 2: INITIATION & STAKEHOLDER MANAGEMENT
    • Defining the Project
    • Identifying Project Stakeholders
  • TOPIC 3: PLANNING THE PROJECT
    • Project Scope & Quality Management
    • Using a Work Breakdown Schedule (WBS) & a Scope Statement
    • Defining Quality Metrics
    • The Time Planning Process Using a Gantt Chart
    • Understanding the Cost Estimating Process
    • Change Control Procedure
    • Identifying & Analysing Project Risk
    • Developing Risk Responses
  • TOPIC 4: PROJECT COMMUNICATIONS
    • Stakeholder Communication Plan
    • Running Effective Project Meetings
  • TOPIC 5: EXECUTING, MONITORING & CONTROLLING THE PROJECT
    • Monitoring & Controlling Performance Against the Plans
    • Avoiding Scope Creep, assessing impact, updating plans
  • TOPIC 6: CLOSING THE PROJECT
    • Essential steps to close a project effectively