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Project Management

1 Day

Introduction

A skilled manager or administrator, competent in their own role, may be asked to occasionally project manage a scheme without having the experience, professional skills or qualification to do so. This introduction will build on their organizational skills, and practical approach to working, and provide them with the skills and tools they need to successfully manage projects. A great introduction to projects, and first step, if considering obtaining a formal qualification such as PRINCE2 or Agile.

In this course participants will learn the phases of project management and how

to break down milestones into tasks and organise those tasks into a timeline that is achievable. Techniques and skills for planning will be reviewed to underscore the benefits of not just launching into activity and follow where it leads.  Requirements to monitor and control and stay on track will be detailed and practised. 

The key tools to manage the human aspects of any project are also included in this intensive and interactive course, along with team building, motivation, leadership and time management.

Benefits

Participants will be equipped with the knowledge and practical tools to enable them to manage and deliver successful projects within their organisation reducing risk of scope creep, cost creep and help achieve the desired outcomes. Organisations will have a participant who is willing and comfortable to take on the lead on projects as and when required

Programme Objectives

At the end of the course participants will be able to:

  • Describe the key attributes of a project and the role of projects in achieving positive change within an organisation.
  • Identify the key phases of a project within the project life cycle
  • Explain the functions of leadership of a project with particular emphasis on the role and responsibilities of the project manager
  • Understand terminology such as the project initiation document, the scope statement and risk assessment and management
  • Outline the main tools and techniques that may be used when planning a project
  • Discuss the qualities and skills required of the project manager in the effective leadership of the project team
  • Explain the importance of good communication throughout the project, notably with project stakeholders
  • Understand the key techniques involved in delivering a project successfully according to its stated objectives including the management of scope creep and monitoring techniques
  • Identify the appropriate control mechanisms in particular situations in order to address problems encountered in keeping the project on track to meet its objectives

Programme Content

What is project management?

  • The Structured Approach:
    • Phases of Managing Projects
    • Project methodology
    • Organisation structure
    • Products & activities
    • Project planning
  • Human Aspects:
    • Communication Skills
    • Team Building
    • Problem Solving
    • Motivation and Leadership
  • Project Initiation:
    • Business needs
    • Assumptions & constraints
  • Project Definition:
    • Risk assessment
    • Feasibility study
  • Project Plans:
    • Identification of activities
    • Milestones
    • Estimating resources
  • Risk Management:
    • Identifying & quantifying risk
  • Monitor & Control:
    • The monitor & control process
    • Progress reports
    • Change management
  • Project Closure:
    • Project evaluation report
    • Acceptance and project closure
    • Post implementation review

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