An Introduction to Project Management
Project management skills are becoming more vital to organisations as greater emphasis is given to controlling costs, meeting delivery expectations and implementing change. The current economic climate means that project costs and timescales must not overrun whilst, at the same time, management resources may be thinner.
Whether you are a member of a project team, project manager, technical specialist, financial controller or a senior executive, many of the disciplines practiced within project management will be relevant to you, and having a clear understanding of how to apply them will give you an edge over the competition.
This one day course will give you a good understanding of professional project management as well as the tools and techniques you need to effectively deliver your first “project” successfully. It will also provide a level of understanding that will enable you to go on to further develop your project management skills at our later advanced tools and techniques workshop.
What Types of Project?
This workshop is not specific to particular types or contexts of project – the skills are generic. However, discussion and exercises will allow reference to different contexts to highlight the use of the techniques covered in a wide range of projects, such as:
- Quality improvement
- Change in production or service systems
- Management and staff restructuring
- Technological implementation
- Development of standards and qualifications
- Marketing and sales campaigns
- European or UK Funded Social Project
We currently deliver 3 workshops that focus on Project Management, follow the links for an overview of the content and scheduled dates:
An indicative overview of the content would be:
- Project Management overview
- What is a project?
- What is project management?
- Benefits of using project management
- Roles within a project
- Defining the project
- The Brief
- The Business Case
- Running and controlling the project
- Who’s doing what by when
- Monitor progress
- Assure quality
- Closing the project
The key objectives are to:
- Explore the role of project management within an organisation
- Identify the key roles within a project and how they align to organisation structures
- Examine the phases of a project
- Define a project and explore cost versus benefit.
- Initiate a project and understand the importance of good preparation
- Understand decision making within a project environment
- Explore different methods of planning and delivery
- Examine project controls and understand how to apply them in order to deliver your project successfully
- Identify how to close a project
"Very insightful and will be of great use for future projects"
Data and Information - Institute for Learning
"Very informative, lots of techniques and reports shown and examples given"
Assistant Director - South Birmingham College
"Very helpful and thorough - a good day"
Associate Services Manager - Institute for Learning
"Useful information and lots of practical advise and tips. All the tools to get started."
Marketing Co-ordinator - Freefoam Building Products
"Extremely useful grounding in project management, clear explanations of tools which will be useful. Supports and gives confidence in setting up at various stages of a project."
Regional Consultant, National Portage Association
Who Should Attend?
This one day workshop is targeted at individuals that have little or no knowledge of project management or those that want a back to basics refresher. It is not necessary for individuals to be currently involved in their own project in order to attend this workshop, but where real life examples can be used; this will add further value to your learning.
Internal Staff Training and Development
This training workshop, along with most of our other best practice training workshops, can be delivered as an internal training course at your premises. Even with groups as small as 6-8 delegates, the course fees per person for internal training workshops can be lower than for open events. The potential savings are even greater, if the travel time and the travel costs of the delegates are included.
Running training workshops internally is very convenient and it allows the participants to explore how key issues will impact on them and their organization. Then as a team they can begin to agree upon a development action plan, with priorities. This approach is favoured by many of our clients as it combines a high quality service with excellent value for money and is a highly effective route for staff development.
Related Management Training Workshops
Certificates of Professional Development.
This course is recognised for CPD purposes by most professional institutes and associations including the Law Society, the CIM, the CMI, the ICAEW, the Institute of Learning and the CIPD. Formal Certificates of Professional Development will be issued by email to participants who successfully complete this course. These certificates will enable participants to evidence the update of their CPD records. The workshop will consider how to best apply the knowledge gained by the delegates upon their return to the workplace. This element of the programme is designed to maximise the benefits of attending and enable participants to make valued judgments when recording CPD activities