Project Management Introduction

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Course Description:

Effective project management skills are becoming increasingly important. Many organisations are adopting a project approach to organising work in response to the demands for continuous improvement in quality and productivity. Project management offers some methodologies along with the tools and techniques to get the work done on time and within budget.

Anyone new to the project management role or who wishes to improve their project management techniques and skills will benefit from attending this course.

Delegates will learn how to:

  • Recognise when a project approach is required
  • Identify and manage stakeholders to maximise the success of the project
  • State the key phases in …

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Course Description:

Effective project management skills are becoming increasingly important. Many organisations are adopting a project approach to organising work in response to the demands for continuous improvement in quality and productivity. Project management offers some methodologies along with the tools and techniques to get the work done on time and within budget.

Anyone new to the project management role or who wishes to improve their project management techniques and skills will benefit from attending this course.

Delegates will learn how to:

  • Recognise when a project approach is required
  • Identify and manage stakeholders to maximise the success of the project
  • State the key phases in the project life cycle
  • Create a project specification document
  • Create the appropriate structure, organisation, roles and responsibilities
  • Use a range of planning tools to create a project plan and identify the critical path
  • Define the different approaches to monitoring progress
  • Manage issues and change requirements using change established procedures
  • Assess and manage risk
  • Control the project through informed decision-making
  • Minimise difficulty and delay when handing over the project
  • State the importance of reviewing the project

This course includes the following modules:

Course Outline

  • Establish personal objectives for the course
  • When is a project a project?
  • The role of a line manager v the role of a project manager
  • Project success criteria
  • The role of the project manager
  • Understanding white space
  • The project lifecycle
  • Project roles and organisational structure
  • Application of a group selected project subject throughout the course
  • Stakeholder analysis, influencing strategies and communication
  • Project specification (terms of reference)
  • Developing the project plan
  • Setting objectives
  • Project scheduling
  • The Gantt chart
  • The linear responsibility chart
  • Risk analysis
  • Monitoring strategies and reporting progress
  • Tool to assist making decisions
  • Project handover
  • Completion of a personal action plan.

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