Principles of project management

Course overview

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.

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Those who support formal project teams or are required to work on projects on an informal basis.

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

  • 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
    Action and Processing

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28th November at Mile End, Bancroft Rd, London E1 4DG


All session 9.30-16.30