This course is designed for those who need a practical hands-on approach to managing projects, without it getting “heavy”. It covers all aspects of a project's life cycle, from the project start-up sequence, application of monitoring & control to keep it on-track, and includes the activities required to close a project. Whilst the majority of the course deals with project management structure, aspects of managing the people on projects are included through team activities. Delegates are encouraged to think about their actual projects during the course and they have to opportunity to apply useful tools to a project of their choice.
This Practical Project Management (2 day course) course is available throughout the UK.
Anyone with responsibility for managing a project or working in a project team.
An understanding of how project work differs from normal daily work.
An awareness of the key roles and responsibilities on a project.
A step-by-step approach to starting up a project, which includes a project prioritising tool.
A tool to manage project risks.
Descriptions of key project documents.
How to apply planning tools to identify the critical parts of projects.
Methods to adopt which keep a project on track.
Steps to close a project.
Team exercises to explore both project methodology and project team dynamics.
The opportunity to resolve delegates project issues.
09:30 - 10:00 Coffee, introductions and personal objectives
10:00 - 10:30 What is a project and what are its pitfalls? (Getting to grips with the basic concepts)
10:30 - 10:45 Project roles and responsibilities
10:45 - 11:15 Personal attributes of a project manager (Self assessment against key Project Manager attributes)
11:15 - 11:30 Coffee break
11:30 - 13:00 Step-by-step approach to project start-up (Straight forward start up sequence to ensure a strong start to the project)
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 - 14:30 Team exercise (Fun activity exploring two key areas of managing a project)
14:30 - 15:00 Project prioritising tool (Delegates apply a powerful prioritising tool to their own project)
If you need training for 3 or more people, you should ask us about onsite training. Putting aside the obvious location benefit, content can be customised to better meet your business objectives and more can be covered than in a public classroom. It's a cost effective option.
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