One of the most common causes of project failure is a lack of planning. This happens all too often as project managers and project planners are frequently under pressure to “get on with the work” and the risk is inevitably that robust planning is compromised.
The purpose of the workshop is not to force project managers/planners down the road of extremely detailed planning, rather it is to enable project managers/planners to prioritise their planning work more effectively than before. In the real world project managers/planners need to understand how to tailor accepted best practice to their projects and that is exactly what this workshop will deliver.
The workshop is based around a 'live' case study project which has already been agreed in principle in the 'concept' phase, subject to final planning work. The starting point is the planning of a project launch meeting based on a finalised business case, following which delegates will work in groups to understand the key plans for a project. The workshop is highly interactive with a skilled and experienced trainer taking the part of the project sponsor, to ensure delegates are directed and supported through the planning process.
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Suitable for new project managers/planners or those with limited experience who wish to acquire the key project planning skills. This workshop is additionally good preparation for the APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ). An initial working knowledge of the most common tools and techniques (e.g. milestones, Gantt charts, network diagrams, risk procedures etc) is desirable. Those who need to learn the basic tools and techniques from scratch would be better suited to 'An Introduction to Effective Project Management'.
By the end of this workshop you will be able to:
In order to maximise the learning, delegates are provided with some reading prior to the workshop, so they can familiarise themselves with the project they will be planning. The pre-course activity is accessed online on the Hemsley Fraser Delegate Learner Portal.
The Importance of a Launch Meeting
The Business Case and Benefits Management Plan
The Value of the Four Key Breakdown Structures
Stakeholder Management and the Communication Plan
How to Schedule Project Tasks, Activities and Milestones
Resource Management and the Relevant Planning Tools
Risk Management and Conducting a Risk Workshop
Planning to Deliver 'fit-for-purpose' Quality
Ensuring the Project Management Plan is Complete
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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