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Project Management

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Classroom based

Project Management is a key skill for anyone involved in leading a set of tasks that are not regarded as ongoing “business as usual”. This introductory course to project management is designed to provide attendees with the knowledge, skills and confidence to manage small to medium sized projects in a structured and professional manner.

Course Objectives: 

This course will help attendees understand the language, principles and practices of Project Management, and provides the basic tools and techniques needed to plan and manage projects from initiation through to completion. Facilitated by an experienced Project Manager, trainer and coach, this is a practical course, rich with exercises to give attendees an opportunity to practice the skills learnt before applying them back in the workplace.

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What you Will Learn
The day will cover:
Project Management Basics

The project life cycle
Definition of project success
Project Manager roles and responsibilities
Project Planning

Fundamentals of Planning – aligning objectives with business goals
Establishing the project scope
Structuring the project team and assigning Responsibilities
Mapping out the project stakeholders
Project Activity Scheduling

Creating a Work Breakdown Structure
Scheduling time and resources using a Gannt Chart
The Importance of the Critical Path and how to use this to deliver projects on time
Controlling the Project with a CAIR Log

Understanding and managing scope changes
Identifying and managing risks and issues on the project
Key elements of a project progress report
Summary of Project Management Best Practices

Summary of templates and frameworks
10 Principles for successful project management
Personal action planning
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Full course notes will be provided alongside a project management template which can be used without copyright restriction after the course. A notebook and pen will also be provided. If you prefer to work on a laptop, you are more than welcome to bring it along with you to use throughout the day.