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An Introduction to Project Management

CIPD Training
Course summary
Length: 2 days
Location: London
Provider: CIPD Training plus
Course type: Open / Scheduled

Course Description

Introduction to Project Management - CIPD London

An Introduction to Project Management - 2 day course in London by CIPD training

Outstanding project management skills are sought out across industries with project managers responsible for driving innovation and managing change. This highly interactive two-day course equips new project managers with the skills to  manage projects more effectively through the application of a systematic project framework and the use of helpful project tools and techniques. The Certificate is an internationally recognised foundation-level qualification.

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      Suitability - Who should attend?

      An Introduction to Project Management is designed to give a broad introduction to anyone involved in project working. No prior knowledge is necessary. This course will also prepare you for an optional one-hour multiple-choice exam which is accredited by the Association for Project Management.

      Outcome / Qualification etc.

      Upon conclusion of this Introduction to Project Management course, participants will be equipped to:

      • understand key project management terms and concepts
      • gain clarity at the outset of projects
      • plan projects realistically
      • manage risk and change effectively
      • use key project management tools
      • monitor and control progress
      • establish the needs of stakeholders
      • understand the benefits of post-project reviews.

      Training Course Content

      Day 1

      Projects, Programmes and Portfolios

      The Project Context

      An introduction to project life cycles and key success factors

      Initiating a project

      • establishing the objectives and scope of work
      • defining the needs of stakeholders
      • establishing a clear business case
      • agreeing key roles and responsibilities

      Creating a project plan

        • project definitions; work, product and organisational breakdown structures
        • networks, critical path analysis, risk management, Gantt charts and milestone charts
        • an introduction to quality management, assurance and control

      Day two

      Techniques for estimating resources in projects

      Resourcing the plan

      • how to ensure that the plan is fully resourced, through resource histograms and resource levelling

      The project communication plan

      • communicate appropriately with all stakeholders, and gain commitment from the team

      Building the team

      • overview of team development and roles

      Monitoring and controlling projects

      • tools and techniques


      • how to hand over to the operational team effectively

      Project closure and learning review

      • how to close projects well and identify lessons learned

      Individual action planning

      The 1-hour multiple-choice exam (optional).


      The cost of this training course is as follows:

      • Non-Member Price: £880 + VAT
      • CIPD Member Price: £790 + VAT

      Provider: CIPD Training

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      Reviews by course attendees

      Sarah   |   24/03/2014
      I liked the examples and the aids used. The tutor was happy to answer any questions and made sure we all understood before continuing – no question was too dumb! The course has been really useful for me as I am working for a main contractor in the construction industry, mobilising projects. I have been able to get involved right at the start of ...
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      Jemeela   |   24/03/2014
      The course was very good and informative with a good pace of learning. I will take a lot away with me that I can use in the workplace.
      Jemeela, Senior Project Management   |   21/03/2014
      The course was very good and informative with a good pace of learning. I will take a lot away with me that I can use in the workplace.