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50 Things Every PM Needs to Know - Project Management Bootcamp

Construction Study Centre
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Length: 2 days
Location: Birmingham, London, Manchester

Course Description

The Project Management Boot Camp - 50 things every PM needs to know

The Project Management Boot Camp - 50 Things Every PM Needs to Know : 1 day course

This recently updated one-day training course in Project Management will provide a tool kit for existing and potential project managers on the do’s and don’ts of successful project management.This Boot Camp training has become increasingly popular and yielded excellent feedback.

The course provides an intense but focused review of the principle areas of Project Management and gives delegates hands-on exercises in programming, stakeholder management, working structures, people types and project monitoring.

Suitability - Who should attend?

This The Project Management Boot Camp – 50 things every PM needs to know course is designed to benefit those in the building and construction industries who are required to have a thorough understanding of how to deal with condensation, damp and rot.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

A 6 hour CPD certificate will be awarded after course completion.

The Project Management Boot Camp course content

The Effective Project Manager
• Establishing criteria for effectiveness
• Leadership role explained
• Knowing the stakeholders’ needs
• Understanding project constraints
• Identifying project aims and goals

Project Stages
• Defining the concept and the business case
• Identifying the key development stages
• Planning implementation
• Confirming hand over
• Final close out timing

Project Definition
• What is the project management plan?
• Understanding project life cycle concepts
• Creating a work breakdown structure
• Establish an effective communications plan
• Identifying the organisation breakdown structure

Risk Management
• Identifying the risks
• Managing the risk through risk meetings
• Appointing risk champions
• Understanding the dynamics of risk management
• Controlling the risk plan

The Team
• Motivating the team
• How to delegate effectively
• Dealing with ‘obstructions’
• Responding to spoken, written and silent language
• Knowing people types

• What is a programme?
• Knowing the types of programme
• Understanding basic Gantt charts
• Terms used in programming
• Critical path analysis

Control of Projects
• How to manage conflict
• How to monitor progress simply
• Keeping an eye on KPIs
• Reviewing with feedback
• Review the PMP

Managing Change
• Configuration management
• Change control
• Tools for valuing change
• ‘Don’t forgets’ when dealing with change
• Rescheduling with change

Earned Value Analysis
• Mixing time, cost & quality
• Monitoring project using earned value – understanding cost & programme performance
• Indicators
• Knowing RIRO!
• Calibrating EVA

Closing Out
• Careful definition of the stage
• Plan for the completion
• Avoiding unwanted termination
• Post implementation project evaluation
• And don’t forget to praise & reward!


The cost of this The Project Management Boot Camp – 50 things every PM needs to know course is £298+ VAT per delegate.

In-house and bespoke training

The Construction Study Centre offers in-house training that can be tailored to specific needs of your business. This can can be an off-the-shelf course delivered at a time and place that suits you, or a bespoke training built around the needs of your organisation. 

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Ashford House, Walsgrave Triangle Business Park, Eden Road,
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Reviews by course attendees

Delegate   |   05/12/2012
“Over and above expectations - very useful information”
“Informative and enjoyable”