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An Introduction to Effective Project Management

Hemsley Fraser
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Length: 2 days
Location: Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh, London
Course type: Open / Scheduled

An Introduction to Effective Project Management

Introduction to Effective Project Management

An Introduction to Effective Project Management - 1-day training course for project managers

This highly practical Introduction to Effective Project Management provides delegates with all the essential skills, tools and techniques needed to support in different project management - PM roles.

The comprehensive two-day course concentrates on the practical techniques that you can apply directly to your own workplace. It is focused on exploring the fundamental principles of successful project management and incorporates a number of easy to apply, effective tools and techniques that, when applied in the workplace, will allow the participants to become more confident and competent in managing a project.

The terminology and principles used throughout this course are designed to reflect the current syllabus for the APMP qualification.

Suitability - Who should attend?

This Introduction to Effective Project Management is beneficial to professionals who are:

  • New to the role of project manager and/or lack any formal training in the discipline of project management
  • Looking to adopt a project approach to managing work or are setting up a Project Support Office
  • On the first steps of achieving APMP accreditation

Training Course Content

Course content includes:

What is a Project?

  • Defining what we mean by project working and how it differs from the day job
  • Determining a structured approach to managing projects - the project life cycle
  • Understanding why projects fail - what to watch out for  

Defining a Project

  • Understanding the role of the project manager and other key stakeholders
  • Appreciate the importance of team working within the project
  • How to clearly define a project
  • Setting and agreeing objectives, scope and constraints
  • Understanding what questions to ask
  • Recognising the need for project governance 
  • Simple risk management tools and techniques available to avoid surprises

Planning a Project

  • Exploring tools and techniques used in planning a project including Work Breakdown Structures, Gantt Charts, Network Diagrams and Critical Path Analysis
  • Determine the key project documentation and data display methods used on a project
  • Scheduling techniques to maximise limited resources
  • How to make time and cost estimates more credible and realistic
  • How to plan for identified risks
  • Defining and delivering against agreed quality expectations
  • Recognise the need for a change management process and version control in a project

Implementing a Project

  • How to monitor, track and control activities
  • What impact will changes have on the project?
  • Determine corrective actions to ensure the project remains on track
  • How to communicate the status of a project more effectively

Closing and Reviewing a Project

  • Understanding the need for a controlled close to a project
  • Measuring what actually happened against the plan
  • Learning lessons - both positive and negative
  • Closing down and moving on


The cost of this course is £969 + VAT per delegate.

Multiple booking discounts are available.

In-company Training
Hemsley Fraser can also deliver this course in-house, tailoring the content to meet your organisation's needs.

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Reviews by course attendees

Delegate   |   31/07/2012
I recently attended this course and really enjoyed it. I especially found the group exercises to be really useful and the relaxed atmosphere really helped with my learning experience. The tutor was excellent too! Laura McCubbin, Product Development Specialist - Natures Way Foods
Delegate   |   31/07/2012
A great overview of project management! Graham was one of the most engaging trainers I've experienced - relevant examples brought theory to life in an interesting way and kept me interested throughout the day. Delivery style is excellent. Delegate
Delegate   |   31/07/2012
The course content was delivered clearly in an informative relaxed manner; the facilitator moved on to the next topic only when he felt all delegates were ready to move on." Delegate