An Introduction to Effective Project Management - In-House
This course delivers a thorough and hands-on introduction to the principles and practices of project management, providing your delegates with a set of crucial skills that will help them succeed in a project management role.
The in-house programme begins by exploring the foundational principles of successful project management, and then goes on to cover a range of easy-to-use project management tools and techniques. Using the official terminology and concepts covered in the PMQ qualification, it instructs delegates in the key aspects of project management, including project lifecycles, breaking projects down into manageable steps, clearly defining project scopes, managing risks and monitoring project work effectively.
Participants will leave the practical course with a sound understanding of when it is appropriate to adopt a project management approach and how to do so effectively. In addition, they will be able to tailor this approach to projects that differ in terms of size, type and complexity, ensuring success across a broad spectrum of scenarios.
The in-house training format will deliver this knowledge in a highly effective manner, ensuring that skills and behaviours are developed (and adapted) quickly and with measurable results. The session is typically held on your company premises, but can also be delivered in Hemsley Fraser's state-of-the-art training facility. Tailoring is available upon request
Suitability - Who should attend?
This in-company course is suitable for staff who:
- are new to the role of project manager
- lack formal training in project management
- would like to adopt a project management approach in aspects of their daily work
- are setting up a project support office
- are taking the first steps to achieving PMQ accreditation
Outcome / Qualification etc.
By the end of this course your employees will be able to:
- Recognise when it is appropriate to adopt a ‘project’ approach to managing your workload.
- Apply a simple lifecycle to a project to break it into easy to manage stages.
- Clearly define your projects to provide real clarity in terms of project scope, roles and responsibilities, and other key factors.
- Confidently plan, organise and document a project by using a wide variety of tools that add value to the project management process.
- Become more effective in monitoring and controlling the project work, change requests and resourcing pressures by using best practice processes and techniques.
- Understand what lessons can be learnt from managing work using a project approach.
- Tailor your approach to projects of varying size and complexity.
They will accrue 14 Continuous Professional Development (CPD) points.
Training Course Content
The course can be tailored to your organisation and covers:
What Is a Project?
- Defining what we mean by project working and how it differs from the day job
- Determining the approach (Waterfall or Agile) to managing projects – the project lifecycle.
Please note: the body of the course is based on the waterfall approach
- 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 teamwork 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 the range of 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
- Exploring the range of key tools and techniques used to monitor and control a project
- 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
From £3,200. Please contact Hemsley Fraser for a quote for this in-house course.
Provider: Hemsley Fraser
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