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Introduction to Effective Project Management - In-House

Hemsley Fraser
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Length: 2 days
Price: 2,600 GBP excl. VAT
Location: Nationwide
Next available date: Enquire for details - United Kingdom
Course type: Company-Specific / In-House

Introduction to Effective Project Management - In-House


Introduction to Effective Project Management

This two-day in-house Introduction to Effective Project Management course gives members of your organisation the essential skills, tools and techniques that they need to provide support in different project management.

This courses is focused on conveying practical techniques that participants will be able to directly apply in your workplace. They will also be able to explore the fundamentals successful project management and be given some simple and effective tools and techniques that can be applied in your organisation and allow your employees to manage their projects with greater confidence and competence.

The terminology and principles used throughout this course are designed to reflect the current syllabus for the APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ).

Suitability - Who should attend?

This Introduction to Effective Project Management is beneficial to professionals in your organisation 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 can be tailored to your organisation and include:

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


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