Professional Training
4.8 (35 Reviews)

Practical Project Management (2 Day Course)

PTP Training & Marketing Ltd, In London (+7 locations)
2 days
2 days
Leave your details so the provider can get in touch

Course description

Practical Project Management (2 day course)

This course is designed for those who need a practical hands-on approach to managing projects, without it getting “heavy”. It covers all aspects of a project’s life cycle, from the project start-up sequence, application of monitoring & control to keep it on-track, and includes the activities required to close a project. Whilst the majority of the course deals with project management structure, aspects of managing the people on projects are included through team activities. Participants are encouraged to think about their actual projects during the course and they have to opportunity to apply useful tools to a project of their choice.

This Practical Project Management (2 day course) course is available throughout the UK.

CPD Value 11 Hours

Outcome / Qualification etc.

  • An understanding of how project work differs from normal daily work
  • An awareness of the key roles and responsibilities on a project
  • A step-by-step approach to starting up a project, which includes a project prioritising tool
  • A tool to manage project risks
  • Descriptions of key project documents
  • How to apply planning tools to identify the critical parts of projects
  • Methods to adopt which keep a project on track
  • Steps to close a project
  • Team exercises to explore both project methodology and project team dynamics
  • The opportunity to resolve Participants project issues

Training Course Content

Day 1

  • 09:30 - 10:00 Coffee, introductions and personal objectives
  • 10:00 - 10:30 What is a project and what are its pitfalls?
    (Getting to grips with the basic concepts)
  • 10:30 - 10:45 Project roles and responsibilities
  • 10:45 - 11:15 Personal attributes of a project manager
    (Self assessment against key Project Manager attributes)
  • 11:15 - 11:30 Coffee break
  • 11:30 - 13:00 Step-by-step approach to project start-up
    (Straight forward start up sequence to ensure a strong start to the project)
  • 13:00 - 14:00 Lunch Break
  • 14:00 - 14:30 Team exercise
    (Fun activity exploring two key areas of managing a project)
  • 14:30 - 15:00 Project prioritising tool
    (Participants apply a powerful prioritising tool to their own project)
  • 15:00 - 15:30 Project initiation document
    (Key project document)
  • 15:30 - 16:00 Case study
    (Consolidates the days work and sets the scene for Day 2)

Day 2

  • 09:30 - 09:45 Review of progress against objectives
  • 09:45 - 11:30 Planning tools.
    (Participants are shown how to apply Critical Path Analysis to their projects and practice using a Case Study. Gantt charts are also considered)
  • 11:30 - 11:45 Coffee break
  • 11:45 - 12:00 Estimating time and costs
    (Ideas on how to improve the accuracy of estimates)
  • 12:00 - 13:00 Managing project risks
    (Participants apply risk analysis methods to their own project)
  • 13:00 - 14:00 Lunch Break
  • 14:00 - 14:30 Team exercise
    (Fun activity to explore the dynamics in a project team)
  • 14:30 - 15:15 Keeping projects on track
    (The minimum we need to do to keep control over a project, including how to control changes)
  • 15:15 - 15:30 Bringing a project to a close
    (Actions required to bring a project to a close)
  • 15:30 - 16:30 Participants work on their real project issues
  • 16:30 Summary & Action Plans Agreed

Customer Outreach Award


We believe that it should be easy for you to find and compare training courses. 

Our Customer Outreach Award is presented to trusted providers who are excellent at responding to enquiries, making your search quicker, more efficient and easier, too.


Average rating 4.8

Based on 35 reviews.
Reviews are published according to our review policy.
Write a review!
Sara Gresko, Kingspan International Ltd
05 May 2014

I enjoyed the flexibility of the course - the trainer was very good at only taking us through what was relevant content which really helped my engagement.

Lindsy Anderson, Kingspan Insulation Ltd
02 May 2014

Very good delivery of training - relevant, interesting and adapted to our needs. Thank you!

Hannah Emeridge, Kingspan Insulation Ltd
29 Apr 2014

Really interactive and enaging. A really good course.


Fee includes all course materials, Participant packs, certification and lunch

Request info

Contact course provider

Fill out your details to find out more about Practical Project Management (2 Day Course).

  Contact the provider

  Get more information

  Register your interest

Country *

reCAPTCHA logo This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.
PTP Training & Marketing Ltd
PTP House
102 Brook Street
LE12 6TU Wymeswold Leicestershire

PTP: Practical Training for Professionals - leading provider of sales and management training in the UK

PTP - Practical Training for Professionals, have been delivering practical, hands-on training courses to professionals in the UK since 1991. PTP provide training course in several formats: in-house training, on a 1-2-1 basis or as public courses in more venues...

Read more and show all courses with this provider