Who will the Course Benefit?
Anyone working, or intending to work, in an organisational role which requires projects to be successfully carried out.
The course is equally suitable for those who undertake projects on an occasional basis as well as those for whom projects are their main way of working. It is suitable for those currently involved in project work yet have had no formal training in the processes involved.
You will share the day with others who are in similar roles in their organisations and this will enable you to develop your own good practice codes.
Most organisations, whether they are in the private or public sector, undertake a certain amount of project work in their business. These projects may be quite short-term or operating over a long period. They may be for internal use or client-specific.
This course is designed specifically for those who are required to undertake projects as part, or all, of their job role. The course provides an overview of the techniques required to set up, manage and monitor projects.
The content is delivered in a business-orientated way enabling you, if you wish, to develop a current project from work and develop it during the day.
During the day you will enhance your understanding of the needs of pre-project research and look at the key aspects of planning which will make a project successful. You will identify the constraints which face project managers and discover ways in which these can be overcome. Also detailed are project planning methodologies, best ways to schedule and deliver a project along with reporting and control methods.
What the delegates will gain from the course:
- The ability to develop a greater awareness of the techniques which enable successful projects
- An improved understanding of your own strengths and improvement areas
- A greater awareness of pre-project planning, how the project fits into the overall organisation objectives
- A greater ability to successfully plan, deliver and monitor the progress of projects
- The opportunity to develop a current project while undertaking the training
- An increase in confidence in delivering projects
09:30 – 10:00 Coffee & Course Objectives
10:00 – 10:30 Definition of a Project (identifying projects; preproject research; basic terminology; people involved; liaising)
10:30 – 11:00 Identification of Project Management Techniques (key elements of successful projects; what tools and techniques are used; importance of good communications; the challenges)
11:00 – 11:15 Coffee
11:15 – 12:30 Planning and Preparation of Projects (identifying customer/client needs; aim and objectives and outcomes of the project; boundaries and limitations; resources and timescales; organisation, resources and management; basic risk analysis; key skills and personnel; the budget; developing the team)
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch Break
13:30 – 15:00 Scheduling and Delivering the Project (detailed work plan; key milestones; time/resource estimating; task sequencing;
start and stop time; contingency and reporting time; Gantt Chart, Critical Path Analysis; case study)
15:00 – 15:15 Tea
15:15 – 16:00 Reporting and Control (programme evaluation; review techniques; breakdown and errors; change management; action planning for revision; use of contingencies; winding down; handing over)
16:00 – 16:30 Summary & Action Plans Agreed