Project Management Fundamentals

Course Aims:

The workshop is designed to enable delegates to manage projects more effectively (eg. within time and budget).

Course Objectives:

At the end of this course delegates will be able to:

  • Set project objectives and measures of success.
  • Plan and organise projects more effectively.
  • Use methods to monitor and control projects.
  • Understand who the stakeholders are and how to manage them
  • Use skills of leadership and teamwork in project management.

Duration/Location:

  • 1 day/In house

Current approaches & definitions

  • Existing good practice

  • Practical activity

  • Definitions

  • Project stages

  • Why projects fail

Project Planning

  • The criticality of planning

  • Planning framework

  • Project definition

Project Resourcing

  • Resource identification

  • Resources selection

  • Resource monitoring and evaluation

Project Teams

  • RACI

Managing Project Risk

  • Risk impact analysis

  • Responses to risk

Stakeholder Management
  • Who are the stakeholders
  • Analysis
  • Mapping
  • Engagement
  • Poer/Interest Matrix
  • Power Dynamism Matrix

Project Control – Visual Management

  • Gantt charts

  • Monitoring project progress

Application of learning

  • Application of learning to real projects
Action planning
  • Transferring learning back to the workplace