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Project Management Principles Seminar

The Project Management Principles training course is available at the Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Inverness Pitman Training Centres.

Project Management is a discipline that has evolved in order to co-ordinate and control resources and activities to achieve specific goals and objectives. It involves decision-making, common sense, organisation, time management and assertiveness to deliver these goals and objectives within constraints – the primary ones being scope, time and budget.

This 2-day course is aimed at individuals who manage small projects along with their other, everyday tasks and who need a broad understanding of the principles of Project Management. The course provides an overview of Project Management and introduces areas where other, more specific training may be beneficial.

Course Duration: 2 Days

Presentation Skills

Day 1:

  • Course introduction and overview
  • Project Management Overview:
    • Definition of Project Management
    • The Project Lifecycle
    • The Devil’s Triangle
    • How projects start – the Business Case
    • Terms of Reference and the PID
    • Setting SMART objectives
  • Project Teams:
    • Matrix Management
    • The role of the Project Manager
    • Project Manager – skills and attributes
    • Team selection and team building
  • Project Communication:
    • Oral and verbal communication
    • Project meetings
    • Communication Plans for projects
    • Case study – part 1

Day 2:

  • Work Breakdown Structure
  • Estimating task durations
  • The Project Planning Process:
    • Scheduling – PERT charts
    • Identifying the Critical Path
    • Assigning resources
    • Calculating the budget
    • Gantt chart overview
  • Case Study – part 2
  • Risk Analysis and Management
  • Identification, assessment, tolerance and management
  • Tracking Progress
  • Change Management
  • Post Completion Review
  • Course summary and close

By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Identify the various stages of the Project Lifecycle
  • Understand how projects start – the Business Case
  • Set objectives
  • Write a Terms of Reference for a project
  • Recognise the roles and responsibilities within a project
  • Understand the role of the Project Manager when managing individuals and teams
  • Understand the importance of a communication plan for a project
  • Plan a project using project management techniques: Work Breakdown Structures, Estimating, Resource Loading, Budgeting
  • Identify the Critical Path through a project
  • Understand basic elements of Risk Analysis and Management, and Change Management
  • Understand the importance of tracking project progress and project review

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