Businesses who invest in project management skills are seeing return on investment through the increased confidence and capability of their managers and the positive impact on project success. This two-day workshop is both practical and engaging as it combines industry best practice processes and methods with realistic business scenarios. Delegates learn skills, techniques and know-how and gain valuable resources to support their success in managing projects.

This is a classroom course.
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What you will learn

What you will learn

  • The key stages in the lifecycle of a project
  • The roles and responsibilities within a project team
  • How to use project documentation to define objectives, outcomes and benefits
  • How to identify, manage and engage with stakeholders
  • How to communicate the right messages using the right formats
  • How to develop, track and report key milestones
  • How to assess and manage risks and issues
  • How to obtain approval and direction from the business
  • How to create conditions which support sustainable change and move from change to business as usual
  • How to track business benefits
What the course covers

Modules in more detail

  1. Introduction to project management – what is meant by a project, the practices associated with project management and the benefits of using a project management methodology
  2. Process overview – why we need a process, an outline of the process and the importance of end stage reviews
  3. Managing change – the relevance of the emotional cycle of change within projects and how to manage people through this cycle
  4. Introduction to the project brief – the contents and benefits of a project brief and how to create one
  5. Project team structure – the roles and structure of a project team, how these roles interact and how to onboard the team
  6. Managing stakeholders – what we mean by stakeholders, how to map stakeholders and how to manage stakeholder resistance
  7. Managing communication – why communication is so important within a project and a six-stage approach to planning communications
  8. Managing risks and issues – what we mean by risks and issues, why they are important and the process for managing them
  9. Continuous improvements – the process for planning and running trials or pilots
  10. Planning and tracking – the key elements of project planning theory and terminology.  How to create, track and report a plan
  11. Go-live and control – what to consider at go-live, how to release the project to the business and factor in business as usual components
Who it is suitable for

Who it is suitable for

  • Business managers seconded as full-time project managers or running projects alongside or as part of their existing role
  • Business managers with no or little experience in running projects

At a glance...

At a glance
  • Two-day classroom workshop
  • Suitable for up to 12 delegates
  • Closed delivery within your business
  • Engaging activities, quizzes and action planning
  • A comprehensive project management handbook
  • A toolkit of robust project management templates