When working within a project either as a full-time member of the team or on a part-time basis, it is crucial that everyone can hit the ground running, understand the context within which they are operating and make valuable contributions towards keeping the project on track.

When people move onto a project from a business role, the language and perspective of a project will be very different to the landscape they are familiar with. This course bridges the gap between working in a business role and working on a project team, ensuring people are comfortable when they first join a project.

This half-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 to support their involvement with project deliverables.

This is a classroom course.
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What you will learn

What you will learn

  • How to define what a project is and is not
  • The key stages of the project lifecycle
  • How to recognise key project teams, roles and responsibilities
  • How to identify the stages of the change curve
  • How to ensure the activities, within your role, help keep a project on track
  • What happens at go-live
What the course covers

Modules in more detail

  • Introduction to projects – Explore the definition of a project and the circumstances around what makes a good/bad project
  • Lifecycle and structure – Examine project management methodology for a typical project team structure and the roles that you may come across
  • Change and behaviours – Investigate how the change curve can help you assess people’s reaction to the project and how you can support them. We will also focus on identifying and dealing with resistance to change
  • Keeping on track – Identify risks and issues affecting the success of the project, including how you can support weekly status reporting
  • Go live and handover to Business As Usual (BAU) – What happens at the point of go-live, how you can support go-live activity and how the handover to a BAU team is critical in sustaining the project deliverables
Who it is suitable for

Who it is suitable for

  • Anyone who is new to working on a project. Example roles might include Business Analyst, Subject Matter Expert (SME), Training Manager/Lead and any other secondees from the business

At a glance...

At a glance
  • Half-day classroom course
  • Option for virtual delivery
  • Suitable for up to 12 delegates
  • Highly interactive – exercises and discussion throughout
  • Frames and contextualises the project management process
  • Developed and delivered by experienced project management professionals
  • Aligns to industry best practice guidelines