Project Management Professional Skills Development

Project Management

Professional Skills Development


Course Description

Managing your first project can be daunting - this course has been designed especially for people who are new to project management and provides an overview of project management that focuses on applying the core principles to make better decisions, understand consequences and generate success. The programme is relevant for any project in any area of the business, and covers the practical skills and techniques necessary for effective project delivery.

As more and more business initiatives are planned and implemented as projects, it is essential that people are fully equipped with the skills, tools, working practices, processes and mind-sets so that projects can be clearly defined, realistically planned and effectively managed.

During this one day programme, you will gain an understanding of the key concepts, tools and techniques which experienced project managers use to keep control over their projects.  In addition, you will understand the reason for, and importance of scoping a project, contracting with sponsors, agreeing communication plans as well as setting and keeping to milestones

By the end of this programme candidates will understand:

  •          The key characteristics of projects and common project management terminology
  •          What makes a good project manager
  •          How to break a project down into separate phases and identify objectives
  •          The importance of defining the scope of your project
  •          How to identify and manage stakeholders
  •          How to use Work Breakdown Structures to identify and plan work
  •          Gantt charts and how to schedule work
  •          How to apply the critical path technique
  •          The importance of project plans
  •          How to track progress to keep your project on track
  •          Effective reporting
  •          The management of risks

How to continuously improve your project management practices


1 Day


None required

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