This one-day workshop explores the fundamental principles of project management and discusses the project management skills needed to complete projects on time and on budget.
Attendees will learn how to set-up, plan and deliver projects to quality, time and budget expectations whilst encouraging team members cooperation and accountability. Focusing on the key principles of project planning, you will start by looking at some of the basics of project management, exploring what it is and why it is important. You will also explore the project management life cycle, including the initiation, planning, execution, and closure stages.
This course is designed for anyone who is responsible for planning projects or change initiatives and who needs a framework and tools to build their delivery skills and confidence.
By actively participating in this course, you will learn about the following:
Define a project and the stages of a project lifecycle and list the key issues in managing projects.
Identify and explain common issues affecting projects and clarify terms of relevance.
Develop and manage project plans and identify techniques for preventative and contingent action.
Identify and develop effective monitoring, reporting and tracking tools and processes.
Monitor project implementation and manage changes.
To get the most from this course, you should be in a position responsible for planning projects or change initiatives. You should also have experience of using both Microsoft Word and Excel due to a large project planning activity which requires the creation of a simple Gantt chart and project presentation.
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