An Introduction to Project Management

A short introduction to the world of Project Management
Overview

Delegates will learn an approach to project management and some of its key terminology that is not tied to a specific methodology but contains many elements of best practice. A series of exercises will allow learning to be reinforced.

Course Code
PROJ1INTRO
Duration
1 Day
Delivery Style
Classroom
Course Type
Private Only
Max Delegates
12
Available as Nutshell
No

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Purpose of this course

A one-day course that both explains the principles of project management and allows delegates to apply the theory through exercises.

Who is this course for

Anyone who wishes to understand the principles of project management. Project team members and project stakeholders would benefit.

You will learn how to
  • Distinguish between project roles
  • Carry out stakeholder engagement
  • Undertake risk management
  • Carry out project monitoring
Benefits for your organisation

Delegates will attain an understanding of the key points of project management

Benefits for you as an individual

Delegates will feel better equipped to take a role in a project and understand the terminology associated with the discipline

What is Project Management?
  • Projects and Business as usual
  • Aspects of project management
  • Benefits of delivering a change using a project
Project Roles & Responsibilities
  • Sponsor (Executive), Senior User and Senior Supplier
  • Project Manager
  • Project Office
Project Lifecycles
  • Concept
  • Definition
  • Implementation
  • Handover and Closeout
Business Case
  • Typical contents
  • Use of a Business Case
  • Business Case and the life cycle
Stakeholder Engagement
  • Identifying Stakeholders and their interest areas
  • Communications Plan
Planning: Scope Management, Estimating and Scheduling
  • Estimating methods
  • Scoping a project
  • Gantt Chart
Success Criteria
  • Establishing success criteria
Risk Management
  • Identifying and assessing risks
  • Risk responses
Issues
  • Types of issue
  • Issue register
Monitoring and Controlling a Project
  • Reports
  • Exception/Tolerances
Handover and Closeout
  • Acceptance/Testing
  • Reports
  • Lessons
Prerequisites

There are none for this course

About the Lead Trainer

Alex knows his project management inside out, currently teaching PRINCE2®, Change Management and APM PMQ courses. He’s a real advocate for Quanta business games knowing that being part of a live scenario is by far the best way to get to grips with project management.