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.