Project Management

Why Nutshell Learning….

Personalise your learning - Choose up to four 90 minute sessions from a huge range of bite-sized learning sessions to run over one day.

No travelling expenses -We deliver these over the course of one day at your venue

Flexible - Your delegates may attend as many or as few sessions as they wish during the day

Value for money - Up to 15 delegates per session.

** These sessions are 180 minutes in duration i.e. they cover two 90 minute sessions.

*** This session is a full days course.


Project Management Controls**

The course

Delegates will become acquainted with your organisation’s approach to management control, outlining the key considerations and activities to be undertaken to ensure that the intended changes deliver on time, to an acceptable level of quality and meet the business requirements.    

Who should attend

Anyone who wishes to better understand how to control a project within set constraints and effectively handle proposed changes. Participants are typically project managers, project team leaders, project support staff and other staff who may be involved in projects in future and may benefit from attending this course.    

Prerequisites

Delegates do not need to have any formal project management experience to attend, although some familiarity with projects and related tools and techniques is beneficial.

Course Content
 
Introduction

  • Overview of the overall management control approach
  • The project management framework and decision gates
  • Ad-hoc direction and assurance

Management control

  • Scope management - clarity and definition around scope and objectives
  • Project controls – project complexity assessment
  • Progress and exception reporting
  • Quality control – fitness for purpose
  • Change control – handling change requests to avoid scope creep 

Code: NSP0.5PMC


Project Stakeholder Management and Communications**

The course

Delegates will become acquainted with your organisation’s advocated approach to stakeholder management, outlining a set of techniques that harness the positive influence of key stakeholders while minimising the effect of negative influences, in order to increase the chance of your project meeting its objectives.                       

Who should attend

Anyone who wishes to better understand how to effectively engage with project stakeholders.  Participants are typically project managers, project team leaders, project support staff and other staff who may be involved in projects in future and may benefit from attending this course.    

Prerequisites

Delegates do not need to have any formal project management experience to attend, although some familiarity with projects and related tools and techniques is beneficial.

Course Content

Introduction

  • Overview of the overall stakeholder engagement process
  • Key principles of effective stakeholder engagement

Stakeholder management

  • Stakeholder identification techniques
  • Stakeholder assessment – interest, influence and attitude
  • Communication planning and engagement methods
  • Interpersonal skills – emotional intelligence
  • Active listening & feedback

Code: NSP0.5SMC


Project Risk & Issue Management**

The course

Delegates will become acquainted with your organisation’s advocated approach to risk and issue management, outlining how to effectively identify and assess project-related risks and issues, as well as how to plan and implement risk and issue responses. 

Who should attend

Anyone who wishes to understand how to proactively manage project-related risks and issues more effectively. Participants are typically project managers, project team leaders, project support staff and other staff who may be involved in projects in future and may benefit from attending this course.  

Prerequisites

Delegates do not need to have any formal project management experience to attend, although some familiarity with projects and related tools and techniques is beneficial.

Course Content

Introduction

  • Overview of the overall risk and issue management approach
  • Differentiating between a risk and an issue
  • Risk categorisation – threats and opportunities
  • Minimum requirements when managing risks and issues
  • The risk and issue log

Risk and issue management

  • Risk identification techniques
  • Risk analysis – probability, proximity and impact 
  • RAG status and the Probability Impact grid
  • Mitigation and management – planning & implementing appropriate responses
  • Contingency planning and post-mitigation activity
  • Conflict management and negotiation
  • Issue management – identification & analysis

Code: NSP0.5PRIM


Project Planning and Scheduling***

The course

Delegates will become acquainted with your organisation’s advocated approach to project planning and scheduling, enabling them to more efficiently plan, track and subsequently report progress within the project environment.

Who should attend

Anyone who wishes to understand how to plan and schedule projects more effectively. Participants are typically project managers, project team leaders, project support staff and any other staff who may be involved in projects in future and may benefit from attending this course.    

Prerequisites

Delegates do not need to have any formal project management experience to attend, although some familiarity with projects and related tools and techniques is beneficial.

Course Content
 
Introduction

  • Project characteristics
  • Planning as part of a project management framework

Planning and scheduling exercise

  • Create a schedule and budget

Implementation exercise

  • Create a project output based on schedule and budget created earlier

Planning and scheduling approach

  • Requirements gathering
  • Scope definition – product breakdown structure
  • Defining activities and work package content
  • Assigning responsibility and accountability
  • Estimation techniques and the importance of re-estimating
  • Creating and maintaining a schedule
  • Milestone points

Code: NSP1PPS


For further information or to make a booking please call us 0800 018 5597.

Please note that these Nutshell sessions cannot be mixed and matched with our Management Development Portfolio.

** These sessions are 180 minutes in duration i.e. they cover two 90 minute sessions