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The Fundamentals of Project Management

The Fundamentals of Project Management





Building your essential Project Management toolkit

Project management is being increasingly recognised as a vital skill set for many management positions, not just those with the title of “project manager”.

This programme provides in-depth, practical, project management training. Participants will discuss projects from within their own organisation, and review tools and templates used every day to manage real projects.

Who should attend this programme:

This course is for anyone interested in learning about formal project management techniques, including project managers, project team members, functional managers, procurement and contracting officers and senior managers.

Benefits to you and your organisation
Attending this programme will enable you to:
  • Appreciate the characteristics of projects and the basic elements
    required for successful project management
  • Understand the project life-cycle including basic tools or techniques
    used at each stage
  • Develop project documentation, i.e. Business Case, Project Scope,
    Project Plan (Gantt chart), Control and Monitoring, Risk Analysis, Quality
    Assurance, Configuration Management
  • Understand risk and how to manage it
  • Identify project stakeholders and learn how to effectively engage
    with them
  • Understand the role and responsibilities of the project sponsor,
    programme manager and project manager
  • Understand and learn to manage the most common causes of project
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Context and theory of Project and Programme Management:

  • Objectives of a project
  • Role and Responsibilities of the Project Manager
  • Project Manager skills and competences
  • The reasons projects fail

Project Life Cycle or Methodology:

  • Understanding the Project Management Life Cycle

Detailed phases of Project Management:

  • Project initiation and set up
  • Project planning
  • Project implementation – executing the plan through organising
    and managing, as well as monitoring and controlling
  • Project closure

Planning what to do next – how to apply the learning

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