The Fundamentals of Project Management

The Fundamentals of Project Management

Building your essential Project Management toolkit

Learn the essential project management models, principles and people skills to effectively initiate, manage and close business projects

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The Fundamentals of Project Management

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

Attending this programme will enable you to:

  • Appreciate the characteristics of projects and the basic elements required for successful project management
  • Understand the project lifecycle 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 etc.
  • Understand risk and how to manage it
  • Identify the project stakeholders and learn how to effectively engage stakeholders
  • Understand the role and responsibilities of the project sponsor,
    programme manager and/or project manager
  • Understand and learn to manage the most common causes of project failure


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 / Methodology
– Understanding the Project – Management Life Cycle
The ‘how’ of Project Management – a case study
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

Who should Attend?

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

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