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 Principles & Practice
 One Day Course 

SUITABLE FOR:  Project managers, team leaders and business people who are involved in projects - no prior knowledge of Project Management is assumed






By the end of the course delegates will be able to:

  • Be able to clearly define what a project is know how it differs from normal management tasks

  • Understand why projects fail and identify the key principles for success

  • Know the skills and qualities that an effective project manager needs

  • Be able to set clear and realistic objectives for a project and understand the stages of the project life cycle

  • Know how to plan, organise and track a project

  • Be aware of how to identify and log your project risks

  • Have an understanding of the tools and documents that can be used in project management.




  • What will we cover today?

  • What are my priorities for today?

Project Management principles

  • What is a project?

  • Benefits of project management

  • Key principles for success

  • Understanding why projects fail

  • Terminology

  • The Lifecycle of a Project

  • Skills and qualities of the Project Manager

Planning and organising a project

  • Writing a Project Initiation Document and a project goal

  • Identifying key stakeholders

  • The need for a communication plan

  • Defining tasks and durations

  • Using network diagrams and Gantt charts to understand the task relationships and perform Critical Path Analysis

  • Identifying and mitigating risks

  • Understanding the need for good record keeping

Tracking and completing a project

  • Monitoring, controlling and adjusting a project

  • Completing the project - handover, closure and review

The way forward

  • Key learning – review of practical tips to take back to the workplace




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