Project Management - Principles & Practice


One day

Suitable for

Project managers, team leaders, admin professionals and business people who want to be able to manage and fulfil all aspects of their projects to a high standard and on time.


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

  • Clearly define what a project is know how it differs from normal management tasks
  • Identify why projects fail and the key principles for success
  • Apply skills and qualities that an effective project manager needs
  • Set clear and realistic objectives for your projects
  • Plan organise and track your project through all stages of the life cycle
  • Identify and log your project risks
  • Understand the tools and documents used in project management


Introduction & Workshop Objectives

  • What we will cover
  • What are your challenges and priorities on your projects?

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 clear 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

  • Taking ideas back to the workplace and putting them into action

Duration (in days)


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