Introduction to Project Management

Audience
Delegates with limited or no experience of Project Management who will be working in a project environment.
Alternatively delegates with knowledge of project management techniques who wish to extend their expertise.
Course Duration
3 days
Prerequisites
None although exposure to project work will be of benefit

Objectives

  • To understand fundamental project management concepts
  • To be able to break a project down into manageable sections
  • To understand and apply estimating techniques
  • To be able to carry out critical path analysis
  • To realise the vital nature of people issues in delivering projects successfully
  • To understand the importance of the control cycle in managing projects and how to apply the concepts to your own projects

Topics Covered

  • Starting a Project, and the importance of a clear “Terms of Reference”
  • Breaking Things Down
    • Product Breakdown Structure
    • Work Breakdown Structure
  • Networking Concepts
    • The Network Diagram and developing sound dependencies
    • Critical Path Analysis
  • Estimating
  • The Management of Risk
    • The Risk Assessment and Risk Management Processes
    • Running a Risk Workshop
  • Scheduling the Work
  • Resource Issues
  • The People side of Projects
    • Leadership versus Management
    • Communication Skills
    • Interpreting Body Language
    • Influencing Skills
    • Assertiveness
    • Negotiation
    • Motivation
    • Managing Conflict
    • Delegation
    • Team Building and Team ‘Roles’
  • Controlling the Project
  • Reporting Progress
  • Closing a Project
    • The steps involved
    • The importance of the Post Project Review
  • Lessons Learned

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