Project Planning and Control


Delegates with limited or no experience of Project Management who will be working in a project environment or alternatively delegates with knowledge of project management techniques who wish to extend their expertise
Course Duration
2 Days
None although exposure to project work will be of benefit


  • 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 understand the importance of the control cycle in managing projects

Topics Covered

  • Course Introduction
    • Self Introductions & Personal Objectives
    • Course Objectives
    • Project Issues
  • Starting a Project, and the importance of the Terms of Reference
  • Breaking Things Down
    • Product Breakdown Structure
    • Work Breakdown Structure
  • Networking Concepts
    • The PERT Chart and 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
  • Controlling the Project

Please note that this event is similar to the 3 day Introduction to Project Management course. However, this course has a less extensive case study and spends a larger proportion of the duration concentrating on core planning skills.

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