Project Management is too often seen as an add on to the day job. Some organisations will even “reward” their staff by giving them a project to manage, to develop their skill set, to add to their CV. However, good project management requires a wide skill set, the ability to plan, manage a team, co-ordinate tasks, show a range of leadership styles, understand contracts and be prepared to be part of a rigorous, open and honest post project evaluation.

This course provides the essential elements to consider and tools to use when carrying out a project. It takes you from the original inception of the project idea through to post project evaluation. These tools and skills, if adhered to, will increase the likelihood that your project will be a success and that the organisation learns best practice in project management and identifies and acts on areas for improvement from all of its projects.

You will learn what constitutes a project, how to select the right project, what good project governance looks like, how to plan a project, how to evaluate project risk, how to manage project resources, consider the various project management tools available and learn how vital post project evaluation is.

This course is for anyone involved in project management for the first time (particularly using a waterfall methodology such as PRINCE 2), a seasoned PM looking to recap the basics or as a learning resource for new project team.

On completion of this course, you will have a greater understanding of:

  • what constitutes a project
  • the 3 control dimensions of a project
  • what makes an effective project governance structure
  • how to assess project risk
  • the key elements of the project budget
  • the key elements of post project evaluation
  • the skills required for project management to be successful.

Key information

  • learn at your own pace
  • help meet your annual CPD requirements
  • develop your own learning needs.


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