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Project Management Essentials

Duration : 2 days 

Project Management for Great Projects and Great Results




Managers and top talent at all levels in an organization that wants to improve their project management competency so that they can drive great projects and great results from their leadership, teams and colleagues in pursuit of the organization’s goals.




The Project Manager is a professional in the field of project management and can be responsible for planning, execution, and closing of any project. Mastery of the project management process is vital for effective leader and leadership of projects and delivering great projects.


Project Management Essentials is a proven approach to and covers the fundamentals of project management. The program takes a holistic view of project management at a business level and introduces the delegate to the knowledge, skills and attitude required to behave effectively and confidently develop as a Project Manager.


The program is well researched, knowledge-based and designed with the individual learner at the centre of the learning process which means that the course is extremely interactive and practical.




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


✓ Determine the concept of project management in business

✓ Determine the critical success factors required to drive great projects and results

✓ Determine how to effectively communicate project implementation

✓ Determine the need to measure for correction and control

✓ Develop a basic grounding in the fundamentals of project management

✓ Develop key project management skills

✓ Provide a systematic approach for project management

✓ Produce drive to self-develop in project management

✓ Produce positive impact on the overall performance of each delegate and the organization






What is Project Management?

  • What is a Project?
  • Projects versus Operations?
  • Project Management versus Operations Management
  • The Project Life Cycle
  • The Role of The Project Manager
  • The Benefits of Project Management
  • Different Types of Projects
  • Conflict in Projects
  • Activity – Introduction to your course project



  • Critical Success Factors for Projects
  • Establishing the Project Scope
    • Project Stakeholders Objectives
    • The Project Charter
  • Committing Resources
  • Project Tools
    • Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
    • Linear Responsibility Chart (LRC)
    • Activity – produce Initiation Documentation for your project



  • Project Planning
  • Pitfalls with Project Planning
  • Project Purpose
    • Setting Objectives
  • The Project Management Process
    • Initiation; Planning, Execution, Control & Validation and Closeout & Evaluation
  • Project Cost Management
    • Cost Estimates
    • Value Management
      • Earned Value
      • Value, Function and Cost Relationship
    • Cost Benefit Analysis
  • Project Time Management
    • Components of Scheduling
    • Activity Definition versus Activity Sequencing
    • Tools and Techniques- Ghant Chart, Critical Path
    • Project Controls
  • Project Quality Management
    • What Does Quality Mean in Projects?
    • Basic Steps to a Quality Management System
    • Quality Standards and their Function
  • Human Resource Allocation
  • Activity – produce a plan for your project


Risk Management

  • Project Risk Management
  • What is Project Risk
  • Risk versus Uncertainty
  • Components of Risk and their Impact
  • Risk Drivers in Projects
  • Strategies to Mitigate Risk
  • Quantitative and Qualitative Risk
  • Project risk Plan
  • Activity – produce strategies for risk you’ve identified for your project




Doing the Doing

  • What is Project Implementation?
  • Managing Change
  • Forces For and Against Change
  • Overcoming Resistance
  • Implementing Strategic Change
    • Define and Develop Key Tasks
    • Identify Metrics
    • Resource Allocation
      • Financial
      • HR
    • Alignment
      • Strategy and Structure
    • Efficiency & Effectiveness
  • Communicating Your Strategy
    • Communication Matrix
    • Possible Barriers
  • Procurement Management
    • Major Elements
    • Methods of Procurement
    • Traditional Relationships
  • Project Control Management
    • Control Process
    • Corrective Action
  • Activity – produce draft reports for incidents within your project


Project Close

  • Evaluation
  • Project Sign Off
  • Leadership
    • Managing Project Meeting
    • Motivation
    • Communication


Key Learning Review

  • Group discussion and professional feedback to consolidate key learning. Delegates will leave the day with a list of development activities to improve their project management competency back at work.



Each delegate will be asked to complete a pre-course questionnaire to determine their individual learning objectives. These will be used by the trainer to give on track training that is focused on the individual learner attending.



The individual leaves this program with a Personal Action Plan to encourage immediate transfer of training to the job.




To register for this course please review the grey box above. If no public course is listed or the location and dates shown don’t suit you then please request a proposal for this course either as a public training course or if you have 6 delegates or more as an in-company training course by clicking on Request a Proposal.

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