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Project Management Introduction

Duration:2 days
Glasgow Dates:Mon 18th Jun 18
Edinburgh Dates:

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Two Day Course

Aimed at delegates who require a basic understanding of how to plan and manage a project.  Designed for staff who do not need the intricacies of a PRINCE2 course or for staff who are aiming to attend a PRINCE2 course and wish to learn some prior basic project management skills.

Course Aims to enable delegates to:

Effectively and confidently plan, deliver and manage projects.

Course Objectives

·       Learn the principles of good project management

·       Plan and manage a project

·       Complete necessary project management documentation

·       Work as a team to plan, manage and deliver a project


This interactive course will take delegates through the process of planning and managing a project within a team environment.  Delegates will work within groups with a Project Manager appointed to lead the group through the project management process.

Participants will:

·       Be interactive within this course

·       Be given a choice of projects to work on

·       Be placed into groups with one person in the group acting as Project Manager

·       Work through a 4 stage approach to Project Management

·       Complete the necessary documentation for each stage in the project

·       Work as a team to reach a successful outcome of their project

Course Content

Project Management and the Project Life Cycle

·       What do we expect from this Course?

·       7 Principals of Project Management

·       What is a Project?

·       Projects within a Programme

·       What is Project Management?

·       Who is the Project Manager?

·       Project Organisation Structure

·       The Project Life Cycle – 4 Stage Approach

Stage 1 – Initiation

·       Identify the need for the project

·       Analyse Business options

·       Lessons from previous projects investigated and acknowledged

·       Complete a Business Case

·       Give justification to the project

·       Measures benefits against dis-benefits

·       Document major risks

·       Define and document Roles and Responsibilities

·       Appoint a Project Manager

·       Business Case Sign Off

Stage 2 – Planning

·       Projects agreed and appropriately prioritised

·       A PID (Project Initiation document) created

·       Project Plan created using a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)

·       Project planned detailing Phases, Tasks, Duration, Start and Finish Date, Constraints, Resources, Costs and Risk.

·       Resources added to the project

·       Create a Gantt Chart displaying the project’s tasks, milestones and critical path

·       Risk Register created

·       Quality Register created

·       Communications process created

·       Set a Baseline (Point of Approval)

·       PID Sign Off

 Stage 3 – Execution/Control

·       Risks assessed and analysed

·       If required Change controlled and documented

·       Issues escalated and documented

·       Actuals against Planned documented

·       Stage Plans completed

·       Determine If Business Case is still valid or project will deliver the business benefits


Stage 4 – Closing a Project

·       Define the end of a Project

·       Determine if successful outcome

·       Lessons Learned Report completed 

·       End Project Report completed