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Project Management for Department Heads



The programme has been designed to introduce participants to tools and techniques which will improve their knowledge and skills of project management, allowing their departments to adopt unified methods and approaches to key business projects. 

The programme will help to instil a culture of trust and teamwork, while using time and resources effectively.

Who should attend

This practical and thought provoking course is designed for directors and senior executives who wish to drive change within their organisations through successful project management.


Project Planning

  • Clarifying the project vision and objectives between departments
  • Critical success factors
  • Managing risk in the project

Project Time Management Essentials

  • Focussing priorities and creating deadlines
  • Negotiating deadlines with key stakeholders
  • Identifying activities and resources to create a project schedule
  • Tools for time planning 
  • Tools for Time Management
    • Schedule Network Analysis
    • Schedule Compression

Communicating to the Project Team

  • Building and utilising channels for communication
  • Ensuring the whole team are informed at every stage of the project
  • Understanding the need for assertiveness in team briefings

Managing the Team and Delivering Feedback

  • Applying emotional intelligence to project management
  • Sustaining high performance
  • Conflict resolution within the team

Resolving Project Issues and Problems

  • Tracking and managing project issues
  • Responding to problems
  • Group decision making

Closing the Project

  • Recognising success and learning lessons

At the end of the course participants will be able to:

  • Understand key project management terms and concepts
  • Gain clarity at the outset of projects
  • Plan projects realistically
  • Manage risk and change effectively
  • Use key project management tools
  • Monitor and control progress
  • Establish the needs of stakeholders
  • Understand the benefits of post-project reviews.
  • Communication
  • Giving Constructive Feedback
  • Project Management
  • Time Management

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