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Successful Project Management

PL28

Introduction

Organisations are engaged in many strategic changes. Project management is the tool used to deliver these changes and is therefore key to organisational success.

This means there is a high demand for well trained and developed project staff that will support the delivery of these changes.

This course has been designed to give you the knowledge and tools to effectively deliver projects; improving your project planning, communication, monitoring and evaluations skills to ensure effective and efficient project management.

Who should attend

This highly practical course is designed for Project Planners, Team Leaders, Senior Managers, and all those who wish to drive their organisations through successful project management.

COURSE PROFILE

Introduction to project management

  • The benefits of project management: why projects fail
  • Using a project management framework to support effective delivery
  • The business case: what it is and why is it important to the project?
  • Key roles in projects:

Laying the foundations

  • Understanding project paperwork
  • Scoping your project - developing agreed objectives
  • Stakeholder management
  • Ensuring risks are identified and actively managed
  • Developing a project communication plan to enhance engagement

Planning for success through planning

  • Practical planning for an effective project plan
    • Developing a work and product breakdown structure
    • Identifying dependencies
    • How to produce realistic estimates (of time and cost)
    • Key charts to help in the delivery of the project including Gantt, milestone and critical path analysis
  • RACI – responsibility assignment matrix

Monitoring and controlling the project

  • Delivering the project through effective monitoring
  • Key principles of project governance– linking decision making, risk and stakeholder management 
  • The project management delivery cycle
  • Taking remedial action
  • Lessons learned
  • The project support office

Delivering and closing your project

  • Reviewing the project to ensure it delivers against the business case and project objectives
  • Project management review meetings
  • Keeping everyone ‘on board’ – influencing the key stakeholders 
  • Formally closing the project and handing over
SKILLS

At the end of this course, delegates will be able to:

  • Understand the key benefits of using project management tools and techniques
  • Effectively use a project management framework
  • Develop project objectives and communicate these effectively
  • Successfully identify and manage project stakeholders
  • Develop an effective and deliverable project plan
  • Monitor and control processes to support effective delivery of your project
  • Evaluate the outcomes of the project
  • Employ people management skills to deliver an effective project
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