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Successful Project Management



Effective project management is crucial for organisations aiming to implement strategic changes successfully. This comprehensive course equips you with the essential knowledge, skills, and practical tools to enhance your project planning, communication, monitoring, and evaluation abilities. By focusing on practical application, this course ensures you can lead projects efficiently and effectively, meeting organisational goals and overcoming workplace challenges. Delegates will gain hands-on experience in using project management frameworks, developing clear project plans, managing stakeholders, and navigating the entire project lifecycle from initiation to closure.

Who should attend

This highly practical course is designed for Project Planners, Team Leaders, Senior Managers, and professionals who are involved in managing teams, projects, or departments. Ideal for those aiming to enhance their managerial and leadership skills, this course will benefit individuals looking to drive organisational success through effective project management and those aspiring to advance their careers by strengthening their project management capabilities.


Foundations of Project Management

  • Understanding the benefits of project management and reasons for project failure
  • Applying a project management framework for effective delivery
  • Establishing a strong business case and its importance
  • Identifying and defining key project roles
  • Initiating projects with clear objectives

Laying the Groundwork

  • Comprehending essential project documentation
  • Scoping the project with well-defined objectives
  • Managing stakeholders effectively
  • Identifying and mitigating risks
  • Creating a comprehensive project communication plan

Planning for Success

  • Developing a practical and effective project plan
  • Constructing work and product breakdown structures
  • Identifying dependencies and producing realistic time and cost estimates
  • Utilizing key project charts: Gantt, milestone, and critical path analysis
  • Implementing the RACI responsibility assignment matrix

Monitoring and Controlling Projects

  • Implementing effective project monitoring techniques
  • Understanding project governance principles: decision making, risk, and stakeholder management
  • Navigating the project management delivery cycle
  • Taking remedial actions for project deviations
  • Establishing a project support office

Delivering and Closing Projects

  • Reviewing project outcomes against business case and objectives
  • Conducting effective project management review meetings
  • Maintaining stakeholder engagement and influence
  • Formally closing projects and ensuring smooth handovers
  • Capturing and applying lessons learned for future projects

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

  • Develop comprehensive project plans that align with organisational goals.
  • Identify and manage project stakeholders effectively.
  • Apply risk management techniques to mitigate potential project issues.
  • Utilize key project management tools such as Gantt charts and critical path analysis.
  • Monitor and control project progress to ensure successful delivery.
  • Conduct effective project review meetings and capture lessons learned.
  • Communicate project objectives and progress clearly to all stakeholders.
  • Implement practical project governance principles to enhance decision-making processes.



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