Many people think that project management applies only to
construction. But projects come in many shapes and sizes –hiring staff,
building a new website, launching a new product/service, installing machinery
or working in improvement teams. In fact any piece of work to achieve a
specific objective, in a limited amount of time, with limited resources that
must run smoothly can be a project.
Are any of these familiar?
- Only having a fuzzy idea of what is trying to be done
- Promises being made that cannot be reasonably kept
- Over estimating what resources will be available and what they can do
- Running into unforeseen problems
- Losing control
- Having too little information too late, or too much irrelevant information
- Running out of time
- Running out of money
If you’ve come across some or all of these then you should consider Project Management Primer.
Project management improves the likelihood of success by providing clarity both of the project objectives and of the role of each member in the project team. It allows for better management of resources and control of changes during the life of the project. So project management methodology supports effective delivery of business objectives.
This event will provide you with the opportunity to learn and understand the principles and practices of project management. You will also receive a set of templates to accelerate project planning and help you focus on delivering results.
By the end of the session you should have a clear understanding of the meaning of project management and be able to: •Define what a Project is and its difference from normal Operations
- Describe the phases and benefits of the Project Life Cycle
- Define the roles within a project of the Project Manager, Owner, Team and Stakeholders and associated organisational matters.
- Develop a project plan including
- Collecting and clarifying Requirements
- Agreeing the project Scope
- Creating a dependable Work Breakdown Structure
- Estimating time and resource requirements
- Developing an effective Communication Plan
- Managing Risk appropriately
- Monitor and control the execution of a project
- Cope with change
- Close out and review for future improvements
This workshop can also be delivered in-house as a stand-alone training workshop or integrated into wider improvement activities.
We will be happy to discuss our Project Management course in the context of your own business needs, so please contact us for more information.