Suitable for: All What does this mean?
Most organisations run projects – but under 40% of those projects are delivered on time, on budget and achieve their objectives.
A project has a much higher chance of success if the strategy is clear and everyone involved knows the principles of running a project. All members of the team need clarity on their roles and what is needed from others to ensure plans are effective. This training will give you the skills to ensure you plan all of this.
This one day course will lead you through the essentials of project management, why it is needed and what makes a project run well. The focus will be on techniques and actions needed to deliver high quality projects on time and budget. Delegates will leave the day with a comprehensive overview of project management and practical skills and templates to help your organisation accomplish success.
What will delegates learn?
- Differences between a project and business as usual
- Benefits of project management
- Project lifecycle and features of a successful project
- Roles within a project and characteristics of effective project teams
- Identifying and engaging stakeholders
- Communication for results
- Outlining project scope and producing a plan
- Cost estimation, scheduling, monitoring and reporting
- Risk and issue management – and what to do when things go wrong
- Dealing with project changes
- Managing changes
- How to successfully conclude a project.
Who should attend?
Everyone who wants to properly critique the way they are currently running projects and use practical project management tools and techniques that work. The course is suitable for people who are new to project management or those who are working as a part of a project team. The session content can be flexible and structured to consider the needs and experience level of those attending.
Ruth Walker-Cotton is a qualified project manager (APM PMQ), a member of the Association of Project Management and has an MSc in Strategic Project Management.
Ruth has extensive experience of writing and implementing strategies and managing campaigns and projects within the Charity, NHS and Housing sectors. She is experienced in people management and loves designing and implementing systems and processes to ensure clarity and efficiency.
Ruth’s main areas of focus are strategy development and project management – whether working with leaders to develop a feasible strategy and the most effective projects to implement it, setting up project governance and planning processes, training project leaders and teams or guiding them through a project – supporting businesses to improve their strategic and resource planning, working with them as they go through organisational change.
“I’ve been managing projects for such a long time (over 20 years) and I have never actually had any formal training on it. The course helped me break down a lot of what I do, increase my understanding and I’m sure it will make my future planning (and hopefully the final outcome) much much better.”Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council
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If you have five or more staff interested our in-house training offers great value for money.
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