Overview of course
This 4 day course spread 1 day a week over 4 weeks is a thorough and interesting Introduction to Project Management. It explores the definition of a project and why they need management, leading to the processes involved, strategy, change management, risk management and finally performance analysis.
This course is delivered by a highly experienced tutor within our Leadership and Management delivery team who draws on his own wealth of experience to enable delegates to have a true and accurate take on managing projects.
This course is scheduled to run at West Suffolk College on Friday 2, 9, 16 & 23 October 2020. For those delegates who would prefer online delivery, this session will be streamed live via an online learning platform. Please indicate what option you would like on booking.
West Suffolk College Certificate of Attendance
Further course detail
Week 1: Introduction, what is PM?
- Definition of a Project & its attributes
- What is Project Management (PM)?
- Why PM?
- Which PM?
- Key responsibilities of a Project Manager.
- Project Initiation Documentation (PID)
- Links to Programme & Portfolio Management.
Week 2: Describing the typical PM process
- The Project Sponsor
- Project team roles and other stakeholders; critical relationships
- Stakeholder analysis
- Target setting
- Scope of a project
- Work & Product Breakdown Structure
- Gantt and Bar Charts
- Critical Path Analysis
- Resource Analysis and Rescheduling
Week 3: Project Communication Strategy & Change Management
- Project life cycles
- Tools & Techniques (inc apps)
- Stakeholder Communications
- Team Communications
- Creating a clear vision
- Change management models
- Evaluating and monitoring the effects of change
- Building momentum
- Managing resistance to change
Week 4: Risk Management & Performance Analysis
- Evaluating Project Risks
- Risk Management Techniques
- Exception reporting
- Project evaluation
- Performance analysis
- 360 feedback
- Development planning
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Days & times
Friday 09:00 - 16:00