Introduction to Project Management: How to Plan, Manage and Close Successful Projects
This Course is For You If…
You are new to project management, or have been a project manager for some time but have never received any formal training on how to manage projects.
You would benefit from a step-by-step session with an expert on how to plan, manage and close projects effectively.
You are non-project staff and desire an appreciation of the project environment and project management terminology.
Recognise when it is appropriate to adopt a ‘project’ approach to managing your workload
Apply a simple life cycle to a project to break it into easy to manage stages
Clearly define your projects to provide real clarity in terms of background, objectives, project scope, and critical success factors
Identify and manage risks proactively
Become more effective in monitoring and controlling the project work, change requests and resourcing pressures by using best practice processes and techniques
Understand what lessons can be learnt from managing work using a project approach
This course is designed to clarify and explain the basic aspects of project management in order for participants to gain confidence in their project environment.
It will help you to recognise the key aspects of a project and the importance of your role within it.
Benefits of Attending
This course focuses on exploring the key principles of successful project management and incorporates a number of easy to apply, effective tools and techniques that, when applied in the workplace, will allow you to become more confident and competent in managing a project.
What project management is and what makes a good project manager
Why projects fail and common pitfalls to avoid
Stakeholder and risk analysis
Project Management Model - the steps you should follow
How to use Gantt charts
Motivating your team
How to ensure your project succeeds - top tips