Project Management Essentials
Project management is now used across all sectors and in all types of organisations as an approach to coordinating and managing change initiatives that will meet the strategic objectives of the corporate entity.
The course is designed to cover the end-to-end life cycle of projects so that delegates become familiar with typical project management concepts, processes, techniques, roles and terminology. The course is based on the UK Association for Project Management (APM) Body of Knowledge (BoK), making it an ideal entry level course for those new to the field. It also serves as ideal preparation for those wishing to sit for the entry-level.
Using a combination of case-study, exercises and practice questions, the course addresses the techniques and soft skills necessary for successful participation in delivery of projects. On return to the field, this will allow delegates to take a more proactive role and make a more positive contribution within project environments.
Who should attend?
This course is designed for those who are new to project management, looking to start a successful career in project management or those wanting to understand the basic principles of project management.
This course is suitable for practising or potential project managers and team members who would like to understand project management terminology understanding of the project lifecycle and key techniques and who wish to obtain the APM Introductory Certificate.
What are the learning objectives?
In line with the key objectives, on completion of this course, delegates will be able to:
. Describe a project’s context and the relationship of this with project management
. Describe ways in which projects can be monitored and controlled
. Describe project success criteria and benefits
. Describe the typical phases of the project life cycle
. Carry out a work breakdown of a project as part of scope definition when planning a project
. Carry out stakeholder analysis
. Correctly identify the roles involved in project management
. Support and contribute to successful project outcomes
. Recognise the purpose and ownership of key project documents
. Be aware of the key roles that characterise a project team
. Carry out basic critical path analysis
. Appreciate the main elements of risk analysis
. Understand project control requirements and recognise basic change management techniques
. Understand the need for post project reviews
. Sit the APM Introductory Certificate examination in future if they so choose
No prior knowledge or experience of project management is required for this course.
PRINCE2® Foundation course (3 days)
Higher level APM courses
. Project Management and Programme Management
. Project Context
. Project Life cycles
. Organisational Roles & Project Sponsorship
. Project Success and Benefits Management
. Business Case
. Stakeholder Management
. Project Management Plan
. Scope Management
. Estimating, scheduling & Resource Management
. Project Risk Management
. Issue Management on projects
. Project Quality Management
. Change control
. Configuration Management
. Teamwork and Leadership
. Communication in projects
. Handover and Closeout
. Project Reviews