Project Management Fundamentals
Regardless of whether you apply a specific methodology, being able to understand and apply the fundamentals of project management is a highly sought after skill for managers and team members alike. This interactive and practical course provides tools, templates and step-by-step guidelines that anyone involved with project-based work can use to manage and implement all phases underpinning every project, from inception to completion.
- Identify and plan the different phases of a project
- Manage stakeholders according to their level of interest and power
- Identify and manage risk by undertaking a risk analysis
- Understand various scheduling and budgeting methods
- Effectively manage and engage the project team
- Monitor and control the project
- Close off and review a project including identifying 'lessons learnt'
This project management training course is recommended for project team members, operational personnel and anyone new to a project management environment who wants to develop skills in planning and executing a project, managing stakeholders and a team to help in the completion of project deliverables.
After Training Activities:
We provide editable copies of project management templates in Microsoft Word format which you can reuse, modify and adapt for your real work projects.
Identify the difference between projects and general work so you can decide when project management is required
Learn the pros and cons of the Waterfall, Agile and Prince2 methodologies, and develop a hybrid approach to project planning.
Understand how cost, time and scope affect project management and the value of planning
Understand the expectations of a project manager and keys to success
Determine the project background, scope, objectives, key stakeholders, limits, priorities and constraints. Complete an impact assessment to determine if the project is viable and a project goal statement as the final output of this phase.
Develop a work breakdown structure, select team members and apply the Belbin model, assign responsibilities, sequence the deliverables, develop the schedule, determine the budget and resources required, complete risk analysis and develop prevention and contingency plans to output a project plan.
Learn how project managers can monitor, control and communicate progress while guiding the team through stages of development, taking corrective action and managing changes to the project plan where required. The outputs of the execution stage include status reports and final deliverables.
Recognise the essential processes to get sign off and complete a project successfully. The close-out is an opportunity to evaluate outcomes, assess the lessons learned, and record this valuable information in your final report.