Introduction To Project Management

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Woodlands Hotel Leeds

79 Gelderd Road


LS27 7LY

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Project management is the skills of moving from ideas to results using both individual and collective initiative.

This programme outlines a range of practical understandings and skills that will make projects successful.

It takes a step by step approach and provides solutions to project management issues that are found in most commonly as you plan and implements projects.

The tools tips and techniques contained are intended to help participants achieve consistent success using the right amount of resources.

Programme outline:

1. Project Fundamentals

  • What is a project? - The 3 main components that define a project; scope, schedule and resources.

  • Clarifying what you want to achieve, defining a project SCOPE

  • Defining the team; building an effective project team with clearly defined roles and responsibilities

  • The project sequence; from vision to evaluation and all the steps in between

  • Becoming a project manager; understanding your role and responsibilities

  • Documenting progress; developing an effective way of keeping things on track.

2. Setting up a project

  • Initiating the project; creating the vision, why, and how.

  • Building the project team; involving and selecting the right people

  • Stakeholder analysis; how to determine whose interests should be taken into account when developing and/or implementing a policy or program.

  • Developing the business case; how to explore multiple alternatives before making a recommendation to support a particular option

  • Managing risk; identifying and managing risk and risk factors

  • Planning the project; developing a work plan, determine the what, when who and how

3. Managing work in progress

  • Making time for the project

  • Delegating effectively and establishing accountability

  • Keeping the momentum going; the typical stages a project goes through from start to finish

  • Communicating successfully; how to keep everyone involved

  • Reviewing progress; developing an effective control system to keep things on track

  • Managing project information; effective progress reports and project meetings

  • Monitoring costs; developing an effective control system

  • Managing changes to the project SCOPE; what to do when changes are requested

4. Making the plan real

  • Implementing the project; launching your project with confidence

  • Preparing for handover and bringing your project to closure

  • Evaluating success; post project evaluation

  • Reviewing the process and following up

The programme contains a comprehensive reference manual including a number of planning process template that can be used as guidelines for future projects that the participants are involved in.

Programme Duration: One full day, 9.00am-4.30pm

Pre-programme- Before the training each delegate completes a pre-programme questionnaire that prioritises their goals for the training and helps the trainers get an insight into the participants specific challenges and what they want from the event, allowing us to tailor the emphasis and content of the training.

Post Programme and Application- A number of practical assignments are set during the training to encourage application of the concepts into the participants work environment. The candidates are also sent supportive material to continue their application and development going forward.

Who will benefit from attending?

Anyone who wants to develop their understanding of fundamental Project Planning and Management techniques. This step by step approach will invite participants to bring an actual planning opportunity to the day and use it as a real world example to apply the planning process to.

A selection of recent participant feedback:

An informative, interactive and easy to understand, step by step course.

Interesting, detailed, informative, helpful, useful.

Explained in a structured way, in step by step formats with assignments along the way- aids greater understanding. Thank you!

A good basic understanding of project management. Well presented in a friendly environment.

Very good and helpful which I am sure I will continue to use at work and home when opportunities arise.

Invaluable but would value the opportunity to put methodology into practice. Thank you for the offer of continued support.

Really useful to think through a project and identify opportunities.

An excellent programme.

All participants receive a comprehensive development manual, framed certificate of completion, a copy of a best-selling e-book on project management and supportive background material to encourage learning after the day.

Who we are:

The team at PDG have been delivering professional development training courses for nearly 30 years. Our programmes support the growth of your business and it's key people by changing the fundamental core attitudes and behaviors that measurably improve individual and business performance.

Our range of development courses include;

Leadership and Personal Excellence Programme

Management Development Programme

Powerful Business Presentations

Soft Skills for Techies

How Millennial Managers Become Great Leaders

Assert Yourself , Build Confidence and Develop Your Personal Potential

How to Handle Multiple Demands on Your Time

How to Hold Tough Conversations Respectfully

Introduction to Project Planning and Management

Open programmes run in Leeds and other locations throughout the UK.

Tailored programmes are delivered both in the UK and Internationally.

Please contact us to discuss your specific requirements; info@performancedg.com

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