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Project Management Techniques

Introduction

The aim of this two-day 'live' online course is to bring out the factors that make the difference between success and failure. It provides key concepts to enable project managers and others to understand the full breadth of project management and offers practical tools to help successful delivery of projects.

During this course, you will be introduced to tools for handling the various aspects of project management – technical, strategic, organisational and people management.

The scope of the programme includes tools and techniques for:

  • Stakeholder management
  • Requirements management
  • Scope management
  • Estimating
  • Scheduling
  • People management
  • Monitoring and control

On this course you will learn to:

  • identify, engage with and improve relationships with stakeholders
  • develop clearer requirements and scope, requiring fewer changes
  • produce more realistic estimates
  • develop more reliable schedules
  • effectively manage delivery
  • appreciate alternative approaches to project management
  • understand project-related terminology.

Who should attend?

This programme is aimed at anyone looking for a set of pragmatic techniques to use when delivering projects. It adds the ‘how’ to formal methodologies such as PRINCE2 (although you don’t need a formal project management qualification to benefit from this programme – no prior knowledge or experience is required).

Aligned with UK-SPEC Competence

  • C: Technical and commercial responsibility, management or leadership

Programme:

A practical two-day 'live' online course involving exercise, case studies, formal presentations and tutor-facilitated discussions.

This programme is delivered 'live online', via Zoom, making full use of the break-out facility so that the same level of interaction between participants and with the programme director can be maintained. The same exercises are used regardless of delivery format. As near as possible, the virtual experience replicates the classroom experience.

'Live online' course programme

The course consists of a short introductory session (20-30 minutes) followed by four ‘Live online classroom’ sessions (2.5 hours each, including a 15-minute break).

It uses a case study as the basis of a series of exercises so that you can try out the techniques as your learning builds.

Day one: 9:30am - 4pm

Introductory session:

  • Personal introductions and objectives
  • Familiarisation with presentation/interactivity tools

Session one:

  • Project Lifecycles
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Requirements Management
  • Scope Management
    • Work Breakdown Structures
    • Change Control

Session two:

  • Delivery approaches
  • Agile vs Waterfall
  • Scrum
  • Kanban
  • AgilePM
  • PRINCE2

Day two: 9:30am - 4pm

Session three:

  • Risk Management
    • Identifying risk
    • Assessing risk
    • Risk Register
  • Estimating
    • Precision vs Accuracy
    • Five Estimating Techniques
    • Budgeting

 Session four:

  • Scheduling
    • Critical Path Analysis
    • Timeboxes
    • Realistic schedules
  • Monitoring and Control
    • Tracking
    • Issue Management
    • Earned Value Management