Project Management Techniques

This course provides you with a toolkit to successfully manage and deliver engineering and technology projects. It adds the ‘how’ to formal methodologies such as PRINCE2®.

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

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.

Alignment with UK-Spec competence:

C: Technical and commercial responsibility, management or leadership

Course availability

Location Dates Duration Course code
London 02 - 03 October 2018 2 days PMTJLO

Book now

Book by 02 August for the Early Bird rate

Alternatively, fill in our booking form and return it to pdcourses@theiet.org.

Terms and conditions of booking.


Member Price

Early Bird (two months in advance) £749

Standard £849

N.B. Prices subject to VAT

Non-Member Price

Early Bird (two months in advance) £899

Standard £949

N.B. Prices subject to VAT

Who should attend?

Anyone looking for a set of practical techniques to use when delivering projects. Past delegates include:

  • Engineers
  • Engineering Managers
  • Project Managers
  • Consultants
  • Sales personnel

Course programme

In addition to listening to formal presentations, you will put your learning into context and practice through case studies, tutor-facilitated discussions and exercises.

Day 1:


  • Programme overview
  • Review of participants’ needs and objectives

Stakeholder management

  • Using PESTLE to aid stakeholder identification
  • Stakeholder mapping
  • The Salience Model
  • Stakeholder Engagement Grid

Requirements management

  • Using prototypes and models to elucidate requirements
  • Prioritising techniques
  • Roadmaps
  • Requirements Traceability

Scope management

  • Work Breakdown Structures
  • Responsibility Assignment Matrix

Delivery approaches

  • Sequential
  • Agile


  • Comparative Estimating
  • Parametric
  • Bottom-up
  • Three-point Estimating
  • Delphi and Planning Poker
  • Creating realistic budgets

Day 2:


  • Critical Path Analysis
  • Smoothing and Levelling
  • Timeboxing
  • Team Boards
  • Monte Carlo Simulations
  • Probability of completion

People management

  • Situational Leadership
  • The Tuckman Model
  • Negotiation
  • Conflict Management
  • Belbin

Monitoring and control

  • Earned Value Management

Course review and action planning

  • Identify actions to be implemented individually

"Steve was engaged throughout the course and in my opinion had the perfect balance of practical and theoretical work to keep the group engaged." MM

“Provides a good understanding of project management techniques irrespective of your personal level of project management experience.”

“It simplifies processes to make projects and tasks easier and more manageable.”

Course tutor

Steve Browne has managed projects in various sectors for over 30 years. With numerous qualifications in project management, he is a member of the Association for Project Management (APM) and the Project Management Institute (PMI).

He has had an interest in training throughout his career and has delivered courses in the Netherlands, Germany and the UK.

Related courses

If you would like to book 5 delegates or more on to this course you may benefit from having this course delivered in-company


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