This course is designed to give delegates the tools needed to develop a workable project strategy, plan the project, control its implementation and evaluate the results in line with the original aims and objectives. It not only teaches skills but also gives delegates the confidence to successfully complete their projects on time and within budget.
Course Aims and Objectives
- The programme is highly participative and experiential – participants design and prepare to deliver example projects during the course.
- The program content is based on time-tested training principles including modules on: learning theory, setting objectives, design, delivery, use of visual aids, audience facilitation and evaluation methods. We have placed a great emphasis on the use of positive reinforcement to develop the skills needed to design and deliver quality training programmes.
- All sessions are covered in a comprehensive Project Management course manual that doubles as a useful post-course reference for future development
Managing projects is not easy, but it is a crucial task in the workplace. Our Project Management training course will present delegates with useful strategies that will assist them with:
- Organising projects
- Improving project management skills
- Managing projects effectively
- Project planning
- Becoming a great project manager
With ever-increasing workloads and deadlines, the ability to manage our time has never been more important. Project management is a crucial factor in work and our project management courses are created to ensure that delegates can make their work based projects as efficient and effective as possible. We do this by supplying a project management training course that is full of tools and tips for improving project planning, time planning, delegation, organisation and management strategies, managing meetings, as well as handling and using time effectively. Our time management course will cover subjects such as goal setting, improving organisation skills and managing time successfully. Our seminars are packed with useful tips and techniques that allow you to become a better project manager instantly.
By the end of this course delegates will have the skills to:
- Plan all aspects of the project
- Schedule the necessary processes and sequence resources
- Control the project implementation and evaluate its success
It introduces delegates to planning and implementation tools such as:
- Writing the project proposal
- Mind mapping and sequencing events
- Critical pathways and establishing project inter-relationships
- Time management strategies for managing projects
- Contingency planning
- Essential project communications
- Assertiveness skills and decision making
- Establishing individual and group controls, authority, and responsibilities
Pre/Post Course Support
Prior to conducting a course your training co-ordinator will have had the opportunity to liaise with one of our lead trainers who will begin to breakdown your companies objectives.
A key part of their process is understanding what led to your decision to improve your team.We will incorporate all your current training materials to build in effective role plays and discussions suited specifically to your organisational needs.
Before each course delegates will have completed:
- The pre-course questionnaire (Including personal objectives for the session)
After the course each delegate will receive:
- A CPD Accredited Certificate
- A Comprehensive course manual
- Additional resources beneficial to your continued learning
Your organisation will receive:
- Constructive feedback on the delegates progression
- A roadmap for continued learning specifically to your needs
Proposed One-Day Course Agenda
This is a proposed agenda for the course.
Morning – 9.30-1.00 / Afternoon – 2.00-5.30
Introduction, aims and course objectives.
Principals of Project Planning.
- Creating a vision and setting out clear objectives
- How to define the project and write a project proposal
- Formulating a workable strategy (exercise: defining your project strategy to fulfil the brief)
- Planning tools that set out the scope and complexities of the project (exercise: using Mind Mapping as a project tool)
- Sequencing events within the project scope
- The use of Project Checklists and Project Templates to plan projects
- Creating Gantt charts and critical pathways (exercise: using project templates to map out your project)
- Establishing project inter-relationships and agreeing the project specifications with key team members
- Risk analysis and planning workable contingency plans
- Using Tasks within Microsoft Outlook as a project planning tool
- Essential project communications to ensure your project runs on time
- Strategies for when the scope of the project changes unexpectedly
- Establishing project objectives for individual and group controls, authority, and responsibilities
- Monitoring the progress of projects
- Making quick decisions to correct your project deviations
- Strategies for when the project is off schedule (exercise: decision making processes for managing projects)
The Project Manager and Leader
- Essential project management competencies
- Assertive skills for project leaders
- Influencing and persuasion strategies for Project Managers
Planning the project
The rest of the afternoon gives delegates the opportunity to try out the Project Planning tools on a prepared scenario. They will be under time pressure to complete their tasks and will have to cope with naturally occurring changes along the way. The groups are expected to work closely together and will carry out mini evaluation meetings to ensure they are on the correct path. Although unexpected situations will happen, the final evaluation will depend on; the strength of the original strategy, the completeness of the planning process, the communication within the group members and the joint management of controls.
Course close and paperwork
All delegates will complete an action plan that can be used to evaluate the skills learned from the day.
Proposed methods of training will include:
- Course tutor to facilitate interactive learning
- Case studies
- Workgroups with plenary sessions
- Video scenarios with discussion.
- Group discussion.
All delegates will receive a workbook that doubles as an excellent post course reference manual.
All our in-house training is tailored to your requirements, this is our standard In-House Agenda but bear in mind the course could be tailored to your needs.
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