This two day workshop is aimed at Managers that lead teams and projects and who already have some basic knowledge and understanding of the workings of projects. 

The content assumes that delegates have some experience of project working and that they are responsible for running at least one project.

The focus will be on the leadership aspects of project working, whilst still covering tools and techniques.

The workshop will:

  • introduce delegates to the skill, tools and challenges of leading a successful project
  • provide delegates with an opportunity to practice leadership skills and tools
  • enable delegates to identify personal learning and prepare a personal development plan

Course content

Project management overview

  • overview of programme management, project life cycles, portfolio management and key success factors, and how these are used for management of change

Initiating a project (business case, scope and objectives)

  • how to initiate a project including:
    • establishing clear scope (time, cost, quality) and objectives (from offset)
    • defining stakeholder needs
    • creating a clear business case
    • agreeing key roles and responsibilities for the team

Creating a project plan

  • the value of a plan and loading activities including:
    • project definitions
    • organisational breakdown structures
    • network and critical path analysis
    • gantt charts
    • milestone charts
    • risk management
    • ownership

Resourcing the plan

  • ensuring that you plan is adequately resourced to expectations and for delivery deadline, utilising resource, resource histograms and resource levelling

Making expectatio9ns

  • establishing a project communication plan to communicate effectively at key stages with all stakeholders and to gain commitment from all those involved
  • overview of how to influence for the benefit of the project and importance of understanding influencing styles

People management

  • tools to build you project team covering:
    • overview of team roles (Belbin)
    • team development theory (Tuckman)
    • key project roles/responsibilities
  • methods of delegating to and motivating team members for who you have no direct authority

Monitoring, controlling and closure

  • simple monitoring tools and techniques for managing changes to the project during its implementation including redefining goals, impact and control such as configuration management
  • importance of closing a project, celebrating successes, recording and communicating lessons learnt and documenting process and out comes

To register your attendance for this attendance workshop please follow the link provided on the right hand side. Alternatively, to contact the organisers directly, please use the contact information also provided on the right hand side.