An Introduction to Project Management

CIPD

CIPD

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Who should attend

An Introduction to Project Management is designed to give a broad introduction to anyone involved in project working. No prior knowledge is necessary.

About the course

This course provides essential tools and techniques for scoping, planning and successfully delivering projects.

If you wish to be awarded the APM Project Fundamentals Qualification, this course will prepare you for an optional one-hour multiple-choice exam which is accredited by the Association for Project Management. The Certificate is an internationally recognised foundation-level qualification.

Details

Employers in all sectors and industries are looking for good project management skills to speed up innovation and effectively manage change. This two-day course will enable you to manage projects more effectively, or contribute more effectively to a project team, through the application of a systematic project framework and the use of helpful project tools and techniques.

Please note: this course covers the syllabus to prepare students for the optional one-hour multiple-choice exam which runs at the end of day two of this course and is accredited by the Association for Project Management.

Upon successful completion of the exam you will be awarded the APM Project Fundamentals Qualification, which is an internationally recognised foundation-level qualification.

Benefits

By the end of An Introduction to Project Management you will be able to:

  • understand key project management terms and concepts
  • gain clarity at the outset of projects
  • plan projects realistically
  • manage risk and change effectively
  • use key project management tools
  • monitor and control progress
  • establish the needs of stakeholders
  • understand the benefits of post-project reviews.

Programme

Day one

Projects, Programmes and Portfolios

The Project Context

An introduction to project life cycles and key success factors

Initiating a project

  • establishing the objectives and scope of work
  • defining the needs of stakeholders
  • establishing a clear business case
  • agreeing key roles and responsibilities

Creating a project plan

  • project definitions; work, product and organisational breakdown structures
  • networks, critical path analysis, risk management, Gantt charts and milestone charts
  • an introduction to quality management, assurance and control

Day two

Techniques for estimating resources in projects

Resourcing the plan

  • how to ensure that the plan is fully resourced, through resource histograms and resource levelling

The project communication plan

  • communicate appropriately with all stakeholders, and gain commitment from the team

Building the team

  • overview of team development and roles

Monitoring and controlling projects

  • tools and techniques

Handover

  • How to hand over to the operational team effectively

Project closure and learning review

  • how to close projects well and identify lessons learned

Individual action planning

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