Fundamentals of Project Management

This entry-level course provides a comprehensive overview of project management that focuses on applying the core principles to make better decisions, understand consequences and generate success. Relevant for any project in any area of business, the course covers the pragmatic skills and techniques necessary for effective project delivery.

As more and more business critical initiatives are being planned and executed as projects, it is essential that organisations are fully equipped with the skills, tools, working practices, processes and mind-sets such that projects can be clearly defined, realistically planned and effectively managed.

Delegates will learn how to

·       Differentiate between project management and the operating environment

·       Define the management structure by which projects operate

·       Apply project management planning

·       Describe project scope management

·       Contribute to scheduling and resource management

·       Apply risk management and issue management

·       Define project quality management

·       Manage communication in the project environment

·       Recognise the importance of stakeholder management

·       Explain principles of leadership and teamwork

Project Management and the Operating Environment

Differences between a project and business as usual

Purpose and core components of project management and the benefits of effective project management

Programme and portfolio management

Project environment and the PESTLE acronym

Use and phases of a typical project life cycle and reasons for structuring projects into phases

Roles and responsibilities of: project manager, project sponsor, project steering group/board, project team members, project office and end users.

Project Management Planning

Purpose and the typical content of a business case, including benefits

Purpose and production of a project management plan

Stakeholders, stakeholder management and stakeholder analysis

Estimating methods (including analytical, comparative, parametric), estimating funnel,

Success criteria, success factors and the use of KPIs

Purpose and benefits of project reporting

Project scope management, including product and work breakdown structures and Responsibility Assignment Matrix (RAM) with RACI

Configuration management and change control

Different approaches to scheduling (including critical path analysis, Gantt (bar) charts, baselines and milestones)

Resource management

Procurement within the context of project management

Risk management and issue management

Project risk management process and the use of a risk register

Issue and issue management and the use of an issue log


Definition and methods of communication

Barriers to effective communication

The communication plan

Leadership and teamwork

Role of project team leader

Teamwork models

There are no prerequisites for this course.

Program Details
Duration 3 Days
Capacity Max 12 Persons
Training Type Classroom / Virtual Classroom

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