Project Management Training – Introduction
Project Management isn’t just for construction engineers and military logistics experts anymore. Today, in addition to regular job duties, people are often expected to take on extra assignments and to get that additional job done well, done under budget, and done on time.
This workshop is not intended to take participants from a supervisory or administrative position to that of a project manager. However, this day will familiarise them with the most common terms and the most current thinking about projects.
In this Project Management course, you will walk participants through the nuts and bolts of project management, from setting priorities to controlling expenses and reporting on the results. They may still have to cope with the unexpected, much better tools, and be better prepared.
What you learn:
This one day project management course will help you teach participants how to:
- Define the terms project and Project Management
- Identify benefits of projects
- Identify the phases of a project’s life cycle
- Sell ideas and make presentations
- Prioritise projects
- Begin conceptualising their project, including goals and vision statements
- Use a target chart and other planning tools
- Complete a Statement of Work
During the course you cover:
Introduction and Course Overview
You will spend the first part of the day getting to know participants and discussing what will take place during the workshop. Students will also have an opportunity to identify their personal learning objectives.
- Defining Projects and Project Management
To begin the day, we will look at what a project is and what project management means. We will also look at some of the key players in a project team.
- The Role of a Project Manager
This session will examine some of the key skills that a project manager needs. We will also look at developing a proposal.
- How Can Projects Help Me?
Often, people see projects as just more work to do. However, if managed properly, projects can provide tremendous growth and satisfaction for all those involved. We will look at some of the benefits and challenges of projects in a lecture and a case study.
- A Project’s Life Cycle
This session will explore the four major phases of a project. Participants will complete a mix-and-match exercise to reinforce the concept.
- Selling a Project
If you can identify a project that will bring benefits to your company, that’s great. However, getting support for that project can be a whole other story. This session will look at some ways to prioritise and sell projects.
- Creating a Vision
Before you start planning a project, you must know what you want the project to achieve. The best way to do this is to create a vision statement. We will discuss what a vision statement is and how to create one. Then, participants will work in small groups to create a vision for a sample project.
- Project Goals
This session will discuss the six key parts to a project goal. Then, participants will write some goals for a project they are working on.
- Using a Target Chart
A target chart can help you identify the biggest priorities in your project and help you see how to achieve your goals. This session will explore how to create and use a target chart.
- Preparing Your Project
Once you have decided which project to promote to others and identified your vision and goals, there are some considerations you want to be prepared for. Participants will discuss six key considerations in small groups.
- Laying out the Project
Now that we have a good idea of what our project will entail, we can create the charter and statement of work. We will also look at using a project planning worksheet.
- Workshop Wrap-Up
At the end of the day, students will have an opportunity to ask questions and fill out an action plan.
- What a project is
- Project management basics
- How projects can help you
- A project’s life cycle
- Selling and preparing a project
- The role of a project manager
- Project goals
- Laying out a project
- Project risks and contingency planning
- The work breakdown structure
- Planning tools and budgets
- Teamwork and development
- Closing out a project
- Team meetings
What do you think?
“A very positive experience”
Amanda – Diabetes UK
“Great course, well structured and invaluable. Achieved my objectives”
Cherry – South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation
“Very informative, has helped point out some simple things I can do to improve”
Jemma – Ranstad
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- Project Management Training
The course gave me a good base to use for project planning moving forward.