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Project Management Introductory Training Courses – Taylor Mason’s Open Courses

Project management skills are becoming increasingly sought after by managers across all fields of business. Employees are increasingly being called upon, in this competitive business world, to ensure that time spent on projects is productive, realistic and cost effective. Project management training and knowledge can add value to any worker seeking to develop new skills and talents. Therefore attending high quality project management training is imperative for anyone whether they want to be a project manager who seeks to go on to advanced training or for those who just want to hone their skill set. Public training course are very convenient as they can fit in with student’s schedules.

Introductory Project Management Course Public Training Day

Project management Diagram

 

We offer a one day Introductory Project Management Training course which covers all the essential project management skills and is open to the public. This training is running in London, Birmingham and Manchester and costs £225 per delegate.  https://taylor-mason.co.uk/public-courses.html. Further training to advanced level is available in-house at your place of business on request.

No prior learning is required and there is no course work. After a welcome and introduction by your qualified trainer, you will work through the different topics using practical examples and group discussions.

Each trainee will benefit from the training and gain skills in how to run projects and the different steps involved. At the end of the training day you will be better equipped to plan, resource and fund a project and have an understanding of project management methodologies.

To enhance your learning it is recommended that you bring along a current project that you are working on. If there is no project available that is also satisfactory.

Overview of the Project Management training  Introductory Course

As well as discovering who a project manager is and their role in the project, you will also look at topics such as: the importance of identifying the stakeholders within your project; gaining skills to identify your project’s risks and how to plan, execute and review the project. Once these fundamental skills are learnt they can be applied to most projects within your company or business.

Essential Project Management Training Topics

What is a project?

Often we can make assumptions about people or situations and it is the same with projects, everyone can have different ideas about what is a project is or is not. This in itself is worth defining and it can vary from company to company depending on the size and scope of the project. There could in fact be more than one project and many different tasks. A project is generally an endeavour with an aim and objectives, consisting of a variety of tasks and deliverables.

What is the Purpose of Project Management?

Without clear direction a project can waiver or falter. But with clear objectives and management many mistakes can be avoided along the way. Once ground rules are established, projects can benefit from the following advantages; project completion dates are met, project budgets are accurate, project management techniques and processes are consistent and provide value. Moreover, time-management is planned and stakeholders and the project itself are considered important throughout the process.

What is the role of a Project Manager?

The project manager pushes the project forward from its initial stages through to the final completion. The responsibilities of the manger of the project are numerous and here are some examples; preparing the project plan, risk identification, making sure all the objectives and stages are understandable to all, performance monitoring as well as overseeing communication between the project team. The project manager uses all the project management tools and techniques available to them to carry out these responsibilities. Project management tools can include: project planning templates, charts and software.

Identifying Stakeholders

One of the roles of the project manager is to identify the stakeholders; those that either impact or are affected by the project in some way such as employees, organisations or other companies. There can be positive and negative results from the project’s delivery on any stakeholders that have some role or place in the project’s timescale or remit.

The Project Lifecycle

All parts of the project’s lifecycle are important to the ultimate success of the project deliverable s  The different phases of the project are the initiation phase the planning phase, execution and review.  When the project has started a project plan should be created, as well as plans for the budget, quality, resources, acceptance and communication. After the project has started the enterprise moves forward within its scope. The project manager seeks to work on quality, costs, as well as preparing for risks and dealing with issues that crop up along the way. When closure occurs the project should be wound down with the project deliverable s handed over to the end user/s with an acceptable review.

Risk Identification & Analysis

Risks are an unavoidable part of a project and the project manager must work to prioritise and identify any possible scenarios for the project’s duration. This is part of the crucial planning process. Not all risks will have the same impact as others. Although the project manager has the overall responsibly for risks, all of the stakeholders can assist in identifying and dealing with risks in a proactive manner.

 

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