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Project Management

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Develop essential project management skills to use in your work, including project planning, risk management, using MS Project and creating project teams

Learning Outcomes

  • Gain an understanding of project management principles
  • Learn the importance of planning a project
  • Learn how to deploy a range of techniques and tools for effective project management
  • Understand the project lifecycle, including setting objectives, planning, execution, monitoring and evaluation and project closure
  • Understand the structure, roles and responsibilities of project team members
  • Learn the uses of MS Project and Prince 2 (however, please note this is not a Prince 2 course)
  • Learn how to carry out effective risk assessment and management
  • Understand the human aspects of project management
  • Appreciate the importance of stakeholder engagement and management


Welcome & Introduction
  • Trainer and delegate introductions
  • Objectives of the course
  • Course outline
Introduction to Project Management
  • What are Projects and Programmes?
  • Why do projects fail?
  • What makes a successful project?
  • Introduction to PRINCE2
  • Phases/stages of a project
Starting a Project
  • The project Mandate and project Brief
  • Project/Business objectives
  • Project organisation, structures, roles and responsibilities
Project Planning
  • Why plan?
  • Types of plan
  • Overview of Product Based Planning
  • Planning to time/budget constraints
  • Introduction to managing project risk
  • Incorporating risks into the plan
  • Introduction to stakeholder management
  • The Business Case
  • The Project Initiation Document (PID)
Project Delivery/Execution
  • Initiating stages, activities and tasks
  • Monitoring progress against the plan
  • Updating the plan
  • Progress meetings and reports
  • The OGC Gateway Review process
Project Closure
  • The final product/deliverable
  • Sign-off arrangements
  • Follow-on actions
Course Close

Please note that the programme is subject to change without notice