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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

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

Institute of Leadership & Management

The Institute of Management and Leadership (TILM) has approved this training course. TILM combines years of research, knowledge and innovation to champion the leadership agenda for alL and since 1947 they have carried out extensive research into the knowledge, skills, attitudes, behaviours and values of great leadership. Based on TILM's core leadership values, this course meets the standard that enables learners who have completed to access the following benefits:

  • Membership of TILM and will receipt of an ICPS/ TILM joint Certificate of achievement for the course
  • Access to a raft of resources to help you with your continuing professional development, including an award-winning library of e-learning content
  • A community of over 70,000 members worldwide enabling you to collaborate and grow your knowledge and skills
  • Receipt of weekly news updates, podcasts and cutting-edge research and a monthly published journal and invitations to topical webinars
  • Authorisation to use approved letters AMInstLM (Associate Member of The Institute of Leadership and Management) after your name for business correspondence

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