Project Management – Organisation, Planning and Control Project management is a core management technique widely applicable to most business activities. Many managers are asked to run or work on project yet with little formal training. While many might think that projects go wrong at the end – it is usually the beginning! This workshop provides a formal and structured approach to organising, planning, and controlling a project. People will gain the knowledge, skills and confidence to manage projects successfully using proven project management techniques.
Who should attend • Managers and others that find themselves involved in projects in addition to their usual roles – or project managers with no formal prior training. • All those who want to run successful projects that come in on time and to budget.
Why you should attend Today, society’s needs are increasing in scale. As jobs become more demanding they tend to become less like any other job previously undertaken. A new kind of organisation and new ways of running these jobs are needed. Particular problems arise because many projects are being accommodated within an existing group of skills in conventional structures. This workshop is a fundamental step to change that. It will help reduce the risk of project failure, assist in better planning to meet the financial and time objectives of projects, and improve the management of change.
What the programme will cover The programme covers a variety of specialised tools and techniques, particularly of the three key areas of successful project management:
1. Organisation – team selection, team building. 2. Planning – process flow charts, critical path analysis. 3. Control – Gantt charts, meetings, finance, risk.
Naturally, the human dimension of communication, gaining commitment, and influencing people will also be addressed.
Training Methodology This workshop will be highly participative and your seminar leader will present, guide and facilitate the learning, using a range of methods including discussions, case studies and exercises. Where appropriate, these will include real issues brought to the workshop by delegates. Full use is made of practical examples to illustrate the concepts ensuring immediate practical application. The workshop is backed-up with a full delegate workbook, visual aids, and case material where appropriate.
Workshop Duration Usually two days as a guide – sometimes split over a few weeks as issues that arise on the first day can be addressed on the second. Be prepared to be flexible – we are!
Maximum Group Size Ideally, no more than 12 people per workshop but since this event is designed as an in house programme with your key people, it can be adjusted to accommodate your needs.