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Principles of Project Management

As more organisations de-layer themselves and become more flexible, it is increasingly common to work on cross-functional projects. The requirement for more project-based skills outside the functional role demands a different set of technical and people skills.

Turning 'Theory' into 'Practice'?

We understand the importance of practical industry project management skills and have therefore created a programme that will introduce you to the theories and methodologies essential to successful planning and controlling of projects. Of particular focus will be the development of the unique people management skills required to control and deliver performance on projects. This course is driven by practical experience and relevant industry case studies making our Project Management training dynamic and applicable.

Who should attend?

This course is essential for new or recently appointed project managers who have, or are about to take, a position of responsibility within a project. The course is applicable across industry to projects of varying size and nature.

Key areas to be covered in the programme and documentation

Project Management Foundations
• Acquiring an understanding of the methodologies, tools and techniques to manage projects
• Examining the project life cycle and the phases of the project
• Understanding the importance of single accountability

Aligning with the Business Value Principles
• Aligning project objectives with business objectives
• Setting the project’s objectives, goals and specifications
• Gaining commitment from stakeholders

Project Budget and Activity Scheduling
• Setting and controlling project budgets
• Effective planning and realistic scheduling of a project
• Developing skills to plan and meet schedule deadlines
• Applying effective project control techniques
• Project scope management – managing requests for change

Project Risk Management
• Simplifying risk management
• Implementing a simple project risk management methodology
• Managing external clients and suppliers

Project Monitoring and Reporting
• How to manage project stakeholder expectations
• Implementing project control and reporting systems
• Encouraging feedback and appraisal
• Monitoring project activities and performance
• Promoting the project and keeping it alive

Keys to Unlocking Human Potential
• The project manager as a leader – defining the role and skills of the project leader
• Developing the project management coaching mindset
• Organising and building project teams
• Motivating the team for optimum performance
• Encouraging team openness
• Improving your interpersonal and technical skills as a leader
• Identifying your management style
• Managing conflict
• Developing your interpersonal skills to manage multi-disciplinary teams effectively

Benefits Realisation
• Closing projects – success, termination, post-mortem, audit & appraisal
• Measuring team and project effectiveness
• Establishing Return on Investment

Benefits to you

•Acquiring an understanding of the methodologies, tools and techniques to manage projects
• Building and managing successful project teams
• Developing skills to plan and meet schedule deadlines and budgets
• Improving your interpersonal and technical skills as a leader
• Implementing project control and reporting systems
• Measuring your skills and improving your effectiveness
• Understanding why projects fail

Companies already benefiting include:

Duration of Course

2 Day Course

Course details

This course is currently only available as an in-house option. For more information, and a quote, contact our team on +44 (0)20 3002 3057, or by email at

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