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Practical Project Management for PAs, Secretaries and Team Administrators

As organisations are becoming more flexible, and as technology increases the opportunities for changes in structures and working patterns, the role of the secretary, the PA and the team administrator is also changing. As well as predicting and responding to the needs of your boss, the role increasingly finds you taking on responsibility for managing projects of your own and/or becoming integrated into departmental or cross-functional project teams. At all levels of project responsibility you will require an understanding of essential project management theory, methodology and application. Along with developing your practical project skills, this course will benefit you in all aspects of your role from day to day multi tasking to  managing and leading project and change initiatives of all sizes.

Turning 'Theory' into 'Practice'?

We have created a programme that will introduce you to the skills, tools and the methodologies essential to the successful planning and controlling of projects. Of particular focus will be the development of your own people management and interpersonal skills required to deliver performance on projects at all levels. The course is driven by practical experience and your needs, giving you the opportunity to immediately apply your new understandings and skills to your own projects.

Who should attend?

Executive PA's, secretaries and administrators who manage, work in or support a project team. You may be new to project management or you already manage projects but have had no previous project management training. Alternatively, you may simply be looking to gain an understanding of the principles of project management in order to apply to your day-to-day planning and scheduling or simply to better understand the projects your manager is responsible for.

Key areas to be covered in the programme and documentation

The Principles of Project Management
• Key definitions in the world of Project Management
• Defining what constitutes a project and what makes a successful project
• Understanding why projects so often fail
• Identifying your role and responsibilities within the project
• Other key roles on a project
• The project cycle and the key phases of a project

Managing the Tasks
• Setting the project goals, objectives and scope
• Clarifying the project roles, responsibilities and accountabilities
• Practical application of key project management methodologies, tools and techniques:
- Work Breakdown Structures (WBS)
- Network Diagrams
- Gantt Charts
- Critical Path Method
• Identifying and key project milestones

Managing the Deliverables
• Developing time management skills to plan and meet schedule deadlines
• Managing risk and ensuring quality
• Keeping the project on track
• Delivering to time, quality and cost constraints
• Implementing and learning from post project reviews
• Reporting project status on a page

Managing the People
• Defining the role and skills of the project leader
• Gaining buy-in and keeping the stakeholders happy
• Managing and communicating change
• Motivating and influencing team members
• Creating and contributing to a positive team culture
• Delegating with confidence
• Developing your own interpersonal and communication skills

Benefits to you

• Acquire a better understanding of what constitutes a project and the phases of the project life cycle
• Understand project management methodology, tools, techniques and terminology
• Learn practical approaches to manage your projects and use these techniques in other aspects of your role as a PA
• Build and managing successful project teams and working relationships
• Manage project implementation and reporting
• Develop skills applicable across functions and responsibilities and key to the progression of your career

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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