Project Management & Leadership Training Course

This course is now also part of our online training calendar. Book below!

 

Outline

This two-day workshop is aimed at managers who lead teams and projects and who already have some basic knowledge and understanding of project management.

The course content assumes that delegates have some experience of project management and that they are responsible for running at least one project. The focus will be on the leadership aspects of project working, whilst still providing opportunities to practice techniques and use different tools.

 

Learning Outcomes

The workshop will:

  • Introduce delegates to the skills, tools and challenges of leading a successful project
  • Provide delegates with opportunities to practise leadership skills and tools
  • Identify your personal learning and prepare a personal development plan

 

Course Content

Project Management Overview

Overview of programme management, project life cycles, portfolio management and key success factors and how these are used for the management of change.

Making Expectations

Establishing a project communication plan to communicate effectively at key stages with all stakeholders and to gain commitment from all those involved. Overview of how to influence for the benefit of the project and importance of understanding influencing styles

Initiating a Project (Business Case, Scope & Objectives)

Training on how to initiate a project including: establishing clear scope (time, cost, quality) and objectives (from offset), defining stakeholder needs, creating a clear business case and agreeing key roles and responsibilities for the team.

People Management

Opportunities to use tools to build your project team covering; overview of team roles (Belbin), team development theory (Tuckman) and key project roles/responsibilities, plus methods of delegating to and motivating team members for whom you have no direct authority.

Creating a Project Plan

The value of a plan and leading activities including: project definitions, organisational breakdown structures, network and critical path analysis, Gantt charts, milestone charts, risk management and ownership.

Monitoring, Controlling & Closure

Simple monitoring tools and techniques for managing changes to the project during its implementation including redefining goals, impact and control such as configuration management. Importance of closing a project, celebrating successes, recording and communicating lessons learnt and documenting process and outcomes.

Resourcing the Plan

The training ensures that your plan is adequately resourced to meet expectations and the delivery deadline, using resource, resource histograms and resource levelling.
 

This training is delivered to individuals or provided for in house teams to your bespoke requirements.

Duration: 2 Days Credits: 4.3
CPD Points: 13
Member Cost: £650+VAT
Max. Delegates: 12
Non-member Cost: £975+VAT

(For the online course: each day the programme will be run as 2 x 90-minute sessions (10:00 to 11:30 and 13:30 to 15:00).  During the break between sessions the delegates will be expected work on their own on a series of tasks, which should take 45 minutes)