This module provides an overview of project
management and introduces delegates to the simple
but effective four stage process.
- Definition of a project
- The stages of a project
- How projects can go wrong
The role of project manager can be a busy
one, especially if you are trying to react to
everything and everyone in the project. Good
time management can help you to choose where
best to spend your time, it can help you to
be more proactive and spend less time fire fighting.
- Measure twice cut once
- Project planning, risk management and issue
- Separate the urgent from the important
- Tools and techniques that you can use to
make better use of your time
- Prioritise your tasks and delegate where
- Realise the value of setting clear objectives
Stage 1 - Getting Started
This first stage will help delegates to think
about the outcomes of the project and how success
will be recognised measured and signed off.
- Setting clear objectives
- Agreeing the scope of the project
- Putting a team together
Stage 2 - Creating a Plan
Planning is about thinking of all of the activities
that need to happen to complete the project
and recording what has to be done, who will
do it, and when it has to happen.
- How to create a project plan
- Estimating how long each task will take
- Prioritising tasks
- Allocating tasks to the team
Stage 3 – Running
In order to manage the project there are a
few regular tasks that have to be carried out.
Participants will be introduced to the routine
activities that keep projects on track.
- Running project meetings
- Weekly project review
- Identifying issues (problems you know of)
- Identifying risks (what could go wrong)
- Updating your plan
- Creating a progress report
Stage 4 - Finishing the
One of the most difficult parts of a project
is closing it and agreeing with the project
sponsors that the project is complete.
- Why it’s important to close your project
- How to close a project
- Managing expectations
- Lessons learned
- Creating a project close report