Most people will, at some point, be tasked with leading a project or working on a project team. Indeed, the successful management of projects, both big and small, is key to organisational success.
However, managing a project is not an easy task and involves a lot of moving parts.
This course equips learners with the core skills to manage projects on budget, on time, and within scope.
Specifically, the course highlights the different phases of a project and provides tips and tools for successfully initiating, planning, leading, and closing a project.
On completion of this course participants will be able to:
- Understand how to define a project’s scope and requirements.
- Employ strategies to engage project stakeholders and manage project related conflict.
- Understand what is involved in bringing together and successfully leading a project team.
- Utilise techniques to track progress against the project’s schedule and budget.
- Follow best practices related to project risk management, quality management, and procurement.
- More effectively manage project changes and prevent ‘scope creep’.
- Identify the tasks required to successfully close out a project.
Who Should Enrol?
- All those who lead projects or work as part of a team to complete projects.
- Anyone who wants to grow their professional skillset and boost their career prospects.
The Project Management Essentials course covers the following topics:
New Project Manager Essentials
- Key characteristics of projects.
- Responsibilities of a project manager.
- Resources to leverage when starting a project.
- Identifying key project stakeholders.
Defining a Project Scope and Team
- Determining project requirements.
- Defining project scope.
- Building and leading a project team.
Creating a Project Schedule and Budget
- Creating a project schedule and identifying key project milestones.
- Defining the project’s budget.
- Using data to assess project performance.
Managing a Project to Minimize Risk and Maximize Quality
- Planning for and managing project risks.
- Ensuring projects are delivered to the required quality standards.
- Determining whether to complete work in-house or outsource to a third party.
- Selecting vendors.
Navigating through Changes and Conflicts in Projects
- Controlling changes on a project and preventing ‘scope creep’.
- Developing a communication plan.
- Communicating with and effectively engaging project stakeholders.
- Approaches for managing conflict that may arise during the project.
Taking Final Steps to Bring a Project to its Close
- Getting projects back on track when behind schedule or over budget.
- Key steps in wrapping up a project at its completion.