Project Management Fundamentals
Duration: 1 Day
While project management skills are obviously important for project managers, interestingly the methods and tools that project managers use can be helpful for everyone.
A ‘task’ does not necessarily have to be called a ‘project’ in order for project management methods to be very useful in its planning and implementation. Even the smallest task can benefit from the use of a well-chosen project management technique or tool, especially in the planning stage.
Any task that requires some preparation to achieve a successful outcome will probably be done better by using a few project management methods somewhere in the process. Project management methods can help in the planning and managing of all sorts of tasks, especially complex activities.
Project management is associated with planning and managing change in an organisation, but a project can also be something unrelated to business – even a domestic situation, such as moving house, or planning a wedding.
Project management methods and tools can therefore be useful far more widely than people assume.
Outcomes for Participants
- Clarify the role of the project manager and the project team
- Identify the key stages of a project life cycle
- Influence key stakeholders and develop a communication plan
- Identify techniques and tools for planning and tracking your project
- Evaluate and respond to project risks
- Build high-performance project teams through effective communication
- What is project management?
- Role and responsibilities of the project manager
- Stakeholder analysis
- Project life cycle
- Project charter
- Project definition
- Planning a project
- Work breakdown structure
- Allocating resources
- Risk assessment
- Managing project communications
- Ending and reviewing a project