*VIRTUAL* – Project Management Fundamentals

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Online Project Management Fundamentals Training

Course Aim:

To teach delegates how to effectively and confidently plan, deliver and manage projects.

Target Student:

Delegates who require a basic understanding of how to plan and manage a project.  Designed for staff who do not need the intricacies of a PRINCE2 course or for staff who are aiming to attend a PRINCE2 course and wish to learn some prior basic project management skills.

Prerequisites: Delegates should have the Desktop version of Microsoft Teams, Microsoft Office with Word and Excel (any version) on their device during training to enable them to complete documentation.

Course Objectives:

  • Learn the principles of good project management
  • Plan and manage a project
  • Complete necessary project management documentation
  • Work as a team to plan, manage and deliver a project


This virtual, interactive course will take delegates through the process of planning and managing a project within a team environment.  Delegates will work within groups with a Project Manager appointed to lead the group through the project management process.  The course takes place within Microsoft Teams where delegates will also learn how to communicate and share documentation within a team online.

Participants will:

  • Be interactive within this course
  • Be given a choice of projects to work on
  • Be placed into groups with one person in the group acting as Project Manager
  • Work through a 4-stage approach to Project Management
  • Complete the necessary documentation for each stage in the project
  • Work as a team to reach a successful outcome of their project

Course Content:

Project Management and the Project Life Cycle

What do we expect from this Course?

7 Principals of good Project Management

What is a Project?

Projects within a Programme

What is Project Management?

Who is the Project Manager?

Project Organisation Structure

The Project Life Cycle – 4 Stage Approach



Stage 1 – Initiation

Identify the need for the project

Analyse Business options

Lessons from previous projects investigated and acknowledged

Complete a Business Case

Give justification to the project

Measures benefits against dis-benefits

Document major risks

Define and document Roles and Responsibilities

Appoint a Project Manager

Business Case Sign Off

Stage 2 – Planning

Projects agreed and appropriately prioritised

A PID (Project Initiation document) created

Project Plan created using a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)

Project planned detailing Phases, Tasks, Duration, Start and Finish Date, Constraints, Resources, Costs and Risk.

Resources added to the project

Create a Gantt Chart displaying the project’s tasks, milestones and critical path

Risk Register created

Quality Register created

Communications process created

Set a Baseline (Point of Approval)

PID Sign Off

Stage 3 – Execution/Control

Risks assessed and analysed

If required Change controlled and documented

Issues escalated and documented

Actuals against Planned documented

Stage Plans completed

Determine If Business Case is still valid or project will deliver the business benefits

Stage 4 – Closing a Project

Define the end of a Project

Determine if successful outcome

Lessons Learned Report completed

End Project Report completed

Duration: 2 Days

Cost: £325 + Vat



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Scheduled Courses:

    DateCourse NameLocationPrice (Excluding VAT)Book
    19 Jul - 20 Jul*VIRTUAL* – Project Management FundamentalsOnline - Remote£325Enquire Now
    20 Sep - 21 Sep*VIRTUAL* – Project Management FundamentalsOnline - Remote£325Enquire Now
    22 Nov - 23 Nov*VIRTUAL* – Project Management FundamentalsOnline - Remote£325Enquire Now