Online Project Management Fundamentals Training
To teach delegates how to effectively and confidently plan, deliver and manage projects.
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.
- 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.
- 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
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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