Project Management - The People and The Processes

Duration: 2 Days

Objectives

Project management is becoming increasingly key to the success of new initiatives, contractual agreements and working practices. Those responsible for projects need to understand effective planning methods and team-skills in order to make them successful. Our course is aimed at individuals new to the role of project manager and those wanting to understand the processes, procedures and terminology common to most projects.

Pre-requisites

None.

Course includes

Follow-up telephone support and, for training on Transmedia premises, lunch and refreshments.

Course outline

What is Meant by Project Management

  • Defining the key characteristics of a project
  • Identifying the key skills and qualities of a project manager
  • Recognising the four key stages of a project

Essential Project Management Skills

  • Incorporating the skills required for effective project management
  • Adopting the roles and qualities of a successful project manager
  • Setting clear objectives for a project and allocating tasks
  • Planning a project through its key stages to meet challenging deadlines
  • Inspiring and leading your project team through effective communication
  • Encouraging effective teamwork
  • Gaining and maintaining the support of others during the life cycle of the project

Effective Project Communication

  • Adopting positive language to present ideas clearly and persuasively
  • Using influencing skills to gain and maintain commitment
  • Dealing with difficult issues confidently and constructively
  • Knowing how to communicate change

Essential Planning for Project Management

  • Using basic planning tools and techniques
  • Scheduling using a Gantt chart or network diagram
  • Creating a work breakdown structure
  • Predicting risks and adapting to unforeseen circumstances

Teamworking

  • Influencing teamwork by identifying team roles and preferences
  • Knowing how to manage a team from formation to performance
  • Understanding how to motivate others to maintain enthusiasm
  • Using group work techniques to explore issues and solve problems collectively
  • Knowing who, what and how to delegate effectively

This course is available as a private or customised course. Contact us for further information and to customise this course to your exact requirements:

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