Fundamentals of Project Management — A 3 day course

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Synopsis

As more and more business critical initiatives are being planned and executed as projects, it is essential that organisations are fully equipped with the skills, tools, working practices, processes and mindsets such that projects can be clearly defined, realistically planned and effectively managed.

This entry-level course provides a comprehensive overview of project management that focuses on key success factors, decisions and consequences. Relevant for any project in any area of business, the course covers the pragmatic skills and techniques necessary for effective project delivery.

At the end of the course delegates may sit an examination to attain the Association for Project Management (APM) Introductory Certificate in Project Management (based on the APM Body of Knowledge, 5th Edition). This course, together with a recommended follow up programme, will also prepare delegates for the CompTIA Project+ examination.

The course is a mix of theory and practical sessions. A case study is used throughout the course to illustrate and practice the concepts and techniques.

Objectives

After completing this course the student will be able to:

Contents

Overview of Project Management

Setting up the Project Environment

Defining the Objectives and Terms of Reference

Introduction to Procurement

Quality Management

Estimating

Developing a Plan

Risk and Issue Management

Project Communications

Teams and the Role of the Project Manager

Monitoring and Controlling Projects

Change Control

Acceptance and Handover

Project Closure and review

Case Study

Publicly scheduled dates, locations, and prices

Select a date to enquire about availability of places. For dates after 12 April 2017, please call 0333 210 0140 or use our contact form to enquire about places and availability.

Edinburgh — £1320 (+VAT)

London — £1320 (+VAT)

Suitable For

This course is ideal for those who are new to project management and wish to develop the basic skills, or those who need a basic understanding of the project lifecycle and key techniques.

This course is ideal for those wishing to attain the APM Introductory Certificate in Project Management. Note that APM examination application forms must be received by the APM at least two weeks before the examination date.

Prerequisites

No previous project management knowledge is assumed. Anyone who needs to manage projects as part of their job will benefit from attending

The course is not suitable for those already conversant with standard planning and management techniques

Pre-course material will be issued by email prior to attendance and it is recommended that you spend at least 10 hours on pre course reading

Examination

At the end of this course, delegates may sit an examination to attain the Association for Project Management (APM) Introductory Certificate in Project Management (based on the APM Body of Knowledge, 5th Edition).

The exam is not included in the course fee. It is an optional extra, purchased at the time of booking the course.