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Managing Smaller Projects

This course presents a simple and practical approach for managing projects: one that strips away bureaucracy yet retains vital control. Using the SPM approach enables delegates to maintain control over many small projects, determining facts about progress, risks and achievements.

They will gain assurance that the right products are being produced, to time and cost targets, and will become aware of problems at an early stage.

Target Audience:

This course is suitable for those with a basic understanding of project management and the project planning process.

The 'Small Project Management' (SPM) philosophy is a standard method for managing all small projects to obtain a consistent approach while keeping paperwork to a minimum.


Learning Objectives

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  •   Identify the main components of 'SPM'
  •   Establish the benefits of using 'SPM'
  •   Identify the best implementation strategy
  •   Describe the main concepts of the process
  •   Initiate a project using 'SPM' concepts
  •   Develop a simple yet comprehensive project plan
  •   Incorporate necessary risk and quality considerations within a plan
  •   Understand the best ways for tracking a project and managing change
  •   Appreciate the role of the computer in the project management process

Course Content

Project initiation

  •   Roles and responsibilities
  •   Estimating and budgeting
  •   Project planning
  •   Managing risk
  •   Controlling a project
  •   Managing quality
  •   Managing change
  •   Coping with the unexpected
  •   Reviewing a project
  •   Managing many projects at once
  •   Managing a crisis
  •   Using a computer to help
  •   Implementing SPM

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