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Practical Project Management

Course Details

Name Practical Project Management
Description
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Location:
Manchester
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Price:
£846.00 +vat
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Residential:
Course ID:
439487

Overview

This course is designed for those who need a practical hands-on approach to managing projects, without it getting “heavy”. It covers all aspects of a project’s life cycle, from the project start-up sequence, application of monitoring & control to keep it on-track, and includes the activities required to close a project. Whilst the majority of the course deals with project management structure, aspects of managing the people on projects are included through team activities. Delegates are encouraged to think about their actual projects during the course and they have to opportunity to apply useful tools to a project of their choice.

Learning Objectives

  • An understanding of how project work differs from normal daily work.
  • An awareness of the key roles and responsibilities on a project.
  • A step-by-step approach to starting up a project, which includes a project prioritising tool.
  • A tool to manage project risks.
  • Descriptions of key project documents.
  • How to apply planning tools to identify the critical parts of projects.
  • Methods to adopt which keep a project on track.
  • Steps to close a project.
  • Team exercises to explore both project methodology and project team dynamics.
  • The opportunity to resolve delegates project issues.

Course Content

Day 1

09:30 - 10:00 Coffee, introductions and personal objectives

10:00 - 10:30 What is a project and what are its pitfalls? (Getting to grips with the basic concepts)

10:30 - 10:45 Project roles and responsibilities

10:45 - 11:15 Personal attributes of a project manager (Self assessment against key Project Manager attributes)

11:15 - 11:30 Coffee break

11:30 - 13:00 Step-by-step approach to project start-up (Straight forward start up sequence to ensure a strong start to the project)

13:00 - 14:00 Lunch Break

14:00 - 14:30 Team exercise (Fun activity exploring two key areas of managing a project)

14:30 - 15:00 Project prioritising tool (Delegates apply a powerful prioritising tool to their own project)

15:00 - 15:30 Project initiation document (Key project document)

15:30 - 16:00 Case study (Consolidates the days work and sets the scene for Day 2)

 

Day 2

09:30 - 09:45 Review of progress against objectives

09:45 - 11:30 Planning tools. (Delegates are shown how to apply Critical Path Analysis to their projects and practice using a Case Study. Gantt charts are also considered)

11:30 - 11:45 Coffee break

11:45 - 12:00 Estimating time and costs (Ideas on how to improve the accuracy of estimates)

12:00 - 13:00 Managing project risks (Delegates apply risk analysis methods to their own project)

13:00 - 14:00 Lunch Break

14:00 - 14:30 Team exercise (Fun activity to explore the dynamics in a project team)

14:30 - 15:15 Keeping projects on track (The minimum we need to do to keep control over a project, including how to control changes)

15:15 - 15:30 Bringing a project to a close (Actions required to bring a project to a close)

15:30 - 16:30 Delegates work on their real project issues

16:30 Summary & Action Plans Agreed

Manchester

Location:

De Vere Cheadle House
Cheadle Royal Business Park
SK8 3FS

 

Directions:

By Road:

From the M60

Exit at Junction 3 and take the A34 (dual carriageway) signed to Cheadle and Cheadle Royal. 

Continue through the first set of traffic lights, then take the first exit from the A34 signed to Cheadle Royal. At the roundabout take the 4th exit onto Cheadle Royal Business Park. Continue along this road where you will pass David Lloyd Leisure on the left. Cheadle House is located on the right hand side. Park inside the barrier car park. 

From the M56

Exit at Junction 5 signposted to the Airport. Take the left hand lane following signs for Terminal 2.

At roundabout go straight on, signposted A5166, Wimslow. At next junction follow signs for All Traffic. At round-a-bout follow sign for A5166 Cheadle. 

At the first set of traffic lights (facing Manchester International Office Centre) turn left towards Heald Green. At the next set of traffic lights, turn right towards Heald Green and Cheadle, passing Heald Green railway station (Finney Lane). 

Continue for 1.5 miles until the next set of traffic lights and turn left. Go straight over the first roundabout and left at the second, into Cheadle Royal Business Park. Follow the main road, go straight over the next mini roundabout and Cheadle House in on the right. 

Park inside the barrier car park. 

From the M6 northbound

Exit at Junction 19. Take the A556 through Mere Turn right onto the M56. Follow the instructions above.

By Rail 15 minutes drive to either Stockport or Wilmslow stations. (Both InterCity lines) 

If you require a taxi please contact our reception team: 0844 980 2303

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