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Project Management for Non-Project Managers

Course Details

Name Project Management for Non-Project Managers
DescriptionDo you need to get better control of key business initiatives but can’t fight your way past the jargon of project management? • Do you need to understand and contribute to projects in your organisation but have no desire to become a project manager? • Would you like to have a better sense of control over what you and others are doing? • Do you want to set clearer objectives for yourself and others? • Would you like to be more proactive in your work and less reactive? • Are you trying to convince your staff of the benefits of project management? If the answer is “YES” - this is the course for you! This fun and highly interactive day uses a team based simulation to take you through the challenges of selecting, prioritising, and implementing service improvement projects in a way that lets you see immediately the organisational impact of the decisions you make.   How will I benefit? You will see how your actions and decisions impact the ability of others to produce results and how when everyone works together in a coordinated and transparent fashion suddenly great things can start to happen. You will learn and practice the basics of project management, acquire simple new tools as results see how you can immediately start to better plan your own and other people’s work. You will also see how a small amount of process applied intelligently can produce great benefit for your project and your organisation.   How will my company benefit? This highly energetic and enthusiastic day will give non-project managers a greater appreciation of the benefits of project management and of working as part of a project team.Staff will become better able to plan and control their own work, be more focused towards the achievement of business objectives and produce more positive outcomes.  
London - City
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£373.00 +vat
was £399.00
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Effective project management skills are becoming increasingly important. Organizations need good project managers, at all levels, to successfully deliver the change projects that will enable the business to adapt, grow and achieve its strategic objectives. This introductory course provides an essential overview of the core skills required to deliver small to medium size projects.

Target Audience:

This course is suitable for managers, potential project managers, work-stream leaders or team members who wish to gain an insight into the world of project management.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Define the differences between project and operational work
  • Create a high-level Business Case for the project
  • Define a structured plan for the project
  • Create a project schedule
  • Identify project risks and assign mitigating actions
  • Control a project and handle requests for change
  • Motivate the team members
  • Close down the project and extract any relevant lessons to be learned


No formal prerequisites exist for this course and no prior exposure to project work is required.

Pre-Course Reading

Delegates are not provided with any formal pre-reading before this course and a course manual will be provided at the start of the workshop.

Course Content

This highly interactive workshop uses a short generic case-study to enable delegates to gain confidence in the use of well proven techniques in the areas listed below. It provides a firm foundation for further development of project management skills through self-reading, more advanced training and practical hands-on experience.

Project Management Overview

Delegates are introduced to the world of projects and why it is beneficial to adopt a formal project management approach. The course will also look at the various project roles and responsibilities that may exist.

Concept Phase

We will identify a number of internal and external factors that might trigger the need for new projects before looking at the stakeholders who could be impacted. The course then identifies tools and techniques that help to evaluate whether a project is feasible or not.

Defining the Project

The definition phase is often where the project manager is most heavily involved and we look at a structured approach for creating a project plan that will include scope, time and resource requirements. We briefly discuss quality management before focusing on the identification, analysis and mitigation of risks.

Implementing the Project

Delegates will understand how the baseline plan can be used to monitor progress and also to control changes that may be requested by stakeholders during implementation. We will then discuss how the project manager may try to keep team members motivated throughout the project.

Project Handover and Closeout

The day concludes with a short session on how the project deliverables can be effectively handed over to the customer or the business. Delegates will also begin to understand the importance of capturing lessons for action on future projects.

London - International House



International House
3rd Floor
1 St Katharines Way



International House is a premier training centre located close to Tower Bridge, between St Katharine Dock and the Tower of London.

Car parking

The nearest car park is the NCP at Whitechapel High Street.


  • London Fenchurch Street Rail – 12 minute walk
  • London Cannon Rail – 20 minute walk
  • London Bridge Rail – 25 minute walk 


  • Tower Gate Way -  8 minute walk 
  • Tower Hill – 10 minute walk
  • Aldgate - 15 minutes walk  
  • Aldgate East – 17 minute walk
  • Monument – 18 minute walk 
  • Bank - 22 minute walk  
  • London Bridge Underground – 25 Minute walk


Routes 42, 78 and RV1 use the Tower of London stop (TL) on St. Katharine’s Way, just outside International House.

This course is available on a Residential and Non-Residential basis.


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