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Advanced Project Management

Programme Overview

The course is experiential in nature. As well as being given the theory on how things should work, you also get to put that into practise using a business simulation. The course covers the four basic steps of Project Management: Initiation, Planning, Execution and Closure.

During each ‘taught’ session advanced skills, techniques and tools will be used that will enable you to take your projects further.

Designed for

This course is designed for those who are either actively involved with project management, who will be in the near future, have had previous experience of project management or have attended our Introduction to Project Management course.

Course Content

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

  • Carry out Project Definition Workshops
  • Use Forced Pairs, PESTLE and SWOT analysis
  • Look at Risk and Issues differently
  • Manage negotiation processes (PIN triangle, IFR technique, Communication Skills)
  • Carry out Stakeholder Analysis with the emphasis on managing difficult stakeholders (understand where stakeholders fit and strategies to deal with them)
  • Understand Work Breakdown Structures (WBS) and how to use them effectively to accurately estimate the cost, effort, resources and duration of your projects (Estimating tools and techniques)
  • Use Network diagrams to help you to plan sequential and parallel tasks
  • Use Critical Path Analysis (PERT analysis, Activity on Node and Activity on Line)
  • Understand how to use Financial planning to help you manage
    the benefits of your projects (introduction to IRR, DCF and NPV)

TSW can run this qualification exclusively and tailored to suit your company’s specific learning
requirements and organisational needs.

For further information please call 01656 644300 to speak to one of our experienced advisors