Core Skills for Project Managers will provide delegates with the essential project management tools and techniques to successfully deliver projects to specification, on time and within budget. Whether large or small projects, the techniques covered will save time and money, and ensure projects are well managed and controlled.

Topics covered in this course include:

  • Project life cycle
  • Stakeholder analysis, management and communication
  • Project resources
  • Planning tools
  • Work Breakdown Structures, Flowcharts, PERT/Critical Path Analysis, Gant Charts and Product Based Planning
  • Risk management
  • Business case
  • Cost-benefit analysis
  • Key roles within a project management team
  • Project team roles
  • Characteristics of team development
  • Monitoring projects
  • Controlling projects
  • Evaluating projects
  • Project support

New and practising project managers in all sectors including manufacturing, public sector and the third sector.

The course will cover valuable tools and techniques for new project managers and will expand the skills, knowledge and expertise of existing project managers.

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

  • Understand what is meant by a Project Life Cycle
  • Carry out a Stakeholder Analysis
  • Identify project resources and how to manage them
  • Use key planning tools such as Work Breakdown Structures, Flowcharts, PERT/Critical Path Analysis, Gantt Charts and Product Based Planning
  • Identify and know how to manage risks associated with projects
  • Produce a business case for a project and carry out a cost-benefit analysis
  • Understand the key roles within a project management team
  • Identify project team roles and the characteristics of the team’s development
  • Monitor, control and evaluate projects
  • Identify what project support could be available to your management of projects

Pre-course preparation & assessment

No pre-course preparation needed and there is no end of course assessment.

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