Core Skills for Project Managers

Training to develop your understanding of project management basics and the fundamentals you need for managing projects successfully.

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Course Facts

Duration: 2 Day/s
Assessment: This course is not assessed
Entry Requirements: There are no entry requirements
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Course Overview

This project management short training course will provide you with the essential 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.

People attending this course have often been put in charge of new change projects or have moved into new roles with project management responsibilities. This course is geared towards helping you understand all you need to know when managing projects in the workplace.

*Rated 4.8 out of 5 by learners on Coursecheck, TSW Training has been a trusted and established training provider of choice for 56 years.

Who is this Course For?

This introduction to project management training is perfect for anyone who has to manage projects in work. This includes 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, providing the fundamental knowledge and skills needed to successfully deliver projects to specification, on time and within budget. 

Make an enquiry and one of our dedicated Learning Advisors will contact you to listen to your needs and help you find the right solutions.

What Does This Course Cover?

Course Content

Topics covered in this course include:

  • Project management 101 – project management fundamentals
  • Project life cycle
  • Stakeholder analysis, management, and communication
  • Project resources
  • Planning tools
  • Work Breakdown Structures, Flowcharts, PERT/Critical Path Analysis, Gantt Charts and Product Based Planning
  • Risk management
  • Business case
  • Cost-benefit analysis
  • Key roles within a project management team
  • Characteristics of team development
  • Monitoring projects
  • Controlling projects
  • Evaluating projects
  • Project support

Learning Outcomes

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

Learning Outcomes

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

Why Choose TSW Training for your Courses?

  • TSW Training is a leading Health and Safety, Environmental, Leadership and Management training provider working with PLCs and SME clients across the UK.
  • Rated 4.8/5 in 1,179 reviews by learners on independent training course evaluator, Coursecheck, TSW Training has been a trusted and established training provider of choice for 56 years.
  • Work with TSW Training and you have access to our closely curated team of quality-assured experts, consultants, and trainers.

Read our latest course reviews

Great content and delivery. It is very helpful to know all the tools out there. It will be great if: 1- the manual aligned with the slide (follow the same sequence 2 – there is a crib sheet (as we have too many pages to flick through) a) methodology name – basic framework – application in projects b) Tools – framework – situation to use in
Georgi I April 12, 2024
The course was a really insightful overview of project management. The balance of theoretical tools discussed along with some practical opportunities to use them really enhanced the learning. The amount of information covered in the time was high while the pace in which this was done was very suitable
Wayne T April 12, 2024
Very good
Emrys D April 12, 2024
Will take away methods from this course to utilise in future
David P April 12, 2024
Really well delivered course and aimed at all levels of participants
George F April 12, 2024

Frequently Asked Questions

Project management is a system of processes, methods, skills, knowledge and experience when combined, help you to achieve the project’s objectives. Project management training will give you the skills to deliver projects successfully.

Public Course Booking Options

This course is available on our open programme, with a calendar of virtual and classroom events. You can book a place for yourself, for an employee or for a group of staff.

Virtual Classroom
£500 +VAT
Classroom
£500 +VAT

In-House Delivery Exclusively For Your Organisation

This course can be delivered exclusively for your organisation, in any location or virtually through Microsoft Teams or Zoom. Read more on our in-house training services.

Virtual Classroom
Price On Enquiry
Classroom
Price On Enquiry

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