Our Project Management Introduction Training Courses are designed for those new to project management, or that have some experience and want to further understand the key principles. We have a regular schedule of project management introductory courses at locations across the UK, including Birmingham, Glasgow, Leeds, London and Manchester. Our most popular courses include:
This 1 day course is designed for those with basic or no prior knowledge of project management tools or techniques. It will introduce you to important project management concepts, key terminology and current methodology. It is the ideal starting point for those new to project management.Course Info
This 2 day course from the Association for Project Management (APM) is an entry level project management certification and includes the exam. The course covers a wide range of topics at a summary level thus providing attendees with a broad understanding of project management terminology, basic techniques and the people skills required to successfully manage a project.Course Info
Courses by Type
Our introductory project management courses are usually between 1 and 3 days in duration and are designed to offer a solid foundation that introduces the key concepts and principles that will assist you in your project management role.
If you are interested to acquire a project management certification then choose the APM Introductory Certificate of the Fundamentals of Project Management.
For help deciding which is the best option for you, then read our free guide - Project management Training - Where do I Start?
You can typically expect an introduction to project management course to include:
- Projects compared to everyday business
- Projects and programmes
- The project management life cycle
- Business justification
- Project definition
- Goals, objectives and scope
- Structure, organisation and responsibilities
- Project planning
- Risk management
- Estimating effort, time and cost
- Commitment of resources
- Monitoring and control of change, quality, cost and progress
Below is a brief overview of our most popular courses:
APM Introductory Certificate
The highly-regarded APM Introductory Certificate is a 2 day training course from the Association for Project management. It introduces the concepts and the main project techniques such as planning, risk and quality management. The course contains exercises to help consolidate your learning and is also focused on achieving the Introductory Certificate.
Fundamentals of Project Management course
The 3 day Fundamentals of Project Management course also gives the opportunity to achieve the APM Introductory Certificate. This course introduces the main concepts, detailed techniques and consolidates learning with exercises and a case study. addition we also have Microsoft Project Introduction courses, suitable for those wanting to utilise the software in their job role.
Project Management for Non-Project Managers
Project Management for Non-Project Managers is a 1 day course that introduces the concepts and key principles of project management. It is useful for those that need an overview of product management or that are involved in supporting projects or project team.
Introduction to Effective Project Management
Introduction to Effective Project Management is a 2 day training course that provides you with all the essential skills, tools and techniques that you will need to support you in your project management role. The course concentrates on the practical techniques that you can apply directly in the workplace.
Microsoft Project Introductory Courses
MS Project is the software tool most widely used by project managers for planning, control and communication. There is a range of 1 and 2 day courses available. Learn more about MS Project training.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Project management is the discipline of combining systems, techniques & people to complete a project within agreed goals of time, budget & quality
Project management is the most efficient way of introducing change by
- Defining the objectives
- Developing the plan
- Using the appropriate tools (Planning, managing risk, quality etc.)
- Providing a single point of responsibility
Project Management = Planning + Management
A project brief may also be required which sets out
• The goals, objectives and scope of the project (its deliverables)
• How these are to be achieved (technical content) and quality (technical standards)
• Design outlines (sketches and block diagrams)
• The component parts (breakdown structure)
• Who will be responsible for what (team responsibilities)
• Timing (logic network and schedule)
• Budget (supporting cost estimate)
• Resources required for implementation (human and material)
• Risk, contingency and control plans.
- Define the Objectives
- Develop the Plan
- Execute Actions
- Control the Progress
- Close the Project
- Get Promoted!
We work alongside expert trainers to deliver an extensive schedule of public Project Management, Business Analysis and IT training courses. We have also delivered in house training of a consistently high standard for well-known organisations worldwide.
Focus customers include Asda, City of London, GFI Software, Ministry of Defence and Shell.
We have an extensive range of courses suitable for business, IT and project professionals. This includes training in the areas of Prince2, MSP, APM, ITIL, Business Analysis, Microsoft Project and Software Testing.
Our most popular courses include Prince2 Foundation & Practitioner, MSP Practitioner, ITIL Foundation and ISTQB Software Testing Foundation. Contact a member of our sales team today to discuss your requirements.