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Introduction to Effective Project Management

If you are new to the role of Project Manager or are becoming involved more and more in your organisation’s project work, then this immersive virtual course is for you. Based on a typical project lifecycle, the course walks you through how projects work from beginning to end and giving you the tools and techniques that are needed to be effective.  You will learn how to successfully plan a controlled start to your project, how to manage delivery and then successfully handover to the client all within those classic constraints of time, cost and quality.  The course is interactive and uses a case study scenario throughout to bring the learning to life.

Is it right for me?

Suitable for those who are new to project management roles and also those who are self-taught but want formal guidance on project management frameworks and tools.


This course includes the following:

  • 2 x 3 hour sessions
  • 30 minute coaching call
  • 12 months access to Digital Learning Hub

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Learning Objectives

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

  • Understand when to take a project management approach
  • Identify and engage with stakeholders successfully
  • Define your project using a compelling business case
  • Form a project management team
  • Create a robust project plan
  • Identify, assess and plan responses to risks
  • Manage the delivery of the project on a day-to-day basis
  • Control changes to the scope of the project
  • Handover the outputs to the customer
  • Review the delivery of the project using a structured framework

Course Content

  • Projects versus Business As Usual – when to apply a project management approach
  • Project lifecycles – what are waterfall, agile and hybrid and when do I use them?
  • The importance of stakeholder management in a project environment
  • Project management team structures and roles and responsibilities
    • The role of the project manager
    • The role of the project sponsor
  • How to write a robust project business case
  • Scope management – defining the deliverables of the project
  • Scheduling the project – creating a project timeline and allocating resources
  • Creating a budget profile for the project
  • Risk identification and mitigation in a project environment
  • Monitoring and controlling a project in the delivery phase
  • Dealing with issues
  • Change control process – how to avoid scope creep
  • Holding an effective 'lessons learned' review

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