What you'll learn?
Key topics covered on this course:
WHERE PROJECTS COME FROM
Identify internal and external sources of projects and their significance.
THE PROJECT LIFECYCLE
Understand the project management lifecycle and the importance of typical project stages.
Consider the pros and cons of traditional and agile project methodologies. How these compare and how they fit into your project environment.
SUCCESS AND FAILURE
Features of a successful projects. Gaining agreement at project initiation. The impact of organisational context on project success and failure.
PRACTICAL PLANNING TOOLS
Learn a process for planning projects and practical tools and techniques including critical path analysis, Gantt charts, risk analysis, equality impact assessments, stakeholder analysis and communication plans.
Learn practical techniques for controlling and monitoring variables during implementation. Overcoming setbacks. Bringing people along on the journey.
PROJECT REVIEW AND CLOSURE
Finish with techniques for handover, review and celebration.