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Programme for successful delivery of management projects

How do you create a high performing team? How do you work within a matrix management environment? What to do when conflicts and problems arise? How to lead, motivate and inspire others?

Failure to engage people in your implementation often leads to project failure, scope creep and rising costs.

The Introduction to Project Management training programme will provide an understanding of the tools, techniques, reports and control mechanisms that enable successful delivery of projects and moves on to look at people management skills, which are often the cause of failure for projects. The programme aims to raise awareness of best project management practices.

Please see below for our full training overview for Introduction to Project Management.

Benefits of attending for the delegate

  • Understand the role of a project manager.
  • Learn how to apply project controls.
  • Gain a good introduction to techniques such as critical path analysis.
  • Be able to identify project tasks and how they relate to each other.
  • Correctly identify stakeholders; influence key player, manage the decision making process.
  • Motivate team players, resolve conflicts.
  • Raise awareness of personal skills and attributes required to successfully lead a project.
  • Manage your resilience.
  • Understand how to drive change.

Benefits of attending for the employer

  • The programme will help your employees to apply project management principles to their work to ensure successful delivery of projects as well as enabling non project managers to understand principles, considerations and challenges of running projects.

What you will learn

Examples of key topics that can be covered include:

Day 1 - Tools and Techniques of Project Management

  • Understanding the project life cycle.
  • Building a robust business case for the project and agreeing the terms of reference.
  • Planning the projects resources.
  • Setting up the team and assigning Roles and Responsibilities.
  • Techniques including Network Analysis, Critical Path Analysis, Scheduling, Resource Planning, Risk Analysis and Contingency Planning.

Day 2 - The People

  • Understanding goal setting, team delegation and the dynamics of teams.
  • A look at team types and 5 dysfunctions of teams.
  • Communication styles and motivation in teams using social styles.
  • Stakeholder Management, Influencing and Politics. Exploring models to help you understand and deal with the complexity that people bring to the project.

Day 3 - The People

  • Managing difficult Conversations.
  • Solving problems; Obstacles and Blockages analysis.
  • Accountability and identifying decision makers.
  • Driving change from both the process and the people perspectives.
  • Targeting communications to facilitate buy-in, ownership and accountability.
  • Case study application.

How is this training delivered?

  • This is a classroom based course.
  • Using employee's personal experiences to gain an understanding of the main issues, the workshop utilises individual and group exercises, case studies, self-reflection, sharing in pairs, fish bowl exercises, to relate project management to employee's own jobs so they can easily be applied on a day to day basis.

What qualifications will you achieve?

  • Delegates will receive a Develop Training Certificate of Attendance. If you require an accreditation, we can discuss these on an individual basis.

For more information, please call us on 0800 876 6708.

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"Develop has provided active support in the development of First Line Managers at SGN. The provision of their bespoke programmes and ILM qualifications will improve individual performance and develop core management skills."
Neil Snell, Head of Training and Development, Scotia Gas Networks.