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Planning, Organising & Controlling Projects

Duration: 2 days
Provider: Hemsley Fraser
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As organisations continue to embrace project management methodologies, there is an increased need for formal project management tools and techniques to be employed. This two day programme has been designed to enable the more experienced project manager to align these tools with their current project management skills and practically apply the principles to their projects.

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Arrow London - Grosvenor Place SW1, London 13th Feb 06 £849
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Designed For
Delegates whose role involves taking of a lead and an overview of a project rather than being closely involved its project will be particularly suited to this programme. Some hands on experience of using a project management process and techniques, such as network diagrams and Gantt charts, will be an advantage. As such this programme is not designed for those who are completely new to project management who may wish to consider 'Introduction to Effective Project Management'.

By the end of this course you will be able to:
  • Appreciate the range of techniques and tools used in planning, organising and controlling projects and be able to select appropriate methods to suit the size and type of project being managed.
  • Establish clear and realistic targets and objectives for projects and ensure completion is on time and within budget.
  • Produce accurate, workable plans giving a detailed breakdown of costs, timescales, tasks and resources.
  • Quantify the impact of problems and changes in real terms of resources, time and cost.
  • Create a true picture of progress achieved.
  • Understand how to motivate project members and keep the project alive and on track through effective project communication skills.
Reviewing the Fundamentals
  • Review of the 'Project Life Cycle'
  • Project initiation, project scope, definition and specification
  • The different project roles, responsibilities and boundaries
  • Stakeholder management and engagement
Planning Projects for Results
  • Work breakdown structures
  • Estimating and scheduling work
  • Network diagrams and Gantt charts
  • Resource scheduling and levelling
  • The value of qualitative risk analysis
  • Contingency planning
  • Establishing appropriate milestones
Organising the Project
  • Managing the established milestones
  • Getting to grips with information management
  • Managing project costs - what you need to know
Controlling the Project
  • Handling the changes and challenges that affect projects
  • Running effective change control processes
  • Managing configuration control - changes, review and status accounting
  • Risk monitoring and issues logs
Managing People and Communication within the Project
  • Leadership qualities that get results
  • The keys to effective influence and persuasion
  • When and how to negotiate
  • Achieving practical conflict management
  • How to create an effective communication plan

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