Many business problems involve co-ordinating multiple activities to achieve a specific goal. All such problems can be solved more effectively using project management techniques. This practical course will enable delegates to plan and control projects and will ensure they have confidence to apply the techniques when they return to work.
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To develop the basic techniques for estimating, planning and control of projects. To improve the effectiveness of delegates own project management.
Projects and project work
The need for project planning and control.
Outline and detailed planning
Estimating effort and duration.
Adjustments, allowances and contingency.
Developing estimating skills.
Activity networks and critical path analysis.
Schedules and Gantt charts.
Identifying resource requirements
Allocating tasks to people.
Quality control techniques.
Change control procedures.
Collecting and analysing progress information
Taking corrective action.
What skills will the delegate gain?
This course will enable delegates to:
Prepare and justify estimates of effort and elapsed time for the project.
Develop project plans showing activities, dependencies, resources and timescales.
Set up and use procedures to control progress, change and quality.
Who will the course benefit?
Managers, supervisors and senior staff who have to manage, co-ordinate or control any form of project in any industry.
No previous knowledge of project management is assumed.