To succeed in project management you not only need to understand the what? and why? principles, but also to have a portfolio of skills and techniques in the how? to do it.
This course assumes a good knowledge of project management principles, and concentrates on developing the underlying
planning techniques and skills needed to manage a project in a structured environment.
This course covers the basic approaches and techniques of planning a project, and how they can be used to maximise success.
The aims of the course are to help you learn how to:
♦ Describe the need for, and methods involved in, planning a project
♦ Create a set of plans covering activities, resources, cost and time.
Following completion of this course, you will know how to:
♦ Specify the deliverables and activities of a project
♦ Specify and estimate the resources required for a project and the means of their procurement
♦ Prepare budget estimates for time and resources
♦ Cost and price a project
♦ Produce a schedule for a project.
Who will benefit?
♦ Experienced project managers who want to refine or upgrade their skills in project planning
♦ Newly appointed project managers who need to learn the key skills necessary to
successfully undertake their assignments
♦ Project management/support office staff who need to have an in-depth understanding and ability in the techniques of project planning
♦ Project team leaders who will directly or indirectly apply planning techniques.
♦ Project management overview
♦ Introduction to planning
♦ Product and work breakdown
♦ Activity networks
♦ Gantt charts and resource histograms
The course is delivered in an entertaining and highly interactive manner with many real life
examples used to illustrate the subject. There is a high degree of delegate participation and
Delegates should have an overview understanding of the basic principles of Project Management