Business Skills

Course type

Personal Development

Cost per individual

Public course

Cost per course

Client site, max 10 individuals


2 Days

Full/Part time

Part Time


ITS SmartStyle Training

Dates and Locations

24/04/2018 Liverpool
26/04/2018 Bradford

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This course is intended for people who manage projects now or who will do so in the future. It reviews a variety of approaches to project management.


The course has been designed to take delegates from preplanning, through setting objectives, task management, planning resources and budgets, record keeping through to
post-project evaluation. The tools and techniques explained in this program can be applied to all project types of any scope.

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Module One - Introduction
  • What is a Project?
  • What is Project Management?
  • The Project Managers Role
  • Project Control Variables
  • Why do Projects Fail?
  • Achieving Project Excellence
  • The Four Stage Project Life Cycle
Module Two - Concept & Definition
  • Project Organisational Structures
    • The Matrix Organisation
    • The Project Board
  • Roles & Responsibilities
  • Defining the Project Objectives
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Creating a Business Case
Module Three - Planning
  • A Step by Step Approach to Planning
  • Work Breakdown Structures
  • Network Planning
    • Precedence Networks
    • Time Analysis & the Critical Path
  • Milestones
  • Resource Planning
  • Estimating Techniques; Time & Cost & PERT
  • Contingency & Risk Management
    • Identify, Quantify & Prioritise
    • Risk Management Plans
  • Project Communication
  • Quality Planning & Agreed Deliverables
Module Four - Implementation
  • Control & Reporting
  • Managing & Controlling Change
  • Monitoring Earned Value
Module Five - Completion & Evaluation
  • Concluding the Project
  • Project Review

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