Introduction to Effective Project Management

Project management is an element of many people’s daily role and is a job in itself. But it is not something that you can just pick up with no guidance. There are tried and tested skills, techniques, theories and practices that will lead to success. This topic will outline some of the fundamental elements of project management, with tools and tips to help you take your first steps into managing a project from beginning to end.

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For our learning journeys we use our proven excite, engage, embed method to ensure the learning experience is engaging and the learning is sustained. We have two learning journey options available on this topic. The full details of the programmes can be viewed by clicking on either of the title buttons below.

Course Code: OV-MPM

  • 2 x half-day live session delivered virtually or in-person | 6-8 hrs on-demand learning | 30-minute coaching session (optional extra for teams)

  • This is available for individuals, groups and teams

  • Part of our Core Library

Acquire the skills and competencies to successfully lead predictive projects in different environments. The training course is the ideal, practical introduction to project management for everybody involved in a project. The intensive training allows you to acquire the basics of project management incorporating the essential concepts in predictive and iterative project management.
Participants will enjoy a practice-oriented introduction to project management – including predictive and agile methods. They will learn to successfully initiate, plan, monitor and close projects; handle crucial elements and apply different methods according to the project needs.

This training program is suitable for junior project managers, project team members, executives and all persons who will have to lead or play an important role in a project.

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Have a good knowledge about agile project management
  • Understand the differences between agile and predictive approaches
  • Are able to contribute to agile projects
  • Apply the essentials of project predictive and iterative management
  • Contribute efficiently to the end product of a project

 

  • What is a project?
  • What is project management?
  • The project management environment (project and business)
  • Delivering Value and Benefits
  • The project stakeholders
  • The project scope and the project approach
  • The project team 
  • Planning and executing projects (overview)

For groups & teams

Live session delivered virtually or in-person. Up to 15 people per programme.

From £4800 (+VAT)

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For individuals

Upcoming dates (select date for price info)

£ 1,000.00 (+ VAT)

£ 1,000.00 (+ VAT)

£ 1,000.00 (+ VAT)

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Course Code: OV-MPR

  • half-day live session delivered virtually or in-person | 6-8 hrs on-demand learning | 30-minute coaching session (optional extra for teams)

  • This is available for individuals, groups and teams

  • Part of our Core Library

This interactive course will provide learners with a range of tools and techniques to help them manage projects more effectively in remote working environments.

As the number of organisations moving to remote working increases, so does the need for more effective project management. Unfortunately, a lot of the traditional methods for managing projects that have long been in place have become redundant in remote environments. In turn, this leads to ineffective working practices, poorly managed scope and a failure to achieve objectives within the constraints specified. 

The session aims to provide you with an up to date perspective on what‘s required to manage projects remotely along with a range of tools and techniques that you can apply immediately, thus leading to successful project outcomes.

This course is suitable for anyone managing projects or workstreams in a remote environment.

By the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the key attributes of a successful remote project manager
  • Create a working environment that enables success
  • Assemble the project team and agree on a way of working
  • Recognize what makes a high performing team
  • Define the project objectives and scope the deliverables
  • Use an online collaboration tool for capturing, tracking and communicating progress
  • Handle the common problems faced managing projects remotely

 

For groups & teams

Live session delivered virtually or in-person. Up to 15 people per programme.

From £3000 (+VAT)

Bring in-house

For individuals

Upcoming dates (select date for price info)
Reserve your place

Bitesize Sessions

Available for delivery to groups and teams, our bite-size learning sessions are short bursts of knowledge covering the what, why, and how of a topic, and delivered at pace. Expert-led sessions can be delivered virtually, face-to-face, or you can choose a combination, and they can be run either standalone or up to three sessions in a day.

Project Management

Project Management

Course Code: VILT-PJM

  • 90-minute live session delivered virtually or in-person (Perfect for use as part of a blended learning programme)

  • This is available for groups and teams

  • Part of our Core Library

This 90-minute session addresses several key areas associated with project management, beginning at the start of a project when it is mobilising and being formed, moves through setting up a charter or agreement with the project sponsor before looking at the difficulties we face in planning effectively.
It covers kicking off a great project, the challenges around managing a project team and reshaping a project on the go.
 

 

This short session is suitable for anyone who wants to learn some straightforward techniques to ensure projects deliver on time and within budget.

By the end of this session, you will be able to:

  • Identify the key tasks associated with any project
  • Introduce the concept of building a community within a network
  • Provide clarity on understanding team dynamics in more detail
  • Demonstrate how to put plans in place to ensure project success
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Online Learning

Our award-winning learning content library is expertly created, easy to consume, and visually engaging and it can be experienced through a range of modalities - Fluidbooks, videos, animations, podcasts, infographics, quizzes and more. Use our digital learning content to support on-demand or blended learning provision within your organisation. Hundreds of topics are available in multiple global languages.

Project Management

Project Management

Core content

  • Project Management Fluidbook
  • Project Management Infographic
  • Project Management Quiz
  • Project Management Thrive in Five
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Find out more about our learning content… we provide a range of formats and media types to support different learning styles, and time pressures and to keep the learning engaging. Find out more about the different modalities and view some examples…

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