Aims & Objectives

Our Effective Project Management course teaches you the key aspects of project management and how to create project plans.

Suitable for those new to project management or with no formal or practical training, this 2 Day CPD-Accredited Training Course teaches you the importance of planning your project, shows you how to create and schedule project plans and manage and control the project through to completion.

What will I learn?

Day 1

What is a Project?

  • Definitions and methodologies
  • A 5-stage model for projects
  • Projects and organisational strategy

Getting Started

  • When do projects begin?
  • Clarifying objectives
  • Gaining authority


  • Who are they?
  • What do they want?
  • How can they help?


  • What is it?
  • How is it created?
  • Should it be fixed


  • Defining ongoing value
  • How to measure benefits
  • Planning for realisation

Work Breakdown Structure

  • Creating a WBS
  • Identifying work packages
  • Milestones and deliverables

What will I learn

Day 2

Tasks and Timescales

  • What needs to be done
  • How long will it take?
  • Identifying resources

Building a Schedule

  • Should we use software?
  • Gantt chart or Kanban board?
  • Critical path or activity list?

Identifying Risk

  • Risk or issue?
  • Scoring techniques
  • Maintaining a log

Creating a Plan

  • The missing headings
  • Using templates
  • Sign off

Managing and Controlling Projects

  • Managing People
  • Managing the schedule
  • Managing Risk
  • Bringing a project to a close – successful or otherwise

How We Deliver

We currently deliver all training online to comply with the Government's guidelines.

Online training works well for businesses whose staff are mainly working from home.

It allows us to train all of your staff with the same training needs at the same time. Your people simply log on from home, using details provided in advance by our team.

Choose from Watch and Learn sessions for larger groups or interactive hands on sessions for smaller groups.

When permitted we also offer face to face training at your offices.

All sessions can be customised to a half day or 90 minute sprint session and tailored to fit your needs, covering the topic(s) within a course that are most important to your business.

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