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Project Management - Keep it on Track, Successful Project Management

Course overview

Understand the lifecycle of a project, from concept and definition, through to planning, implementation and evaluating the effectiveness of completed projects.

Course duration

2 days

Delivery method

Flexible (Online/Classroom)


Open participant course: £390 per person - maximum 10 people

Closed company course: £2,000 per course - maximum 10 people

Suitable for

Those who manage projects now, or those who will do so in the future, and need to understand a variety of approaches to project management.

Learning outcomes

Students will understand the project process, from pre-planning, through setting objectives, task management, planning resources and budgets, record keeping through to post-project evaluation. The tools and techniques explained in this course can be applied to all project types of any scope.

Course content

Module One - Introduction:

  • What is a project?
  • What is project management?
  • The role of a project manager
  • Project control variables
  • Why do projects fail?
  • Achieving project excellence
  • The four stage project life cycle

Module Two - Concept and Definition:

  • Project organisational structures
  • The matrix organisation
  • The project board
  • Roles and 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 and the critical path
  • Milestones
  • Resource planning
  • Estimating techniques; time, cost and PERT
  • Contingency and risk management
  • Identify, quantify and prioritise
  • Risk management plans
  • Project communication
  • Quality planning and agreed deliverables

Module Four - Implementation:

  • Control and reporting
  • Managing and controlling change
  • Monitoring earned value

Module Five - Completion and Evaluation:

  • Concluding the project
  • Project review and evaluation

Course requirements

This course can be delivered remotely or in a classroom environment, to suit your requirements.

Delegates must have the following equipment to attend this training remotely:

  • PC or laptop with a microphone and speakers (webcam is preferred but not essential)
  • Access to the internet and web browser application (e.g. Google Chrome)
  • An email account for file sharing

For more information about this course please contact us.

Queens Court Regent Street Barnsley South Yorkshire S70 2EG
Tel: 01226 216760 | Email: |

These course details were downloaded on 20/04/2024

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