Project Management

Project management can be defined as the application of processes, methods, skills, knowledge and (personal or team) experience to achieve the objectives of a project.

The project itself can be looked at as a unique activity which is frequently in a state of change, undertaken to achieve planned objectives. Such objectives are often defined in terms of outputs, benefits and outcomes.

This workshop will give participants an overview of the entire project management process, as well as key project management tools that they can use every day.

Course Duration

1 Day

Course Content

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  • Getting Started
    • Icebreaker
    • Ground rules
    • The parking lot
    • Workshop objectives
    • Action plans and evaluation forms
  • Key Concepts (Part One)
    • What is a Project?
    • What is Project Management?
    • What is a Project Manager?
  • Key Concepts (Part Two)
    • About the PMBOK and the PMI
    • The Five Process Groups
    • The Nine Knowledge Areas
    • The Triple Constraint
  • Initiation (Part One)
    • Assessing Needs and Wants
    • Identifying Your Stakeholders
    • Creating SMART Objectives
    • Creating Requirements
  • Initiation (Part Two)
    • Creating a Statement of Work
    • Creating the Project Requirements Document
    • Completing the Project Planning Worksheet
  • Planning (Part One)
    • Estimating Time
    • Estimating Costs and Resources
    • Building the Work Breakdown Structure
  • Using Project Management Techniques
    • Understanding the Triple Scope
    • Creating a Timeline
    • Using a RACI Chart
  • Creating a Workspace
    • Choosing a Physical Layout
    • Ergonomics 101
    • Using Your Computer Efficiently
  • Organizing Files and Folders
    • Organizing Physical Files
    • Organizing Electronic Files
    • Scheduling Archiving and Clean-Up
  • Managing E-Mail
    • Using E-mail Time Wisely
    • Folders and Rules
    • Making Use of Your E-mail Program
    • Resisting the Lure of the Blackberry®
  • Beating Procrastination
    • Admitting the Problem
    • Making it Manageable
    • Identifying the Reasons
    • Adapting Your Long-Term Strategy
  • Wrapping Up
    • Words from the Wise
    • Review of Parking Lot
    • Lessons Learned
    • Completion of Action Plans and Evaluations

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