Project Management: an introduction Short Courses
The short Project Management course provides a great general introduction to project management. Topics covered in the Project Management course range from the project planning process, setting up project aims and objectives, and budgeting to adoption and structure. This Project Management course uses a variety of useful project planning tools, including risk analysis and management. It also examines the role of project manager and project team.
|Start Date||Start Time||Duration||Cost||Course Code||Apply|
|Monday 1 October 2012||18:30 - 20:30||10 weekly classes||£350.00||CE1768||Course Full|
|Monday 21 January 2013||18:30 - 20:30||10 weekly classes||£350.00||CE1768||Course Full|
|Tuesday 22 January 2013||18:30 - 20:30||10 weekly classes||£350.00||CE1768||Apply Now|
|Monday 29 April 2013||18:30 - 20:30||10 weekly classes||£350.00||CE1768||Apply Now|
|Tuesday 30 April 2013||18:30 - 20:30||10 weekly classes||£350.00||CE1768||Apply Now|
Ian Glenister has considerable lecturing and public speaking experience. He is Managing Director of a business consultancy and Chairman of a company that assists other organisations to utilise Project Management best practice. Ian has an MBA and is a member of a number of professional bodies. Ian acts as course leader and provides additional support, where desired, through use of a tailored online forum.
Due to the retirement of Charles Ash, we have a new support trainer for the Introduction to Project Management course with effect from the new term. I have attached a little more information to be added to the course profile to replace that previously provided for Charles:
Peter Doyle is dynamic, visionary and results-driven with experience in delivering Project Management developments in Nigeria, Kenya, USA, China, South Africa, Dubai, Saudi Arabia, Tanzania and Singapore. Projects Peter has been involved with include the relocation of the Met Office, the largest single corporate move in Europe, being part of the Project Management team on the building of Terminal 5 and project managing the entire move of a manufacturing plant from the US to Taiwan.
English RequirementsApplicants must be proficient in written and spoken English.
What will I learn?
- To understand basic project management terminology, methodology and the role of project manager.
- To understand the fundamentals of Gantt charts, Critical Path Analysis & PERT.
- To appreciate why projects fail and how failure can be avoided.
- To appreciate the effect of Project Management on third parties.
- To understand how to produce a project plan with effective budgeting.
- To understand project management in terms of its project plan construction, identification of appropriate milestones, budget, and consideration of effective project review.
- To outline basic tools and techniques of risk analysis and management.
Week 1: Overview of the course, Project Management and terminology, the project lifecycle
Week 2: Effective project teamwork, managing stakeholders
Week 3: Team development, project stages and project planning
Week 4: Budgeting and scheduling, Critical Path methodology
Week 5: Project control and Earned Value
Week 6: Risk management and effective negotiation
Week 7: Causes of project failure and how this can be avoided
Week 8: Effective meeting management and project closure
Week 9: Making use of Microsoft Project, an introduction (computer lab session)
Week 10: Project presentations
Teaching and Assessment
Informal assessment will take place through group discussion, class room activities, and questions and answers sessions as guided by your tutor.
Portney, S. (2001) Project Management for Dummies, John Wiley and Sons
Lock, D. (2001) Essentials of project management, Gower Publishing Ltd