Managing Projects

Streamline project management and leadership for on-target results

Project working is business as usual for an increasing number of people. But the techniques and skills involved are often assumed rather than trained or developed. This practical look at the management and leadership challenges posed by project working introduces proven methods to make sure projects run as smoothly as possible. The workshop helps managers to identify the key factors to be aware of in project planning, implementation and review, to ensure that deadlines are met, spend minimised, and outputs maximised.

 

Participants will get to grips with a practical set of tools for managing the resources, human and material, that are critical to projects. They will be asked to examine their approach and compare it to a considered picture of the leadership required to gain full buy-in from project teams. They will also gain a thorough understanding of the four pillars (cost, time, quality and quantity) of projects, and how to balance them. 

The workshop is based on simple yet powerful tools which are used in businesses around the world to plan, schedule, monitor and control projects. There is plenty of scope for delegates to gain insight into specific questions and issues they may raise, and delegates are encouraged to bring along details of specific projects to use in the practical exercises.

This topic can also be delivered as a coaching session, as part of an integrated programme, or via an alternative learning method such as e-learning. It can also be adapted to suit your specific needs, including adjusting it to a half-day workshop with a narrower focus, or a two-day in-depth workshop. If you are interested in any of these options, please contact us.

 

 

At a Glance

Who it's for:


Managers at any level
Project Managers
Managers who have project responsibilities

What it covers:


Projects as a mode of working: key challenges
Management and leadership in a project setting
Working with the four pillars of project delivery
Project planning – avoiding the activity trap
Stakeholder analysis techniques
Time and cost management
Project planning, reporting and monitoring tools
Anticipating and dealing with change and adversity
The people factor: buy-in and effectiveness
Project review: projects as sources of learning

What you'll get:


Understanding of key challenges of project working
People leadership skills for projects
Guidelines for planning, implementation and review
Skills to react to change and setbacks
Techniques to manage resources in projects