Project Management Essentials

Aimed At: This workshop is aimed at anyone who needs to plan and manage the delivery of an outcome such as; a new course programme, building upgrade, office move or research project, within an agreed timescale and budget.

Workshop Overview

Too many projects over run on time, cost more than expected and can often fail to deliver on performance standards. This workshop introduces participants to best practice in project working and to the essential skills, tools and techniques.

Learning Objectives

At the end of the workshop participants will be able to:

  • Understand the importance of a clearly defined and agreed project specification
  • Identify all stages of a project from inception to completion
  • Use some of the project management tools available including:

    • Risk Assessment and Risk Management
    • Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) and Organisation Breakdown Structure (OBS)
    • Network diagrams (PERT charts)
    • Critical Path Analysis (CPA)
    • Barcharts (GANTT charts)
    • Resource and Cost management overview

  • Monitor the project for changes and understand the relationship between time, cost/resource and quality
  • Define the roles of stakeholders and managers within the project
Success Factors
  • Looking to the Future : Thinking strategically
  • Inspiring others : Communicating
  • Working together : Team-working
  • Taking responsibility : Planning and organising
Outline Programme

The workshop programme is as follows:

  • Project definition
  • The project cycle
  • Case study - Part 1
  • Tools of the trade
  • Case study - Part 2 & 3
  • Resource scheduling
  • Baseline budget
  • The project cycle continued
  • Keeping the project under control, the 'live' phase updating
  • Project progress reports
  • Case study - Part 4
  • Managing changes/variations
  • Final stages
  • Project close and acceptance
  • Project evaluation and feedback

If you are currently working on a project and would like to use it as an example during the session, please feel free to bring it along.

Booking Details

Susan Nobbs

09:15 - 16:30

    It is not possible to access the workshop booking form unless connected to the University's campus network, should you wish to book a place on this workshop please contact the Staff Development Unit on 0191 208 6119 direct.


    1 Day


    Jane Eggleston extension 83451

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