Project Management Training Course (one day)

Project management is the application of specialised techniques to plan, control, deliver and evaluate a predetermined piece of work. For example, you may be required to implement a new product, new working practices, reduce costs, improve efficiency.  Your project will be deemed successful if it performs the job it was intended to do, or solves an identified problem within the predetermined time, cost and quality constraints.

Project Management has developed a reputation for being a skill which can only be practised by specialists who are highly trained in specific tools and techniques.  There is no reason why this should be so.

This course, through presentation, video clips, individual and group activities and discussion, explores the main areas of project management.  By understanding these areas and applying the techniques learned you will improve your chances of managing projects to a successful completion. Through cases studies you will have the opportunity to practise segments of project management in a safe environment.

Who should attend?

This course is ideal for project managers but also highly beneficial to anyone working in a project environment. Training in Project Management will not only enhance your performance but could lead to greater job opportunities.

There is a maximum of 12 delegates on each course.

Course Content


Introduction to Project Management

  • What is project management
  • Benefits and problems
  • Advantages and disadvantages

Project Initiation

  • Terms of reference document

Project Organisation

  • Work Breakdown Structure and the role of the project team
  • Purpose of milestones

Detailed Planning

  • Estimating, Dependencies, Networks, Assigning responsibilities
  • Use of Gantt Chart and other automated tools

Controlling projects – Monitoring

  • Why we control and what we control?
  • Progress reporting techniques

Controlling projects  – Taking action

  • Assessing the situation
  • Impact analysis
  • Resolving issues and problems

Controlling projects

  • Controlling change
  • Document control procedures

Completing the project

Role and personal qualities of a project manager

This was an enjoyable one-day course that succinctly addressed all the aspects of general project management. It was an ideal overview of all the key points one needs to consider, with room to extend considerations beyond general application to the more particular details of a project. Key learning points for me were the importance of detailed planning and work breakdown structures. I am now equipped with the knowledge and expertise to manage projects with confidence and clarity.   The training was delivered in a friendly, informal style by Jean Haworth that encouraged group participation with group and individual exercises to reinforce learning. 

Clare McMorrowLiving Seas Trainee, Ulster Wildlife