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An Introduction to Project Management

CIPD Training
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2 days
880 GBP excl. VAT
London
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Course description

Introductory Certificate in Project Management - 2 day course - CIPD Training

This course provides essential tools and techniques for scoping, planning and successfully delivering projects.

This course will also prepare you for an optional one-hour multiple-choice exam which is accredited by the Association for Project Management,and upon completing this exam you are awarded theAPM Project Fundamentals Qualification. The Certificate is an internationally recognised foundation-level qualification.

This exam requires an additional cost, please see 'Training Course Content' below for more information. 

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Suitability - Who should attend?

An Introduction to Project Management is designed to give a broad introduction to anyone involved in project working. No prior knowledge is necessary.

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All our programmes can be run in-house, where we can tailor the content to your organisation’s unique needs. 

Outcome / Qualification etc.

By the end of An Introduction to Project Management you will be able to:

  • understand key project management terms and concepts
  • gain clarity at the outset of projects
  • plan projects realistically
  • manage risk and change effectively
  • use key project management tools
  • monitor and control progress
  • establish the needs of stakeholders
  • understand the benefits of post-project reviews.

The 1-hour multiple-choice exam (optional).

Please note: an additional cost of  £145 + VAT is required to take this exam.

Training Course Content

The course programme is as follows:

Day one:

  • Projects, Programmes and Portfolios
  • The Project Context 
  • An introduction to project life cycles and key success factors
  • Initiating a project
    • establishing the objectives and scope of work
    • defining the needs of stakeholders
    • establishing a clear business case
    • agreeing key roles and responsibilities
  • Creating a project plan
  • project definitions; work, product and organisational breakdown structures
  • networks, critical path analysis, risk management, Gantt charts and milestone charts
  • an introduction to quality management, assurance and control.

Day two:

  • Techniques for estimating resources in projects
  • Resourcing the plan
    • how to ensure that the plan is fully resourced, through resource histograms and resource levelling
  • The project communication plan
    • communicate appropriately with all stakeholders, and gain commitment from the team
  • Building the team
    • overview of team development and roles
  • Monitoring and controlling projects
    • tools and techniques
  • Handover
    • how to hand over to the operational team effectively
  • Project closure and learning review
    • how to close projects well and identify lessons learned
  • Individual action planning.
  • The 1-hour multiple-choice exam (optional).
    Please note: an additional cost of  £145 + VAT is required to take this exam.

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  • Non-member price: £880.00 + VAT
  • CIPD member price: £790.00 + VAT

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CIPD Training

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