Project Management Course

Duration :1 DayCost: £295
Venues :Manchester & Leeds

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Project Management Fundamentals Training Course

During this one day Introduction to Project Management training course you will learn the theory and practical skills to enhance your performance as a Project Manager and ensure the success of your projects.

Project Management Course Introduction

Project management is an intrinsic part of working life.

Although they may not always recognise it, many people lead and manage projects on a daily basis whether it be running an event, hiring a new member of staff, or producing a new flyer. 

Many in this position have not had any training to develop the skills required to manage projects effectively. 

For most of these people, a formal certification course requires a considerable time commitment, and is not necessary for the job role. 

This course aims to bridge the gap by delivering the key elements of formal certification courses, but in a shorter format and with an increased emphasis on practical tips to implement the theories. 

This 1 day Project Management Fundamentals course is led by a certified PMP Project Management consultant, with years of experience managing projects of all sizes in various industries.


Project Management Fundamentals Course Objectives

Using the tools and techniques you acquire throughout the day you will

  • Become familiar with Project Management terminology, and the responsibilities of a Project Manager
  • Develop an appreciation of how to set the project strategy, including when to make significant investments in the project
  • Understand the need for active decisions on time, cost, quality and scope.
  • Understand project management principles of work breakdown structure, scheduling, forecasting and critical path
  • Gain confidence to use standard Project Management software to create a Gantt chart
  • Develop a risk management plan, and understand principles of how to use this to reduce project risks
  • Learn tools to track project progress
  • Learn the importance of managing stakeholders, and explore alternative communication approaches
  • Managing change projects- how to achieve transformational change

A full course outline can be found at the bottom of this page


Who should attend our Project Management Training?

Anyone who works in project teams or manages projects, who has not yet received project management training, or would appreciate ‘refresher’ training.

Anyone who wishes to become a Project Manager

Anyone who has attended formal Project Management training (including formal qualifications) who would like to learn skills and tools and gain the confidence to put the theories into practice in real projects.


Why choose M Training's Project Management course?

  • The training course will be highly interactive, using a combination of real project examples from the trainer’s own experience and interactive exercises for delegates to gain confidence to apply the skills, using examples from their own projects if they wish.
  • The course emphasises practical approaches to implement Project Management principles to address real project challenges and deliver successful projects.
  • Multiple templates will be shared to facilitate implementation of the learning back in the workplace.
  • The small class sizes of 6 or less allow you to have personalised training throughout the course.
  • Lunch and refreshments provided
  • Certificate of achievement
  • 6 No more than 6 delegates
  • 5 star rated courses
  • Practice led learning
  • 3 month online support
  • Lunch & refreshments provided

Select from the tabs below to find out more:

Project Management Course Dates

Click on the location tabs to see the available dates for our public Project Management Courses for each city.

  • Manchester

    £295 + VAT
    • 14 November 2019
    • 09 December 2019
    • 22 January 2020
    • 03 March 2020
    • 02 April 2020
  • Leeds

    £295 + VAT
    • 18 December 2019
    • 30 January 2020
    • 18 March 2020

40% Funding Available for Companies in the Leeds City Regions / West Yorkshire

We have been awarded ESF funding via the West Yorkshire Consortium of Colleges for this Project Management course.

This will allow eligible organisations / businesses who are based in the areas shown below to claim of up to 40% of the course fees.

To qualify you organisation / business must:

1/ Be based within the Leeds City Region. This includes the following districts Bradford, Calderdale, Craven, Harrogate, Kirklees, Leeds, Selby, Wakefield & York.

2/ Have a turnover of less than £34 million (and have a balance sheet of less than £29 million)

3/ Employ less than 250 full time staff.

Please see our WYCC Funding page for full qualification criteria and further details on the European Social Fund (ESF) funding or please email us - info@mtraining.co.uk

More Course Information

Timings: Please arrive at 9:20am for the Project Management Fundamentals course to start at 9:30am. It will finish around 4:30pm with 45 mins for lunch included.

Payment: Once booked an invoice will be sent which can be paid by Credit Card, via Bank Transfer or Cheque

Private Project Management Training

One-to-one and private group project management courses are available from £690 + VAT.

40% ESF funding is available for M Training's project management course for eligible businesses in the Leeds City Region - Bradford, Calderdale, Craven, Harrogate, Kirklees, Leeds, Selby, Wakefield & York districts.

A private course is ideal if you cannot make one of the set Project Management Fundamentals course dates or if you want a different course outline/focus.

We are happy to run private Project Management courses at your offices anywhere in the UK, at our Manchester office or at a venue to suit you.

To enquire about a private project management course please email info@mtraining.co.uk or call 0161 226 6032 to discuss your requirements.

Private Project Management Training Enquiry

Project Management Fundamentals Course outline

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  • Overview of Project Management

    • Definition of projects and project management
    • How to measure performance of projects and project managers
    • Project lifecycles: choosing to use linear or agile methodology
    • Project Management Framework
  • Planning Your Project

    • Defining the project to avoid scope creep
    • ‘Hands on’ tutorial to create a Gantt chart
    • Tools and templates to make forecasting easy
    • Quality: what does this mean for your project?
    • Risk management: tools to anticipate what could go wrong, reduce the likelihood and impact
  • Project Delivery

    • The role of the Project Manager in driving delivery
    • Effective meetings to enagage all project team members
    • ‘Deliverables tracker’ template- a versatile tool to organise meeting agendas, minutes and actions
    • Project team collaboration- tools and applications to organise tasks between team members
  • Team Communications

    • Effective communication: understanding individuals communication preferences, and the need for multiple formats
    • Personality types- identify your own type and what this means for your interactions with others
    • Using Team Norms to manage different personalities and behaviours within teams
    • Stakeholder management: engaging your stakeholders for project success
  • Keeping projects on track

    • Terminology: project baselines, variance, tolerance
    • Understanding project status: where are we vs where we expected to be?
    • Resolution of project issues
    • Change control process
    • Ensuring earnings are captured and shared
  • Managing Change Projects

    • Types of change project
    • Overview of change models and processes
    • Changing the culture of an organisation
    • Conditions for transformational change
    • Tips to make changes stick

Manchester

Our Manchester Venue:

All our Project Management Manchester courses are run from 9.30am to 4.30pm at our head office:

Greenheys Business Centre
Manchester Science Park
Pencroft Way
Manchester
M15 6JJ

Public Transport/Parking:

Free visitor parking is available at car park at the front of Greenheys building.

Manchester Oxford Road Train Station - 15 min walk

Manchester Piccadilly Train Station - 30 min walk

Access

Please let us know in advance if you have any mobility issues and will need any assistance. Disabled parking is provided.

More Information about our Manchester training courses, along with a map, can be found on our Manchester Training Page

Leeds

Our Leeds Venue:

Our public Project Management Leeds courses are usually ran 9.30am to 4.30pm at:

Leeds Marriott Hotel
4 Trevelyan Square,
Boar Lane
Leeds, 
LS1 6ET

Public Transport /Parking:

The closest public car park is Trinity Car Park (2 min walk). 

The venue is also only a 5 minute walk from Leeds Train Station.

More Information about our Leeds training courses, along with a map, can be found on our Leeds Training page

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