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Managing Projects

(Knowledge & Skills Courses (London))

Wednesday, 6 December 2017 (9:00am4:30pm)

Grange Fitzrovia Hotel , Bloomsbury

£330 or £990 for a package of 4 different courses

Please click here if you'd like to find out about running this course in-house.


This course is not appropriate for anyone seeking formal PRINCE 2 training

Module details


This course can be held in-house or can be run, on demand, as a public course. Click on either of the above links for more details (or contact us by email or phone 07977 492926 / 01446 774864).

Project Management is about managing and communicating the details about tasks, schedules, people, budgets, and performance for non-routine activities. This workshop is designed for delegates who want to know about the processes and tools needed to succeed in delivering small to medium sized projects.

Learning Objectives:

A project is anything that is not a routine activity. All managers, therefore, are involved in projects - some commentators consider that management is synonymous with projects. Good project management and getting things done through other people, is a core skill of a successful manager. The learning objectives of the course are to:

  • Learn how to manage a project from first principles
  • Understand the importance of teamworking
  • Recognise the significance of teamworking
  • Appreciate the need for pre planning and preparation
  • Develop techniques for identifying aims, objectives and tasks
  • Practice techniques for identifying and managing risk
  • Differentiate between different project types
  • Distinguish between tasks and processes

Course Content:

  • Preparing and agreeing the specification
  • Evidence of need, purpose, aims, deliverables
  • Parameters / Scope
  • Stakeholders, timescales, budgets, risk, authority
  • Membership, meeting frequency, decision processes
  • Check points and progress reporting
  • Monitoring

Planning time, activities, resources and finances

  • Timetables
  • Action plans
  • Activity planning

Identifying and developing a risk management strategy

  • Risk profiling
  • Impact and valuation
  • Treatment
  • Management

Communicating the plan

  • Benefits
  • Kick starts
  • Stakeholder analysis
  • Delegating actions
  • Roles


  • Measuring, monitoring and reviewing progress
  • Meetings
  • Milestones
  • Variation reporting
  • Change control


  • Project completion and close
  • Post project review plan
  • Embedding learning
  • Benefit realisation
  • End of project reporting


  • Workshop content was relevant and pitched at the right level
  • It was good to learn how to identify and treat project risks
  • It made me think about the problems I am having with my project and gave me useful tools to address them
  • Having been involved in a project not yet implemented this has allowed me to reflect on areas such as roles, task v process, management style, use of Gantt, etc
  • Has made me think more about what is a project and how it should be managed
  • I now realise that the projects I have been involved with/managed have not always been project managed appropriately or effectively – I will put what I have learnt into practice in the future

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  •  Opportunity to discuss the project as a whole, especially the scope and shape, gave a broader perspective
  • The group exercises helped to shape knowledge and ideas
  • Exceptionally useful learning experiences
  • A very comprehensive overview of project management in a small time frame
  • Good understanding of various elements of managing a project - not just focusing on achieving a series of work schedules on time
  • New ideas for delivering projects in NHS setting
  • Really good overview of practical methods of project management - kept relevant to current role
  • I now feel more confident in managing any type of project
  • The light bulb went on! - will go back and do a stop gap review
  • I will definitely use the root cause analysis tool
  • I knew about the practical aspects but hadn't recognised the theory until now!
  • I now appreciate that each project requires a PID
  • Useful examples of project management templates
  • I learned how important following project methodology is and what a low priority it is given in reality
  • It's given me a framework to manage projects


Terry Dennis

NHS KSF Assessment

Core Dimensions



1 Communication


2 Personal and people development:


4 Service Improvement:


5 Quality:


6 Equality and diversity:


Specific Dimensions: Information and Knowledge



IK2 Information collection and analysis:


IK3 Knowledge and information resources:


Specific Dimensions: General



G1 Learning and develepment:


G2 Development and innovation:


G5 Services and project management:


G7 Capacity and capability:


G8 Public relations and marketing:


Click here for details of how this course can be run as an in-house event.