Introduction to Project Management

This two-day Project Management training course provides a valuable introduction to effective project management from developing the original project idea to writing the final project report. It includes a range of practical project planning and management tools and provides a handy guide to the ‘jargon’.

This workshop is currently only available online, delivered as an interactive webinar via Zoom. See below for the full outline and upcoming dates.

Course Overview

Currently all of our classroom sessions have been suspended until we receive further government guidance. We have converted this classroom workshop into an interactive webinar delivered via Zoom.

What you will learn

  • To know the principal phases of a project, including definition, planning, implementation and completion
  • To understand project team roles
  • To understand the role and functions of a project manager
  • To use a range of techniques and tools to plan, monitor and control the project
  • To understand a range of project monitoring and evaluation methods.
  • To enable you to collect the information and evidence to show how your project has succeeded in meeting its aims and objectives

Themes covered

  • The phases of the project life cycle
  • Managing the critical dimensions of quality, cost and time
  • Involving service-users and other stakeholders
  • Using a range of project management tools including:
    • Work breakdown schedules
    • Task dependencies
    • Gantt charts
    • Network diagramming
    • Risk analysis
    • Skills and responsibility matrices
  • Project leadership, team roles and communication
  • Project completion and reporting

Group Learning Events

If you have five or more learners, a private group event could be cheaper.

We can tailor the content to your team, and host the workshop online, inhouse at your workplace or here at Happy's HQ in Aldgate, Central London.

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See our available course dates, or contact us for bespoke options.

The Small Print

For Face-to-Face Live Online Learning

All learners will need to install Zoom on their machines. Full technical requirements are on the Zoom website. Your link will be included in your joining instructions once you have booked your place — if you haven't received this email then please contact our team.

Each day of the course will be delivered via a combination of face-to-face live online Zoom sessions and self-guided study. You should reserve the full day in your diary for the learning. This will allow you to join the interactive workshops and have time to reflect and do the assignments in between. 

Learners should log into the training session 10 minutes before the start time to ensure that they have downloaded and set up Zoom correctly. The course will start precisely on time and it may not be possible to go back over material missed by late arrivals.

Your active participation is expected: everyone will be heard and seen throughout, just as they would be if we were in a room together. To be heard, hear and seen you will need a microphone, speakers and camera — if you have a modern laptop that’s all you will need. Remember, you’ll need a quiet place to call from and a decent internet connection is a must.

Please ensure you read our Terms and Conditions before booking for our payment terms and cancellation policy.

For classroom sessions

Each day of the course will run from 10am to 4:30pm (lunch is served 1pm to 1:45pm — we offer a choice of 3 cold bowl dishes). Please be careful to arrive by 9.45am for registration and refreshments. The course will start precisely on time and it may not be possible to go back over material missed by late arrivals. If you arrive over 30 minutes late you may be asked to leave and attend another day.

Please ensure you read our Terms and Conditions before booking for our payment terms and cancellation policy.

The happy Guarantee

We want everyone to go away from our courses feeling as though they have learnt useful, practical skills that they can use straight away when they go back to work.

If you don’t feel that your training has been useful or if you are unhappy in any way, please get in touch with our Customer Services team within 30 days of the course. We will be happy to offer you additional support and training free of charge to help you to gain the skills you need, or if you’d prefer, a full refund.

Coronavirus Update

Due to current government guidelines we have temporarily closed our training centre in London. All of our staff are now working remotely, and all classroom training has been postponed until further notice.

We have developed a fantastic range of interactive webinars delivered by our experienced facilitators, Live Online Learning. You can see details of our IT Skills live online learning sessions here and our Personal Development sessions here – or we can adapt any of our classroom training into webinar format for you.

For the latest government guidance, please visit the gov.uk website.

We will continue to monitor the situation and will advise all clients if the situation changes.

If you have any questions or concerns, or would like to arrange some online training, our friendly team are available Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm. You can leave a message on 020 7375 7300 or email us at hello@happy.co.uk.

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Did you know...

...project management requires a disciplined approach to defining, planning, strategising, communicating, and controlling projects?

Our Introduction to Project Management course will guide you through this approach and our Microsoft Project course will show you how to structure, schedule and monitor projects efficiently and effectively. 

Take a look at Happy's other project management programmes:

MS Project Fast Track Essentials to enable you to use the basic features in MS Project to create a project plan, manage resources and perform basic tracking. Find out more

Leading in Agile Environments aims to develop leaders driven by purpose, creativity, curiosity, and empathy. Find out more