Introduction to Project Management

Suddenly everything is a project.

And yet very few people are taught the basic project management skills required to stand a chance of success.

This course is Happy’s response to the problem. This event (held as either a one day or a two day) is designed for new project managers or people with projects to manage but no clear planning process. By the end of the workshop, delegates will have a simple-to-use toolkit — and may be even the start of a project plan!

This workshop is currently available online as Face-to-Face Live Online Learning for both public and private sessions. Please get in touch for more information. 

Course Overview

  • Standard Price

    £545*
  • Public Sector Price

    £500*
  • Charity < 15 Staff

    £245*
  • Charity 16-30 Staff

    £345*
  • Charity 31+ Staff

    £445*
  • *per person, excluding VAT
  • Duration

    1 day
  • Class size

    12 approx.
  • Location

    Online
  • Requirements

    This workshop has been designed for new project managers or people with projects to manage but no clear planning process.

Course Overview

This programme is currently only being held online through our Face-to-Face Live Online learning sessions. Please get in touch for more information, pricing and availability.

This course can be delivered as either a one day or a two day course. The two-day workshop allows delegates to dig a little deeper into the evidence behind developing a project management toolkit and explore how to maximise its use.

 

Course Overview

What you will learn

This one-day event has been designed for new project managers or people with projects to manage but no clear planning process.

By the end of the day delegates will have a simple-to-use toolkit — and may be even the start of a project plan!

Course Timetable

Session 1 – What is a project?

  • Defining a project
  • Project lifecycle
  • Getting started
    • Beginning a project in the right way
    • Roles and responsibilities
    • Identifying stakeholders

Session 2 – Planning scope, structure and time

  • Engaging with stakeholders
  • Defining scope
  • Creating milestones
  • Building a timeline

Session 3 – What matters most

  • Assessing risk
  • Communication is everything
  • Getting the job done

Session 4 – Closing a project

  • Getting sign off
  • Taking time to reflect
  • Embedding improvements in the organisation

Course Overview

What you will learn

Time is a luxury few of us have, but investing a little more time in learning about project management brings huge advantages.

This two-day course covers the essentials of project management and allows delegates to dig a little deeper into the evidence behind developing a project management toolkit and explore how to maximise its use.

Working in small groups, attendees will develop an outline plan and be ready to get started on their return to work.

Course timetable

Day 1

Session 1 – Setting the scene

  • Where are we now?
  • What is a project?
  • Why project management?
  • The project lifecycle

Session 2 – Getting Started

  • Beginning in the right way
  • Linking to strategy
  • Agreeing roles and responsibilities
  • Identifying stakeholders

Session 3 – Developing a scope

  • Understanding stakeholders
  • Engaging with them
  • Identifying needs
  • Creating a scope

Session 4 – Creating a structure

  • Understanding work breakdown
  • What are deliverables?
  • Creating milestones

Day 2

Session 1 – Building a timeline

  • Breaking down milestones
  • Understanding “tasks”
  • Estimating time
  • Building in some buffer

Session 2 – Resources

  • Negotiating time
  • Allocating tasks
  • Building a RACI matrix
  • Time management

Session 3 – Planning for problems

  • Identifying risks
  • Building a “RAID” log
  • Opening communication channels
  • Dealing with the unexpected

Session 4 – Closing a project

  • Getting sign off
  • Taking time to reflect
  • Embedding improvements

Which Project Management workshop is right for you?

Making sure you’ve booked the right course isn’t always easy.

Luckily we have a handy survey to help you decide.

And if you’re still unsure, call our friendly team on 020 7375 7300 and we’ll help you work out what you need.

Take our Project Management survey

Group Learning Events

Looking for a private group event for your team, or even your whole organisation?

We can organise a date that works for you, and we can tailor the content to your team. Our private workshops can be held online, inhouse at your workplace or here at Happy's HQ in Aldgate, Central London (following current government guidelines).

Find out more and enquire now

What are Happy's online events like?

In this short video, take a look at some of the ways that we create interactive, engaging experiences online using Zoom.

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

The Small Print

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.

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.

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, just 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 COVID-19, our public programme is currently only being held online through our Face-to-Face Live Online learning sessions. However, we are now able to offer classroom training sessions for private bookings. Please get in touch for more information, pricing and availability.

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 range of project management workshops will guide you through this approach and our Microsoft Project course will show you how to structure, schedule and monitor projects efficiently and effectively.

Not sure which Project Management course is for you?

Still need help? Get in touch and our friendly team will be able to advise you further, or arrange a call with one of our experienced facilitators.