Project Management Essentials

You may already have some project experience or even attended our one-day Introduction, but now you need to take more control of your projects.

This course builds on the Introduction to give you more insight into planning — especially resources and costs — before focusing on managing risks and dealing with the inevitable challenges that can undermine even the best planned projects.

By the end of the day delegates will have been able to reflect on improvements in their practice and have new tips and tools to help with larger projects.

This workshop is currently available online as Face-to-Face Live Online Learning using Zoom for public bookings. We are able to offer classroom sessions for private bookings only — please get in touch for availability.

Course Overview

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.

Course Timetable

Session 1 – Planning recap

  • Scope
  • Structure
  • Time

Session 2 – Planning resources and costs

  • Understanding resource implications
  • Setting clear outcomes
  • Planning budgets and talking finance

Session 3 – Managing risk

  • The four Ts
  • Mitigating Risk
  • Creating contingency

Session 4 – Challenges in Implementation

  • Scope creep
  • Time
  • People

 

4 out of 5 stars

Lots of useful principles that I will definitely be trying to implement in my day job

Kate McAleer26 days ago

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).

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Project Management Essentials
There are currently no upcoming public course dates available. Please email our team on hello@happy.co.uk and ask to be added to the waiting list for this course. We'll let you know as soon as a date is available.

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Why choose Happy?

  • Award-winning learner-focused approach
  • Small class sizes to give personal one-to-one support
  • Two years of free support after your course
  • Private group options available
  • No quibble money-back guarantee on all courses

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 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.