Course Information

Overview

The purpose of this course is to introduce delegates to the principles of planning and organising short-term and long-term schedules at personal and team level, by practising the various techniques and disciplines required to promote effective planning and scheduling.The final day of this course explores the different skills and techniques required to influence participants to a project, together with formalising and documenting information.

Target Student

All staff involved in estimating, planning and controlling projects

Learning Outcomes

  • Prepare estimates of effort and duration required for the project
  • Develop outlined and detailed project plans showing activities, relationships, resources and timescales.
  • Agree and implement procedures to monitor the project
  • Develop and improve listening skills
  • Understand and utilise voice projection and variation
  • Presenting technical information in a non-technical manner
  • Absorb and organise information succinctly

Prerequisites

No prior experience in project management is assumed

Outline

  • Understanding a Project Definition
  • Project Characteristics
  • Types of Estimates
  • Breakdown of Project Effort by Stage
  • Basic Rules for Estimating
  • Estimating Task Effort
  • Contingencies
  • Refining Estimates
  • Understanding Soft and Hard Plans
  • Allowances and Contingency
  • Calculating Staff Availability
  • Performance Adjustment
  • Time Contingency
  • Dependency Tables
  • Activity Networks
  • Time Analysis
  • Task Allocation
  • Planning Work Programmes
  • Resource Planning
  • Time Contingency
  • Resource Smoothing
  • Resourcing Issues
  • An Overview of Change Control
  • Quality Control Overview
  • Agreeing the Monitoring Process
  • Collecting Performance Data
  • Producing Control Reports
  • Estimated Completion Date
  • Actioning Control Reports
  • Project Management Reports
  • Progress Reports
  • Learning How to Listen
  • Interpreting Messages Said
  • Using voice projection, tone and body language to communicate more convincingly
  • Learning how to invite and encourage dialogue
  • Understanding how to strategically control communication
  • Planning written communication
  • Identifying and targeting recipients
  • Outlining and structuring reports
  • Making written communication clear, effective and concise
  • Outlining written communication
  • Creating visual procedural maps
  • Summarising received and communicated data
Dates and Prices

There are currently no public dates for this course. This course can be run as a private course either at one of our training centers or at your offices. To get pricing for this use our quote wizard to generate a customised quote or call us on 0118 324 3000 to discuss your requirements.

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3 Days

Testimonials

  • Noel was an excellent tutor. He did check all of the group was able to keep up and if there were any problems or questions of the attendants, he was always willing to help.

    Marianne Seager-Wincanton
  • This was a really good training, nicely paced, very useful and well presented. Thank you, Stuart!

    Joris Latinne-Oracle