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Project Management Fundamentals

Project Management Fundamentals

@ Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce 40 George Street EDINBURGH Midlothian EH2 2LE

1st July, 2020 09:30-16:30 Training 195.00-250.00

This course focuses on exploring the key principles of successful project management and incorporates a number of easy to apply, effective tools and techniques that, when applied in the workplace, will allow you to become more confident and competent in managing a project.

Training is designed to clarify and explain the basic aspects of Agile project management in order for participants to gain confidence in their project environment. It will help you to recognise the key aspects of a project and the importance of your role within it.

Agile Project Management is a new, flexible way of managing projects. Agile allows projects to adjust to changing requirements and timescales, and quickly respond and adjust a project based on customer feedback. Agile Project Management is perfect for projects with constantly changing requirements, for example software or website development, and allows for and embraces change throughout the project.

Who should attend?

This Course is For You If… 

- You are new to project management, or have been a project manager for some time but have never received any formal training on how to manage projects.
- You would benefit from a step-by-step session with an expert on how to plan, manage and close projects effectively.
- You are non-project staff and desire an appreciation of the project environment and project management terminology.
- You are leading or are part of a project team and want to know whether “Agile” is an appropriate methodology for you to use, and if so how.

Learning Outcomes:

- Recognise when it is appropriate to adopt a ‘project’ approach to managing your workload.
- Apply a simple life cycle to a project to break it into easy to manage stages.
- Clearly define your projects to provide real clarity in terms of background, objectives, project scope, and critical success factors.
- Identify and manage risks proactively.
- Become more effective in monitoring and controlling the project work, change requests and resourcing pressures by using best practice processes and techniques.
- Understand what lessons can be learnt from managing work using a project approach.
- Learn the principles of Agile, its benefits, and develop a project plan that can be put into action straight away.

Course Director:

Bryan Leslie is an experienced Leadership and Sales Development Trainer, Coach and Consultant. Bryan designs and delivers training courses for the Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce, is an accredited coach and trainer, and qualified in DISC personality and PIAV personal motivator profiling. His main areas of expertise are:

- Building confidence to take the action that is needed to grow and develop your business
- Growing leadership and management skills throughout organisations
- Facilitating behavioural change through high impact training
- Project and programme management
- Developing high performance teams

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