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Elements of Project Management one-day training courses

20|20 Business Insight is pleased to announce its 2013 Insights Programme for the UK. These are bite-sized elements of larger Project Management training courses. You can go to one to refresh knowledge in a certain area, go to all of them to gain CPD hours or go to some of them to up-skill for a new project or job opportunity.

2013 Insights schedule – one-day project management training courses in Aberdeen
  • Project Leadership
  • Time Management for Project Personnel
  • Project Estimating Techniques
  • Negotiating in a Project Environment
  • Earned Value Management
  • Presentation Skills for Project Personnel
  • Implementing a Project Management Office
  • Which Pathway; APM, PMI or Prince2®?
  • Programme and Portfolio Management

Click here to download the 2014 Project Management short course brochure.

Attend and earn CPD points

Each session will give you 7 CPD points (if you attend them all therefore you will earn 63 CPD points).

Reserve your place now

Each one-day project management training course is £205 + VAT.

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Tel: +44 1808 168 2020


Time Management for Project Personnel

Managing resources
Effective communication
Time management
Time management and project success

This session will provide an insight into how you can manage your time more effectively while still delivering on your project. Be prepared to learn lots of useful tips and techniques that will easily fit into your working life, but reap huge benefits. The best project personnel ensure they are productive for most of their time and will avoid time-wasters and time-wasting activities at all costs.

Project Controls

Project control and project success
Performing key project control processes
Work definition
The six steps of planning
Estimating techniques
Contracts and project control
Procurement and project control
The integration of budgets and schedules
Resource management
Project crashing
Organizational roles and responsibilities
Document and configuration management
Creating a positive culture for project control

Earned Value Management

Earned Value Management (EVM) in its various forms is a commonly used method of performance measurement. It integrates project scope, cost and schedule measures to help the project management team assess and measure project performance and progress. It is a project management technique that requires the formation of an integrated baseline against which performance can be measured for the duration of the project. Topics include:

Typical failings in monitoring progress
The concept of EVM
Where data comes from
Variances (SV & CV)
Performance Indices (SPI & CPI)
Forecasting ETC & EAC

Negotiating in a Project Environment 

Negotiation requires knowledge, planning and practice and the ability to understand the other party’s stand point. This session is designed to discuss and develop these skills and provide delegates with a range of tools and techniques with which to deal with negotiations in a variety of settings. It will provide delegates with a detailed understanding of the 4 Steps of Negotiation.

Delegates will explore strategies for dealing with “stand-offs” and “sticking points” which will enable them to fully understand how their personal style and attributes can be applied effectively and successfully to the negotiation process.

Which Pathway; APM, PMI or Prince2®?

This session will examine each of the above pathways and provide information to allow you to evaluate key requirements for your organisation and projects whilst considering the relevance to your organisation or industry sector. It will also provide information in relation to qualifications or professional status that can be gained via each body, both in terms of individuals and organisations.

It will shed light on many considerations including whether APM, PRINCE2® or PMI are already being deployed in your organisation. It will help you consider the project management approach or method most common for your clients and to lesser degree your suppliers.

Programme and Portfolio Management 

It is important to understand the differences between both Programmes and the organisation Portfolio, in terms of selecting and prioritising projects to be undertaken and managing both processes to work and support each other. How can we ensure we understand which management techniques need to be applied, and when? How can we recognise if projects share common benefits for the organisation, and if so, which tools and techniques should be used to manage these projects?

This session addresses the use of Portfolio Management to view each project initiative in terms of risk and payoff initiative to the business and then prioritise them accordingly. It will provide delegates with an understanding of how and when to apply programme and portfolio management principles to the organisation’s projects.

Project Estimating Techniques

This session will provide the opportunity to gain an understanding in many areas of estimating, including:

The different estimating methods (allowing you to make sound decisions on which type, or combination of types, should be used for individual project tasks up to entire portfolios)
Estimate tasks using activity-based costing, and aggregate to project budgets
Aggregate individual costs to form a project budget
Quantify risk to justify contingency funding and produce a defensible baseline

Presentation Skills for Project Personnel

In managing any project, presentations are used as a formal method for bringing people together to plan, monitor and review its progress. A Presentation is a fast and potentially effective method of achieving this.

This session will look at the process of and barriers to effective to communication. It will take the delegate through the distinct but inter-related stages of clarification, planning, preparation, structure, delivery and audience management. In a safe environment these techniques will be put into practice and group discussions will promote constructive feedback and best practice.

Using Project Management Maturity Models

As organisations strive to identify and leverage competitive and performance advantage from improved efficiency and delivery, the importance of management models on which to assess this performance and identify opportunities for improvement has increased.
Using Project Management Maturity Models such as OPM3 (UK) or P3M3 (US-PMI), both of which are globally recognised best-practice standards for assessing and developing capabilities in Portfolio Management, Program Management, and Project Management provides the confidence required for organisations who undertake projects as part of their daily business.

This session will explore maturity models and how the use of these can evolve with your organisation to ensure the best results in terms of efficiency and delivery.

Project Leadership

This session will examine leadership in a project environment and how it differs from leadership within a ‘business as usual’ environment. Topic coverage will include:

Leadership vs Management
Motivational theories
Leadership styles
Team Development
The importance of feedback
The challenges of leadership in a project environment
Leaders and communication

Implementing a Project Management Office (PMO)

PMO Management oversees the entire project cycle, from project approval to closeout, providing effective project oversight and control to minimise project and programme failure and promote greater chance of programme success. The role PMO Management performs leads to senior management being better informed and focused on strategy allowing them to be agile and make quick decisions to drive programme success.

A key benefit of having an integrated approach to PMO is that it will engender better definition and achievement of business objectives, ensuring consistent and reliable project delivery. It provides a value added service through a consultative, value added approach, assisting Work Packages to clarify and manage the scope of the project to ensure that project requirements are achieved in a timely fashion and within budget guidelines, performing a cost/benefit analysis of actions and initiatives.

PMO Management assists the Work Packages in administering the resourcing of their project teams, assigns responsibilities and develops time-frames to facilitate successful completion of project activities and deliverables, determine their project costs and ensures delivery on time and within budgetary guidelines.

This session will provide attendees with an introduction to the Project Management Office concept and an overview of the models available including guidance regarding their application to the workplace.

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