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Planning and leading projects

Dates: tbc

Time: 9.30am - 4.30pm

Presenter: Fistral Training

About this course

Underpinned by the University's Project Management Business Case and Project Brief templates, this 1 day course provides an introduction to the process of planning and managing projects. It provides tools to assist in completing the Business Case and Project Brief, and also tips and techniques for planning and tracking project progress. Immediately applicable to planning and managing academic and research projects as well as commercial projects, it covers the theory and principles of project management within the context of the Project Management Institute.

The course will use a generic project example to ensure a focus on techniques, and will cover: 

  • core tools and techniques that will help when completing relevant sections of the University template documents
  • the basics of the project planning process and checklists and guidelines that you can use immediately on any project
  • the fundamental principles of a well-planned, well-led and well-directed project, such as identifying and scheduling tasks, activities, milestones and understanding and managing stakeholders
  • the critical factors that will influence whether a project will be successful of not, including identifying and managing risk
  • practical, group-based exercises to reinforce and enhance the skills learned
  • work breakdown structures, network diagrams, critical path and PERT analysis, Gantt charts and other techniques that ensure robust project control
Differences between the Planning and leading projects and the Core project skills courses

Both the Planning and leading projects and the Core project skills courses cover similar content and techniques, however the Planning and leading projects course is delivered in the context of leading a project team. It is therefore unnecessary to attend both courses. 

Intended learning outcomes

By the end of this session you will be able to:

  • recall the availability of University of Bath project management guidance and templates for you to use
  • describe core tools and techniques that will help when completing relevant sections of these documents
  • explain the basics of the project planning process
  • recall the fundamental principles of a well-planned, well-led and well-directed project and use checklists and guidelines to achieve this 
  • identify the critical factors that will influence a project's success and how to manage these  
  • identify and select techniques to ensure robust project control

Effective Behaviours Framework (EBF)

This course will also help you to develop skills and knowledge related to the EBF behavioural groups highlighted below:

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Please note that attending the course does not provide evidence of achieving these behaviours; you will need to demonstrate them by applying your skills and knowledge.     

Who should attend this course

You are or will be involved in proposing and gaining approval for change initiatives and projects, including completing the University's Business Case and Project Brief templates, and for leading a team through to the successful completion of projects.

Booking

Please note that we do not hold a waiting list for this course.

To book a place on a published course date please email staffdev@bath.ac.uk, including the course title and date, your name and any access requirements you may have.  Alternately, call extension 6369.

We assume that if you need permission or agreement to attend this course you will have arranged this before booking.  Courses are subject to room availability.  We will do our best to find rooms, but if we can't we may be forced to postpone or cancel the event.