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This course will be valuable for anyone looking to strengthen their project management skills. Interactive, practical and insightful, it addresses the most common challenges project managers face. They will learn how to control the four phases of a project – from initiation and planning to execution and closure – and guide it safely to a successful conclusion.

The workshop will be tailored to meet specific organisational needs that give participants relevant tools to ensure the learning is sustainable and transferable. Participants will learn how to assign roles and responsibilities, define the scope, create a milestone plan, influence stakeholders and manage changes to scope.

They will understand how to evaluate the impact a project might have on different parts of the business, discover how to identify risks and put in place plans to mitigate them to ensure the project is delivered on time and within budget.

The workshop will also cover budgeting, reporting and how to overcome the challenges of managing projects effectively in a matrix environment.

Learning objectives

By the end of the session participants will:

  • Understand the most common reasons projects fail
  • Know how to initiate and scope a project
  • Know how to track cost and schedules during execution
  • Know how to build effective relationships with stakeholders
  • Leave with tried-and-tested tools for solving problems and making decisions
  • Be aware of the need to focus on pro-active leadership activities
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This outline provides a great flavour of the skills and knowledge your people will benefit from by attending any Speak First training or coaching on this topic – whether standard, tailored or bespoke.

Here’s how Speak First can make the training even more relevant for you and your people:

Tailored Design

Tailored design develops existing content and enhances it with relevant case studies, role-plays and more to make the learning even more effective for your people

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Working in partnership with you, we develop bespoke solutions that incorporate this, and other topics, to create custom solutions for your organisation’s specific needs

Sample Participant Journey

All our training and coaching can be booked as a one-off course or session where your people will leave with the confidence, tools and skills needed to put their learning into practice Many of our clients work with us to reinforce this learning, while following the 70:20:10 framework, with 1:1 coaching, virtual webinars and learning bites to embed the learning and make it sustainable Here’s a sample of how that journey could look for your people:

Participant needs identified
Line managers briefed on learning programme
Attend face-to-face training course
Workplace activities and line manager coaching
Participate in virtual webinar
Workplace activities and line manager coaching
Individual 1:1 telephone coaching
Follow-up activities and/or action learning

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