Project Management Training

Al-Kindi Society of Engineers is holding a one day training in Project Management.

The training consists of three sessions with a mix of theoretical and practical aspects. Certificate of attendance and completion will be issued by the Al-Kindi Society of Engineers, at the end of the training.

Radisson Blu Edwardian, Vanderbilt
68-86 Cromwell Road,
Kensington, London SW7 5BT

Date and Time:
Sunday 25th of February 2018 from 10:00 till 16:00

£50 for Non members
£40 for full paying members and student members

Fees include:
Tea / coffee / lunch / training material / Al-Kindi CPD Certificate of completion.

Please note that places will be limited to provide a better learning outcome. Places will be offered on a first come, first serve basis. Full programme details to follow.

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This one-day training course / workshop will walk participants through the nuts and bolts of project management, from setting priorities to controlling expenses and reporting on the results.  It is arranged in three sessions, which are devised to provide participants with the fundamental knowledge and familiarisation with the most common terms and the current thinking about successful project management.

At the end of the training course, participants shall be able to :

  • explain what is meant by a project.
  • recognise what steps should be taken to complete projects on time and on budget.
  • sell ideas and make presentations.
  • use simple techniques and tools for planning and tracking a project.
  • use methods for keeping the project team focused and motivated.

Course Overview

What is a Project?
To start, participants will learn ways in which projects differ from other kinds of work and what a project is and isn’t.Project Management Basics
Next, participants will learn what is meant by project management and what project management involves.

Pre-Assignment Review
Next, participants will prepare to answer the questions they will cover in their presentations at the end of the workshop. In addition, participants will learn about eight categories to consider when preparing a project.

How Can Projects Help Me?
Next, participants will learn how projects can benefit not only their company, but also their own careers and professional development.

A Project’s Life Cycle
Next, participants will learn about the four phases of a project’s life cycle. They will also explore what needs to happen during each phase in order to keep a project going, learn about project milestones, and look at why some projects fail.

Selling a Project
Next, Participants will learn how to present their projects in order to obtain the support necessary for its success. They will also learn how to evaluate and prioritise their ideas using priority matrices.

Preparing Your Project
Next, participants will learn how to promote their project to the management team. They will also learn the best ways to approach management and obtain support for their project.

The Role of a Project Manager
Next, participants will consider what it means to be a project manager. They will also have the opportunity to fill out a sample proposal form.

Project Goals
Next, participants will learn how to write clear project goals using the SPIRIT model. They will also learn what criteria need to be considered for project-specific goals.

Laying Out the Project
Next, participants will learn how to plan their project, including how to write the Statement of Work, complete a Project Planning form, and write concise and clear reports.

Project Risks
Next, participants will learn about the different kinds of risks their projects face and how they can be reduced. They will also learn about what constraints are and how they differ from risks.

Contingency Planning
Next, participants will look at contingency planning. They will learn the components of a contingency plan and consider what contingency plans their personal projects will require.

What Really Needs to be Done?
Next, participants will learn some of the most effective ways to plan and schedule their projects. They will look at laying out tasks, preparing basic schedules, and how to schedule activities effectively.

The Work Breakdown Structure
Next, participants will look at how to create a Work Breakdown Structure and how to break their tasks into manageable activities to keep their project’s momentum going.

Planning Tools
Next, participants will learn about several basic planning tools, including milestone charts, PERT tools, Gantt charts, network diagrams, and flow charts.

Next, participants will look at the importance of budgeting and some budgeting methods for their projects. They will learn about what they have to budget for and how to build their own budget.

Next, participants will look at teamwork, one of the essential components of a project. They will examine how to put together an effective team and how to keep everyone working together and motivated.

Developing Teams
Next, participants will look at four issues that are central to a team’s success. Then, they will learn how teams can work together during a project and what the project manager can do in order to help them succeed together.

Case Study
Next, participants will be introduced to a case study exercise designed to apply what they are learning about projects and team building in a simulated scenario.

Communication Tips
Next., participants will look at how to keep communication flowing between their team, their manager, and their customers or agents. They will also learn about the importance of reports in keeping communication open.

Closing Out a Project
Next, participants will look at how to plan for the end of a project. They will learn how to close a project smoothly and make sure all loose ends are wrapped up.

Team Meetings
Next, participants will learn how to coordinate group meetings. They will look at what team meetings need to cover and the ingredients for effective meeting management.

Presentation Primer
Next, participants are given time to consider their presentation strategies and consider how to apply what they’ve learned in the workshop to their project presentations.

Project Presentations
Next, participants will have the opportunity to prepare and present their projects. Participants are encouraged to provide feedback to one another.

Workshop Wrap-Up
At the end of the course, students will have an opportunity to ask questions and fill out an action plan.

Further Reading
Participants will be given further reading & references material as well as websites for more detailed information on project management, and associated professional qualifications.

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