Management Training and Workshop Facilitation

Subject areas

All courses and workshops can be tailored to suit our clients' requirements
The following are examples. Please contact us for a discussion.

Strategy Review

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Project and Programme management

We provide a range of courses and workshops examples of which are below. All courses can be tailored for individual clients.

This is designed to ensure that everyone understands what a project is, why they matter, and what the essnetial roles are. Includes a participative session developed to ensure that everyone will take away the essential components of planning a real project. The course is intended for everyone new to project management as manager or team member.

Intended to consider what constitutes a programme, a portfolio, a project, and how to get the best out of them. Output: consistent understanding throughout the organisation of what projects are and an introduction on the roles people have.

A more practical aspect than the corporate understanding element, and it could run straight after that. It is designed for executive managers and project managers. Outputs: understanding the ways in which programmes and projects are organised and the roles of project directors, project managers, the project team, and how responsibility is delegated. Clarity of personal roles in existing and future projects, important to delivery.

A workshop, intended to be in-house but can also be for multiple organisations. Outputs are clarity over what success means for the participants and their organisation(s) and some real actions they can take to achieve that. There is more detail on this below.

A workshop designed to develop a practical risk approach for programmes and projects. Considers and includes external, internal, programme and project risks. Outputs can include specific action for the organisation.

 Courses can be tailored to your specific requirements, covering:

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While courses can and should be tailored to meet the needs of the participants, typically courses draw on material drawn from the following:

An introductory course:

1.     Overview of the Fundamentals of Project Management
This course is designed to provide the student with insight to the fundamentals of project management and how to understand the various activities and benefits.
2.     Why Project Management is Essential
3.     The Demand for Project Management
4.     Project Management Best Practice & Definitions
4.1.   Reference to standard methodologies, especially PRINCE2 and a separate general text book which uses a similar approach
4.2.   Success
4.3.   Initiation
4.4.   Business Case Development
4.5.   Organisation
5.     Communication and Control
6.     Qualities and Competencies
6.1.   Project Sponsor
6.2.   Project Manager

Advanced Project Management

1.     Introduction
This covers the main components from the above
2.     Organisation
2.1.   Internal and External Roles and Responsibilities
2.2.   Managing Relationships
2.3.   Communication
3.     Assessing Needs and Planning Development Activities
3.1.   Work Breakdown Structure
3.2.   Product Breakdown Structure
4.   Changes to the projects
4.1.Cost control
4.2.Change control
5.   Stages and Stage Management
6.   Earned Value Management
7.   Assessing and Managing the Risk
8.   Managing the Project Team Members
9.   Managing Creativity and Conflict
10. Planning and Activating the Closure Point
11. Project Closure
Throughout we use a mix of presentation and workshops, with case studies ideally drawn from the participants

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Achieving Project Success

A one-day workshop for executives, senior management and project managers
The Project Success discusses the key aspects which need to be covered in order to ensure success for your projects and therefore for your organisation.
When running this workshop we always aim to ensure that there are direct actions afterwards so that the people involved and their organisations can achioeve early benefits. Examples include identifying improvements to project planning and project selection.
This course includes:
·         A detailed introduction to projects including an explanation of the different structures, and terms
·         A detailed explanation of what is meant by success including an appreciation of the criteria for success, and success factors
·         An appreciation of how we measure success, and what affects it including how to establish projects so that they do succeed, considering all aspects of projects, stakeholders, controls and communications.
1.     Introduction, identifying participants’ expectations, and outlining the course
2.     Projects: what causes them to happen?
3.     What is Success?
4.     Project failure - causes
5.     Project Benefits
6.     Success Criteria and Success Factors
7.     Project Controls
8.     Project Success and Project Management Success
9.     Organisational structure
10. Key steps for success
11. Conclusion
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Process Mapping

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General Management

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Change Management

The generic material on which our course is based is below.

An example of a workshop is below:

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Data Management

Data management is fundamental to all businesses. This workshop is designed to ensure that the approach to data management enables focus on the data you need in order to meet your business's requirements. The material is based on experience, and particpants are expected to bring their own examples so that there are direct benefits for them and their organisation.

The outline for the workshop is below. It is designed to ensure that particpants leave with specific 'next steps' to enable them to achieve early benefits.

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