Introduction to Project Management


(Project Management)

Outstanding Features

What makes a project a project? What makes Project Management different from other types of management?

Project Management may have a lot in common with general management, but it is a fundamentally different way of managing activity. We will see in more detail why this is, during this 5 day in-depth course where you take the opportunity to learn about the basic concepts and terminology used in Project Management and how they are applied to a real life projects.

Course Overview

This course will give the participant a grounding in the concepts and terminology of project management. The course will cover project fundamentals in the context in which they are used.

Target Audience

It is expected that attendees need to learn about project management, but no knowledge of project management or prior experience of project management is assumed.

You Will Learn How to

Upon successful completion of this course, you will learn how to:

  • Describe the project life-cycle and its phases
  • Interpret the management structure under which projects work
  • Use planning fundamentals
  • Outline project scope fundamentals
  • Explain the basics of scheduling and resource management
  • Identify basic risk and issue management
  • Explain the basics of project quality management
  • Describe project communications and communications planning
  • Interpret the basics of project leadership and team work


    • Project Management and its operating environment
    • Project life-cycle
    • Management structures for projects
    • Project management planning
    • Scope management
    • Scheduling and resource management
    • Risk and issue management
    • Project quality management
    • Communication
    • Leadership and teamwork

    Course Details

    Day 1

    Project Management and its operating environment

  • Definition of a project, also contrasted with definitions of a programme and a portfolio
  • Definition of project management, and relation to programme and portfolio management
  • Purpose and benefits of project management
  • Difference between a project and business as usual
  • PESTLE definition
  • Project life cycle

  • Definition and phases
  • Reasons for phase structure
  • Handover and closeout stages
  • Day 2

    Management structures for projects

  • Project roles and responsibilities
  • Purpose and benefits of a project management plan
  • Ownership and approval of the project management plan
  • Introduction to the business case and relationship to project manager and project sponsor
  • Benefits management

  • Key performance indicators
  • Stakeholders – introduction to analysis and management
  • Project success criteria and success factors
  • Introduction to estimating
  • Introduction to project reporting
  • Day 3

    Scope management

  • Scope management defined
  • Introduction to product breakdown structure (PBS) and work breakdown structure (WBS)
  • Introduction to change control
  • Introduction to configuration management
  • Project definition configuration and change control
  • Scheduling and resource management

    • Basic terms (float, critical path, Gantt chart, baseline, milestone)
    • Resources and resource management, including levelling and smoothing of resources
    • Procurement
    • Day 4

      Risk and issues management

  • Definition of risk management and issue management
  • Risk management process, including use of risk register
  • Issue log and escalation process
  • Project quality management

    • Definitions
    • Differences between quality control and quality assurance
    • Project reviews, including gate, peer and benefit reviews
    • Day 5


    • Definition of communication
    • Methods of and barriers to communication
    • Effective communication and communication plan
    • Leadership and teamwork

    Course Length

    5 Days

    Course Director

    Peter Benton


    Upon completion of this course, you will receive a Worley Academy Certificate of Completion.

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