Projects tend to mean change and change tends to mean projects and in the environment of constant change that is Local Government, an ability to manage and participate effectively in projects has become a major staff development issue.
For major projects certificated approaches and methodologies are important. However, there is also a need to equip people on the fundamental principles in a way that can be scaled-up for use on any size of project.
This workshop will give participants a thorough understanding of good project management process in an easily accessible and practical way. This will equip you to be effective members of project teams, serve as a useful refresher for established Project Managers and provide a foundation for new Project Managers. It is based on the principle of 8 key steps or documents.
- A thorough understanding of practical project management steps
- An understanding of the 8 key stages/documents
- A chance to consider people management issues sometimes missing in other approaches
- An opportunity to practice the application of the principles
09.30 Welcome and Introduction
09.45 Projects and their importance in the context of the organisation and organisational change.
10.00 What constitutes a project – defining factors?
Setting up the project and building relationships.
10.15 Why do projects go wrong?
10.50 The ‘chocolate cake’ exercise
11.15 The phases of a project and the 8 key elements.
Understanding tools for use in project monitoring.
A Summary of project management models – Work breakdown, Gantt
13.15 Working in the project team – Key Roles and finding the right blend
14.00 Major Project Case Study – Major exercise to plan Public Sector based project, use the tools, consider contingencies etc.
15.30 Practical application – The 25 Key questions
15.50 Personal Project Management actions arising from today!