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Opportunities and training with a small coloured logo in the title, are those that have been organised, funded and facilitated by the South East Museum Development Programme.

Practical Project Management (BOB)

Monday 3rd February 2014 to Tuesday 4th February 2014

Two day training course Monday 3rd & Tuesday 4th February, 10am until 4.30pm

Delivered by The Directory for Social Change

Venue: Oxford City Location TBC

Duration: 2 days Monday 3rd & Tuesday 4th February

Why Come?

Project management skills are probably more important now than ever, especially in charities and the voluntary sector. This course will give you the knowledge and skills you need to run a project (small or large) with confidence and the outcomes you want.


To give participants an introduction to and understanding of project management terminology, and a working knowledge of the project management discipline. To allow participants to operationally manage projects. Participants will go away with practical examples and actions to apply back in their workplaces.

Who should attend?

Those working in both the public and private sector who are relatively new to the formal discipline of project management and those who wish to have recognised frameworks for their current methodology.


By the end of this course, participants should be better able to:

• understand the nature, some of the jargon and purpose of project management

• define project aims and objectives

• timetable projects

• plan for crisis management

• implement some project management techniques


Definition of projects and project management

• Identification of project tasks

• Identification of milestones, task dependencies and constraints

• Estimation of timescales

• Production of Gantt charts

• Overview of project documentation

• Key elements of reporting and evaluation

• Managing project people

• Managing Risk

• Problem solving

• Excel Tips

• Planning Tools and Tips


Trainer input, pair and group work, use of case studies


0930 Registration and Coffee

1000 Course Starts

1630 Course Finishes

Mid-morning coffee, lunch and afternoon tea provided

Participants are encouraged to bring a live project with them to work on using the practical skills they have learned. Bringing a lap top in, is recommended but this is at your own risk.

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