Training and Events
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
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.