Create productive teams, defuse conflict, get quicker buy-in and use effective delegation to move projects forward
This course focuses on people skills rather than a methodology such as PRINCE.
It's an opportunity for you to look at the way you handle and manage the people in your projects.
Your project will live or die by the dedication of those involved in running it.
So our primary focus is on getting the best out of all those involved - including you.
- Understand the People
- Process & the Manager
- Involving People in Your Project
- Defining Exciting Project Outcomes
- Generating Ideas
- Motivating the Team
- Communication as Management Tool
- Practical Tools and Techniques
- Giving Effective Feedback
- When Things are Going Well
- When They're Not
- Moving Projects On
What Our Delegates Say
“I found the Project Management course to be really valuable. After the course, I managed to motivate a colleague to complete an overdue task within a short time frame, something which I have struggled with in the past."
Maryam Khan - Associate HR Professional - Médecins Sans Frontières
"I really enjoyed the Project Management course yesterday, I came away with new ways of thinking and fresh ideas to take back to the office."
Asha - Network and membership coordinator - NHS Providers
"The Project Management Course certainly gave me my positive attitude to make this project a success. Thanks to the training, I realised what the blind spots are and I was able to address them… and I will certainly use the materials you provided me in the next steps of my project and future projects".
Martha Kitta - Senior Learning & Development Consultant -Vlerick Business School
We tailor all our courses to reflect the needs of the delegates on the day.
We will include many of the exercises listed below, and any additional material that the trainers feel is relevant.
The Project Manager
We start first with you as a project manager.
What do you already have?
What do you need to support you in the process so you get the most out of the project and your team?
Sometimes it might be less about what you know and more about who you know!
We look at the soft skills needed for setting objectives, through implementation, to successful completion.
The first step in managing any project is deciding what the outcome is meant to be.
Then we can look at how we go about achieving it.
Most of us recognise that a project will have a desirable business outcome but what about the people involved?
Including you! Looking at what you and others want from the project in terms of personal benefits will help to motivate the whole team to deliver.
We take a look at how to facilitate discussions; opening up and generating ideas that will take the project forward, before closing down the options and making decisions.
Who what why
We'll take a look at who you need to rope into your team to get the outcome you want.
The roles they play and how to get buy-in from them, especially when they are not under your direct control.
What is the nature of commitment and how do you get it from people?
Getting the Message Out
Once your project management plans are in place, we have some tips and techniques for communicating effectively with those that need to know, upwards, downwards and sideways!
Keeping Control of the Project
The project is in full flow and you want to look and feel like you are in control.
We'll take a look at how you can achieve good project management with some simple exercises that help to keep you in the driving seat.
Delegation can be a double-edged sword.
You get to pass on jobs to other people but how do you build the trust relationship that gives you peace of mind, knowing the job will be done (almost!) as well as you would have done it yourself.
The best-laid plans of mice and men...
So your plans were great but things aren't quite working out that way you thought.
We have a couple of great tools and techniques for dealing with people who haven't delivered.
Or for letting others know that things aren't going to plan in a way that still comes across as professional and in control.
We have a great process for getting stuck projects unstuck so that you can move closer to your ideal outcome.
It is a process that looks at the issues from different angles, encourages creativity in thinking up solutions and ends with a commitment to moving things on.
The final exercise of the day.
Delegates will be asked to acknowledge what it is that they do well and will get feedback from their colleagues on what they see what works about them.
An individual Plan of Action identifying your personal take-outs, what you will practise and areas for development.
You will identify what will stop you putting this into practice and what support you need going forward.
We will give out Impact Factory documents to support the course.
Project Management Course
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Freephone: 0808 1234 909
The Project Management - Impact Factory team:
- Janet AddisonJanet employs her love of people and what makes them tick to support their development in a way that's fun, useful and truly unique
- Nick Clark WindoNick is passionate about the work we do. He specialises in Communication, Assertiveness, Presentation and Teambuilding.
- Sarah DawrantSarah has warmth, humour, a quick mind and unlimited passion to help people develop by stretching their comfort zones.
Attend this Project Management Course risk-free
We are so confident in our trainers and the quality of our Project Management Course that we guarantee it will make an impact.
If you attend this training and believe you have not benefited, let us know and we can arrange a refund or a free placement on a more suitable course.
Training Course Accreditation
To ensure that the courses you attend are of the highest quality, offering the best professional tuition possible,
all our Open Courses are evaluated and accredited.
This accredited course is suitable for corporate and public sector Continuing Professional Development Plans and Portfolios.