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1 Day, interactive classroom based course at clients premises
( Suitable for IT and non-IT projects )




It is common for people in organisations to be drawn from their day-to-day job to adopt the role of Project Manager. This is often to improve some business processes, implement new technology or perhaps adhere to new regulatory requirements. While those chosen to manage such projects are usually the ‘best placed person for the job’, without some project management skills, the likelihood of complete project success is greatly diminished.


This course will provide participants with an understanding of Project Management (based on PRINCE2) and will supply them with essential tools and techniques which they can use to better initiate, organise, plan and deliver successful projects.





Upon completion of this course; the participant will:


  • Learn how to effectively initiate and define a project

  • Understand all phases of a project

  • Learn to manage benefits, stakeholders, risk, communication, change and quality.

  • Understand fundamental project management skills, concepts, tools and techniques

  • Be capable of using the essential tools and techniques to plan a project

  • Learn how to estimate project resources and schedules

  • Be better able to manage day-to-day project delivery.

  • Understand progress reporting; within the project and with external stakeholders.

  • Prepare for project closure and post-project benefit realisation.




  • The need for project management

  • Project management methodologies

  • Why projects fail

  • Projects within an organisation

Project Initiation:

  • Project Mandate

  • Business Case/Justification

  • Stakeholder Analysis (exercise)

  • The Project Team/Organisation (exercise)

  • Project Initiation Documents


Project Planning:

Using a sample IT project, participants will have the opportunity (exercises) to use tools and techniques to practice a selection of the following principals:-

  • Learning from experience

  • Roles and Responsibilities

  • Focus on Outputs

  • Quality Management

  • Risk/Issue Management

  • Change Control Management

  • Management by Stages

Project Execution:

  • Work Packages

  • Management by Exception

  • Progress and Reporting


Project Closure:

  • Project Handover

  • Project Evaluation



  • Recap/Q&A session

  • Transfer to work situation

  • Close

Course Details:

Format:             1 Day, classroom. Interactive with handouts & exercises.

Location:           Client’s Premises

Pre-Reqs:          Basic understanding/experience of business processes.

Resources:        Projector or Large panel screen


Who could run that project?


[ Methods for managing successful projects ]


By Rod O’Doherty, Salar IT Consulting, April 2019



This is a question which many managers ask when someone’s great idea becomes a business project reality. But who do you choose?


By far the best choice is to use an experienced and qualified project manager. But unless you are a large organisation which has qualified project management resource in-house or can afford to hire-in such resources, then this option is not always feasible from a cost/benefit perspective.

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