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Professional course

Managing Projects

About this course

Course code:
Z20000011
Applications:
University
Level:
Professional/Short Course
Department:
Bristol Business School
Campus:
Frenchay
Duration:
Two days
Delivery:
Part time
Course director:
Lynda Williams

Page last updated 19 September 2017

Introduction

Bristol Business School's portfolio of short courses offers flexible learning solutions for you and your business. We have a range of courses in: Finance and Strategic Planning; Coaching and Mentoring; Human Resource Management and Personal Development; Project Management, and Marketing.

Our short courses are delivered by experienced practitioners, who apply their expertise and cutting-edge thinking with a practical focus.

Course introduction

A project is defined as a "piece of planned work or an activity that is finished over a period of time and intended to achieve a particular purpose". Many of us in our day-to-day roles are required to manage 'projects' while not being qualified project managers. 

This practical two-day programme aims to give you an understanding of how projects should be run and managed. It will equip you with a range of options and methods to utilise in ensuring the effective delivery of your project - within budget and on time!

Who is it for?

This course is designed for individuals, both management and non-management professionals from any industry sector, who manage projects no matter how small as part of their role, but are not formal project managers.

What do I get out of it?

By the end of the programme you will be able to:

  • Assess the usefulness of project management tools and techniques
  • Plan the implementation of a project
  • Communicate the project plan with appropriate colleagues and stakeholders to ensure 'buy in'
  • Implement the project plan, monitoring progress against agreed targets through the project
  • Use feedback to critically evaluate your own ability to plan and implement a project
  • Create a self-development plan to improve your own performance in managing projects

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this open course.

Structure

Content

What does it cover?

The course will cover topics including:

  • Project sponsors, stakeholders and scope
  • Gantt and bar charts, critical path analysis
  • Methods to monitor and evaluate project progress and final outcomes, including finance
  • Project communication methods
  • Key project management terminology
  • Types of project methodology: Waterfall, Spiral, RAD, Prince 2, Six Sigma
  • Feasibility studies; risk management techniques
  • Procedures for project closure

How will I learn?

This practical two-day course will expect you to participate in the sessions with your own and peer experiences. The face-to-face days will be supported with online learning materials.

Features

Study facilities

Our short courses are run at our dedicated Bristol Business Engagement Centre, providing a professional environment for your training needs. Located at Frenchay Campus, with easy access to the M4 and M5 motorways and Bristol Parkway rail station, it has four fully equipped training rooms, a communications and reception area.

To be able to fully participate in our course, you will need to be comfortable with using the Internet and searching for information online. Session materials are presented through a number of sources including Microsoft Word, Power Point, pdf and online workbooks and discussions.

Prices and dates

Supplementary fee information

Full fee: £500

20% early bird discount fee: £400 (for bookings paid in full 6 weeks or more in advance)

30% UWE Alumni Discount fee: £350 (available until 8 September 2017)

Please note that discounts cannot be used in conjunction with each other. The greatest discount available will be applied at your booking confirmation.

(Fees include car parking, lunch and refreshments)

Course dates

18 and 19 September 2017

Location

Bristol Business Engagement Centre, UWE Bristol, Frenchay Campus, Coldharbour Lane, Bristol BS16 1QY.

How to find UWE Bristol

How to apply

How to apply

To make a full or provisional booking for the September 2017 run of this course, please complete our online booking form.

For all enquiries please complete our online enquiry form or contact us on the number below.

For further information

  • Email: Please contact us on the enquiry form above.
  • Telephone: +44 (0)117 32 87408

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