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Executive Education

Managing Projects Successfully

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 29 March 2019

Introduction

At Bristol Business School, our portfolio of open programmes offers you and your business a flexible learning solution.  We have a range of programmes covering a wide range of topics, including Finance, Strategy, Marketing, Leadership, Coaching and Mentoring, Innovation, and Design Thinking, among many others. 

Our programmes are delivered by experienced practitioners and academics who combine cutting-edge thinking with a practical, real-world focus, ensuring our programmes meet professional and industry needs.

Programme 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 programme 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 programme.

Structure

Content

What does it cover?

The programme 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 programme 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 Executive Education programmes are run at our dedicated Bristol Business Engagement Centre, providing a professional environment for your development needs.

Located at UWE Bristol's Frenchay Campus, with easy access to the M4 and M5 motorways and Bristol Parkway rail station, it has four fully equipped training room as well as a communications and reception area.

To be able to fully participate in our programme, 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, PowerPoint, PDFs, online workbooks and discussions.

Prices and dates

Supplementary fee information

Programme dates

CohortTimeLocation

November 2019

Thursday 21 November 2019

Friday 22 November 2019

March 2020

Thursday 26 March 2020

Friday 27 March 2020

 

09:30-16:30

09:30-16:30

 

09:30-16:30

09:30-16:30

 

Frenchay Campus

Frenchay Campus

 

Frenchay Campus

Frenchay Campus

Please see the table below for current fees and discounts available. All prices are VAT exempt.

Discounts can not be used in conjunction with each other. The greatest discount available will be applied at your booking confirmation.

CohortNovember 2019March 2020
LocationFrenchay CampusFrenchay Campus
Full Fee£525£525
Payment deadline13 Novemeber 201918 March 2020
Early Bird Discount£472£472
Payment deadline25 September29 January 2020
UWE Alumni Discount£446£446
Payment deadline6 November 201911 March 2020
UWE Staff Discount£446£446
Payment deadline6 November 201911 March 2020

Fees include refreshments and lunch at all venues. Parking is only included at the Frenchay Campus location.

Locations

How to apply

How to apply

To make a full or provisional booking for this programme, please complete the relevant online booking form below:

Cohort  
November 2019Book NowEnquire Now
March 2020Book NowEnquire Now

 

For further information

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

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