Introduction to Project Management (Draft)
There are a wide range of projects taking place at the University on an ongoing basis, ranging from research
projects through to IT projects , with many of the participants having little or no formal training or experience.
Where training has been undertaken, it may have been provided by external suppliers who are unlikely to
have knowledge of the University environment and the particular challenges this can bring. Project Services
are therefore providing project management training to help to meet this need and assist University staff
participate in and run their own projects.
Who should attend this course?
Anyone wishing to gain an introduction to project management
What will I gain from this course?
By the end of this course you will be able to:
- Set clear and realistic objectives for a project and understand the stages of the project life cycle
- Plan, organise and document a project in a logical manner
- Monitor and control a small project effectively and keep all relevant parties informed of progress
- Review and learn from strengths and weaknesses identified on completion of a project
- Use a set of project documentation templates, accessible via a wiki
What is a project?
The project lifecycle
What does a project manager do?
2. Initiating a Project
Identifying the benefits
3. Planning a Project
Who – project team, stakeholders
What – tasks, estimation
When – key milestones
Obtaining approval to carry on
4. Monitoring and Controlling a Project
Risks and issues
5. Closing a Project
Business as usual